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Considering a PhD? The admission selection process for the Rotman PhD program is highly competitive: on average only 15-20 students are admitted from a pool of 400-500 applicants. Here you can find everything you need to know about Rotman's highly competitive admissions, application requirements, online application, deadlines, and fees. Please note that GMAT/GRE requirement was waived for Fall 2022 admission.

Learn more about the academic requirements of a Rotman PhD

Minimum Academic Requirements

The PhD program at the Rotman School of Management provides a rigorous environment for academic research and study. We are looking for outstanding doctoral candidates that have demonstrated success in their academic fields. While meeting the minimum requirements is a prerequisite for application, it does not guarantee admission.

Learn more about the supporting documentation needed to apply

Supporting Documents

To complete your application to the PhD program at the Rotman School of Management, you are required to provide documentation including a letter of intent, your CV, transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended, two reference letters, GMAT or GRE scores, and TOEFL scores where applicable. More details below on how to get into Canada's #1 doctoral program.

Learn more about the standardized testing

Standardized Testing

Rotman’s PhD admission committee uses standardized tests to assess your quantitative and qualitative abilities, and your English language aptitude. Your standardized test results are considered in proportion to the other components of your application, and are one aspect of your total application package. Please note that submitting GMAT/GRE test scores is optional for Fall 2023 admission.

How to apply to the PhD program

How to Apply

Applying to a PhD program can be exciting and stressful. Find out the details of our application process at the Rotman School of Management so you can plan ahead. Below is information on our online application tool and what you need to prepare. Start your application early so you have plenty of time to gather the required items and submit your finished package.

Have a question? Here is a listed of frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in learning more about the PhD program at the Rotman School of Management? Find answers to your questions about admissions, program structure, financial support and life at Canada's leading doctoral program, based at the University of Toronto.

Learn more about the fees and financial support available

Fees and Financial Support

The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto provides one of North America’s most competitive financial support packages for graduate studies at the doctoral level. Read more for information on our minimum funding package, tuition fellowships and work opportunities. Additional fellowships and scholarships competitions are available throughout the school year.