Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the deadline to apply for Fall admission?
February 1

What is the deadline to apply for Winter admission?
September 1

Do I need a supervisor before being admitted to the thesis-based program?
Yes.

Is the admission procedure different for the course-based program?
No.  If a student cannot find a supervisor, he/she will be admitted to the course-based program.

What is Qualifying Year (Pre-Masters)?
A set of undergraduate courses in UW spanning either one term or two terms. 

Do I apply for Qualifying Year (Pre-Masters) directly?
No.  You need to apply to the graduate program.  The department will recommend that you be admitted to the Pre-Masters program, if there are deficiencies.  After you complete your pre-Masters successfully, you need to reapply to the graduate program.

How can I apply?
Download the application form from the following URL and follow the instructions on the FORM. http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/graduate-studies

Do I notify the ACS department when I apply?
Only if you are a thesis-based student, let your supervisor know that you have applied.  

Will I get a waiver for TOEFL or any other English Language Test if my language of instruction (in undergraduate/high school) was English?
If you are an international student, visit English Exempt Countries

How many letters of recommendation letters are required?
Two letters are required. They can be in free-format.  It would be best if at least one of the letters is from an academic institution.

Can I send notarized copies of transcripts?
Yes.

Whom can I contact if I have a question about my application?
Write to Dagmawit Habtemariam (d.habtemariam@uwinnipeg.ca)

What is the fee for an international student?
Fee information is available at http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/graduate-studies/fees/index.html


Frequently Asked Questions When Entering the M.Sc. Program

Students are strongly recommended to also read the Regulations & Policies Section of the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar and The Faculty of Graduate Studies Policies and Guidelines document.

 

What resources are available to new students entering the program?

The Faculty of Graduate Studies hosts an orientation session for new students twice a year (September and January). More information is available on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website.   https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/graduate-studies/current-students/student-orientation.html

 

What resources are specific to international students?

The International Student Services (ISS) centre is a very important resource for international students. It is located on the First Floor of the Rice Centre (475 Portage Ave). For current students, ISS provides a wide range of services and hosts a variety of fun events and informative workshops throughout the year. They also provide an important orientation session for new students.  https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/student/intl/index.html 

 

Where can I find information on scholarships and awards?

All information on scholarships and awards is available on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website at the following link.

https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/graduate-studies/scholarships-and-awards/index.html


What resources are available to develop and grow writing skills?

The Faculty of Graduate Studies hosts many graduate student writing workshops throughout the year. Students are strongly recommended to attend these events.

 

What opportunities are available for students to gain experience making technical presentations?

The Faculty of Graduate Studies hosts a research week every year, including an ACS Research Colloquium and a Three Minute Thesis competition. Students are encouraged to participate. 


What is the minimum academic standing and performance requirements to continue in the program?

 

Students are expected to maintain a minimum degree grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, and to achieve 3.0 in all core courses in order to continue in, and graduate from, the ACS graduate program. Students who receive one course grade of C+ or lower normally will be placed on probationary status. A second grade of C+ or lower will require withdrawal according to the regulations set out in “Involuntary Withdrawal for Academic Reasons.” of the Faculty of Graduate Studies Policies and Guidelines. Students who receive one course grade of C or lower normally are required to withdraw according to the regulations set out in “Involuntary Withdrawal for Academic Reasons.”

 

Is my progress in the program monitored or assessed?

 

Students’ progress in the program is assessed once a year via an annual progress report. The progress reports for course-based students are submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies on June 1st, and the progress reports for thesis-based students are submitted August 31st. These reports are typically completed in the 30 days prior to the due date to ensure the deadlines are met.

 

What is academic dishonesty?

Academic dishonesty is a very serious offense and will be dealt with in accordance with the University’s discipline bylaw. Be sure that you have read and understood Regulations & Policies in the Course Calendar. Students are strongly recommended to view the University of Winnipeg library video tutorial Avoiding Plagiarism, which is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvFdxRU9a8g

 

Can student take a leave from their studies?

Students may be granted an approved Leave of Absence for personal, health, lack of course

availability, or other reasons which temporarily prevent continuation in the graduate program as a

full-time, part-time, or continuing student. More information is available in The Faculty of Graduate Studies Policies and Guidelines.

 

What options are available for tuition fee payments?

Graduate student must pay full tuition for each of the first two years of their program. Each annual tuition fee can either be paid in full, for the entire year, or divided into three installments. Regardless of the payment schedule, tuition is charged on an annual basis for the first two years. More information can be found at the following link.

http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/graduate-studies/fees/fee-payments.html