Accepting students

Applications are evaluated by professors for admission evaluation to their research group.

  • Application files are sorted according to the applicant's first choice of research group.
  • The professors in each research group meet and consider together all the files allocated to them. Each professor individually accepts students who will enter the program under his or her supervision, with or without an offer of financial support.
  • The files of students who were not accepted by any professor are re-sorted according to the applicants second choice of research group.
  • The professors in each research group meet again to consider the new files allocated to them. Once again, each professor individually accepts students.

Note:  Incomplete applications cannot be recommended for admission.

Departmental decisions

Admission decisions will be delivered within eight to twelve weeks following the application deadline.

  • Applicants selected by a professor and approved by the Graduate Program Director will receive a letter confirming that a recommendation for graduate admission has been forwarded to Enrolment Services - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS).  GPS will examine your dossier and, if approved, your official letter of acceptance will be available for viewing and printing two to three weeks later through the on-line admission platform.
    • If you need to defer your admission to the following semester, please contact the Graduate Program Office (grad.ece [at] mcgill.cabefore registration. Your request must include the reason for requiring a deferral.
  • Applicants who have not been selected for admission will be notified through the on-line admission platform.
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