IIM students are admitted through school-based admission and undertake a four-year interdisciplinary curriculum. Students who are interested in declaring IIM as their major should apply with prior preparation no later than their Year 1's Winter semester. Late application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Satisfactory academic performance
Two faculty advisors are identified
Proposal is ready before interview
Satisfactory interview performance
For admission in FALL semester
(For preparation starts in Year 1 Fall)
For admission in SPRING semester
(For preparation starts in Year 1 Spring)
September – October
February – March
Meet with the Program Director before identifying your faculty advisors.
September – November
February - April
Identify two faculty members to be your advisors.
September – January
February - August
Meet and discuss with your advisors regularly throughout the process of creating your individualized curriculum and study plan.
End of January
End of August
Submit the IIM proposal to the General Office of EMIA (Room 4373, Lifts 13-15).
By Early October
Selected applicants will be invited to an interview. Selection criteria will be heavily based on the interview performance and the proposed study plan. Students’ academic performance will also be considered.
Late November/ January
Announcement of application result
Registered as an IIM student upon approval from the University
Guidelines and Forms
The overall purpose of the proposal is to demonstrate how your interests, strengths and experiences connect to the academic goals you hope to achieve in your IIM program. The proposal should explain why your areas of study interest you and how each course contribute to your proposed major. You should follow this outline while drafting your proposal.
What should be included in the proposal?
A cover sheet, listing your name, student ID, ITSC account, proposed IIM title, advisors, etc.
Introduction and background (approximately 1 page)
A clear statement of the central academic purpose of your proposed IIM (approximately 3-4 pages)
Conclusion (approximately 1 -2 paragraphs)
Attach a proposed course list (using the template provided)
Attach a proposed study pathway (using the template provided)
Benchmarking Table (using the template provided)
Attach the signed faculty advisor evaluation form (using the template provided)