Students who wish to transfer from a master’s to a doctoral program must have completed one year of study and nine credits (500 level or above) of coursework in the master’s program, these must be of first-class standing (80%). The student must show clear evidence of research ability.
Transfer directly into a doctoral program should be accomplished after the first year of study and will not be permitted after the completion of the second year in a master’s program. Transfers may not be retroactive.
If a student transfers from a master’s program to a doctoral program without completing the master’s degree, the commencement of the doctoral program will be from the date of first registration in the master’s program.
If a student transfers from one area of specialization to another in a master’s program or in a doctoral program the normal time limit for completing the degree is not affected.
Guideline through the transfer process:
- If a student wishes to transfer from the MSc to the PhD degree program, they are required to have a supervisory committee meeting. During this meeting the transfer should be discussed with the student’s supervisory committee.
- If all members of the supervisory committee approve the student’s transfer, this must be mentioned in the supervisory committee meeting report SupervisoryCtteReport and submitted to the Experimental Medicine Program.
- The student and their supervisor need to fill out the “Transfer Form Master’s to Doctoral Graduate Program” form, if the above mentioned criteria are met.
- This form needs to be submitted to the Experimental Medicine Program for the Graduate Advisor’s signature.