First year and beyond

From registration to graduation, we are here for you. This page has the essential resources and services you will need throughout your program.

The key players

A short guide to the principal departments and how they can support you through your program.


Your graduate program

Your graduate program is your first point of contact for many questions and concerns related to your degree. Your program can help you with 

  • program requirements
  • courses
  • funding opportunities
  • graduate student assistantships

Your Graduate Program Administrator and Graduate Program Director will be your main contacts for these and many other questions.

Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS)

FGS is the faculty of registration for all graduate students. We can help you with questions related to:

  • registration
  • tuition and fees
  • awards and scholarships
  • working with your supervisor
  • examinations
  • thesis submission 

Graduate Students' Association (GSA)

The GSA represents the collective interests of graduate students to governing bodies of the university, all levels of government and the surrounding Calgary community. The GSA can answer questions about: 

  • health and dental insurance plan
  • the graduate assistant Collective Agreement
  • volunteer opportunities
  • social events

Learn more about the GSA

International Student Services (ISS)

ISS provides support services and customized advising for all international students adjusting to life in Canada. ISS can answer questions on:

  • immigration regulations
  • visas
  • study permits
  • obtaining a social insurance number

They also provide advising and programming for international students.

Go to the ISS website


Graduate student services

The university offers a unique combination of academic support, professional development and other services to give you the means to set, reach and even exceed your goals.

Student Success Centre

Student Success Centre

Meet with an Academic Development Specialist to work on your time management strategies or strengthen your critical reading skills, join the Graduate Writing Community, or connect with a Graduate Peer Mentor. Check out the many workshops offered at the Student Success Centre, as well as annual events like Grad Success Week or Academic Integrity Week.

My GradSkills

My GradSkills

My GradSkills has partnered with multiple organizations on and off campus to provide grad students with information about a wide range of valuable resources, workshops, courses and activities in a single location. The workshops are endorsed by FGS to be both academically sound and incredibly useful. They will build skills that you need now and that you'll need in your future career.

Career Services

Career Services

Your career development is an ongoing process that will continue throughout your lifetime. Career Services has specialist advisors for graduate students who will help you effectively plan your career and support you in your job search. Explore the Career Services link for regular job postings.

Graduate Academic and International Specialists

Graduate Academic Specialists

Have you run into a challenge that is affecting your academic life? The Faculty of Graduate Studies’ specialists provide confidential support and advice.

Book an appointment