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MCMASTER UNIVERSITY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Hamilton, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1887Established Year
  33147Enrollment

Bachelor of Health Science [B.H.S] (Biomedical Sciences)

 4 years
 full time
  English
 honours & on campus

$ 30,369 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • McMaster University offers a Bachelor of Health Science in Biomedical Sciences for a duration of 4 years.
  • It is an on-campus, honours program offered on a full-time basis.
  • The specialization in Biomedical Sciences in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Program will provide students with the option of concentrating their studies in biomedical research.
  • This course of study will emphasize the development of essential skills in communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, scientific reasoning and logic, experimental design, and working both independently and in a group.
  • Student faculty ratio of the program is 20:1 i.e. small class size allowing for greater contact with professors and increased opportunity for class participation.
  • Almost 48% of the total course load in the core program consists of electives courses.
  • Level IV students provide peer mentorship to support and guide students in first year inquiry.
  • Students get the facility to use Anatomy Lab – use of cadavers for the study of the human body.
  • The Faculty of Health Sciences is world-renowned for its teaching methods.
  • The average salary of the program goes up to 42,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration4 years
Fees$ 124,088 for 4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Program Urlhttps://bhsc.mcmaster.ca/biomed/

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must complete the following minimum Grade 12 U and M requirements:
    • Grade12 English (ENG4U)
    • Grade12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U) or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) or Grade12 Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U)
    • Grade12 Biology (SBI4U)
    • Grade12 Chemistry (SCH4U)

Indian Student Eligibility

  • Students must have 5 subjects of Class XII  including all mandatory prerequisites for the selected program.
  • The student's average is calculated on Grade XII Predicted grades.
  • Students are eligible to apply if they have the following documents: Class X board results, Class XI transcript, and Class XII predicted grades.

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. 
  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two Academic or 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.
  • Documents that must be sent by letter mail or courier include SAT/ACT results, AP test results, IELTS, TOEFL, and other English language proficiency test results.


Application Deadline

Fall
Jan 15


Scores Required

86 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

60 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$30369$30369$30369$30369
Health insurance$174$174$174$174
Other fees$479$479$479$479
Total fees$31022$31022$31022$31022

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food (on-campus)$ 9,195
Housing (off-campus)$ 4,860

Ranking

QS World University 2020

Ranked #45/ 600

Medicine [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Students are required to get a Study Visa to study in Canada.
  • If students are traveling outside Canada will need either an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) or a Valid Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to re-enter Canada.
  • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and is valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Students need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canad and to get the SIN, students will need to bring a passport and study visa.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Application form and Study Plan
    • Valid Passport
    • Official Acceptance Letter
    • Financial Evidence

Work Study

Students need a work-Study visa to work in Canada. Full-time international students studying at a Canadian university may seek employment in Canada in 4 situations:

  • on-campus employment
  • co-ops employment
  • working off-campus
  • post-graduation work visa

The McMaster Work Program gives students opportunities to work on campus during the fall/winter terms and over the summer.

  • First-year international students are not eligible for the fall/winter work program but can apply for the summer after their first year and every year beyond.
  • International students with a valid study visa are eligible to participate in McMaster’s work programs.
  • Students can work Part-time at a maximum of 10 hours per week in the fall and winter terms.
  • Students can work Full-time of 35 hours per week and part-time over the summer.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Analytical chemist
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Clinical scientist, biochemistry
  • Forensic scientist
  • Medicinal chemist
  • Microbiologist
  • Physician associate
  • Research scientist (medical)
  • Toxicologist


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