Future Students FAQ

The University of Windsor offers a wide variety of Graduate level programs in many areas, through course-based, research-based, and internship optional programs. Admissions requirements and application procedures are available on our website for your convenience. Please review them at:

Should you have any additional inquires regarding program details, please contact the department in which the program is offered.

When you begin the application submission, you will be transferred to the University of Windsor Graduate Applications website where you will complete and submit your application. You will be required to create an Account (if you do not already have one). Uploading documents and review of your application takes place at the University of Windsor.

Note: to be eligible for and receive an entrance scholarship (see Scholarships and Awards), a full application package must be completed and approved.

Step 1: Complete the online application

  1. Review the detailed step-by-step instructions for completing the online applications (will open up in a new window).
  2. Pay the application fee.
  3. Click the "Submit Application" bar. 

If you have successfully submitted your application you will see a confirmation number on the screen. 

You will receive an email with further instructions how to proceed to Step 2. 

Step 2: Activate UWin ID

If you already have an active UWin ID proceed to Step 3.

  1. Use the student number and personal access code provided in the email from Step 1 to activate your UWin account.
  2. You will receive an email with your activated UWin username and password.

Step 3: Upload your Documents

  1. Follow the instructions in the confirmation email from Step 1 to log into the University's electronic application system (eGAS) with your activated UWin username and password and upload your required documents (in PDF format)
  2. An automatic email will be sent out to referees, if required in Step 1.
  3. Once you have uploaded all required documents, select "Submit Application".
  4. If your documents are double-sided, be sure to scan and submit both sides of each document.
  5. If you have any questions contact gradadmit@uwindsor.ca.

Step 4: Tracking your Application

  1. To view the status of your application, please log onto eGAS (as described in Step 3) with your UWin ID and password.
  2. The status of your application will automatically populate after authentication.
  3. Note: graduate applicants cannot view their application status through the UWinsite "Applicant Homepage", only through eGAS.

If you have not received your eGAS activation email/ student ID number, please contact Graduate Application Services Admissions Specialists – http://www.uwindsor.ca/registrar/540/contact-us for assistance.

For applicants whose native language is not English, a satisfactory score on an English proficiency test administered by one of the following institutions is required:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Visit the website at www.toefl.org.

Michigan English Languagare Assessment Batttery (MELAB)
Offered through the English Language Institute of the University of Michigan. Visit the website at lsa.umich.edu/eli.

Carleton Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)
Visit the website at www.cael.ca.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Visit the website at www.ielts.org.

Pearson– Minimum score 65 for IELTS of 6.5, and a minimum score of 68 for IELTS of 7.0.
Visit website at www.pearsonpte.com

The University of Windsor English Language Improvement Progam (ELIP) (Level III) with a minimum final grade of 75%.
Visit the website at www.uwindsor.ca/elip

If you are encountering an error while completing your application, please contact the Registrar's administrative/clerical support team accordingly.

They can be reached by via email at: gradadmit@uwindsor.ca

Questions regarding the receipt of official documents such as transcripts and English proficiency scores should be directed to Graduate Admissions, in the Office of the Registrar.

To confirm receipt of your items, please contact*;


*As this department experiences high volumes of email, please allow sufficient time for a response; please do not send multiple emails as this may cause delay for other applicants/ students pursuing information.

Contact the Graduate Secretary for the program to which you have applied. They may elect to contact/connect with your referees and receive the aforementioned letter(s) of reference on your behalf and upload it manually to an internal communication tab in your application, within the eGAS database.If this item(s) completes your application, they would then need to specifically request your application file be referred to the department for review.These efforts would be at his/her discretion; you should not be able to access your letter(s) of reference during the initial stages of the application process as it is a conflict of interest.

In addition, please be advised that if your referee(s) leave any portion of the form blank it will not upload to eGAS.All portions of the document require population.Forms should not be submitted from a cellular phone as this can cause an internal error as well.

Furthermore, if the original referee(s) specified at the time of commencing your University of Windsor Graduate application is now unavailable (or unable) to complete the required form and you would like to select a new referee(s), please email gradst@uwindsor.ca with the name(s) of your new referee(s), as well as the following information;

  1. Designation
  2. Institution
  3. Email
  4. Phone Number
  5. Institution Address
  6. Reference Type

Be sure to click “Submit” and then confirm your submission when prompted for your application to be fully processed.

You cannot upload additional documents at this time as you have already clicked “Submit” in eGAS and your application is in process.As the eGAS application instructions indicate, “once the application has been submitted, no further changes can be made."

Please hold your document(s) for your personal records at this time.You will be contacted if anything additional is needed.

Regardless of the outcome, you application will only be reviewed to the program you applied to. To apply to a different/additional program, please submit a new application.

If you application shows that it is “In Progress” then it is currently being reviewed by the department you applied to OR it is in the Office of Graduate Studies for further review.

It is important to note that most application decisions are made at the departmental level then verified and in some cases, overturned, at the office of Graduate Studies.

Congratulations! To respond to the offer of admission, please do the following:

  1. Login to your eGAS account and click on the Application Status tab. Click on "Offer Letter" to view the offer letter
  2. Click on the Offer Acceptance tab, click on Details and select an option from the drop down menu (accept, decline, or defer)
  3. Click on Save
  4. You will have 21 days to accept the offer. If your deadline has expired and you still wish to accept the offer, send an email with this request to: gradst@uwindsor.ca
  5. If you accept the offer and subsequently wish to decline or defer your admission change your mind, send an email with this request to: gradst@uwindsor.ca

If you have let your offer of admission expire, please contact your Program Administrator/ Graduate Coordinator to request an extension.  Permission for an extension should be forwarded from the department to GRADST@uwindsor.ca; your offer will then be re-opened and may be accepted via the directions outlined in the applicant instructions.

Please be advised that The Faculty of Graduate Studies at The University of Windsor no longer directs hard copies of offer letters by means of postal service.Your letter of offer is available on the eGAS system; you are able to print this document and use it for obtaining your student VISA.

Information on obtaining your student VISA and study permit is available online on the University of Windsor – International Student Centre

Should you have any additional questions after reviewing this information, please contact isc@uwindsor.ca

Capacity and availability for an academic intake/term of study is determined at the departmental level.

Please contact your department if you have concerns regarding these details.

All financial questions should be directed to the Cashier’s Office at cashier@uwindsor.ca

Please note that your request to defer your offer of admission has been received and is now in process.  As deferral requests are reviewed both by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and the department to which you have applied, they require some time to complete.  You will be contacted by email when a letter of offer is confirmed and available on eGAS.

It is also important to note that you may only defer once per application. If an additional deferral is required, you will have to reapply if interested, in a future term of study.