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MCGILL UNIVERSITY, MONTREAL, QUEBEC - PROGRAMS

Montreal, QuebecLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1821Established Year
  40493Enrollment

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

 3-4 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

$ 12,091 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science at McGill University is offered as a 3-year teaching program.
  • Students need to complete 90 credits successfully to graduate from this program.
  • This program consists of coursework and research, end up in the presentation of a thesis.
  • The program also offers a specialization in Artificial Intelligence. Note that this specialization is a project-based, non-funded program aimed to prepare students to apply AI methods in the workplace.
  • Specializations include Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Graphics, Computer Security, Computer Vision, Data Science, Human-Centered Computing, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Theory of Computation.
  • The Ph.D. program trains students to become strong, independent researchers in the field of their choice.
  • This graduates take challenging positions in industry or take academic positions at universities and research labs.
  • In order to apply to the Ph.D. program, applicants should normally hold a master's degree in Computer Science or a closely related area, from a well-recognized university, but exceptional students can be admitted to the Ph.D. program directly without a master's degree.
  • With 63 research faculty and over 200 graduate students and research staff, graduate programs foster a dynamic research environment.
  • The student to the teacher for this particular course is 4:1, which helps increase interaction between professors and students.
  • Students may have job opportunities as Software Developers, Web Developers, etc with an average salary of around 45,000 USD per year.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Doctorate
Duration3-4 years
Fees$ 40,599 for 3-4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 01)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL
ExamsGRE
Program Urlhttps://www.mcgill.ca/study/2019-2020/faculties/science/graduate/programs/doctor-philosophy-phd-c...

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must be qualified with a master’s degree in Computer Science or related field from a recognized institution.
  • The related fields include a UG degree in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Graphics, Computer Security, Computer Vision, Data Science, Human-Centered Computing, and computer information systems.
  • In addition, those admitted must have completed the equivalent of a senior-level course in the area of theoretical computer science.
  • Minimum grade point ‘B+’ (75% – 79%) is required to enroll in this program.

Work Experience Eligibility:

  • Applicants with 3-year degrees may be considered for admission with one year of work experience
  • Students do not require any kind of work experience for this 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 UG degree with a first-class from a NAAC-accredited institution.

Submission of GRE scores is compulsory for this program, however, it is recommended to submit a minimum 309 for better a 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.

The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide. To know more about the requirem….Read More


Required Document List

Followings are the required document:

  • Official Transcripts: Students have to submit a copy of their original transcripts.
  • Letters of Reference: Students have to submit two letters of recommendation.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL or other test scores.


Application Deadline

Fall
Jan 01


Scores Required

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

86 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

300 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

Year/headYear 1Year 2Year 3
Tuition fees$12091$12091$12091
Health insurance$871$871$871
Others$571$571$571
Total fees$13533$13533$13533

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 9,789
Food$ 4,106

Ranking

QS World University 2020

Ranked #51/ 600

Computer Science and Engineering [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
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
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
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • International applicants who are applying for a Canadian Student VISA are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa or ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
  • Students need these documents for student visa application:
    • Proof of Acceptance
    • Proof of Identity
    • Proof of Financial Support

Work Study

  • Work while studying International students on the study visa are still able to work 20 hours/week. 
  • Students can work part-time up to 20 hours a week combined on-campus and off-campus work
  • International applicants who are applying for a Canadian Student VISA are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa or ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
  • Students need these documents for student visa application:
    • Proof of Acceptance
    • Proof of Identity
    • Proof of Financial Support
  • During an academic session and full-time during a regularly scheduled break.

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