How to Apply

Ella Fitzgerald

Photo taken by Herman Leonard

Ella Fitzgerald performing at the Downbeat Club, NYC, 1949.

Applicants are required to complete an on-line application form and provide the names and email addresses of two references. References will be collected electronically upon completion of the application. In addition, your application must include digital copies of the following supplementary documents. These documents must be saved as a .pdf or .doc file and their size must be less than 3000kb (3mb). You will be prompted to upload these documents under the "Supplementary Documents" section of the application.

1. One official academic transcript from each post-secondary institution attended

2. A sample of your best written work, preferably a term paper

3. A statement of interest (300-500 words)

The 2018-19 online application system will be open for applications on October 1, 2018. The application deadline for September 2018 admission closed on May 1st, 2018. Applications received after this date will only be considered if places are still available.

Please note the American Studies graduate program has September admission only.

Begin your Application


Need Assistance?

Applicants can contact the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for assistance with their application at 519-850-2341, or email:

If you are unable to generate a digital copy of your document(s) please mail it to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at Western. They will scan the document and attach it to your application. Please be sure to include your Application number with the documents provided.

Mailing Address:

International and Graduate Affairs Building, Room 1N07
Western University
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario Canada N6A 3K7