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

Waterloo, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1957Established Year
  35156Enrollment

Master (Data Science and Artificial Intelligence)

 16 months
 full time
  English
 co op & on campus
 Course Based

$ 29,997 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Master in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Waterloo is offered as a 16 months program.
  • This program offered on a full-time or part-time basis also.
  • The aim of this program is to provide breadth and depth in all three of these areas such as:
    • Statistics 
    • Computer Science, and
    • Optimization. 
  • The master's of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence is a coursework program with a co-op (only for full-time students) option.
  • The degree requirements include nine graduate courses relevant to data science.
  • The program provides strong core training so that graduates can adapt easily to changes and new challenges from industry.
  • Students will only be allowed to transfer to the regular option after one term and only in special circumstances, such as if they already have a job to which they plan to return upon graduation.
  • They expect students to complete the full-time co-op program in four terms (16 months), which includes two study terms, one four-month work term, and a final study term. 
  • Students in the regular part-time option are expected to complete the degree in nine terms (three years).
  • The students to faculty ration for this program are 24:1.
  • The average salary after this degree is 62,223 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration16 months
Fees$ 31,020 for 16 months
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
Program Urlhttps://uwaterloo.ca/data-science/graduate-programs/programs

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Honors bachelor’s degree or equivalent in data science, computer science, statistics, mathematics, or a related field, with a minimum overall average of 78%.
  • Minimum 75% grade point average (GPA) in the final two years of study (equivalent to last 20 half-credit courses).
  • GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 [B Grade].
  • Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants, whose first language is not English.

Indian Students Eligibility:

  • Students need to complete a 4 year UG degree in Data science, computer science, statistics, mathematics, or any related field.
  • Standard XII English, a minimum final grade of 75%.
  • First or Second Division standing in one of the following:
    • All India Senior School Certificate awarded by CBSE
    • Indian School Certificate awarded by CISCE 
    • other pre-university certificate awarded after 12 years of academic studies

GRE score is required only for those students who completed their degree outside of Canada and the United States.


Required Document List

Followings are the required documents:

  • 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.


Application Deadline

Fall
Jan 15


Scores Required

100 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

7.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1
Tuition fee$29997
Others$1023
Total fee$31020

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 7,200
Food$ 2,115

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Hira and Kamal Ahuja Award in Engineering $6,000 Yes 01 Oct, 2020
Waterloo Women in Mathematics Graduate Scholarship $2,262 Yes N/A
QNX Graduate Scholarship $10,434 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
Waterloo Graduate Scholarship $719 Yes N/A
University of Waterloo Merit Scholarship $710 Yes N/A
UWaterloo Graduate Entrance Scholarship $3,500 Yes N/A
Robbert Hartog Graduate Scholarship $3,775 Yes N/A
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
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
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

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:
    • official Letter of Acceptance from the University of Waterloo.
    • Financial Evidence. 
    • Photos meeting Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) specifications.
    • Proof of medical examination
    • Police certificate
    • Biometrics 
    • Country-specific documents
    • Documents requested by the visa office based on individual circumstances

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 15,000 USD per term including vacation pay and benefits, and work a maximum of 10 hours per week.

Career and Placement after Course

Data Scientist



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