Fire restoration work is expected to continue into late August. The main stairwell and office wing on both second and third floors of the Physics building will be closed until necessary repairs to the main stairwell are completed.
Administrative offices have been relocated to PHY 345.

Please contact individual faculty members to request appointments, as many faculty have been relocated during this process.
Please do not cross any caution tapes whilst in the building.

How to apply

General application information can be found on the Academic Calendar; specific admissions requirements can be found under each program description within the Academic Calendar's Physics and Astronomy section. Then when you are ready, start the Application Process.

Our program currently shares applications with the University of Guelph, the Institute for Quantum Computing, the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology. Your application will be made available to faculty, adjunct faculty and cross-appointed faculty listed on the University of Waterloo, Department of Physics and Astronomy site, as well as all faculty listed on the University of Guelph, Department of Physics site. You are welcome to and encouraged to name any faculty that you are interested in working with from either institutional site. This will help us direct your application to a potential supervisor.

Application quick check list

  • All post-secondary transcripts
  • 3 academic references
  • Supplementary information form
  • English language proficiency*
  • Physics subject GRE*

* as applicable


  • January 9 - Fall admission
  • June 1 - Winter admission
  • October 1 - Spring admission