PERIMETER SCHOLARS INTERNATIONAL
Perimeter Scholars International 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.
"It's the ideal place to be for 10 months of intense work -- it's a very good way to kick-start a career." - Nima Afkhami-Jeddi, Graduate, PSI Class of 2014
"If I had extremely talented undergrads asking me what to do next, I would tell them to do the PSI program." - Nima Arkani-Hamed, physicist and past PSI Faculty
Perimeter Scholars International welcomes applications from exceptional, enthusiastic, interactive students who have obtained an undergraduate degree in physics and/or math with a minimum of three undergraduate or graduate courses in physics beyond Introductory Physics.
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.
Please click here for the online application for Perimeter Scholars International 2016.
There is no application fee required.
Each year up to 30 students from countries around the world will be admitted into the unique PSI program.
Admission is highly competitive - all students who are admitted receive full scholarships.
Students accepted into Perimeter Scholars International will be eligible for full scholarships including:
- Living stipend
- Full tuition
- Health insurance
- Books and materials
- Travel supplement
PSI students are expected to apply for any non-PSI scholarship funding for which they may be eligible. If successful in obtaining funding, a portion will be applied to the cost of the PSI program and the remainder will be for your own personal use. Please contact us to discuss your particular situation.
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