Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research


Saint Mary’s University is an excellent place to pursue graduate studies. Choose from 26 diverse PhD and Masters programs, offered within a collegial and stimulating intellectual community.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) oversees Saint Mary’s graduate programs and supports the university’s research endeavours. The Faculty offers a wealth of information and resources on graduate studies and research activities within the university.

Scholarship Opportunities and Deadlines

OERA Student Research Travel Program
Deadline - October 31, 2016

Student Leadership Recognition Award
Deadline - November 6, 2016

Mitacs Globalink Research Award
Deadline - November 9, 2016 - 5:00pm (PST)

Mitacs JSPS Internship
Deadline - November 9, 2016 - 5:00pm (PST)

CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master’s Program
National Deadline- Submitted Electronically – December 1, 2016, 8:00 pm (ET)

NSERC Doctoral Applications
Internal Deadline- Submitted Electronically – October 21, 2016.  Please note - Heather Taylor is the “University Designate” for uploading official transcripts.

SSHRC Doctoral Applications
Internal Deadline – Please Check with your Department.

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships 
Internal Deadline – submitted electronically – November 18, 2016.

NSIS Student Writing Competition
Notification of Intent - December 31, 2016
Final Submission - February 17, 2017

W.L. Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships
Internal Deadline - February 1, 2017

Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarship (NSGS)

- Terms of Reference
- Nomination Form
- Annual / Final Report Form
Deadline - May 1

Canada Graduate Scholarship - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement
University Deadline - June 1 and October 1
University Deadline (CIHR & NSERC) - January 20, 2016

Canadian Water Resources Association - Scholarships
Deadline - January 30, 2017

News and Events

The Writing Centre - Applying to Grad School? - Successful Applications Workshop
October 13, 2016, 4:00-6:00pm, Loyola 271



Academic Calendar

Browse the ‌Graduate Academic Calendar‌‌.

Apply Now

Apply to Graduate Studies at SMU.