Important Dates

Important Closure Notice: The University of Toronto will be closed from December 23, 2020, through January 3, 2021, for the Holiday Season.  The University will re-open as of 8:45 a.m. on January 4, 2021. Applicants who require assistance before the January 5 deadline should contact the ECE Graduate Office no later than December 21, 2020.

Applications will open on October 15, 2020, for programs commencing in September 2021 and January 2022. All of our programs commence in September and January only.

Research-stream Programs (M.A.Sc. and Ph.D.)

January 5, 2021, is the deadline to complete an application for the M.A.Sc. or Ph.D. program.

  • This deadline applies to all applicants who wish to commence their program in September 2021 or January 2022.
  • Both online applications must be complete, including two references, by the deadline.
    • The ECE WEB SYSTEM will email an applicant’s referees to request references only after the applicant has submitted their application.  An application is not complete until both references have been submitted; therefore, it is highly recommended that applicants (1) submit their applications well in advance of the deadline and (2) confirm that their references have been submitted by the deadline.
  • Supporting documents, such as transcripts, must be submitted by the deadline.
  • On February 18 and 19, the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will host select applicants for a virtual “Graduate Research Days 2021. This online event will showcase the outstanding graduate education and research opportunities offered by the Faculty and the Department. Activities will include keynote addresses, a graduate student research showcase (three-minute thesis style), alumni speakers, research lectures, student panels, and a virtual tour of the campus. Applicants must apply to the M.A.Sc. or Ph.D. program by the January 5 deadline to be considered for an invitation.

Course-based Program (M.Eng.)

March 15, 2021, is the deadline to complete an M.Eng. application for both domestic and international applicants.

  • This deadline applies to all applicants who wish to commence their program in September 2021 or January 2022.
  • Both online applications must be complete including references by the deadline.
    • The ECE WEB SYSTEM will email an applicant’s referees to request references only after the applicant has submitted their application.  As an application is not complete until both references have been submitted, it is highly recommended that applicants (1) submit their applications well in advance of the deadline and (2) confirm that their references have been submitted by the deadline.
  • The supporting hard copy documents, such as transcripts, should be mailed by the deadline.
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