Graduate Application Instructions

       Applications to our research-based programs normally open a year in advance of the start date, e.g., applications for Fall 2021 will open in early September 2020.

  1. If you are a new graduate applicant to the University of Windsor, you will be required to create an account on the application website. NOTE: Current or former UWindsor students must also create an application website account as well - your UWin ID and password will not work.

  2. Upon successful creation of the account, you will be directed to the Application Start page:

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3. Complete all required information under each section:

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  • Complete Name and Biographical Information sections
  • Under Previous Attendance
    • Choose “yes” if you ever attended the University of Windsor, even if you withdrew or did not complete a degree or certificate
  • Citizenship
    • Are you a Canadian citizen? – if you answer “no” you must populate your status in Canada and your country of citizenship
    • Date of Entry into Canada – leave blank and click continue if your citizenship is Canadian

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  • Complete Address, Phone and Email

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Begin by clicking on “Add Institution” button

  • Select Country (required)
  • Select State and/or Province (required)
  • Type in City name (optional)
  • Type in Institution Name contains (optional) and hit Search
  • Select Institution Name
  • Complete dates attended, graduation, and name of degree
  • Repeat this for each Post-secondary institution attended

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Choose the Admit term using the drop-down menu

  • Click on the Search for Program bar
  • You can search by discipline (e.g., Engineering), program name (e.g., MASc).  If you are unclear, consult the program listing on the Graduate Studies website
  • From the list of programs displayed select the chosen program
  • Referee Information (if applicable)
  • Complete the fields for each referee

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  • Complete all fields (if applicable)

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  • Click on the Pay Application Fee bar and complete payment
  • You will receive a receipt of purchase, and will be given the option to email a copy of the receipt to yourself
  • Click continue to move on to Review and Submit
  • Review the Notice of Disclosure, Confidentiality and Use of Personal Information
  •  Check the box acknowledging the information provided in the application is correct

Submit Application

  • Click the Submit Application bar
  • Any fields that need to be completed will be displayed and you will need to complete them prior to submitting. Click on the caution to complete each item
  • Navigate the application using the navigation tiles