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CARLETON UNIVERSITY, OTTAWA, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Ottawa, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1942Established Year
  30416Enrollment

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Bioinformatics)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, Carleton University

$ 17,841 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • The Master of Science in Bioinformatics is a 2-year program at Carleton University.
  • Bioinformatics is an increasingly important scientific discipline dedicated to the pursuit of fundamental questions about the structure, function, and evolution of biological entities.
  • At Carleton, students can obtain one of the following 
    • MSc Biology with a Specialization in Bioinformatics
    • MSc Mathematics and Statistics with a Specialization in Bioinformatics
    • MASc in Biomedical Engineering with a Specialization in Bioinformatics
  • Carleton’s location in Ottawa allows access to many government departments and headquarters for organizations and industries so many career opportunities are just down the road.
  • Students can also apply for the following Collaborating Programs:
    • Biology    
    • Mathematics and Statistics   
    • Biomedical Engineering  
  • 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 Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 37,238 for 2 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/bioinformatics-collaborative-masters/

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must hold a bachelor's degree in a related field from a recognized University.
  • If English is not the students’ first language then they must provide proof of English competency.

Work Experience Eligibility:

  • The work experience is more useful for students opting for the thesis-based Master's program and the admission is offered based upon publications, participation in research projects, and academic awards.

Others:

Students without related academic experience or work experience students should have also encouraged to apply, given they have bachelor's degrees with at least high honors standing in mechanical or aerospace engineering or a related discipline.

Indian Student Eligibility:

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

  • Completed a 4 years bachelor's degree 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 2
Tuition fees$17841$17841
Health insurance$477$477
Others$301$301
Total fees$18619$18619

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room(on campus)$ 13,354
Room(off campus)$ 10,000

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 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
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 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.


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