The Department of Physics at Queen’s University is one of the leading Canadian research institutes in Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy.
Our faculty includes high-profile, worldclass physicists who work on cutting edge areas of theoretical, applied and experimental physics.
Our staff and students carry out their research on campus as well as at external facilities including some of the largest astronomical and astro-particle observatories in the world, such as Gemini and SNO, and the High Performance Computing Virtual Lab (HPCVL supercomputer) and at astronomical observatories around the world.
Application Deadline: February 15th for greater funding opportunities, but you may apply at any time.
Notification of acceptance is 4 weeks after receipt of full application.
"As a student at one of Canada's leading research universities, I get to meet a great number of speakers and collaborators as well as travel the globe to broaden my research horizons, all of which helps establish a supportive and scientifically fertile environment. Our professors are internationally renowned in their respective fields, and their broad range of interests assures that there is something here for everyone and that we all get to benefit from a multitude of different perspectives. The astronomy and astroparticle research groups are steeped in scientific history and it is a privilege to learn from and work with innovators of a field that I truly care for and feel passionate about."
For a select group of students (2-5 per year), we allow accelerated entry to the Ph.D. program after one year in the Master’s program.
We encourage you to identify an area of research interest and contact a potential supervisor before applying.
Astrophysics & Astronomy
Experimental Particle Astrophysics
Students in the Astrophysics and Astronomy program have the opportunity to carry out observations at astronomical facilities in Chile, Hawaii, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Australia. Students in the experimental particle astrophysics group carry out research at SNOLAB, the underground science laboratory near Sudbury, Ontario.
Basic Funding Package (teaching assistantship, internal fellowships, bursaries and supervisor support):
We encourage you to apply for additional funding through external scholarships (NSERC, OGS, etc.). Entering graduate students who win federal government tri-council awards are automatically provided a $5,000 top-up award by Queen’s.
For international students, if required, a TOEFL total score of at least 580 (paper-based) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.
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