Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies



Message from the Vice-Provost

At Western University, our tradition of excellence continues to attract outstanding faculty members, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students from around the world. Our graduate programs inspire a passion for the pursuit of knowledge, foster creativity and innovation, and prepare our graduates for successful and exciting careers.

Since introducing its first master’s program in 1881, Western has been dedicated to excellence in graduate education. We offer more than 70 master’s and 50 doctoral programs, including a range of professional master’s and interdisciplinary programs – providing endless opportunities to expand knowledge and push the boundaries of discovery in several fields.

We invite you to share in our tradition of excellence and experience the advantages of a Western graduate degree.

Linda Miller

(Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies)


The following basic overview provides an outlook on what to expect when applying.

1. Explore

...available graduate programs and determine which program(s) best suit your interests and goals

...program websites and review available supervisors, degree requirements and fields of research

2. Review

...admission requirements

...program specific admission requirements identified by the department on their website

3. Prepare

...transcripts - an academic record/transcript from each post-secondary school you have attended

...references - contact your referees to confirm their availability.  Western will email your referees to collect their reference

...additional documents - programs may have additional documents, essays, forms

4. Apply

online application

  • provide your biographical information, academic history, references

  • upload your supplementary documents

  • the application fee for most programs is $100 CDN

5. Assessment

  • a preliminary assessment is made by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

  • a program review is made by the graduate program

6. Decisions

  • delivered to applicants via email

  • accept or decline your offer online