Math and computing competitions
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. While it is not an admission requirement, you are encouraged to write the Euclid and/or the Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest to be considered for entrance scholarships in the Faculty of Mathematics.
Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest (written in 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. While it is not an admission requirement, you are encouraged to write the CSMC and/or the Euclid to be considered for entrance scholarships in the Faculty of Mathematics.
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.
If you've applied and enrolled in Mathematical Physics, Physics, Physics and Astronomy, or Life Physics, you could be eligible for a scholarship (reduced tuition) valued at up to $5,000 by participating in the Sir Isaac Newton Physics Contest. Any student in the world can participate. Results will be used for scholarship purposes only and will not influence admission decisions.
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. This popular exam is an excellent opportunity to test your skills. Any student in the world can participate and top scoring students from Canada and the United States will receive a limited-edition plaque featuring an element from our Timeline of the Elements poster. If you're in Grade 11 and want to practice for the Chem13 News exam, the Avogadro exam is great preparation.
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.