Grad studies

We are always looking for excellent graduate or undergraduate students. Grad school can give students a taste of what it means to do research and it can give a competitive edge when it comes to hiring. If you are academically strong, you are passionate about science, technology and applied math, and you find studying & solving challenging problems fun, consider going to graduate school.

Interested? At UofL you must find a potential supervisor before you apply. Look at our faculty research profiles and contact the professors directly.

Requesting that your application for graduate studies be endorsed

Before you apply for graduate school here, your application must be endorsed by a faculty. To request my endorsement, you must convince me that you at least fulfill the minimum requirements for admission by completing the following steps. The competition is strong and you normally need to show evidence of skills beyond the minimum requirements.

  1. Candidates, please fill out [this form]. Please be brief and to the point.
  2. Please send by e-mail to org.apply [at] gmail [dot] com the following documents:
    • Transcripts
    • English test results (if applicable)
    • CV
    • Any papers or technical reports you authored, if applicable
    • Any other information you think will make your case stronger
  3. Please do not officially apply to the university until you receive confirmation that I endorse your application.

Grad school official application deadlines

To start in: September January May
Application deadline: February 1 or May 1
(two rounds)
October 1 February 1

Minimum admission requirements for graduate school

English language proficiency:

  • Previous degree from a recognized institution with instruction in English
    (contact Grad Studies to check if your institution is recognized), OR
  • One of:
    • min TOEFL/TWE paper 580/5.0
    • min TOEFL/Essay computer 237/5.0
    • min iBT TOEFL 93
    • min IELTS 6.5
    • min CAEL 70

Min GPA:
3.0/4.0 on the last 20 courses (Masters)
3.5/4.0 on all masters level courses (PhD)

Visit [The Calendar] for more information.