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University of Manitoba Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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University of Manitoba has a total enrollment of 29,620 students, out of which 25,135 are enrolled in UG courses and 3753 are enrolled in PG courses. 17.1% come across international borders representing more than 120 countries on-campus.

  • Application is through the university’s online application portal.
  • Three intakes a year at U of M offers flexible options to students to start their program in the fall (September), winter* (January) or summer* (May).
  • Students are required to undergo the Intensive Academic English Program (IAEP) at the English Language Centre (ELC) of the university along with their degree studies in case the English language proficiency requirements are not met.


Application PortalUG -
PG -
Application FeeUG - $120
Online Application: $100
Paper Application: $120
Payment ModeVisa/MasterCard, Cheque, International Money Order
GPA Range70 – 85% high school grades
Contact detail for International

University of Manitoba Admission Deadlines

The general deadlines for UG programs are given below. The deadlines for PG courses vary from program to program.

SummerApril 1
FallAugust 1
SpringDecember 1
School of Fine Art Fall EntryMarch 1
Desautels Faculty of Music Fall EntryJanuary 15

Language Requirements for International Students

The minimum scores required to apply for UG admission are given below -

TestMinimum score required
TOEFL (Paper-Based)550+ with no less than 50 (unscaled) in each section
TOEFL (Revised)20 in Reading, Writing, and Listening
TOEFL (iBT)86+ with no less than 20 in each section
CanTEST4.5 each in Reading and Listening, 4.0 in Writing
IELTS (Academic)6.5+
Cambridge Assessment English: C1 Advanced/ C2 Proficiency180
IAEP (U of M Intensive Academic English Program)Pass Level 5

Note - Acceptable tests and minimum required scores are different for the Faculty of Law and International Dentist Degree Program (IDDP).

English proficiency requirements for PG programs

The Faculty of Graduate Studies has a minimum academic standard for admission. Departments may have higher standards and additional criteria, so you are advised to contact the unit to which you are applying.

TestScore Required for Graduate Studies
TOEFL (iBT)86+ with no less than 20 in each section
CAEL60+ with 60 in each subject
CanTest4.5 each in Reading and Listening, 4.0 in Writing
AEPUCE65% overall

Study Visa Requirements for International Students

After being admitted to the university, the applicant would require to apply for a student permit. To apply for a permit the applicant would need to show the following documents -

  • Acceptance letter from the university
  • A valid passport or travel document
  • Proof of financial resources to study in Canada.
  • After this, the applicant would need to apply online for permit.
  • In the end, the Canada embassy will process the application and an applicant has to schedule an interview with embassy in order to obtain permit.

University of Manitoba Undergraduate Admission Requirements

The University of Manitoba offers UG courses in the field of Economics, Art, International Business, Marketing, Engineering, Music, Biochemistry and Religion. To apply for admission, the applicant has to fulfil the general as well as program-specific requirements -

  • An admission decision is based on high school GPA only. Applicants are required to have a minimum high school grade in the range of 70 – 85% with no less than 60% in each course mandatory for the program applied for.
  • Each program has different core subject completion requirement for admission.
  • Unofficial transcripts (translated in English)
  • Proof of citizenship or Permanent Residence status

Note - Provisional offer of admission may be made based on interim/ predicted grades. However, all admission offers are subject to a review of final grades (due between May to July).

University of Manitoba Graduate Admission Requirements

Application Deadline: University Application Portal

Application fee: 100 CDN

The University of Manitoba offers a diverse range of PG courses in the field of Animal Science, Chemistry, Economics, Economics, Genetic Counselling, Geography, History and Law.

Admission to the graduate college has the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent program from college/ university.
  • Achieved a GPA of at least 3.0 in the applicant’s last 60 credit hours or last full two years of study.

Program wise requirements -

  • Transcripts from all recognized, post-secondary institutions attended (whether a degree has been awarded or not).
    • Applicants are advised to upload copies of unofficial transcripts for initial assessment purpose.
    • Official transcripts are to be sent directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies once the application is accepted.
  • CV/ Resume
  • A statement of intent
  • A copy of the birth certificate or passport

The requirements of some popular PG courses are given below -

CourseApplication DeadlineAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MBAWinter - July 1
Fall - March 1
GMAT (or equivalent GRE) score of 550,
2 years of professional work experience,
2 Professional Letters of Recommendation
TOEFL (iBT) - 100
IELTS - 7.0 (speaking min. 6)
PTE - 65
MELAB - 85
CanTEST - 4.5
Master of NursingFall - November 1Four-year Bachelor's degree in nursing, mental health nursing or psychiatric nursing (or equivalent) Proof of RN Registration Proof of 3600 hours’ full-time clinical practice within the past five years. 3 Letters of RecommendationAcceptable scores
Master of LawsFall December 15Three-year common law or civil law degree (or equivalent), Research Proposal, 3 Letters of RecommendationAcceptable scores
M. Sc. In Computer ScienceFall February 1
Winter May 1
Four-year Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Supervisor Support Letter/Email, Two LORsAcceptable Scores
M. Sc. Or M. Eng. In Electrical & Computer EngineeringSummer - October 1 Fall - February 1 Winter - June 1Four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering (or its equivalent) or related field of study approved by the Department and prospective advisor, Two LORs, Must have an Advisor identified*Acceptable scores

Note - Applicant must have received tentative acceptance from a professor in the ECE program prior to the formal submission of the admissions application

ACT/ SAT, essays, letters of recommendation or class rankings are not required for an admission decision. Admission to the U of M is based on high school grades.

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