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Application Process


Step 2: Complete the SGS online application                                                                                          

Step 3: Secure a graduate position within a research group                                                              

Step 4: Apply for awards and scholarships                                                                                              


Key Dates and Deadlines

2018-2019 Application Cycle: Open

Accepting applications for January 2019, and May 2019 intakes

Application Deadline (including all supporting documentation): Ongoing*

*International spaces are limited, it is recommended that those applicants interested in applying for the 2018-2019 academic year first secure a supervisor before submitting an application.

Notification of Acceptance: Ongoing basis as completed applications are processed


2019-2020 Application Cycle: Open

Accepting applications for September 2019, January 2020, and May 2020 intakes

Application Deadline (including all supporting documentation): January 15, 2019 (February 1, 2019)*

*Domestic applicants can continue to apply after this deadline; however, only applications completed by February 1, 2019 will be considered for awards.

Notification of Acceptance: International applicants in early March 2019; Domestic applicants on an ongoing basis as completed applications are processed

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 identified and received a commitment of support from a research supervisor before their application will be assessed. Applicants are highly encouraged to enquire early on about positions with specific supervisors as there are a limited number of graduate positions available for international students.