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Applications for Admission in Fall

You can start your application in the Graduate Admissions website., opens in new window

You can check if the program is still accepting applications in the application deadlines page, opens in new window.

Further information about deadline dates, English language proficiency and the online application can be found on the Graduate Admissions website, opens in new window.  

To review a listing of all required documents, please refer to the Prepare Your Application page, opens in new window on the Graduate Admissions website. 

*Note: Generally decisions will be made by programs starting in January. Offers of admission begin mid-to-late-March and continue throughout the spring and summer until the program is filled.

Admission Requirements

  • Four-year (honours) Bachelor's degree, or equivalent
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 / 4.33 (B), or equivalent, in the final half of the program

If you have not completed two or more years, full-time, at a Canadian university you will be required to provide certification of English language proficiency:

  • through one of the accepted examinations listed in the YSGS admissions website, opens in new window. Scores are valid for two years from the test date.
  • If you have completed two or more years at a university at which English was the primary language of instruction,  or have completed a graduate degree at a university where English was the primary language of instruction, applicants are required to provide an official statement from their institutions Registrar's office confirming the use of English as the Medium of Instruction for the duration of their study.

It is important to understand that meeting the minimum English proficiency requirements does not guarantee admission. 

You are required to submit a brief 500-word statement of interest demonstrating your capacity to succeed in the program.

The statement should describe:

  • Your motivations for pursuing graduate studies.
  • Your previous academic preparation.
  • Relevant work experience.
  • Future career plans.
  • Potential project proposal, should you have an early idea.

Please submit an updated résumé and highlight how your previous studies and experiences have prepared you for graduate studies at Ryerson University.

Two Letters of Recommendation are required for each application. The two recommendations should be from academic referees – former professors or research supervisors familiar with applicant’s abilities.

One recommendation may be substituted with a professional letter from a previous employer.

Referees names and contact information are entered during the online application process. They will be contacted directly via email by the Graduate Admissions Office for the recommendation.

It is your responsibility to make sure your Referees know to look for an email from Ryerson, where they will be able to submit your letter of recommendation.

Financing Your Studies

Fees for both international and domestic students will be posted on the fees section of the Registrar's Office website (see link below). 

Tuition is calculated by year for each program, it is not dependent on the number of courses taken per term. 

As per the 2021 fee schedule, tuition fees reported for the program are as follows:

  • Domestic: $10,644.03
  • International: $31,909.91

Tuition is a yearly charge, which is broken into three payments, each due at the beginning of each term (September, January and May).

The allocation of scholarships will be on a competitive basis and will be consistent with Ryerson’s policies concerning access, equity and research integrity, and the criteria established by Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management (F+PPCM) Graduate Program Committee.  The Committee will oversee the evaluation of candidates and selection of award winners.

You will be automatically considered to the following scholarships based on your admissions application:

  • Ryerson Graduate Scholarship (RGS): valued at $15,000.
  • Ryerson Graduate Fellowship (RGF): maximum value of $12,000.
  • Ryerson Graduate Development Award (RGDA): maximum value of $10,000.

Scholarships and Awards

The Yeates School of Graduate Studies (YSGS) website contains a comprehensive list of Scholarships and Awards, Additional Support, and External Funding Programs that will help you fund your education at Ryerson.

For questions about financial assistance, such as the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), please consult the Student Financial Assistance office website.

Additional Funding Options

Career Boost, Graduate Assitant, Reasearch Assistant, Lab Monitor and Exam Invigilator opportunities are available to current students. Visit the Ryerson Careers website to apply. 

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F+PPCM Scholarship for BIPOC Students

new BIPOC scholarship for F+PPCM students

The Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management (F+PPCM) Scholarship for BIPOC Students aims to counterbalance the social, cultural and economic difficulties BIPOC students encounter when they undertake graduate studies. Designated for a BIPOC student applying to the F+PPCM program at Ryerson, the scholarship will support academic excellence and demonstrated financial need.

The scholarship’s value is $22,000 per year and is attached to a special mentorship program. It is open to both domestic and international students.

If you have any questions abou the award or the application process please contact us at

To be eligible for this award applicants must:

  • Be applying to the Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management Program, at Ryerson University as a full time Graduate student.
  • Self-identify as BIPOC: including Black (including those that identify as Afro-Caribbean or African-Canadian), and/or An Aboriginal person in Canada (including First Nations [status or non-status], Metis, or Inuit and/or a Racialized person.
  • Demonstrate financial need, as determined by Ryerson University, through submission of a Student Budget Form.
  • Have clear academic standing.

The award will be administered by the Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) and the Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management (F+PPCM) program. The selection committee will be composed of at least three representatives. They will review the application information and prepare a ranked list of qualified Award recipients. They will make the final selection of the recipient based on the weighted criteria.  If in the opinion of the selection committee no candidates meet the outlined criteria, the award shall not be given to any applicant that year.

Interested applicants should submit their application documents via the google form below. 


*Your application documents must be uploaded in PDF format.

Application Deadline: Closed for 2021


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