2023 Graduate Student Positions

An illustration of the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic. (Credit: A. Desaulniers/Orcéine)
An illustration of the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic. (Credit: A. Desaulniers/Orcéine)

Each year, iREx professors hire new students to do a master’s degree (M.Sc.) or a doctorate (Ph.D.) in the field of exoplanets at the Université de Montréal or at one of the other home universities of the regular iREx members (McGill University and Bishop’s University).

For more information on our graduate student program, please visit our dedicated page.

Our Universities our presently accepting applications for 2023 semesters.

If you are interested in joining us for the Fall, Winter or Summer term, you should first contact directly the professor(s) you would like to work with. This will ensure that you will obtain support from your potential supervisor during the application process for several funding opportunities which have deadlines in the early Fall, namely NSERC and FRQNT scholarships. The positions will however remain open until filled.


Application Procedure

Université de Montréal

At the Université de Montréal, potential advisors are René DoyonDavid LafrenièreBjörn BennekePatrick Dufour et Jonathan Gagné, all of whom work in the Département de physique.

it is suggested to find a supervisor before applying to the university. It is thus recommended to first contact the professor(s) you are interested in working with and sending them your CV and transcript (you may also include a statement of interest)If the professor is currently recruiting new students and believes you may be a good match for one of their research projects, they will respond to your application to further discuss it.

You will then need to submit an application directly to the Université de Montréal. For more information on the graduate admission process in the Department of Physics at the Université de Montréal, contact Sophie Tremblay, Graduate Studies Coordinator, or consult the following pages.


McGill University

If you are interested in studying at McGill University, you should apply directly to the Department of Physics (potential advisors: Andrew CummingEve Lee or Nicolas Cowan) or the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (potential advisor: Nicolas Cowan).

It is encouraged to contact the professors you would like to work with if you want to apply to McGill. This will let them know you are interested in working with them, and they will also be able to confirm that they are currently recruiting new students, and that he or she will give your application due consideration.

For more information on the McGill University application process, see the departments websites :

  • Department of Physics
    • Fall (September admission): December 15
    • Winter (January admission): July 15 for international applicants and September 1 for Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
  • Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences admission page
    • Fall (September admission): February 1
    • Winter (January admission): September 1 for international applicants, Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


Bishop’s University

To work at Bishop’s University with Prof. Jason Rowe, you can contact him and find out more information on their application process on their admissions page. There is no formal deadline for admission, but students are encouraged to apply by May 1, 2023 in order to receive full consideration for registration in September 2023.


The Trottier Institute for Research on Exoplanets promotes employment diversity, inclusion and equity. We strongly encourage applications from women, visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities, as well as persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Supported by our EDI committee, we are committed to foster the professional integration of people from groups that are traditionally under-represented in the field of physics.

For more information on iREx contact our EPO Coordinator Marie-Eve Naudirex-applications@umontreal.ca.