IS THERE AN APPLICATION FEE?
There is no application fee.
We are unable to tell you via email what your chances are of being accepted into the Perimeter Scholars International program as we receive many qualifed applicants each year.
The minimum score required is 90 overall, with a minimum of 25 in writing and speaking.
If your TOEFL scores are not available before our submission deadline, we will accept late mailings of your TOEFL results only.
The University of Waterloo requires a TOEFL score unless you have attended one of the international universities that the University of Waterloo recognizes as exempt from the English language proficiency requirement. Please see the list of countries/international universities exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement. All others must provide us with a TOEFL score.
The University of Waterloo recognizes the following exams in addition to the TOEFL
- IELTS - http://www.ielts.org/
- Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - http://www.cael.ca
Further details regarding official English Language Proficiency requirements at the University of Waterloo can be found in the Gradaute Studies Academic Calendar - http://gradcalendar.uwaterloo.
The GRE is not required for admission to PSI, but if you upload your results we will take them into consideration when reviewing your application.
Your personal statement can be no longer than one page in length.
All successful applicants to the PSI program do receive the full scholarship described on our website. You are also encouraged and expected to seek out and apply for other scholarship funding in your home country for which you are eligible.
Applicants may have a master's degree in a discipline other than physics.
Your official final transcript must be received directly from the issuing institution in sealed, signed or stamped envelopes.
WHAT DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO BE MAILIED IN HARD COPY FORM TO YOU?
We only require that paper copies of your official final transcript and your TOEFL score are mailed to us. All other documentation can be uploaded to your application.
It is mandatory that you provide us with three letters of reference, however there is space available on your application for a fourth reference if you choose to provide an additional one.