Application Procedures

Step 1: Check admission requirements

Step 2: Complete the SGS online application

Step 3: Secure a position within a research group

Step 4: Apply for awards and scholarships

Key Dates and Deadlines

2022-2023 Application Cycle: Open

Accepting applications for September 2022, January 2023, and May 2023 intakes

  • Last date for Domestic or International Applicants who reside in Canada to apply is:
    • September 2022 Intake: August 1, 2022
    • January 2023 Intake: December 1, 2022
    • May 2023 Intake: April 1, 2023
  • International Applicants who need to apply for a visa/study permit are encouraged to apply by:
    • September 2022 Intake: May 1, 2022
    • January 2023 Intake: September 1, 2022
    • May 2023 Intake: January 1, 2023

*International spaces are limited, as such applicants are recommended to first secure a supervisor before submitting an application.

Notification of Acceptance: Ongoing basis as completed applications are reviewed.

 Applicants who receive an offer of admission will be reimbursed their application fee after registering in Chemistry at Queen's.

Research Supervisor Requirements

Domestic (Canadian & Permanent Residents)
Although a research supervisor is not required to apply to our graduate program, all accepted students must have a research supervisor in place before starting their graduate program.
All international applicants must have a research supervisor in place before an offer of admission can be made. Applicants are highly encouraged to inquire early on about positions with specific supervisors as there are a limited number of graduate positions available for international students.