Applicant Information

MSc and PhD Programs


Our department offers thesis-based MSc and PhD degrees in chemistry and biochemistry. Both degree programs require coursework and research under the supervision of a faculty member.

Financial Support: Students accepted into our graduate program are generally guaranteed financial support in the form of scholarships, fellowships, teaching assistanships, or research assistantships to help cover tuition and living expenses. No separate application for financial support is required. Students can increase their stipend with additional internal or external graduate scholarships. Please contact potential supervisors or our graduate studies coordinator for more information.

Regina Facts: Regina is the capital of the province of Saskatchewan and has a population of 200,000. The city is home to the Royal Saskatchewan museum, the Mackenzie Art Gallery, the Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts, the Globe theatre (Canada's only permanent theatre-in-the-round), and the Saskatchewan Science Centre. Regina also has a symphony orchestra and a professional Canadian Football team, the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The city hosts several festivals throughout the year, including the Cathedral Village Arts Festival, the Regina Folk Festival, and Mosaic, a festival of international culture. Regina is also noted for having more brewpubs per capita than any other city in Canada. Regina's climate is continental, with dry, cold winters and warm sunny summers. The Qu'Appelle river valley is a short drive north, and several lakes are also in close proximity.

Application Procedures:

Information on admissions and application procedures can be found at the following Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research pages:

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) admission procedures.

Minimum admission standards for Canadians and Permanent Residents.

Minimum admission standards for international students.

The Graduate Online Application for Admission.

Students who are not exempt from the English language requirements are expected to meet the following minimum standards: TOEFL 20, 20, 20 (new, paper), or 20 (iBT) or Duolingo 110 or IELTS 6.5.

Application deadline:
Fall admission: April 15
Winter admission: August 15
Spring/Summer admission: December 15
Applications for which the interest of a particular potential supervisor has already been secured can be considered outside of these deadlines.

For further information, please e-mail:

Dr. Stephen Cheng
Graduate Studies Coordinator
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Regina, Regina
Saskatchewan, S4S 0A2, CANADA
E-mail Graduate Studies Coordinator