Perimeter Scholars International welcomes applications from exceptional, enthusiastic, interactive students who have obtained an undergraduate degree in physics and/or math with a minimum of three undergraduate or graduate courses in physics beyond Introductory Physics.

Students will be selected on the basis of their potential as researchers in theoretical physics and on academic achievement. PSI intends to recruit a diverse group of students, both in background and nationality, and without regard for financial means. We especially encourage applications from women and other groups traditionally under-represented in physics.

Students being considered for admission into Perimeter Scholars International will be contacted for a short oral interview.


There is no application fee required.


  1. November 15 for early consideration 
  2. Final deadline is February 1

Please do not call or email Perimeter Institute with inquiries on the status of your application. (NOTE:  due to the large number of applicants for the November 15 deadline, there will be a delay in communicating feedback to applicants.)  We will notify you of the status of your application as soon as a decision has been made.

More information can be found on the FAQ webpage on application requirements.

Perimeter Institute is committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2 persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.