Every year the AFMC gathers information on Admission Requirements directly from the 17 Faculties of Medicine in Canada and publishes a free guide to help students navigate the application process. The guide contains detailed information on every school, from MCAT requirements, to the number of available seats (including breakdown of restricted or reserved seats), application timelines and dates, interview dates, application requirements and fees, applicant success rates, combined program information, a complete set of contacts for the admission departments…and much more. The AFMC Admissions Guide is the place to get free information on every medical school in Canada in one convenient location.
The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®), developed and administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), is a computer-based standardized examination for prospective medical students in the United States and Canada.
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) offer a fee assistance program for Canadian examinees in financial need who register for the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®).
It is designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavioural, and social science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. For further information about the MCAT®, please visit the AAMC.
In our continuing efforts to support an increasingly diverse physician workforce, the AAMC and AFMC are providing support to Canadian students who would be unable to take the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) without financial assistance.
Thank you for your interest in the MCAT® Fee Assistance Program for Canadians. The application window for the 2023 year has been closed. The next application period will open in Fall 2023. We invite you to consult this page regularly for any updates.
Find out which Canadian Faculties of Medicine require the MCAT test as part of their admission requirements at Admission Requirements of Canadian Faculties of Medicine or by checking the schools’ websites.
All applicants should read the MCAT® Fee Assistance Program for Canadians Application Guide which offers all the information required including program eligibility, award benefits and post submission processes.
Check your eligibility by responding to the online questionnaire here. If you meet the assessment criteria outlined in the eligibility check, you will then have access to apply to the fee assistance program.
Review the application and processing timelines. The application period for the 2023 cycle is now open. All applicants must submit required financial documentation to verify personal income, that of a spouse (if applicable) and parent’s incomes.
Note: All applicants should read the MCAT® Fee Assistance Program for Canadians Application Guide (Step 2) prior to applying.
The AFMC evaluates applications for fee assistance. Successful applicants will receive reduced scheduling, rescheduling and cancellation rates for 2023 testing year. Awardees will also receive the MCAT® Official Prep Online-Only Bundle.
Thank you for your interest in the Medical School Application Fee Waiver Program.
The Medical School Application Fee Waiver Program offers awarded students with free medical school applications to participating Canadian medical schools. This program was developed to support medical school applicants facing financial barriers to applying to medical school.
The application window for the 2023 year has been closed. The next application period will open in summer 2024. We invite you to consult this page regularly for any updates.