For new and current students

On this page:
Current Award Competitions | Important Dates | Orientation | Registration | Thesis Submission | Research Progress Tracking

This web page is intended to provide currently registered and newly admitted Master's and Ph.D. students with a quick reference for deadlines and links to detailed information.

If you have comments or suggestions, grad [dot] ece [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email) us.

Current Award Competitions

Below are award competitions currently in progress. For more information on funding available to graduate students, see Funding Opportunities.

PBEEE/FQRNT(DE) - Quebec Merit Scholarship for Foreign Students

For international doctoral students, postdoctoral students and short-term researchers. Candidates may not be Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada and must not have applied for permanent residency in Canada.

  • June 29, 2017: Deadine to submit Eligibility Screening Form, Pre-Selection application and copies of transcripts to ECE Graduate Programs Office (caroline [dot] brown [at] mcgill [dot] ca).
  • November 1, 2017 (to be confirmed): Deadline for nominated candidates to submit online application and original, supporting hard-copy documents to Agency.

Please see GPS website for full details:

Important dates

Key Academic Dates

For a detailed list of dates and deadlines concerning registration, lectures, exams, etc. for the academic year, see Important Dates for Students

Mandatory research progress tracking

The supervisor together with the student (M.Eng. and Ph.D.) must complete a Research Progress Tracking Form [PDF] and submit it to the ECE Graduate Programs Office, McConnell Room 633 on May 31st of each year.

Details can be found in the following documents: MEng Regulations & Policies and PhD Regulations & Policies.


Orientation for all new* graduate students who are starting in Fall 2016 will be held on September 15, 2016 @ 12:00 noon in McConnell Room 603. Attendance is mandatory.

*New students to McGill and/or McGill students starting a new graduate program.


Newly admitted students for September 2016 - must register for the Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 terms between July 7 and August 14, 2016, inclusive, to avoid late registration fees. See Fall 2016-Winter 2017 New Students [PDF] for details.

Current (returning) students - must register for the Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 terms between April 7 and August 14, 2016, inclusive, to avoid late registration fees.  See Fall 2016-Winter 2017 Returning Students [PDF] for Details.

Newly admitted students for January 2016 - must register for the Winter 2016 term between December 1, 2015 and January 7, 2016, inclusive, to avoid late registration fees.  See Winter 2016 - New Students [PDF} for details.

Thesis submission

Thesis Preparation and Submission Guidelines

Thesis Submission Deadlines