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    McGill University, MONTREAL, QUEBEC - PROGRAMS AND FEES

    Montreal, QuebecLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1821established year
    40493enrollment
    7.9/10

    Master of Applied Science [M.ASc] (Biotechnology)

    16 months
    45 Credits
    full time
    English
    on-campus
    Course Based

    Field of Study 

    $ 19,600 

    1st Year
    Fees

    International Student Tution


    Program Description

    • Master of Applied Science in Biotechnology at McGill University allows students to complete this course in 16 months.
    • Students need to complete 45 credits successfully to graduate from this McGill’s Biotechnology program.
    • The Department of Biotechnology offers M.ASc and Grad Cert programs that attract students from all over the world.
    • The students to faculty ratio at McGill University for this Applied Science in Biotechnology program is 16:1.
    • The M.ASc in Biotechnology at McGill University offers advanced training in the critical, historical, and theoretical analysis of:
      • Molecular and cell biology
      • Genetics
      • Chemistry 
      • Biochemistry
    • This Applied Science program aims to prepare students for entry into the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry or to pursue further graduate studies in biomedicine, agriculture, or the environment.
    • Students can choose from a wide range of complementary courses given throughout the McGill campuses to “design” their own program toward a future career choice.
    • This Biotechnology program provides in-house training in molecular biology with a strong focus on the molecular/biochemical sciences.
    • Concurrently, it provides teaching in management and gives students the opportunity to look at the business aspect of biotechnology.
    • The job opportunities after graduation from this Biotechnology program that students get are:
      • Biomanufacturing scientist,
      • Regulatory affairs officer,
      • Agricultural product researcher, etc., with an average salary of 47,250 USD.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type OfferedMaster
    Duration16 months
    Total Credits45
    Fees$ 43440 for 16 monthsor 45 Credits Program
    Delivery Typefull time
    Admission Intakefall (Deadline - Mar 31)
    Language ProficiencyIELTS,TOEFL
    ExamsGRE
    Program URLhttps://www.mcgill.ca/study/2019-2020/faculties/macdonald/graduate/programs/master-science-applied-msc...

    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • Students must have an Honors degree in Biotechnology.
    • Students holding a bachelor’s degree in another discipline may also be eligible for admission.
    • A GPA of 3.2 out of 4.0 is required to apply for Applied Science in Biotechnology program at McGill University.

    Indian Student Eligibility:

    • Indian students need to maintain an overall average of 60% in each year.
    • The minimum GPA required is 3.0/4.0 or students must have B grade in their degree.

    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

    Event End Date
    fall Mar 31, 2021

    Closed for applications.


    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

    YearYear 1Year 2
    Tuition Fee$19600$19600
    Health Insurance$891$891
    Others$1229$1229
    Total Fees$21720$21720

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Housing$ 9789
    Food$ 4106

    Ranking

    Academy Ranking of World Universities

    Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

    Ranked #151 / 500

    Biotechnology [ International ]


    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    Name AmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Sandhya and Swati Sharma MBA Leadership Award$ 7823YesMar 15, 2021
    Jared J. Davis Grant$ 1000YesN/A
    Debesh Kamal Scholarship$ 1385YesApr 30, 2020
    Narotam Sekhsaria ScholarshipsVariableYesN/A

    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 during an academic session and full-time during a regularly scheduled break.


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