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Current Award Competitions | Important Dates | Letter of Understanding | 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.ece [at] mcgill.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.
NSERC Master's Fellowships
Deadline to apply on-line: December 1, 2022 (8:00 p.m. ET)
To be considered eligible for support you must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada. Please refer to the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies GPS website or the NSERC website for more information on eligibility requirements, on-line application and required supporting documents.
Applicants are not required to submit their application to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Applications will be made available to the Department for evaluation in mid-December.
Note: Applicants who are not currently enrolled in their intended graduate program must submit an application for admission to McGill University no later than December 15, 2022. Please refer to our application process website for information on requirements and how to apply.
Department nominations to GPS: February 15, 2023
Award notifications to applicants: early April 2024
To be considered eligible for support the Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Program you must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada. Please refer to the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website or the NSERC website for detailed information and to the email sent to all ECE graduate students on September 7, 2022.
The deadline to submit your application via ResearchNet is: October 3, 2022
FRQ-NT Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (Natural Science and Technology)
All graduate students are encouraged to apply for Provincial Agency FRQ Awards. Some Québec residency restrictions apply. Please visit the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website for links to the agency websites and webinar presentations.
Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel (GREAT) AwardsSee https://www.mcgill.ca/ece/graduate/fellowshipsandawards for details and application form.
For a detailed list of dates and deadlines concerning registration, lectures, exams, etc. for the academic year, see Important Dates for Students
Letter of Understanding (LOU)
PhD students are required to sign a Letter of Understanding with their supervisor (and co-supervisor if applicable). An optional Mutual Expectations Survey is available to help facilitate the discussion between student and supervisor. The LOU must be uploaded to myProgress. Master's students are encouraged to sign a Letter of Understanding with their supervisor and email the LOU to the grad.ece [at] mcgill.ca (ECE Graduate Program Office).
Mandatory research progress tracking
The supervisor together with the student (Master's and PhD) must complete a Research Progress Tracking Form [PDF] and submit it by email to the grad.ece [at] mcgill.ca (ECE Graduate Programs Office) no later than August 31st each year.
Further details can be found in the following documents: MSc Thesis Regulations & Policies, MEng Non-Thesis Regulations & Policies and PhD Regulations & Policies.
Orientation for all new* graduate students who are starting in Fall 2022 will be held on September 12, 2022 @ 1:30 p.m. in McConnell Engineering Building Room 603. Attendance is mandatory. Presentations: Graduate Program Director, AGSEM, EEGSS, E-IDEA, GEEC, Library.
*New students to McGill and/or McGill students starting a new graduate program.
- Newly admitted students for January 2023 - must register for the Winter 2023 term between December 1, 2022 and January 4, 2023, inclusive, to avoid late registration fees. Detailed instructions will be emailed to student towards the end of November.
- Current (returning) students - must register for the Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 terms between May 25 and August 14, 2022, inclusive, to avoid late registration fees. Detailed instructions will be emailed to students towards the end of May.
- Newly admitted students for September 2022 - must register for the Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 terms between July 5 and August 14, 2022, inclusive, to avoid late registration fees. Detailed instructions will be emailed to students towards the end of June.
Students must access myThesis to make the initial submission of their thesis. It is recommended that this process be started approximately 2 months prior to the intended date of initial thesis submission.
Detailed information on thesis preparation, submission guidelines and submission deadlines can be found on the following GPS websites: Thesis Preparation and Submission Guidelines and Thesis Submission Deadlines