Finding a Supervisor

Domestic Students
Although it doesn’t guarantee admission, selecting a potential supervisor is very helpful in terms of deciding on a course of study and structuring the Letter of Intent required for application. Domestic students can be accepted before finding a supervisor, but they cannot register without one.

International Students
As part of their application, international students MUST have a confirmation, in writing, of their RSI graduate supervisor and a guaranteed source of funding from a recognized international funding agency, a government scholarship from their home country, or guaranteed funding from the prospective supervisor.

How to Find a Supervisor
All students must find an appropriate RSI faculty member as their supervisor before initial registration.

A supervisor must have an Associate Member appointment to supervise MSc students and participate on the Program Advisory Committee of any student. A supervisor must have a Full Member appointment to supervise a PhD student.

Choose a field of research that is of interest to you. Feel free to contact potential supervisors. Student and supervisor should discuss an appropriate research project, funding strategies, and review the general terms of supervision when considering an association.

 

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