Attention prospective summer students! Please direct any inquires to Geoff Clarke (!

Graduate Student Application Protocol

Thank you for your interest in our lab! If you are interested in applying to the Zandstra lab, located in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, please see below application protocol.

Step 1:

Confirm University and or program eligibility requirements

If applying to the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering see link below:

Step 2:

Apply to your desired program

Please see below helpful links:

Application site:

Application deadlines:

Step 3:

Find a supervisor!

After submission of your application, look for a supervisor. When a supervisor is found you must advise SGS directly by email. Please be sure to include your new supervisor on this email. Please note an offer of admission will not be granted unless you have a guaranteed supervisor.

See below helpful link: supervisor/

When contacting potential supervisors by email, it is important to include the below as a single attachment:

  1. Statement of interest: this should be a brief paragraph that outlines your research interests and potential fit with the lab.
  2. Identify what level of study you are seeking: MSc, PhD etc…
  3. Append a copy of your transcript with cGPA and CV.
  4. Please email prospective supervisors directly and their administrative assistant, if applicable to schedule an interview.s
  5. Interview procedure differs with every lab. However, should you be accepted into a lab, please be sure to update SGS immediately via email and be sure to cc your prospective supervisor.