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

Canada Graduate Scholarship - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement
University Deadline - October 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018

NSERC Doctoral Scholarship Program
Internal Deadline- Submitted Electronically – October 20, 2017
Please note - Heather Taylor is the “University Designate” for uploading official transcripts.

Mitacs Globalink Research Award
Deadline - November 8, 2017, 5:00pm (PT)

Mitacs JSPS Summer Program
Deadline - November 8, 2017

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Program
Internal Deadline – submitted electronically – November 17, 2017

CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master’s Program
National Deadline- Submitted Electronically – December 1, 2017, 8:00 pm (ET)

SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship Program
Internal Deadline – Please Check with Graduate Program Coordinator

Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarship (NSGS)
- Terms of Reference
- Nomination Form
- Annual / Final Report Form
Deadline - April 10 to the Graduate Program Coordinator.  May 1 to the FGSR office.

News and Events

Call for Proposals - Innovative, Creative and Entrepreneurial Mindsets Fund
Deadline - October 31, 2017 at 4:00pm

OERA Student Research Video Competition
Deadline - October 25, 2017 at 5:00pm ADT



Academic Calendar

Browse the ‌Graduate Academic Calendar‌‌.

Apply Now

Apply to Graduate Studies at SMU.