York CVR Vision Science Summer School
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Frequently asked questions


Is this program only for undergraduates?

Most of our applicants are undergraduates, but anyone who is considering applying to a master's or Ph.D. program can apply.


Is this program only for Canadian students?

We accept applicants from anywhere.


Is this program only for students with a background in biology, computer science, kinesiology, or psychology?

Vision science is a highly interdisciplinary field, and anyone with a strong interest in pursuing graduate studies in the subject is encouraged to apply.


What grades do I need to be accepted?

Admission is competitive, and most of our attendees have GPA's in the A range. However, other strengths such as laboratory experience or excellent quantitative skills can make up for average grades.


I'm planning to go to medical school.  Is this program suitable for me?

The program is meant for students who plan to enrol in a master's or Ph.D. program.


I'm a professor, graduate student, etc.  Can I audit the program?

In order to keep the group small and personal, we only allow admitted students and CVR members to attend the program.


Do I need a visa to travel to Canada?

Consult your local Canadian embassy or consulate. We will provide any documentation you need from us to apply for a visa for the duration of the summer school.


Do I have to stay on campus?

We will provide on-campus accommodations in student residences, and we have found that attendees (including local students) get more out of the summer school if they stay on campus. However, you're free to find your own accommodations elsewhere if you live nearby or have friends nearby.