Prospective Students


Please refer to our “Application Information” page for details.


It is a major commitment for faculty members to co-supervise your program of study; therefore we encourage you to start this process early. For tips, please click here. You may also consult the UBC Experts Guide. Please note that it is the applicants’ responsibilities to identify supervisors. When approaching potential supervisors, it is sometimes helpful to send the following:

  • A 2-page Statement of Proposed Research Topic (SPRT)
  • A rationale for why they should be your potential research supervisor
  • A statement indicating why you are applying to ISGP instead of a disciplinary department

For more information and tips on finding supervisors, please visit the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies web site.