Admissions Eligibility and Entry

Eligibility

Eligibility for Undergraduate and Graduate StudiesNote 1 & 2

Eligible individuals come from all backgrounds

NOTE: Any member of the CAF admitted to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Arts (Major), Bachelor of Science (Honours), Bachelor of Science (Major), or Bachelor of Engineering degree who does not have legacy rights and subsequently releases from the CAF before completing their degree will not be allowed to remain in any of these degrees. If they are MOSID qualified before releasing from the CAF then they will be permitted to transfer into one of the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts (General), Bachelor of Science (General), Bachelor of Military Arts and Science, or Bachelor of Military Arts and Science (Honours).

Applicants must meet one of the following conditions:

  • Be an applicant to a subsidized education entry program of the Canadian Armed Forces such as the ROTP
  • Be a current serving member of the CAF and have completed basic MOSID (Military Occupational Structure Indication Code) training.
    • CAF members who have not completed their basic MOSID qualification may apply with the written recommendation of their unit or formation Commander: or,
  • Be a released member of the CAF (as per Article 15.01 of the Queen’s Regulations and Orders (QR&O's).
    • A CAF member who has been released:
      • under item 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2a or 2b is inadmissible to RMC, regardless of meeting any other eligibility requirements, unless, the member has since been re-enrolled.
      • under item 5d is inadmissible to RMC for at least three years from the date of release, regardless of meeting any other eligibility requirements, unless, the member has since been re-enrolled.
      • under item 5e is inadmissible to RMC for at least three years from the date of release, regardless of meeting any other eligibility requirements, unless, the member has since been re-enrolled.  If the member was released only because their insufficient academic standing, where they were no longer academically admissible to their programme of study at RMC, then the minimum three year waiting period does not apply.
      • under item 5f is inadmissible to RMC for at least five years from the date of release, regardless of meeting any other eligibility requirements, unless, the member has since been re-enrolled: or
  • Be an employee of the Department of National Defence (DND), or another Federal government department (see Note 2): or,
  • Be a spouse of a member of the CAF (see Note 2).
Undergraduate Studies

Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP)

Please note the option of ROTP at a civilian Canadian university has been suspended until further notice. For more information please contact your local Canadian Armed Forces Recruiting Center.

The ROTP offers applicants the opportunity of combining their academic and career goals.  Under the ROTP candidates will be enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in a military occupation of their choosing and they will begin their military career by completing an undergraduate university programme at RMC, or the Canadian civilian university of their choice.  The ROTP is open to:

  • High school students;
  • College/University students.

If you are a current member of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves, you must complete a Component Transfer to the ROTP to start your application process. 

Members of the CAF, their Spouses and Canadian Federal Government Employees

RMC offers a variety of academic programmes and educational opportunities to all those who meet the Eligibility requirements of RMC.

Effective 7 September 2021, any CAF member taking a degree that is open to the Cadets will also be required to pass the mandatory athletics and language courses unless they have been granted legacy rights by Senate.

As of 7 September 2021, non-military students will not be allowed to take any degree open to the Cadets unless they have been granted legacy rights by Senate.;

Current CAF members may be interested in completing their undergraduate degree at RMC through several CAF sponsored subsidized programmes such as:

Please see the relevant CFAOs and DAODs on the DIN or your chain of command for further information 

Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies

The Division of Graduate Studies provides advanced degree programmes at the Masters and Doctoral levels for postgraduate students in key areas of engineering, humanities, social sciences and science. The programmes of Graduate Studies at RMC are open to officers of the Canadian Armed Forces and to civilians.

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