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Math, computing, and science contests

Euclid Mathematics Contest (written in April)

We strongly encourage you to participate in the Euclid Mathematics Contest and/or the Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest if you’re applying to a program in the Faculty of Mathematics. The contest will help develop your problem-solving skills and prepare you for university studies. 

You must write the Euclid and/or the Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest to be considered for entrance scholarships in the Faculty of Mathematics. If you complete both contests, we'll use the results of the contest in which you performed best. 

Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest (November)

If you’re applying to a program in the Faculty of Mathematics, we strongly encourage you to participate in either the Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest (CSMC) and/or the Euclid to enhance your admissions status. 

You must write the CSMC and/or the Euclid to be considered for entrance scholarships in the Faculty of Mathematics. If you complete both contests, we'll use the results of the contest in which you performed best. 

Canadian Computing Competition (February)

The Canadian Computing Competition provides Canadian high school students with an opportunity to test their ability in designing, understanding, and implementing algorithms.

While it is not an admission requirement, we encourage you to participate if you’re interested in programming and problem-solving, and especially if you’ve applied to Computer Science or to Computing and Financial Management.

Sir Isaac Newton Physics Exam (May)

If you've applied to Mathematical Physics, Physics, Physics and Astronomy, or Life Physics, you could be eligible for a scholarship valued at up to $5,000 by participating in the Sir Isaac Newton Physics Exam.

Any student in the world can participate. Results will be used for scholarship purposes only and will not influence admission decisions.

Chem13 News Exam (May)

If you've applied to Biochemistry, Chemistry, Materials and Nanosciences, or Medicinal Chemistry in the Faculty of Science, you should consider writing the Chem13 News Exam.

If you score well on the exam, you're eligible for research awards of up to $1,000 that allow you to participate in research alongside dynamic professors and graduate students.

Any student in the world can participate. Results will be used for scholarship purposes only and will not influence admission decisions.

Note for Engineering and Software Engineering applicants

While the contests listed above are not required for admission or scholarship decisions, strong performance in math, science, or engineering competitions will strengthen your application.