Deadline - Application
Although the University Calendar specifies an application deadline of May 15 (for admission in September), the deadline date for application to the Department of Economics is February 1 .
Applications will be considered for September admission.. Due to the sequencing of courses, the Department of Economics will consider January admissions on a case by case basis.only.
Applications received by the February 1 deadline will be considered for admission with funding in the form of Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Graduate Research Scholarship and Department recommended scholarship..
Only completed applications will be reviewed, that is, the on line application, supporting documents and application fee must be received as requested.
In reaching its decision, the Admissions Committee rank all applicants to the program according to a number of factors, including the student's Academic Achievement, Background Preparation, Reference Letters, and the match between the applicant's stated interests our department's supervisory expertise.
Applications will be ranked on the above factors, and the availability of space in the program.
The Department requires that you provide
an on-line application form.
three letters of reference.
two original copies of all post-secondary transcripts.
two original copies of your Certificate of Graduation (if your university transcripts do not identify that your degree has been awarded).
an application fee of CDN $100 for national students and CDN $130 for international students). Application fees can be paid in the following ways:
a cheque payable in U.S. funds (equivalent to must be drawn on U.S. bank and micro-encoded. The micro encoding at the bottom of the cheque identifies the U.S. bank, and allows the funds to be applied to the account of the University of Calgary
a cheque payable through a foreign bank must be drawn on a CANADIAN bank and in Canadian $
Postal money order in Canadian or U.S. funds (equivalent of CDN $100 or CDN $130 (international students)
Payment by either Visa or Master Card.
application fees cannot be waived
Note: All supporting documents must be sent to the Graduate Administrator.
GPA Admission Requirment:
TOEFL AND GRE REQUIREMENTS
International applicants who have obtained their undergraduate or graduate degrees from a Canadian University are not required to provide the TOEFL or the GRE.
The TOEFL requirement will be waived if the medium of instruction in either the BA or MA program is in English.
The minimum total score on the new Internet based TOEFL is 80. The minimum paper based score is 550 and computer based score is 213.
The IELTS will be accepted in lieu of TOEFL. The minimum IELTS requirement is 7.0.
There are no substitutions for the GRE. Applicants should score at least 155 in the Quantitative Section and at least 3.5 in the Analytical Writing Section.
Original copies of the TOEFL and GRE scores be sent directly to this institution
TOEFL Department Code: 84
GRE School Code: 0813; Department Code: 1801
Test scores for the TOEFL/IELTS and GRE more than two years old will not be accepted.
International students must provide:
- certified copies in English of university transcripts and Certificate of Degree.
In addition to these requirements, the Department strongly recommends that you provide a course outline for each of the highest level courses you took in:
statistics or econometrics;
calculus and matrix algebra; or mathematical economics (if the latter included both calculus and matrix algebra);
Each course outline should include:
the name of the textbook(s) used;
a list of required readings (if relevant);
a list of topics (or chapters) covered.
If you are planning to enter Canada on a student visa, you should allow as much as three or four months for the processing of your visa application after you have received the official acceptance from the University.
Further information on the application process can be obtained by contacting:
Department of Economics
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta Canada T2N 1N4