PhD Admissions Requirements

Applications open for Fall 2021: October 2, 2020

Deadline for Fall 2021: January 2, 2021

Fall notification date mid-March
Application fee $106.00 for Canadians
$168.25 for international students
Annual enrolment limit No limit, but typically 4 students
Applications accepted by mail or online Online only


Please note that all supporting documents (e.g., writing sample, official transcripts, references) are now uploaded as electronic files to the online application. Applicants will only be required to submit official hard-copy transcripts for verification if they are offered admission.

Due to COVID-19 we ask that all application materials be sent electronically through the online application system. Admissions staff are working remotely and will be unable to process incoming mail. If it is absolutely necessary to send an application document by post please send to:
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
170-6371 Crescent Road
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 1Z2

Admissions Requirements

Admission to the PhD program requires the completion of an MA in art history and reading knowledge of one language other than English. Students with MA degrees in related fields may be required to complete additional art history courses for their PhD program.

Entrance into the program is possible only in the fall. Although it is possible to enrol on a part-time basis, the PhD program must be completed within six years of initial registration.

For detailed admissions requirements, please see the PhD in Art History Program brochure.