Admission Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years post-secondary education or equivalent professional experience;
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to your individual learning capacities, skills and attitude;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the responsibilities associated with being a health care professional;
  • Personal letter (200-300 words) detailing your abilities, purpose and motivation for studying at Canadian College of Traditional Chinese Medicine;
  • Non-refundable $250 application fee; plus additional $100 for international students.

Admission for International Students

Admission interviews can be conducted over the telephone and other arrangements can be made to accommodate the needs of students living abroad. Interviews are scheduled after all materials have been received and evaluated by Canadian College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. An acceptance letter with the Designated Learning Institution number will be issued by Canadian College of Traditional Chinese Medicine to include with the visa application form.

Language Requirement

English proficiency will be assessed during the interview process. Additional proof of English writing and reading skills may be requested at a later date if necessary. Proficiency in English is important to successfully participate in theory classes as well as to perform adequately at the teaching clinic where students take charge of patients and dispense treatment.

Credit Transfer

In some cases, students who have completed coursework in other Chinese Medicine programs and/or other post-secondary institutions may be eligible for transfer credit. Applicants wishing to transfer credit from other programs should indicate this on their application to CCTCM and submit official transcripts of all previous post-secondary studies. Applicants must include a copy of the syllabus and evaluation scheme for any courses they hope to transfer. A grade of 60% or “C” is required for consideration of transfer credit to CCTCM.

If the documents are in a language other than English,applicants must also include a notarized English translation. International applicants who wish to be considered for advanced standing or transfer credit must also submit course descriptions, course syllabus, and grading schemes in English.