Thank you for your interest in the Joint PhD in Educational Studies Program.
Applications for the 2023 Academic Year is now open.
The Joint PhD program is offered jointly through Lakehead University, the University of Windsor, and Brock University.
The online application process for the Joint PhD in Educational Studies Program is supported by Lakehead University. In your application, you will be asked which University you would like to apply to (Lakehead, Windsor, or Brock). Your selection will be considered your Home University. Your application will have the Lakehead University logo and contact information on it regardless of which university you apply to.
All applications to the Joint PhD Program will automatically be forwarded to the Office of the Joint PhD Secretariat for assessment. Please review all information below carefully prior to proceeding with your application.
Please Note: The 2023 Academic year begins on July 4, 2023.
PLEASE NOTE: You must use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers to access the online application.
Submit the application fee:
You will be contacted by email (within one week) when we have received your paid application informing you of the required application materials you must submit. This email will also provide you with your username/Lakehead student number, temporary password, and instructions on how to login to the Lakehead MyInfo portal where you can monitor the status of your application and documents.
Approaching a Potential Supervisor
While there is no one correct way to approach a potential PhD Supervisor, we recommend that you send an email to your prospective supervisor that includes the following:
Before sending an email, we recommend visiting the Designated Faculty List to explore faculty research interests and to see who may supervise.
In order to complete your application, you must upload your other supporting documents (listed below). Once you have received your Lakehead username/ID# and password you will be able to activate your Lakehead University MyInfo Portal where you can upload your documents including:
2) Academic CV
3) Proof of Research Competency
4) Proof of English Language Proficiency
English is the primary language of communication and instruction in the program. Applicants from other countries who have not completed a degree at a university where the primary language of instruction is English must demonstrate proficiency in English to be considered for admission. This can be demonstrated in one of the following ways:
In some cases, home university regulations require the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for students with degrees from overseas universities, even where the language of instruction is English. Please check the home university websites for specific requirements. Please consult the Office of the Secretariat to submit an equivalent demonstration of proficiency.
Please note that transcripts and materials submitted in support of an application to the Joint PhD in Educational Studies become the property of the Secretariat of the Joint PhD in Educational Studies Program and will not be returned.