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

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

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

 1-2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus

Offered by     Dalhousie Medical School

$ 6,450 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Dalhousie University offers an MSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for a duration of 1-2 years.
  • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program offered on a full-time basis.
  • The University offers various degrees in this program that are:
    • Master of Science (MSc, 1-2 years)
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, 3 years)
  • The MSc degree in biochemistry and molecular biology can provide you with an excellent foundation for traditionally linked professions such as medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy.
  • The department provides training to students for successful academic, medical, and industrial careers.
  • Students have to complete a minimum of 16 credit hours, including a thesis.
  • This full-time program provides various facilities that students need to become well-rounded researchers, including laboratory work, guided seminar presentations, and group discussion.
  • Students have to complete and defend a thesis in the last semester of the program.
  • Students get the opportunity to study with award-winning professors and world-class researchers.
  • Before the student begins their research work, they will need to find a supervisor who is able to support their research interests and has the capacity to take on the added responsibility.
  • The department provides scholarships to eligible students of a minimum amount of $21,500.
  • Job opportunities after the MSc Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are Biological Researcher, Clinical Diagnostician, Biochemist, etc and the average salary goes up to 49,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration1-2 years
Fees$ 7,215 for 1-2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Apr 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
ExamsGRE
Offered byDalhousie Medical School
Program Urlhttps://www.dal.ca/academics/programs/graduate/biochemistry-molecular-biology/program-details.htm...

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must complete an Honours degree in biochemistry and molecular biology or a research-based degree in biology, chemistry, or biomedical sciences from a recognized university.
  • A 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.

Indian Student Eligibility:

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

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a master's degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a 3-year undergraduate degree from an accredited 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. 
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

Fall
Apr 01


Scores Required

100 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

7.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

300 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1
Tuition fees$6450
Books fees$765
Total fees$7215

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food$ 8,171

Ranking

Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #201/ 500

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Killam Predoctoral Scholarships Variable Yes N/A
A.S. Mowat Prize Scholarship at Dalhousie University $1,084 Yes 01 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
(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
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 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
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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:

  • Biological Researcher
  • Biochemist
  • Clinical Diagnostician
  • Drug Designer
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Food Technologist
  • Forensic Scientist



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