Applying for Graduate Studies - How do you start

  1. Start by deciding which areas of research interest you and find out who is working in that area. Refer to the OCGC page to find out what professors are working on.
  2. Contact professors directly by phone or email. You must correspond with them directly in order to find a potential supervisor who is willing to be supervise your studies.
  3. We are not able to admit any students who have not contacted potential supervisors directly. 
  4. When you have received confirmation from the professors that they are willing to work with you, you may apply.

Please do not submit an online application without approval from a potential thesis supervisor

What additional information do I need before I apply?

  1. General Regulations
  2. Admission Requirements 
  3. Admission Requirements: International Students 
  4. Language Requirement: The language of instruction at Carleton is English. For admission into Carleton's graduate programs, you will need to demonstrate that your knowledge and use of English are strong enough for graduate studies at an English-language university.
  5. Department deadlines for applications - February 1 for Fall Term admission; November 1 for Winter and Spring Term admissions.
  6. Funding: Prospective graduate students are considered for financial support at the time their application is considered. In order to be considered for the first round of funding (financial support), we recommend that all documents be received by February 1st of each year for Fall admission. M.Sc. and Ph.D. students (Canadian citizens and landed immigrants) may receive a stipend which is comprised of a teaching assistantship, scholarship, and research assistantship.
  7. Other information for International Students: The Graduate International Student Admissions website provides detailed information on study permits, language requirements, expenses, employment conditions, immigration, and student services. The International Student Services Office (ISSO) is an important source of information for you, offering assistance with orientation to life in Canada, immigration procedures, health insurance, and finances.

    Note: If you are applying for admission from outside of Canada, you should do so at least five months before the desired date of admission in order to make the necessary visa arrangements.

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