Application Components & Required Documents

Application & Supporting Documents Deadline:        December 15
(for September 2016 / January 2017)

Online application will be available on 16 September.  Please submit all of the required documents and the application by December 15. Apply early so that your referees can submit their references by the deadline. 

Only applicants with a degree from Canada or US may apply after this deadline, but space in the graduate program will be more constrained.  Please refer to the FAQ below for more information.

How to Apply

1.  Go to the online application and login with your Campus Wide Login account.  If you don't have a CWL account, you can click "Create an account" button.  IMPORTANT:  Choose a CWL that you like or find acceptable as your CS account will have the same name if you are admitted into our graduate program.

2.  After you have a CWL account, you can complete the online application, upload the required documents and submit the application.

3. Ensure that your referees submit the references by the application deadline.

We do not provide information about your application over the phone.  You must send your questions to


  1. Can I apply after December 15?
    Can my referee submit the reference after December 15?
    Can I postpone the deadline?
    Completed applications submitted by December 15 will be considered in the first round of decision making. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Submit all of the required documents early to avoid delays.

  2. The deadline is December 15.  I don't have all of the required documents (eg. English Language Test or transcripts etc.) ready.  Should I apply?
    See above reply.

  3. Do I need to contact any faculty member or find a supervisor ahead of time?
    We admit Master's students directly to the department rather than to an individual supervisor.  For our PhD students, we will match them based on their area of interest.  You can contact our faculty members directly, but it is not a requirement.

  4. How do I find information about your various research areas/projects and the faculty in those areas?
    Please refer to our website on Research activities.

  5. My GPA is below the requirement, should I still apply?
    Our review process involves ranking applicants against each other in different areas of the department's research. The letters of reference are probably the most important, with academic records second and statement of intent third.  Research ability/potential is extremely important for PhD applicants.  Meeting the minimum requirements may not be sufficient for admittance as top students from around the world compete for our limited number of positions. Students who don't meet the minimum requirement can submit an application at their own risk.

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