Admissions Process and Timeline

Master’s candidates seeking financial aid
Master’s candidates applying for self-funded studies
Doctoral candidates

MASTER’S CANDIDATES SEEKING FINANCIAL AID

February 2-16, 2018:
Applications to master's programs submitted  by February 1, 2018, undergo a formal review by the Admissions Office, and are subsequently either passed on to the academic programs for academic evaluation, or rejected for formal reasons.

March 2, 2018:
Program-specific examinations for applicants to the Departments of Mathematics and Economics are administered online.

March 12-20, 2018:
Admissions decisions are published via the Applicant Portal to accepted and waitlisted candidates who applied by February 1, 2018. Accepted master’s candidates can request financial aid by completing the financial aid application form. The financial aid application form consists of a brief questionnaire and a personal statement, and needs to be submitted within 7 days after receipt.
Admissions decisions are made by academic selection committees within the given program on the basis of the candidate's past academic achievement, strength of recommendations, English language competency, intellectual merit, work experience (if applicable), expectations of the program, future plans, and general compatibility with the goals of the academic unit.
Financial aid decisions are made centrally by a financial aid committee. For candidates requesting financial aid, admissions offers are made based on assessment done by both committees.

April 1, 2018 onwards:
Acceptance offers (including financial aid, if awarded) are published on the Applicant Portal.

Please note: Candidates rejected on formal or academic grounds are notified via the Applicant Portal as soon as the decision has been made.


MASTER’S CANDIDATES APPLYING FOR SELF-FUNDED STUDIES

Applications undergo a formal review by the Admissions Office, and are subsequently either passed on to the academic programs for academic evaluation, or rejected for formal reasons.
Admissions decisions and acceptance offers are published on the Applicant Portal within 3 to 6 weeks after the application has been submitted.
Admissions decisions are made by an academic selection committee within the given program on the basis of the candidate's past academic achievement, strength of recommendations, English language competency, intellectual merit, work experience (if applicable), expectations of the program, future plans, and general compatibility with the goals of the academic unit.

Please note: Candidates rejected on formal or academic grounds are notified via the Applicant Portal as soon as the decision has been made.

DOCTORAL CANDIDATES

February 2-16, 2018:
Applications to doctoral programs undergo a formal review by the Admissions Office, and are subsequently either passed on to the academic programs for academic evaluation, or rejected for formal reasons.

March 2, 2018:
Program-specific examinations for applicants to the Departments of Mathematics are administered online.

April 1, 2018 onwards:
Admissions decisions and acceptance offers are published on the Applicant Portal.
Admissions decisions are made by an academic selection committee within the given program on the basis of the candidate's past academic achievement, strength of recommendations, English language competency, intellectual merit, work experience (if applicable), expectations of the program, future plans, and general compatibility with the goals of the academic unit.

Candidates rejected on formal or academic grounds are notified via the Applicant Portal as soon as the decision has been made.