First Year Students

(International Social Studies, Life and Environmental Sciences)

Students applying for first grade entry to one of the Life and Enviromental Science programs (Biological Science, Agrobiological Resource Sciences, Geosciences) or International Social Sciences (Social Sciences, International Studies) will undergo a 2-stage screening process.  

In the first stage, program staff will review your submitted documents with particular focus on your motivations for applying, and the fit between your academic goals and the program content. A pdf of helpful advice about writing your study plan (personal statement) can be found on the applications pages.

The second stage screening consists of a 20 - 30 minute online interview.  Examiners will ask a range of both general and specific questions covering your motivations for applying to our program, and specific points arising from your study plan.

CLICK HERE to go to the Online Application Website

Key dates:

Online application period Oct 27 -- Dec 17, 2021
Notification of application number Jan 6, 2022
Notification of first stage screening results Feb 10
Payment period for second screening Feb 10 -- Feb 18
Second stage screening Mar 1 -- Mar 11
Results of second stage screening Mar 30
Admissions procedures Apr 8 - Apr 22
Enrollment date Sep 1
Entrance ceremony / Orientation Late Sept

Please refer to the Application Guidelines available on the application site for full details.