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UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO - [UW], WATERLOO, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Waterloo, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1957Established Year
  35156Enrollment

Doctor of Philosophy [Ph.D] (Statistics - Biostatistics)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 10,458 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics - Biostatistics program allows students to complete their degree in 2 years.
  • This program is offered on a full-time basis and it will also be offered on a part-time basis.
  • The Student to faculty ratio for this program is 18:1.
  • This program focus on the main following areas:
    • Biostatistics
    • Computational Statistics
    • Probability
    • Statistical Theory and Methods
  • This program is offered as a thesis-based.
  • Statistics is the science of extracting information from data.
  • The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is among the top academic units for statistical and actuarial science in the world and is home to more than 40 research active full-time faculty working in diverse and exciting areas.
  • The Department is also home to over 900 undergraduate students and about 150 graduate students in programs including Actuarial Science, Biostatistics, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, and Statistics-Computing.
  • This degree is offered by the Faculty of Mathematics and this faculty is ranked No.1 in North America.
  • Students have career/job opportunities to work as 
    • Data mining intern
    • Analytics and data science
    • Business analyst
    • Data & reporting analyst
    • Financial analyst
    • Quality assurance analyst

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Doctorate
Duration2 years
Fees$ 22,962 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
Program Urlhttps://uwaterloo.ca/discover-graduate-studies/programs/statistics-phd-biostatistics

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must be qualified with a  thesis-based master’s degree in a related field from a recognized institution.
  • In addition, those admitted must have completed the equivalent of a senior-level course in the area of theoretical statistics or actuarial science.
  • Minimum grade point ‘A’ (83%) is required to enroll in this program.
  • A Master's degree obtained without a full research thesis is normally an inadequate qualification for admission to the Ph.D. program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a master's degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a 3-year UG degree with a first-class from a NAAC-accredited institution.

Submission of GRE scores is not compulsory for this program, however, it is recommended to submit a minimum 309 for better a chance of admission.

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

Followings are the required documents to be submitted while entering this(chemical engineering) program:

  • Official Transcripts: Students need to submit their copy of their original transcripts. Official transcripts are printed on security paper with the University of Waterloo seal and signature of the Registrar.
  • Statement of Interest: Statement of interest is one of the few ways to describe that faculty have to understand the student's motivation, the seriousness of purpose, and their level of commitment to the discipline.
  • Reference Letter:  Students will choose letter writers that will be able to comment on their academic record as well as other experiences or relevant skill sets. 
  • CV/Resume:  Students should probably provide a resume, a copy of their transcripts, as well as a copy of their statement of interest, and other relevant application material.
  • English Language Requirement Scores like TOEFLIELTS,..etc.


Application Deadline

Fall
Feb 01

Spring
Dec 01


Scores Required

90 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

7.0 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fee$10458$10458
Others$1023$1023
Total fee$11481$11481

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 7,200
Food$ 2,118

Ranking

Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #41/ 500

Mathematics [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Waterloo Women in Mathematics Graduate Scholarship $2,262 Yes N/A
QNX Graduate Scholarship $10,434 Yes N/A
Waterloo Graduate Scholarship $719 Yes N/A
University of Waterloo Merit Scholarship $710 Yes N/A
Ontario Trillium Scholarship $28,961 Yes N/A
Robbert Hartog Graduate Scholarship $3,775 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
Hira and Kamal Ahuja Award in Engineering $6,000 Yes 01 Oct, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships Variable Yes 03 Jan, 2021
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • There is no particular visa type to study in Canada but require a Student Visa.
  • International applicants who are applying for a Student Visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
  • Following are the required documents for Students visa applications:
    • Application for Study Permit
    • Letter of acceptance.
    • Proof of financial support.
    • Passport photos.
    • an Entry Visa to enter the country.
    • Visa to study or work in the country.
    • Resident Permit or registration after arrival in the host country.

Work Study

  • The work-study program offers part-time, on-campus jobs for full-time students with financial need.
  • Work-study jobs pay minimum wage or higher. Students can earn up to $2000 per term including vacation pay and benefits, and work a maximum of 10 hours per week.

Career and Placement after Course

Careers possible after this course are:

  • Data mining intern
  • Analytics and data science
  • Business analyst
  • Data & reporting analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Quality assurance analyst


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