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Perimeter Scholars International

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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - Senior
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)

Perimeter Scholars International (PSI) is a one-year master's-level course in theoretical physics designed to bring highly qualified and exceptionally motivated graduate students to the cutting edge of the field in an intense, interactive training environment.

Taught by some of the world's top physicists, students at PSI are fully integrated into the unique international culture and dynamic research atmosphere of a leading centre, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, while earning a Master of Science from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.


PSI is a different kind of physics master's training program aimed at ambitious and driven young minds who want to be at the cutting edge of science and discovery.

PSI could be the perfect fit for you if:

You know you want to pursue theoretical physics, but have not yet committed to a sub-field such as cosmology, particle physics, or quantum information. The PSI program will expose you to the full breadth of theoretical physics in courses taught by world-leading minds in each area, allowing you to discover your area of interest.

You want to continue your studies with a PhD, working under the guidance of a Perimeter Faculty member.

You value collaboration over competition, and are interested in conducting research-driven coursework alongside some of the world's leading theoretical physicists.

You want to immerse yourself in theoretical physics, push your limits, and experience a once-in-a-lifetime physics "boot camp" among like-minded peers from around the globe.

Each year up to 30 students from countries around the world will be admitted into the unique PSI program.

Students will be selected on the basis of their potential as researchers in theoretical physics and on academic achievement. PSI intends to recruit a diverse group of students, both in background and nationality, and without regard for financial means. We especially encourage applications from women.

Admission is highly competitive - all students who are admitted receive full scholarships for Accommodation; Meals;Living stipend; Full tuition; Health insurance; Books and materials; Laptop; and Travel supplement.
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Waterloo (Lead)

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Academic Disciplines:

Condensed Matter Physics
Gravitational Radiation
Mathematical Physics
Particle Physics
Quantitative Biology
String Theory
Theoretical Physics

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