Participant Eligibility & Registration

3MT is a competition that challenges research students to communicate the significance of their projects to a general audience in just three minutes.

Eligibility Criteria* for Local and Regional Competitions

  • Full-time Master’s or Ph.D. students registered in thesis-based programs and in good standing are eligible to participate.
  • Graduate students in course-based programs, visiting students, exchange students, and students on leave are not eligible to participate.
  • Graduate students at any stage of their program are eligible to participate.
  • Graduate students who have convocated are not eligible to participate. Graduate students who have already defended their thesis but have not yet convocated are eligible to participate.
  • Presentations must be based on the primary research the graduate student has conducted in their graduate program.
  • Graduate students should conduct their presentation in English.
  • Graduate students must present in person, agree to be photographed and digitally recorded, and allow any recordings to be made public.

*The above participant eligibility criteria are listed in the 3MT® Three Minute Thesis Competition – Handbook for Participating Universities (2019) by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS).

2024 Participant Registration

To participate in TWU's 2024 3MT Competition, contact the Office of Graduate Studies at for inquiries or register by submitting your TWU's 2024 3MT Competition Participant Registration from your student email.

Once your registration is received, you will receive additional information about the workshop and participation requirements.

Submit 2024 Registration