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Graduate Research in Bioengineering

Graduate study in Bioengineering spans diverse Faculties and Departments at McGill.  We are looking for the highest caliber creative students at the Masters and PhD level to join us in cutting edge research across a variety of fields including biological materials and mechanobiology, motor proteins and the cytoskeleton, biosensors and biological therapeutics, biological networks, and computational biology.
For more information please see: Research Projects, or visit: Faculty Members in Bioengineering


Why do Graduate Research at McGill?

Graduate research in Canada in some of the best in the world, and Montreal in particular is ranked the best city for foreigners to study in, thanks in no small part to our rich and diverse culture, outstanding academic programs, and fun livable city. McGill is consistently ranked as a top university in Canada, and in the best 20 worldwide, providing an outstanding and employable education at the undergraduate and graduate level.  For student stipend support, we provide funding for all accepted PhD students, and highly competitive additional awards through programs such as NSERC and FQRNT, and scholarships (GEF, MEDA, and MEITA ).

Applying to Graduate Research in Bioengineering

We welcome graduate students to join our research program.  The Department of Bioengineering is formalizing a new graduate research program; this program will provide a draw from diverse disciplines including engineering, physics, biology, and medicine to create a unique and comprehensive approach to modern Bioengineering research. We anticipate this program will be available to students in January or September of 2015. In the interim, students who would like to start graduate studies in our department should follow these instructions: Please adminoffice [dot] bioeng [at] mcgill [dot] ca (e-mail) a zip file with:

  1. Transcripts
  2. Current and complete CV
  3. Sample publication (if available)
  4. A one page personal statement stating, why you would like to do graduate research in Bioengineering, which faculty you are interested in working with and if applicable, a project title(s).
  5. Also provide two reference letters. Your reference letter writer should send his/her letter to adminoffice [dot] bioeng [at] mcgill [dot] ca. with the subject line “Applicant: last name, reference letter”
Incomplete applications may not be considered. After your application is submitted it will be reviewed by our administrative staff, and if selected by a faculty member, you will be contacted for formal application.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Graduate Supervision Website

Graduate Supervision logo The Supervision website offers over 40 pages of research-based practical advice and guidance on the supervisory relationship so that common problems in supervision can be avoided and degrees can be completed without needless delays.