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CARLETON UNIVERSITY, OTTAWA, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Ottawa, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1942Established Year
  30416Enrollment

Doctor of Philosophy [Ph.D] (Neuroscience)

 4 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, Carleton University

$ 15,774 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • The Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience is a 4-year program at Carleton University.
  • Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary field, encompassing different aspects of psychology, biology, chemistry, neurophysiology, genetics, and epidemiology. 
  • Students will work alongside top researchers in state-of-the-art facilities in microscopy, histology, neurochemistry, behavioral analysis, electrophysiology, and molecular genetic analysis.
  • Ph.D students will have the opportunity to develop research projects aimed at finding the answers to mental health diseases including addiction, depression, Parkinson’s disease, obesity, dementia, and traumatic injury.
  • The Faculty Research Highlights are:
    • Social neuroscience
    • Association between the immune system, stress, and psychiatric disorders
    • Neuroendocrine regulation of eating and metabolism
    • Sleep and health
    • Effects of environmental toxins and vulnerability to mental disorders
    • Brain development
    • Plasticity and recovery of brain function
  • Carleton University has strong concentrations in Food Science, Analytical Chemistry.
  • Ottawa is also home to world-class hospitals and medical research facilities and high tech organizations.
  • The student to faculty ratio is 12:1 which bridges the gap between faculty and students.
  • Carleton University has an acceptance rate of 21%, compared to other Canadian universities..

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Doctorate
Duration4 years
Fees$ 66,208 for 4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
ExamsGRE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, Carleton University
Program Urlhttps://graduate.carleton.ca/cu-programs/neuroscience-phd/

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students required a master’s degree in neuroscience, psychology, biology, or related field with a minimum A- average.
  • If English is not the students’ first language then they must provide proof of English competency.

Indian Student Eligibility:

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

  • Completed a 2 years Master’s, or an equivalent degree.
  • Or, completed both a bachelor’s (3 years) degree and a master’s degree.
  • Or, obtain a first-class division (75% or above, Distinction or Outstanding).
  • Submission of GRE scores is required for this program, the recommended GRE score to get into the program is 300+.


Required Document List

Following are the required Documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Transcript: A PDF copy of all post-secondary transcripts within the application or in Carleton Central.
  • Two Letter of Reference: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Statement of Intent: Explain the reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Writing Sample: Students applying for a job, internship, may be asked to provide a writing sample that allows an employer or graduate program to judge student ability to convey a written message.
  • Aptitude test results: Used to make inferences about competencies, capabilities, and future performance on the job of the students.
  • Preference Form: Some departments require students to fill in a preference form that will ask to outline their preferences for the program specialization, research area, or faculty supervisor.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

Fall
Feb 01


Scores Required

86 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

310 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$15774$15774$15774$15774
Health insurance$477$477$477$477
Others$301$301$301$301
Total fees$16552$16552$16552$16552

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Trillium Scholarship $28,961 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 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
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships Variable Yes 03 Jan, 2021
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Students need a Study Visa to stay in Canada. After receiving the study permit, they can apply for the Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
  • The cost of the Study Visa is 112 USD and valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Application form and Study Plan.
    • Completed IMM 1294 (Application for Study Permit Made Outside of Canada).
    • Letter of Acceptance (Student Information for a Study Visa from Carleton University).
    • Valid Passport (photocopy or scan).
    • Biometrics (fingerprints and photo)
    • Financial Evidence.
    • No criminal record certificate
    • Results of a medical exam.

Work Study

  • The Work-Study Program provides students a chance to get at a part-time on-campus job.
  • In On-Campus program students may work up to a maximum of 192 hours for the work-study period and earn up to a maximum of $3,000 for the fall/winter session.
  • The work-study hourly wage is $15.00/hour plus vacation pay.

Career and Placement after Course

Students have career opportunities in academia, health, business/industry, education, or government.


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