Our Graduate Studies in Physics program is a joint graduate program offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo and Department of Physics at the University of Guelph. Please review the Supervisors & Research and Programs sections to the left for more information on your options for study.

You may apply for admission through either the University of Waterloo or the University of Guelph. Your choice of University will not impact your final decision regarding a supervisor or campus, faculty at both institutions will have access to your application.

You should indicate potential supervisors on your application form to increase the chances of matching with a supervisor.

To begin your application, choose the University where you think you may be doing your research.

Application quick check list

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

* as applicable


  • January 9 - Fall admission
  • June 1 (previous) - Winter admission
  • October 1 (previous) - Spring admission