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Canadian Applicants

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Consistent Successful Student Outcomes

St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine has established itself as a global leader for medical education, attracting talented students from around the world. We take pride in our diverse community of students, alumni, and faculty from over forty countries, including many from Canada.

Over the last four years, all of our graduates have successfully secured residency placements*. This remarkable accomplishment can be attributed to the exceptional faculty at St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine as well as the skills and work ethic of our students. With small class sizes and a student-to-faculty ratio of 7:1, our faculty provide personalized instruction, which has proven to be highly effective.

Some of the Canadian locations where our students train include:

  • Bayshore Neurology Center
  • Booth Neurology Center
  • Medical Centre for Integrated Health Family and Women’s Medicine
  • OliveMD Medical Centre
  • Carrot Health Centre
  • Bramalea Medical Centre
  • Strandherd Crossing Medical Centre Nepean
  • CBI Health Nepean
  • Pembroke Regional Hospital
  • Canada Clinics

*96% Four Year Residency Placement Rate is the percent of students attaining a residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23 and 2023-24 who were active applicants in the NRMP match or attained a residency outside the NRMP match.

In Their Own Words – Canadian Student Testimonials

  • St. Matthew's University School of Medicine current student
    My time at St. Matthew's has been a wonderful experience. Class sizes are small. The professors are wonderful, extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

Admissions Requirements

Check out the entry requirements for all our programs at St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine.

Start Dates

St. Matthew’s University has three start dates during the year: January, May and September

Canadian Scholarships

We offer scholarship opportunities to support Canadian applicants in financing their education.

Canadian Citizens Grant*

$55,000 USD generally disbursed over ten semesters depending upon award criteria and directed against tuition only.

Canada Merit Scholarship*
Canadian Faculty ScholarshipBased on academic credentials and approval of the Scholarship Committee.$10,000
Canadian Dean’s ScholarshipGPA of 3.00 – 3.49 or an MCAT score of 488 – 504.$60,000
Canadian President’s ScholarshipGPA of 3.50 – 3.69 or an MCAT score of 505 – 509.$75,000
Canadian Future Physician’s ScholarshipGPA of 3.70+ or an MCAT score of 510+.$100,000

*Effective for students matriculating during or after January 2024

Financial Aid for Canadian Students

Canadian students are eligible for Federal Loans through the Ministry of Education Student Support Branch in the province of residence. (For example, Ontario residents are eligible for an OSAP loan.) Students may apply for up to 52 weeks of financial assistance annually. Canadian students should contact their individual province directly for information regarding additional requirements. St. Matthew’s University school code is: NUBQ.

Additional information may be available from the provincial and territorial student financial assistance offices:

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