Apply to a Graduate Program

Important Dates for Applicants

Application deadline for Fall start
Canadian citizens & permanent residents*
Later applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis**
February 1
International applicants*** February 1

Application deadlines are for the receipt of complete applications, including letters of reference. Please allow yourself and your referees enough time to complete the application.

* Applicants who wish to apply for an NSERC CGS-M award should submit their completed applications by December 1st of the preceding year.

* Applicants who wish to apply for an OGS/ QEII SST award should submit their completed applications by January 1st.

**To be considered for an entrance scholarship, applicants must submit the full application package by the entrance scholarship deadline. For more information on Entrance Scholarships and deadlines please click here.

***International applicants who wish to apply for an OGS award should submit their completed applications by January 1st, and submit the application for the OGS award to the Physics Department by the same date.  Students should apply for a study permit as soon as an acceptance letter from the University of Windsor is received.

Application Procedures

Applicants must submit the supplemental application form including letter of intent, pdf files of your transcripts (and translations if applicable), and names and contact information of two individuals who have agreed to give you letters of reference before you start.  An application fee will need to be paid after the application is completed. This application fee cannot be waived.  Please note that current and former students must also create an account in the application website.

In your letter of intent, please describe why you would like to pursue a MSc or PhD program in Physics at the University of Windsor.  You do not need to tell us why you are interested in Physics in general.  If you are interested in a certain area of research, in theory or experiment, working with certain professors, etc., this is the place to tell us.  If you are open to any area of research, please say so.  Also tell us any relevant details about yourself that is not revealed in your grades/transcript.

Your letters of reference should be from professors who know you well, and can comment on your preparedness for graduate programs.  A letter from a professor who supervised an undergraduate thesis/research project, or taught you in a small, upper-level course will be more useful than a letter from a professor who taught you in a large first-year class.

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

Students wishing to apply to the Summer Research Fellowship for entering domestic (Canadian citizen/landed immigrant) students are invited to follow the Summer Research Fellowship application form

For Information on How to Apply please visit the Grad Studies Webpage.