Application Materials

The following documents are required to be uploaded to your online application:

1. Statement of Intent (cover letter explaining your interest in the program)
This letter should explain your research interest and why the ISGP would be an ideal program in which to carry out your research (as opposed to a disciplinary program).

2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

3. 2-page Statement of Proposed Research Topic (SPRT)
Compose a two-page summary that outlines your research project and methodology. The more succinct and concise, the better. Try to avoid sweeping statements and be as narrow and specific as possible, while avoiding the use of jargons. As you describe your topic for your proposed thesis pay attention to the specific arguments and interpretations that you intend to develop. Define research objectives, methods and significance, demonstrating the unsuitability of other approaches by reference to current academic or technical literature. In the process of clarifying the main research materials and debates, pay particular attention to how the different disciplines relate to, and will contribute to the achievement of your research objectives. If you can in any way identify the post-graduate developments of your research, such as places for publication (suitable periodicals, books or government reports), do so. Your statement may be supplemented by a one-page bibliography.

4. ISGP Co-Supervisors Agreement (signed)
At the time of submission in your online application, this form must contain all necessary signatures. Missing signature(s) will render your application incomplete.

5. Post-Secondary Transcripts (ALL)
Two (2) sets of official transcripts (in sealed and endorsed envelopes) from each of the post-secondary institutions you have attended (even ones where only course work was done). One set will be opened and scanned by you to upload to online application. The second set will be kept sealed and sent to Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies only if you are offered admission. Transcript submission guidelines are found here.
NOTE: Some institutional e-transcripts lack the transcript key and are secured file. In such cases, hardcopy official transcript will be needed to scan both front and back.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All required documents must be submitted through the online application portal as document uploads. Documents emailed or submitted in person will not be accepted.