Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Application Process & Deadlines


Applying to graduate studies within the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy is a multi-step process that usually begins about in the late summer/fall a year before you will start. Below is a step-by-step process on how to apply.

Date What to Do Relevant Links
Summer/Fall Research possible lab groups that you would be interested in working with. Contact professors you would want to work with to gain more information about possible research projects that would be available. In order to be accepted into the Department, a professor must accept you for a research project. Research Group Descriptions
October 15 NSERC applications at the Ph.D. level are due. Please see the relevant link for application details and portal to submit application through. Please Note: A complete application requires reference letters and a research proposal, so working with your potential supervisor and an early start is recommended. http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/BellandPostgrad-BelletSuperieures_eng.asp
November 1 Vanier Scholarship (Ph.D.) applications are due. Please see the relevant link for application and nomination details. Please Note: Potential applicants must be nominated by Queen's University in order to apply. http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/home-accueil.html
December 1 NSERC applications at the M.Sc./M.A.Sc. level are due. Please see the relevant link for application details and portal to submit application through. Please Note: A complete application requires reference letters and a research proposal, so working with your potential supervisor and an early start  is recommended. http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/CGSM-BESCM_eng.asp
February 15 M.Sc./M.A.Sc./Ph.D. applications for the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy are due. Applications are handled through the School of Graduate StudiesPlease Note: Applications require reference letters, so an early start is recommended. http://queensu.ca/sgs/prospective-students/application-process
March 1 OGS applications are due. Applications are handled through a web app from the School of Graduate Studies. Reference letters are required, though the reference letters from your application can be linked to your OGS application. Please Note: A complete application a research proposal, so working with your potential supervisor and an early start is recommended. http://www.queensu.ca/sgs/prospective-students/awards-scholarships/ontario-graduate-scholarship
March First acceptances can be sent out as soon mid-March.  
Summer It is possible to start your research project over the summer. If you are interested in doing this, please contact your supervisor. If you will start in the Fall, remain in contact with your supervisor to be ready to hit the ground running when you arrive in September.  
First Week of September During the first week of September, the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) runs an Orientation Week for new graduate students. Please see the SGS website for more details. Within the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy, there will be a welcoming event for new graduate students during the Orientation Week. Details on this will be emailed out nearer the Fall. Also refer to the "New Student Information" page for more details on how to settle in within the Department.

http://www.queensu.ca/sgs/

New Student Information