Admissions - Royal Military College of Canada

Thank you for your interest in pursuing your university studies at RMC.

Undergraduate Studies

Academic Programmes

RMC offers a variety of Bachelor and certificate programmes in;

  • Arts;
  • Science;
  • Engineering.

New Applicants - Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP)

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

  • High school students;
  • College/University students.

Members of the CAF, their Spouses and DND Employees

RMC offers a variety of academic programmes and educational opportunities, via Continuing Studies to all serving and honorably released members of the CAF, their spouses, and employees of the Federal Government of Canada. Offerings include:

  • Full and part time academic programmes in Arts, Science and Engineering;
  • Interest Only;
  • Mature Student Status;
  • Subsidized Programmes:  CAF members may be interested in completing their undergraduate degree at RMC through several CAF sponsored subsidized programmes such as:
    • University Training Plan – Non Commissioned Members (UTPNCM)
    • Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP) – Reservists
    • Initial Baccalaureate Degree Programme (IBDP)
    • Continuing Education Officer Training Plan (CEOTP)
    • Any other DND sponsored programmes the CAF may launch from time to time;
  • Visiting Students.

Graduate Studies

RMC offers a number of Masters and Doctoral degree programmes to members of the Canadian Forces as well as civilians

Eligibility for Undergraduate and Graduate StudiesNote 1

Applicants must meet one of the following conditions:

  • Be a current serving member of the CAF and have completed basic MOSID (Military Occupational Structure Indication Code) training.
    • CF members who have not completed their basic MOSID qualification may apply with the written recommendation of their unit or formation Commander: or,
  • Be an honorably 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 other Federal government department: or,
  • Be a spouse of a member of the CAF.
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