Top Researchers, Great Facilities, Paid Positions


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Western University is growing. We are currently recruiting students for various Master’s and Doctoral project offerings.

The Position: We are seeking motivated, passionate students looking to jump start their careers in research and teaching. We encourage applications from students with undergraduate and/or Master's degrees in physics, applied physics, applied mathematics, astronomy, or other disciplines where students have taken upper-level undergraduate and/or graduate level courses in the fundamental areas of physics.

The Program: The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers graduate programs leading to MSc and PhD degrees in both disciplines. All programs are housed in our state-of-the-art building. With core faculty conducting front-line research in a range of areas, the Department of Physics and Astronomy provides students with an array of exciting professional development and high-impact learning opportunities.

Western astronomers have access to all telescopes with a Canadian national share and operate astronomy research facilities in Southwestern Ontario. Our Physics faculty are affiliated with top research facilities on campus including Interface Science Western, the Western Nanofabrication Facility, the Brain and Mind Institute and the Robarts Research Institute.

More information about physics & astronomy research at Western can be found online at

The Location: Located in London, Ontario, Western University is one of the most picturesque campuses in North America. A vibrant, multicultural city of 385,000 London is the economic, entertainment and cultural hub of Southwestern Ontario, offering many benefits of a large city while providing the sense of community and cost of living one expects from a smaller city.

The Application Process: Applications to graduate programs at Western must be submitted online to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Information on the application process can be found at

Why You Should Apply:

  • Receive a competitive stipend design to cover tuition and cost of living without the need for outside employment or loans.
  • Opportunity to work with leading researchers in world-class labs and state-of-art facilities, both on campus and around the world.
  • Gain experience conducting research, instructing undergraduate students, and make connections in industry and academia.


**Students who are admitted to one of our graduate programs and accept our Admission Offer will have their application fee refunded.

Scholarships and Fellowships are available to outstanding students from the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Space Western, the Ontario government, and the Canadian government.

If you would like more information or have any questions about our programs please contact our graduate affairs assistant Brian Davis at or 519-661-2111 ext.86639


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