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Rotman PhD: Supporting Documents

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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.

The following supporting documents are required for your application to the Rotman PhD Program:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Two Reference Letters. A third optional reference may be submitted.
  • GMAT or GRE score. -Please note that submitting GMAT/GRE scores is optional for Fall 2024 admission.
  • TOEFL score or any other acceptable English Facility Testing (see details below)


All applicants are required to upload either the GMAT or GRE test score report. Test scores older than five years as of the application deadline are not valid. See Standardized Testing for more info. For the purpose of application, only a scan of your GMAT/GRE is required. Paper copies of score reports are only request after an offer of admission is made. 

TOEFL or other English Facility Tests
Applicants whose primary language is not English, and previous degree(s) have been completed at a non-Canadian university where the language of instruction and examination was not English, must submit an official English Facility test score report. Please note that results cannot be older than two years as of January 1st. The School of Graduate Studies recognizes the following tests: TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB and U of T School of Continuing Studies COPE and International ESL Program.  For details, please review the SGS Website. For the purpose of application, only a scan of your TOEFL/IELTS/MELAB is required. Paper copies of score reports are only request after an offer of admission is made. 

Reference Letters
Upon payment of the application fee the School of Graduate Studies will contact the referees and provide complete instructions to submit their references. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make arrangements with their referees and make sure that letters are submitted by the document deadline. 

Applications are considered complete and can be reviewed only after all supporting documents are uploaded on the online application and payment is received; this includes Letter of Intent, Curriculum Vitae, Transcripts, Letters of Reference, Test Scores (GMAT or GRE and TOEFL or other acceptable English Facility Test). All supporting documents must be submitted through the online application by the documentation deadline as set by the Rotman School of Management.