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 need to create an account on the application website. 

  2. Note:  Current or former UWindsor students must also create an account here too - your UWin ID and password will not as allow you to log into this site.

  3. 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