*** NOTE: Application Deadline extended to February 8, 2021***

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 and other groups traditionally under-represented in physics.

Students being considered for admission into Perimeter Scholars International will be contacted for a short oral interview.


There is no application fee required.


  1. Deadline for early consideration - November 15th, 2020 at 11:59 EST
  2. Deadline for final consideration - February 1st, 2021 at 11:59 Deadline extended to February 8th, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET.

Applications to either deadline will be considered equally. We encourage applicants who have all of their information in order to submit to the early deadline. Those applicants who think that their information will change significantly by February should wait for that deadline.

Please do not call or email Perimeter Institute with inquiries on the status of your application. We will be in contact with applicants once a decision is reached.

More information can be found on the FAQ webpage on application requirements.

Perimeter Institute is committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2 persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.