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When to Apply

Apply to Memorial

Our department does not have fixed application deadlines, so you can apply at any time. You are encouraged to apply at least four months before your intended start date. If you are currently an undergraduate at a Canadian university, the best time to apply is early January, after you have received your grades for the fall semester. International applicants should allow more time, as the process of obtaining a study permit from the Canadian government can take several months.

Steps in Applying

Step 1: Contact a Potential Supervisor

You are encouraged to contact a member of our faculty who are you interested in working for as a graduate student. They will be able to help you with the application process and answer any questions you might have.

Step 2: Prepare Your Application

  • Write your statement. Our department requires a brief personal statement as part of your application. You should write about why you are interested in graduate school and include any information the admissions committee should be aware of. If you have been in contact with a potential supervisor, you should mention that here.
  • Choose your references. You must arrange for two letters of reference to be sent directly to the university. Ideally, these are your research supervisors, but your instructors in senior level courses are also suitable. They will need to fill out this reference form. It's worth reading this form yourself when you are choosing your references - would the appraisers you have chosen be able to give a meaningful assessment?

Step 3: Submit Your Application

  • Applications to our department are made through the School of Graduate Studies. At this time, you must pay an application fee ($50 for Canadian students, $100 for international students).
  • Arrange for your academic documentation to be sent. For your application to be reviewed, current copies of all your transcripts must be sent directly to Memorial's School of Graduate Studies.
  • Contact your references and have them send your letters of appraisal. These letters can generally be completed electronically and emailed to the School of Graduate Studies.
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