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Future Students

Western is an extraordinary place to study chemistry. We care deeply about teaching and research. We have a large, distinguished, and collegial department, diverse in both focus and methodological approaches.

Our graduates go on to pursue careers, nationally and internationally, at universities, government research facilities, non-governement organizations, and industry.  Others leave leave the research intense environment  for teaching, or other professional fields including medicine, law and business.

You are encouraged to explore our website to find faculty members whose expertise matches your own research plans and interests, and read about the application process.


If you are a domestic student considering joining our department for graduate studies, please consider visiting Western during our graduate recruitment weekend, February 22-24, 2019.

Top successful applicants (residing in North America) will be invited to join us at Western in order to meet with faculty, current graduate students, and other successful applicants to learn about our exciting research opportunities, tour our facilities, and learn more about graduate student life at Western and life in London, Ontario. Financial assistance for travel will be provided and local expenses will be covered (additional information will be included in the invitation letter). To be automatically considered for this opportunity, please ensure that we receive your complete application by Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at the latest. Contact Darlene McDonald, the Graduate Program assistant, for participation information.   

Soochow 2+2

Chemistry is a host department for the "2+2" joint Ph.D. program of the Soochow University-Western University Centre for Synchrotron Radiation Research. Contact  Professor Yang Song, "2+2" program coordinator, or Professor Robert Hudson, the Graduate Chair, for further information on applying

The Soochow collaborative program is intended to provide an additional multidisciplinary experience for students enrolled and completing the requirements in one of a number of participating existing OCGS-approved "free-standing" good quality programs (hereinafter referred to as the home programs). Students register in the participating degree program and must meet the admissions requirements of that home program, and meet its degree requirements plus those of the collaborative program. The degree conferred is that of the home program, and the completion of the collaborative program is indicated by a transcript notation and/or adjunct qualifications to the degree. See the link for Molecular Imaging

We also encourage you to contact faculty,  Darlene McDonald, the Graduate Program Advisor, or Professor Robert Hudson, the Graduate Chair, for further information on applying


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