Graduate Admissions

Graduate studies at the School of Computer Science (SoCS) will enable you to develop and publish groundbreaking research while working alongside professors at the cutting edge of their field to prepare you for industry or further studies.

We strongly encourage all applicants to get in touch with prospective Graduate Faculty Supervisors. This will greatly enhance your visibility, and thus your chances of being accepted into our programs.

Please note, we will not be able to pre-evaluate any documents, and must receive all the required documentation before your application can be examined. If you need further assistance, please contact our Graduate Program Assistant.

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How to Apply

Please apply online at Applying to Guelph. We will process applications after we receive proof of payment of the application fee and all required documentation.


Application Deadlines

We are now accepting applications to begin graduate studies in Summer 2017 and Fall 2017.

Available spaces in the programs fill quickly, so it is in your best interest to submit your application and all required supporting documentation early.

Our application deadline dates for each semester of enrollment are as follows*:

  • Summer: April 1st
  • Fall: August 1st
  • Winter: November 1st

*Application deadlines are for both Domestic and International applicants. However, we encourage International applicants to apply in advance of these deadlines in order to ensure study permits can be processed in time for admission. Please see the Office of Graduate Studies Recommendations for International Applicants for suggested application timeline.