How to Apply

Instructions for successfully completing a graduate application.

Please be sure you meet admission requirements prior to applying.

Applicants will navigate two web application systems:  ECE's web app system and FGSR's web app system. ECE will not consider any applicant who has not filed their application on both web systems.

How to Apply:

  1. Fill out and submit ECE's online application form.
  2. Once ECE's online application form is submitted an automatically generated email will be sent confirming your application was received. Only apply to one degree program within one area of specialization. Multiple applications will not be accepted, and will be refused.  Once you receive the email you move forward to the next application stage.  Please ensure you are within the ECE application deadlines for the term you are applying to. 

  3. Create a brand new application using FGSR's Application.
      
    Please note that ECE and FGSR's applications are two separate applications, and both must be filled out from the beginning.  When filling out FGSR's application enter ALL post-secondary education taken, this includes any transfer credit courses from other institutions, do not leave out any education. The application will be incomplete if there is missing information in the education section.

    All students applying are required to pay a non-refundable $100 CAD application fee. Countries waived from the application fee.  Fill out FGSR's application even if the country you are applying from is waived from the fee. ECE does NOT use the Messaging tool in the portal, therefore you will not receive a response to any messages within that tool.
    All inquiries should be sent directly to gradinfo@ece.ualberta.ca.  

  4. Supporting Documents
    All documents are uploaded directly to FGSR's web application. When uploading your documents please ensure you are uploading exactly what is required. See supporting document link.   

    All applications and supporting documents must be submitted by the Document Deadline Dates. Students should be applying two to three months prior to the document deadlines in order for the application to be reviewed by the professors.  

    Please do not mail any hardcopies of documents to the department. Hardcopies of official documents are only sent to the Faculty of Graduate Studies if specifically requested by the Faculty.
    Do not refer Bear Tracks at the application review stage, as the information there is not accurate.  

  5. Tracking Application Documents and Status
    To track your application documents refer to the applicant portal login.  https://graduate-studies-apply.ualberta.ca/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_lgn.  Click on the show details button.
    References will show as reference submitted in the portal.  If a reference is showing as email sent the reference has not yet been received into the portal. The department does not notify any applicants of missing documents, this is the responsibility of the applicant.

    Missing or required documents can be uploaded via the applicant portal.  https://graduate-studies-apply.ualberta.ca/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_lgn

  6. Final Decision 
    Once the file is complete the file will go out for review. The applicant will be notified by email when a decision has been reached.
    IMPORTANT - Applicants who are admitted must refer to the applicant portal to retrieve their admission letter, and to accept or refuse the admission offer.  If the offer is not accepted the offer is not finalized.  The offer is only finalized once the accept offer button has been clicked.  

    If an application is refused the department will not accept requests to change the program or term for further review.  If applicants are wishing to be reviewed for a different program or term after being refused, applicants would have to apply to the new term or different program.

If you have any questions with regard to the application process or problems with ECE's application please email gradinfo@ece.ualberta.ca

Please bookmark this link and refer to it frequently.

https://graduate-studies-apply.ualberta.ca/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_lgn