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Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Biotechnology)

 3 years
 full time
 honours & on campus

Field of Study

$ 22,121 

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Program Description

  • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology at York University is offered as a 3-year teaching program.
  • This BSc program in Biotechnology is offered by the Faculty of Science on both a full-time and part-time basis.
  • York’s Biotechnology program prepares students for a career in this exciting, steadily growing field.
  • This BSc program teaches not only the underlying science but also exposes students to relevant social, legal, ethical, and business issues.
  • In this four-year honors Biotechnology program, students will study courses related to
    • Molecular and cell biology
    • Genetics
    • Chemistry 
    • Biochemistry
  •  Fourth-year students complete an intensive thesis course that provides first-hand experience in independent research and laboratory techniques.
  • This Biotechnology program at York University has been designed to provide a well-coordinated synthesis of carefully selected courses in molecular and cell biology, genetics, and biochemistry with others in computer science, economics, business, and ethics.
  • This BSc Biotechnology program combines the required technical and conceptual scientific rigor necessary for mastery of the discipline with a fundamental education relevant to the socio-economic aspects of biotechnology.
  • Students frequently compete in the Sanofi-Pasteur Healthcare & Biotechnology Venture Challenge.
    This is a unique opportunity at York University for Biotechnology and Schulich MBA(offered by Schulich School of Business) students to create business plans to get products out of the lab and on to the market.
  • Teams comprised of York’s Biotechnology and Schulich MBA students were awarded over $10,000 in prizes.
  • Students after graduating from this BSc program in Biotechnology at York University have many job opportunities as follows:
    • Biomanufacturing scientist,
    • Regulatory affairs officer,
    • Agricultural product researcher, etc., with an average salary of around 40,000 USD per year.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration3 years
Fees$ 71,688 for 3 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Mar 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • In Grade 12, Students with a minimum overall average of 60% is required to be considered for admission in BSc Biotechnology at York University.
  • Grade 12 chemistry or Grade 12 Biology are the compulsory subjects
  • Students must have Grade 12 math (Minimum math result of 55%). Grade 12 Predicted Marks.
  • The student should be ready to submit the Grade 10 Certificate and Grade 11 Final Transcript.
  • To be considered for this program, a minimum of 70 average in Grade 12 is required.
  • Grade 12 Physics is recommended but not compulsory required for better chance of admission in this Biotechnology Program.

Indian Student Eligibility

Indian students are eligible to apply for this BSc Program in Biotechnology if they have any one of the following certificates:

  • All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSCE)
  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
  • Indian School Certificate (ISC)
  • Intermediate Examination Certificate
  • Pre-University Examination Certificate

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide. To know more about the requirem….Read More

Required Document List

Following Documents are required to attend this program:

  • Statement of Purpose: An essay or other written statement written by the student.
  • Resume/CV: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
  • Academic Documents: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Sample of written work: Student has to write something interesting as their sample essay in the application form.
  • Statement of Interest: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Proof that students have enough money to support themselves during their stay in Canada.
  • Letters of reference or any other documents the visa office tell students to bring.

Application Deadline

Mar 01

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Feb 15

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3
Tuition fees$22121$22121$22121
Health insurance$650$650$650
Books fees$1125$1125$1125
Total fees$23896$23896$23896

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 4,441
Food$ 3,750
Personal expenses$ 1,875

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
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VISA & Work Study


  • A Student VISA authorizes students to study in Canada legally.
  • International students will receive their Study Permits in the form of a paper document which will usually be attached to the passport at the Canadian port of entry.
  • Temporary Resident Visas (TRVs), commonly called Entry Visas, are to be obtained by foreign nationals who require visas to enter Canada, while Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) allows foreign nationals from visa-exempted countries to enter Canada without a visa.

Work Study


  • The student must have a valid study permit for the period of employment.
  • He/She should meet the specific skills and experience requirements set by the sponsoring department.


  • All students are permitted to accept one Work-Study position only per program period.
  • Non-degree students (i.e. visiting students, students on a LOP) are not eligible for Work-Study.
  • Students are not eligible to hold a work-study position in the same term in which they are holding an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (or equivalent).

Salary Rate:

  • Hourly rates vary with the nature of the job, the scope of responsibilities and work experience.
  • The salary range will be indicated on the job posting and/or students will be advised by the employer during the interview.
  • Work/study students are paid by their hiring department through York's payroll system.
  • Student Financial Services does not pay students and cannot make adjustments to pay.

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