International Admissions

International Application Deadlines

Application deadlines for international students are set by the department delivering the program.  Deadlines may be as early as 12 months before the program begins. (Note: December 2019 application deadlines set by departments for graduate programs were extended for Iranian applicants as a result of recent internet outages in that country. Current and future deadlines may vary by department. Iranian applicants who have questions about deadlines should therefore contact the departments to which they are seeking admission for information and advice.)

Applicants should contact the department well in advance because:

  • department deadlines are often tied to funding and award consideration, and
  • international applicants generally need plenty of time (up to six months in some cases) to make arrangements to enter Canada.

If a Study Permit is Required

Departments must submit completed international applications — including all documentation — to the FGSR by the following dates:

  • July 1 for September admission
  • November 1 for January admission
  • March 1 for May admission
  • May 1 for July admission

To learn how to obtain a study permit, click here.