Application Procedure


Applications for the Medical Physics Graduate Program are submitted online through the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) online ApplyGrad Portal. Before you initiate your application, please review the admission requirements for the program. If you meet these requirements, a formal application can be made.


A complete application will include the supporting documentation listed below. Any paper copies of the supporting documentation need to be scanned and saved in PDF format and then uploaded to the FGSR ApplyGrad Portal. Please refer to the PDF Conversion and File Naming Instructions webpage for help with PDF documents.

All Students

The following documents are required for all students applying to the Medical Physics Program.

  1. Official or certified true copies of transcripts from all institutions attended. If these transcripts were not originally issued in English, then official English translations of these documents are also required. Please refer to the document, Application Requirements for Academic Documents, for details.
  2. Full names and contact information for three referees. An email with a secure link will be sent to your referees after you have submitted and paid for your application.
  3. An indication of the general field in which you wish to do graduate research. Please see the Medical Physics Research page for reference.  Note: you do not need to select a specific research project or identify a supervisor until the end of your 1st year.
  4. A list of research projects in which you have been involved, a description of your role in each, and a list of paper, manuscripts, and abstracts in which you are an author, or co-author.

International Students Only

In order to be considered for the University of Alberta Medical Physics Graduate Program, International Students must submit:

  1. All documents listed for "All Students" above.
  2. Proof of English language proficiency.
    If your earlier education was at a foreign academic institution, and that school is not recognized by the University of Alberta as having English-language instruction, you will require proof of English language proficiency. Please submit the results of an official TOEFL, MELAB, IELTS, CAEL or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) examination.
    These results must be less than two years old.
  3. A GRE Physics subject test score.
    Your GRE score must be less than 5 years old.

Initiate the Application

All applications are submitted online. A non-refundable $135 CAD fee must be included with your application.

  • To start the online application, visit the UAlberta's GSMS Portal
  • If you haven't created an account here before, you will have to create an account or login to your existing account.
  • To find the Medical Physics Program, Enter "Oncology" for the Department and "Physics" for the search term.
  • Complete the required information.
  • If you have any questions about the application process, email the Oncology Graduate Student Advisor

You do not have to complete the application in one session. A partially completed application can be saved for up to 21 days.

Within the GSMS portal, you can only track your application's status to the point that it is submitted and paid. Once your application is submitted and paid for, you will not receive status updates until you are notified by email if your application is accepted or denied. So, it is advisable that you email the Oncology Graduate Student Advisor to confirm that your application is complete.

When your application is received, it is reviewed by the Medical Physics Admissions Committee. The process may take several weeks. Applications are reviewed and assessed on an ongoing basis, but to be considered for Fall admission, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international students that possess a Canadian Student Visa must submit their application by June 1. All other prospective students must submit their application by March 31 for Fall admission.

If you have any questions regarding fees, financial assistance, GRE or English language proficiency, please send inquiries to the Graduate Student Advisor by e-mail. Questions regarding the Medical Physics Graduate Program may also be directed to the Division of Medical Physics. (See the Contact page).


After you have been accepted as a Medical Physics Graduate Student at the University of Alberta, you are required to provide the results of a current Police Information Check (also known as a Criminal Record Check, Security Clearance Check, or Police Clearance).

Send your Criminal Record Check to:

    Department of Oncology
    Medical Physics Graduate Program
    University of Alberta
    Cross Cancer Institute
    11560 University Avenue, NW
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Canada T6G 1Z2

Submit your Police Information Check by August 31.