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

Waterloo, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1957Established Year
  35156Enrollment

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Vision Science)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

$ 10,563 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • MSc in Vision Science at the University of Waterloo offers as a 2-years (4 sessions) program.
  • This program offered on a full-time basis.
  • It is offered as a thesis-based program.
  • The School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo, provides the only English optometric training in Canada leading to an accredited Doctor of Optometry degree.
  • The school also provides a graduate program in Vision Science and Optometry. Extensive clinic programs support practical experience for students and health services for the public.
  • Through this program, students will focus on:
    • Healthcare, Education, and Delivery
    • Neurosciences
    • Ocular Biology and Pathophysiology
    • Technology and Optics
  • 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
Duration2 years
Fees$ 23,172 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
Program Urlhttps://uwaterloo.ca/discover-graduate-studies/programs/vision-science-optometry-msc

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • The program is open to students with at least a 75% standing (or equivalent international level) in the last two years of:
    • An Optometry or Vision Science program.
    • An honors BSc (or BEng) (or equivalent) in an area relevant to the proposed studies.
    • An honors degree (or equivalent) in a health-related program.
    • An honors degree (or equivalent) with additional training or experience in a relevant field.
  • GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 [B Grade].

Indian Students Eligibility:

  • Students need to complete a 4 year UG degree in Computer Science, Vision Science, and health-related program from a recognized university or institute.

A GRE score is not required but is recommended for all international students applying to the program.


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
Feb 01

Winter
Jun 01

Spring
Oct 01


Scores Required

90 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

7 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearsYear 1Year 2
Tuition fee$10563$10563
Others$1023$1023
Total fee$11586$11586

Living Costs

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

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
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
Hira and Kamal Ahuja Award in Engineering $6,000 Yes 01 Oct, 2020
(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
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
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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.


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