Admission

Faculty of Medicine

PhD in Virology and Immunology

Graduate 3-503-1-1

May 2024
Start of session
Full-time
Plan of study
90 credits
Dissertation or thesis track
Program Type
Application deadline
from 15 August 2023 to 1st February 2024
Offered at the Montréal campus

Bon à savoir! Ce programme s’adresse autant aux francophones qu’aux anglophones. Consultez la fiche descriptive en français pour en savoir plus.

Contribute to the advancement of knowledge in virology and immunology while conducting innovative, cutting-edge research projects.

Overview

About

Develop your critical thinking skills and knowledge in research

Establish yourself as an independent researcher in virology and immunology. In this doctorate program, you will produce an original research project, present your research findings at scientific conferences, and publish them in peer-reviewed journals. You must be able to develop an original research hypothesis and explain the methods used to experimentally validate it. You have the required technical skills for a career in research and excellent critical thinking skills to interpret your results. After completing the program and your subsequent postdoctoral training, you will be positioned to compete for research grants.

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  • Basic or clinical research program in a wide range of virology and immunology areas
  • Practice-oriented training
  • Internationally renowned faculty members and research teams
  • Collaborative, multidisciplinary, and fertile learning environment

Language accommodations

Although Université de Montréal is a French-language university, many of our research departments are open to creating a bilingual environment for students in graduate-level programs. These departments are aware of the importance of bilingualism in order for graduate students to succeed in their research careers.

Students who are proficient in English are therefore welcome and accepted into graduate-level programs.

The Department of Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Immunology provides a number of accommodations to make you feel comfortable and help you fulfill the requirements of the program even if French is not your main language of study:

  • Access to course notes in both French and English.
  • Possibility of taking an equivalent course at an English-language university in Montréal (first session only).
  • Choice of giving oral seminar presentations in either French or English.
  • Choice of writing exams in French or English.
  • Choice of taking the comprehensive exam in either French or English.
  • Choice of writing your doctoral thesis or dissertation in French or English.

All laboratories are offered in a bilingual environment. Above all, staff in the program are available to help and support you throughout your studies.

Advantages of studying virology and immunology at UdeM
A leading, practice-oriented academic institution

  • Develop your potential as a researcher at UdeM, the 4th leading recipient of research grants in Canada
  • Discover the largest teaching laboratory in the country with its state-of-the art equipment
  • Collaborate with researchers working in various fields of biomedical research

Courses and specifics

For contact information on the program director or student file management technician, or to find out more about the faculty or department hosting the program, please see the page in French.

  • 90 credits
  • Full-time
  • Day course
  • Dissertation or thesis track

More than a century ago, our resiliency has demonstrated the role of microbes in diseases and led to the rational development of vaccines to counter pathogenic microorganisms.

Jacques Thibodeau, PhD
Director, Department of Microbiology, Infectiology and Immunology
Jacques Thibodeau, PhD

Director, Department of Microbiology, Infectiology and Immunology

Admission requirements

You are eligible only if a faculty member has agreed to supervise your research project or work prior to submitting your admission application.

Admission requirements

You studied
and have, or will obtain, a diploma from the following program or province:
and have, or will obtain, a diploma from the following program or country:
Additional documents to provide
  • Official transcripts and two letters of recommendation are required for admission.
  • Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to find a research director prior to submitting their application.
Note that the quantitative criteria indicated above does not replace a qualitative review of your application. These criteria are provided for information purposes only. Eligibility for a study program does not guarantee an offer of admission. Information on this page may change without notice

Costs and financial aid

$2,022.23 *

*Total for a full-time session of 15 credits


Tuition fees: $1,440.45

Other fees: $581.78

These amounts are estimates and do not account for other expenses, such as costs for insurance, residence, transportation, manuals, etc.

These estimates cannot at any time subsitute for an invoice or be used as proof for any reason whatsoever. These calculations are based on the 2023-2024 academic year.
Information updated: May 19, 2023

$2,022.23 *

*Total for a full-time session of 15 credits


Tuition fees: $1,440.45

Other fees: $581.78

These amounts are estimates and do not account for other expenses, such as costs for insurance, residence, transportation, manuals, etc.

These estimates cannot at any time subsitute for an invoice or be used as proof for any reason whatsoever. These calculations are based on the 2023-2024 academic year.
Information updated: May 19, 2023

$9,435.98 *

*Total for a full-time session of 15 credits


Tuition fees: $8,854.20

Other fees: $581.78

These amounts are estimates and do not account for other expenses, such as costs for insurance, residence, transportation, manuals, etc.

Good news! You may be able to lower this amount!

As an international student, you have access to exemption scholarships granted by UdeM throughout your university program. Note that for undergraduate programs, you must be enrolled as a full-time student for two sessions. Find out more.

These estimates cannot at any time subsitute for an invoice or be used as proof for any reason whatsoever. These calculations are based on the 2023-2024 academic year.
Information updated: May 19, 2023

$2,022.23 *

*Total for a full-time session of 15 credits


Tuition fees: $1,440.45

Other fees: $581.78

These amounts are estimates and do not account for other expenses, such as costs for insurance, residence, transportation, manuals, etc.

These estimates cannot at any time subsitute for an invoice or be used as proof for any reason whatsoever. These calculations are based on the 2023-2024 academic year.
Information updated: May 19, 2023

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Career prospects Pursuing a career or further studies? The choice is yours!

Your research skills and abilities will secure you a position in academia, industry or a clinical setting.

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