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Application Process







Queen's Chemistry Graduate Studies Open House

The Department of Chemistry will be hosting a two-day Chemistry Grad Open House on February 19-20, 2019. Domestic applicants who complete their application by the application deadline will receive an invitation to attend.

The Open House will include department and campus tours, ample time to meet with prospective graduate supervisors, and multiple social events to mingle with current students, profs and new friends. The department will cover the cost of accommodations and assist with covering reasonable travels costs of all invited participants.

Application Deadline: February 1st, 2019

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): February 1, 2019 (it is recommended that applicants submit the online application by January 15, 2019 to allow time for the submission of any supporting document to be received)*

*Domestic applicants can continue to apply after this deadline; however, only applications submitted 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.