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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] (Medical Research)

 4 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 Medical Research for a duration of 4 years.
  • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program offered on a full-time.
  • Medical Research program is offered jointly through Dalhousie Medical School and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
  • The program allows the MD graduate to concentrate primarily on thesis research in Medical Sciences and to bridge the gap between clinical and basic medical research. The program also offers training in clinical research.
  • This involves classwork, participation in journal clubs and seminars, design and completion of an independent research project, successful defense of a thesis, and for PhD students a comprehensive exam.
  • Students usually take 3 to 4 years to complete this program.
  • In order to successfully complete this program, students must complete relevant course work as determined by their supervisory committee, with a passing grade.
  • Students have to complete an independent research study over a minimum of 24 months.
  • There will be a minimum requirement of one-half credit in the discipline most relevant to the research project. Additional courses may be required to provide the knowledge base required for the thesis research.
  • The goal of the program is to provide clinicians with structured and rigorous research training over 2 to 5 years that will equip them with the knowledge, skills, and experience to effectively incorporate research into their careers.
  • Faculty of Medicine is the first medical school in Canada to offer distributed learning postgraduate medical education.
  • It provides internationally-recognized faculty in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education
  • The average salary goes up to 58,000 USD after completion of this program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Doctorate
Duration4 years
Fees$ 30,684 for 4 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/graduate_programs/medical-research.html

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have to complete a thesis Master’s degree with first-class or it's equivalent from the recognized university.
  • 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.
  • All students must have an MD degree from an LCME accredited Medical School and students must be currently registered in a Canadian Royal College Accredited Residency Program.

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.

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

January
Aug 31

May
Dec 31


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 3Year 4
Tuition fees$6659$6659$6659$6659
Books fees$1012$1012$1012$1012
Total fees$7671$7671$7671$7671

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food$ 8,171

Ranking

QS World University 2020

Ranked #201/ 600

Medicine [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Killam Predoctoral Scholarships 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
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
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
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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:

  • Medical Researcher
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Clinical scientist
  • Forensic scientist


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