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MCMASTER UNIVERSITY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Hamilton, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1887Established Year
  33147Enrollment

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Biochemistry)

 4 years
 120 Credits
 full time
  English
 honours & on campus

$ 30,369 

1st Year
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International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • McMaster University offers a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry for a duration of 4 years
  • It is an on-campus, honours program offered on a full-time basis.
  • Students have to successfully complete 120 units total (Levels I to IV), of which Level I is consists of 48 units.
  • The Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences is a research-intensive and education-forward department supported by a community of faculty members, staff, postdoctoral fellows, graduate, and undergraduate trainees. 
  • It offers rigorous leading-edge training designed for students who desire a rich, scholarly experience provided by an internationally competitive and research-intensive institution. 
  • The research areas of the program are:
    • Microbiology
    • Immunology and Drug Discovery
    • Metabolism and Cell Biology
    • Stem Cells and Cancer Biology
  • Students get the opportunity to complete their further studies leading to M.Sc., Ph.D., and M.D./Ph.D. 
  • The co-op program offers students first-hand exposure to potential careers in the academic or industrial sectors, leaving them with new confidence, expertise, and knowledge when they return to their academic terms.
  • Students will be involved in individual and team research projects throughout the program.
  • The average salary of the program goes up to 48,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration4 years
Total Credits120
Fees$ 124,088 for 4 years or 120 Credits Program
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Program Urlhttps://healthsci.mcmaster.ca/biochem/education/undergraduate/overview

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have to complete the minimum Grade 12 U and M requirements:
    • English U
    • One of the Advanced Functions U or Calculus and Vectors U 
  • A minimum overall average of 88% or higher is required for application consideration.
  • Students have to complete four additional U or M courses, to total six courses, of which two must be at the U level.

Indian Student Eligibility:

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

  • 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
Feb 01


Scores Required

86 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

60 / 90

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
Housing (single room)$ 5,931
Meal plan (regular)$ 3,559

Ranking

Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #401/ 500

Biotechnology [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
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
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
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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:

  • Academic research 
  • Clinical research
  • Clinical diagnostics
  • Laboratory science
  • Cosmetics industry
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Medicine
  • Forensic science


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