Would you give more detail about the eligibility requirement of 16 semester-long courses?

The SROP requires that the equivalent of 16 semester-long university courses be completed by the start of the Summer 2021 SROP.

The SROP is targeting students who are going into their third or fourth years of university or are graduating this year. If a student took an average of 4 courses per semester for 4 semesters, then they would have completed 16 semester-long courses by the end of their second year in university.

The application deadline for the SROP is February 15, 2021. Students applying to the SROP who are completing their second year may not have fully completed 16 semester-long courses. In this case, students can count courses in which they are enroled for the Winter 2021 semester toward this eligibility requirement. The transcript uploaded to the application should show that these courses are in-progress. If you meet the requirements, but your transcript does not indicate in-progress courses, please contact us; We will find another way to verify eligibility.

8 thoughts on “Would you give more detail about the eligibility requirement of 16 semester-long courses?

  1. I have a three year undergraduate degree from an LMIC country. And additional more than a year of experience in mental health research. Am I eligible?

    1. Thank you for asking! Students at non-Canadian universities are welcome to apply! However, you must be currently enrolled in your university. If you already completed your degree, then you would not be eligible, I am sorry to say.

  2. Hello what if you’re in your final year but plan on taking a course in the first summer session before the start date of the program? Would that still count as having completed my degree and not being eligible? Also if you plan to take a fifth year would you still be eligible? Thank you.

    1. Thank you for asking for these clarifications!

      The answer depends on when you graduate/convocate/officially get your degree. You need to be currently enrolled as a student at a university during the entire SROP (i.e., June 7 – July 30, 2021). If the degree is expected after July 30th, then you are eligible!

      For your second question: You are still eligible for the Canada SROP if you plan to take a fifth year, assuming that you are still within the time limits for your degree programme. If you are on track to get your degree according to your university, then that’s all that matters to us with regards to eligibility!

  3. Hello, I am currently enrolled in my second year in Middlesex University Dubai. My second year gets over at the end of April 2021 and my third year would begin in September 2021, am i still eligible to apply?

    1. Hi Sameeha! If you are completing your second year of university in April 2021 and going into your third year in September 2021, then yes you are eligible to apply. Please also make sure that you have also completed 16 semester-long courses before applying (i.e. you have taken at least 4 courses in each semester of your first two years at university). Thank you for asking for clarification and for your interest in the Canada SROP!

  4. Hello I am not a student fro UofT, but my school introduces this program to students in psych department. Will this program still run next year’s summer?

    Thank you

    1. Hi Doris! Yes, the program will be running remotely this summer (summer 2021). All students are welcome to apply you do not need to be from UofT!

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