Admissions Process

Graduate students are students of the academic unit or department with their chosen program. This is called your academic home. It will:

  • Receive your application and make sure all supporting documents have been received and the application fee has been paid;
  • Review your academic background and, where applicable, your English test results;
  • Make sure there is a faculty member willing to supervise you;
  • Make a determination on departmental scholarships, fellowships or other funding;
  • Make a decision on recommending you for admission to the College of Graduate Studies and Research.

All graduate students are registered students in the College of Graduate Studies and Research (CGSR). The CGSR makes the final decision on admission. Our Admissions Officer will:

  • Review the recommendation submitted by your academic unit;
  • Ensure all eligibility criteria have been met;
  • Issue the formal letter of offer of admission.

For these reasons, the admission process for graduate students is a two-level process.

Admission Process Flow Chart

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The academic program Graduate Chair of your chosen program

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Possible faculty supervisors
Guidance with writing a research statement
Information about an area of research interest
Potential scholarship or funding opportunities
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Department deadlines for applications and for scholarship decisions Graduate Secretary of your chosen program

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Department admission requirements above the minimum set by the CGSR
The completeness and/or status of your application
Your qualifications
Your English test
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Payment of application fee Grad Admissions