Application Procedure - Applied Math

Application Deadline

Applications may be made at any time during the academic year, but students start at the beginning of Fall (Sept), Winter (Jan), or Summer (May) term. The Department responds to complete applications promptly; notifications being issued at any time during the year.

Admission Requirements

An absolute minimum grade average of a B+ (78%), calculated on courses taken in the last two years, is required for admission to our graduate programs.  However, please note that most successful applicants have averages above 85%.  (Percentages here are for North American grading system. Different grading systems in other countries are taken into account.)

Before applying, you should decide on one or two areas of interest from our research areas. You will be asked to indicate on your application which research group you wish to join. Successful applicants are then assigned a temporary research supervisor from that group, with final supervisor decision made once the student is here and has a chance to talk to the group members. Note, however that some supervisors may not accept students in a given year -- if you have a specific person you wish to work with, please feel free to contact him/her directly.

Application Fee

Finally, an application fee of CAN$125 is in effect for all of our graduate programs. (This can be paid by credit card using the (online application).

Required Documents


To support your application, you must attach one electronic copy of your academic transcripts from each post-secondary institution you have attended to your on-line application as a PDF file. Do NOT send any official paper documents unless requested to do so by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.


When you apply online, you will be reqired to arrange your references to be submitted online as well. Follow the instructions to proceed to get this done.

You are also required to upload your CV, as well as a personal statement (PS) in which you can tell us more about you: your motivaiton(s) for graduate studies, your research interests, your career goal, which professor you wish to work with, and other things that you think can help us to evaluate your application.

If you have obtained or plan to apply for a scholarship from another funding source, clearly state it with some details

Proficiency in English

Foreign students from non-English speaking countries are expected to provide TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) examination scores [minimum acceptable score is 550 (paper based score), 213 (computer based score), 86 (internet-based score, with no individual score below 20) or 6.0/9 (IELTS)].  The GRE is NOT required.