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Admissions and Financial Support


The School of Languages and Literatures considers the teaching experience it offers to its graduate students an important part of their professional preparation. All students receive training in pedagogy at the beginning of the semester, and they have an opportunity to attend various group seminars provided by Teaching Support Services.

Admission Requirements
The normal requirement for admission to the European Studies MA program is the equivalent of an Honours degree from a recognized institution with at least a B+ average in the last two years of study. A reading competence in a European language in addition to English is recommended. Coursework for the program is normally done in English. Students wishing to enter the program do so in September.

Documents Required for Admission
The following documents must accompany your request for admission:

  • The official application form can be found here
  • A detailed up-to-date curriculum vitae.
  • A one-page statement of research (letter of intent) stating your reasons for applying to this program.
  • A sample of writing that displays your aptitude for research and analytical thinking (app. 2,500 words).
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Financial Support
Successful applicants are guaranteed competitive funding support: two teaching assistantships; students with strong qualifications will also receive a top-up scholarship . Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council; the deadline to apply is at the end of October. 

Applications received by February 1, will be considered in the first round of selections; however applications received at other times will be considered as well.

Upload all required documents following the instructions on "Applying to Guelph", on the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies of the University of Guelph.


Additional Information
For additional information, please write by email or regular mail to the following addresses:
Alan McDougall, Graduate Co-ordinator 

M.A. in European Studies
School of Languages and Literatures
University of Guelph,
Guelph, ON
N1G 2W1