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Department of Physics and Astronomy

Science B 605
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada
Tel: (403) 220-5385

Gerri Evans

Graduate Application Enquiries
Tel: (403) 220-3618

Tracy Korsgaard

Graduate Program Coordinator
Tel: (403) 220-3617

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  • Our program accepts on-line applications only for admission.
  • To apply to our graduate program please use the appropriate link as indicated below.
  • ALL applicants applying for September 2018 access the on-line application. You will be prompted to create or have your eID ready to access the on-line application. 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers an on-line application system for admission to the department through the Faculty of Graduate Studies, which is the administrative unit must approve all candidates before they receive a graduate degree.

Please follow the instructions carefully and ensure that all supporting documents are uploaded and received by the department as requested. Applications without all required documentation are considered incomplete and not available for review by the department.

For the Reference for Graduate Application form click here.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact potential supervisors as all graduate students are expected to perform independent research (under the guidance of a departmental faculty member) as a core part of their degree requirements. To find out more about the research going on in the department, please visit the Research page. See the Directory of People for a list of faculty with links to their homepages.

International Students

If you are an international student, please refer to the International Centre and the Centre of International Students for additional information.


Application forms and supporting documents are due:  January 15 for September admission.

Students who apply by this deadline will be fully considered for scholarships, fellowships, and bursaries.  When required, please make sure to complete appropriate applications for the scholarships, fellowships, and bursaries

Strong applicants will be considered on a year round basis.  Please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator for further information.

Address to Send your Supporting Documents

Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 1N4


If you have any further questions about the application process, please contact Gerri Evans below.

Application Enquiries
Ms. Gerri Evans
Phone:  (403) 220-3618
Office:  SB 605

Other Program Enquiries
Ms. Tracy Korsgaard
Graduate Program Coordinator
Phone: (403) 220-3617
Office: SB 605A