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DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY - [DAL], HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA - PROGRAMS

Halifax, Nova ScotiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1818Established Year
  19000Enrollment

Doctor of Philosophy [Ph.D] (Computer Science)

 3 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University

$ 6,659 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • Dalhousie University offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science for a duration of 3 years.
  • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program offered on a full-time.
  • The PhD program is designed to focus students on research early, under the mentorship of a thesis supervisor, assisted by a supervisory committee.
  • Students are expected to lead a well-defined component of a wider project, and be the prime author in the resulting publications.
  • In addition to exploring theories, methodological concepts, and substantive knowledge related to computer science, the PhD in Computer Science will help students to develop a deep expertise in areas like:
    • Visual Analytics/Text and Data Analytics
    • Networks and Security
    • Wireless networks and Security
    • Theory and Algorithms
    • Visualization, New Media and Image Processing
    • Mobile Graphics, etc.
  • The PhD program requirements consist of a number of graduate courses, a research aptitude defence, a thesis Proposal, and the thesis defence.
  • Students are expected to take and pass the Thesis Proposal defence within 8 terms of beginning their program.
  • The student-faculty ratio of this program is 16:1 which helps to increase interaction between professors and students.
  • University provides the flexibility to complete the program in between 3-4 years.
  • The department provides a variety of careers and opportunities in larger companies like Google and Microsoft, or medium-sized companies like T4G, founding a start-up, employment in a government job.
  • The Faculty of Computer Science is the premier academic research institution in IT in Canada and is home to high profile research centers and institutes, including the Institute for Big Data Analytics and Deep Sense.
  • Job opportunities after the PhD Computer Science are Network Engineer, Application Engineer, etc and the average salary goes up to 55,105 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Doctorate
Duration3 years
Fees$ 23,013 for 3 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake September (Deadline - Apr 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
ExamsGRE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University
Program Urlhttps://www.dal.ca/academics/programs/graduate/computer-science/program-details/phd-program0.html

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have to complete the master's degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline from the recognized university.
  • The related fields include a master degree in computer engineering, engineering science, computational mathematics, applied computing, computer information systems.
  • A minimum GPA of at least 3.0/4.33 (B grade) in the last 60 credit hours of study is required to be eligible for the program.
  • A PhD, Post Bachelor is reserved for outstanding graduates of a 4-year program with demonstrated research experience and/or excellent research potential.

Work Experience:

  • Students also get the admission in this program who have n evidence of research experiences, such as publications and thesis summaries.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they have completed a master's degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.

Submission of GRE scores is not compulsory for this program, however, it is recommended to submit the scores (minimum 300) for a better 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.


Required Document List

Following are the required document:

  • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
  • Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths, and any work experience and/or education that students have.
  • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Confirmation of Employment Form:  Students must be emailed as an attachment by applicant or referee. 
  • Proof of name change: Required only if name discrepancies exist between transcripts/assessments/test scores and other application documents.  Examples of proof: Marriage/divorce certificates, 2 copies of government-issued ID that include a previous and current name and date of birth.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

September
Apr 01


Scores Required

92 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

7 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

65 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE

300 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3
Tuition fees$6659$6659$6659
Books fees$1012$1012$1012
Total fees$7671$7671$7671

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food$ 8,171

Ranking

Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #401/ 500

Computer Science and Engineering [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Killam Predoctoral Scholarships Variable Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships Variable Yes 03 Jan, 2021
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
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
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Students are required to get a study visa to study in Canada.
  • They may also need a Temporary Resident VISA (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
  • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and it is 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:
    • Dalhousie acceptance letter
    • Valid passport
    • Financial Evidence
    • A letter from their sponsoring agency 
    • Documents showing strong ties to their home country

Work Study

Students must have a work-study visa to work in Canada.

  • On-Campus Work: Students enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus. Students can work no more than 10-15 hours per week.
  • Off-Campus Work: Students who are continually enrolled full time at Dalhousie University are eligible to work off-campus. Students can work 20 hours a week or full time during a scheduled break.
  • Co-Op Work Visa: If students are required to work as an integral part of the studies or enrolled in a co-op program, they may be permitted to work off-campus full time. Students will need a co-op work visa.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Professors in computer science 
  • Conducting advanced research in industrial or government research labs
  • Chief Technical Officers
  • CEO of their own start-up


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