Graduate Education

The Ontario Council on Graduate Studies (OCGS)

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Graduate degrees are one of the best investments students can make in their future. By continuing their studies, graduate students gain valuable knowledge and marketable skills that will open the door to new opportunities – from conducting groundbreaking green energy research to financing large capital projects at a Bay Street equities firm.

The Ontario Council on Graduate Studies (OCGS), an affiliate of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), consists of Deans of Graduate Studies at each university in the province. Together they strive to ensure quality graduate education and research across Ontario.

For more information, please see the links below:

Graduate Studies in Ontario: Information and links related to applying to graduate studies at each university.

Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS): Links to each university's web page providing additional information on the application process for an OGS award.

Membership List: Each Dean of Graduate Studies is a member of OCGS. 

Advocacy: COU has published a paper articulating its recommendations for expansion of graduate education in Ontario.

Policy: OCGS statement on University-Related Employment for Full-Time Graduate Students.

Ontario Visiting Graduate Students: Information about the program supporting visiting graduate students at Ontario universities.

CONACyT: OCGS administers a scholarship program with the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT) of Mexico.

Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance: While OCGS remains responsible for the promotion and management of graduate education in Ontario, the process of reviewing and ensuring the quality of university programs now resides with the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance (The Quality Council). The Quality Council is a separate arms-length organization created to administer quality assurance.