Engineering Graduate Studies

Advance Your Engineering Career with Graduate Programs at the University of Guelph

The University of Guelph proudly offers comprehensive engineering graduate studies programs designed to propel your career to new heights. Our esteemed programs include the Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), Master of Applied Science (MASc.), and PhD in Engineering, each tailored to provide an immersive and cutting-edge educational experience. Whether you aim to deepen your technical expertise, engage in innovative research, or aspire to become a leader in the engineering field, the University of Guelph's dynamic and supportive learning environment will empower you to achieve your academic and professional goals. Join a community of forward-thinking engineers and embark on a transformative journey that blends rigorous academics with real-world applications.

Application Process

Important Dates:

Application Deadlines:

The School of Engineering will accept applications for all programs to start in the fall (September), winter (January) or summer (May) semesters. The deadlines for submitting an OUAC application are as follows:

  • For Fall Semester entry: May 1

  • For Winter Semester entry: August 1 of the previous year

  • For Summer Semester entry: January 1

The School of Engineering recommends that International applicants apply online a minimum of nine months in advance of the semester start date and review the International Credential Guidelines before applying. This is to ensure incoming students have adequate time to obtain a study permit/visa.

Receiving a Response:

A final decision on your admissibility will not be made until all application materials have been received by the School. All applications are reviewed following the application deadlines. 

  • For the Fall Semester entry, applicants will receive a response by the end of June.

  • For the Winter Semester entry, applicants will receive a response by early-November.

  • For the Summer Semester entry, applicants will receive a response by early-March.

Financial Support

Tuition Information

All students are required to pay tuition fees.  Information on graduate student tuition fees can be found by visiting the Student Financial Services Guelph Graduate Fees page.

Sources of Funding

The School of Engineering guarantees financial support to all full-time MASc and PhD students admitted to the program.  Financial support is not provided for the MEng program, or students pursuing their degree on a part-time basis.

Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA)

Full-time students in both the MASc and PhD programs will be guaranteed a GRA.  The GRA is provided by the faculty advisor to support research being conducted by the advisor and will be used in preparation of the student's thesis.  Beginning in winter 2020, students in the MASc program are guaranteed funding for 6 semesters and those in the doctoral program for 12 semesters.  GRA stipends are renewable each semester based on satisfactory performance.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA)

GTA's are awarded through an open competition and students enrolled in full-time studies in the School of Engineering are expected to apply for Teaching Assistantship positions within their area of expertise.

Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

A number of internal and external scholarships/awards/bursaries are available to incoming and current graduate students.  Please consult the Graduate Calendar and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Graduate Awards Eligibility Chart.

Prospective students and current students interested in applying for graduate scholarships should contact

In-course graduate students receive regular correspondence through the graduate student listserv regarding upcoming scholarship opportunities to their GryphMail ( email account. 

Scholarship Opportunities

Government Funded Awards

Federal Awards

Provincial Awards

Scholarships & Funding