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The University of Windsor offers a wide variety of Graduate level programs in many areas, through course-based, research-based, and internship optional programs. Please review the list of current graduate programs with a short profile and admission requirements listed for each program.

In addition, application procedures and admissions requirements for all programs are also available on our website for your convenience.

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

Refer to the step-by-step instructions to begin your application.

Note that application fees are non-refundable.

To be considered for an entrance scholarship, eligible applicants must submit the full application package for admission into the academic program by the entrance scholarship deadline.

If you are encountering an error while completing your application, please contact Graduate Application Services Admissions Specialists for assistance.


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 Graduate Application Services Admissions Specialists for assistance. 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 reference letters on your behalf and upload it manually to your application, within the eGAS database.  These efforts would be at the department's 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, if your referee(s) leave any portion of the form blank it will not upload to eGAS.  All portions of the document must be completed .  Forms should not be submitted from a cellular phone as this can cause an internal error as well.

You may make changes to any referee information, including replacing a referee, as long as the reference has not yet been submitted and your application has not been reviewed by the University.

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

You cannot upload additional documents if 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, your application will be reviewed only by the program to which you applied. 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:
  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:

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; your offer will then be re-opened and may be accepted via the directions outlined in the applicant instructions.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Windsor no longer sends out hard copies of offer letters by mail. Your letter of offer is available on the eGAS system where you can print it and use it to apply for your student visa/study permit.

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, contact

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

Deferral requests are accepted up to the academic add/drop date. Academic add/drop dates for each term are posted on Registrar's academic dates webpage.

If you have submitted a request to defer your admission to the next available intake this will be reviewed by the program to which you have applied and by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. This may take some time to process depending on the volume of applications being received. You will receive an email notification once a final decision has been made. If approved, you will be able to log into eGAS and view your revised offer of admission.  

Note that you may defer only once per application. If an additional deferral is required, you will have to reapply for a future term of study.

Note that not all programs allow admission deferrals.