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MCMASTER UNIVERSITY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Hamilton, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1887Established Year
  33147Enrollment

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Biology and Pharmacology)

 4 years
 full time
  English
 honours, co op, joint program & on campus

Field of Study

$ 30,369 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • McMaster University offers a  BSc in Biology and Pharmacology for a duration of 4 years.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
  • This is a five-level (year) co-op program, three terms of which must be spent in work related to biology or pharmacology placements.
  • Students enter the program after 2 years of an Honours Biology, Life Sciences, or an equivalent program.
  • Students are interviewed to ensure their suitability for problem-based learning and co-operative work term placements, and then begin their first co-op work term after completing at least three full years of university training.
  • Students have to successfully complete the 129 units.
  • Students have to complete the study in the following courses:
    • Human or Animal Physiology
    • Genetics
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Cell Biology
    • Microbiology and Biotechnology
    • Ecology
    • Bio-analytical Chemistry
    • Physical Chemistry 
  • The enrolment for the BioPharm program is 20 students a year.
  • The small class sizes in the BioPharm program allow the development of lasting relationships with my passionate peers.
  • Each student completes sixteen months of co-operative experience
  • The high instructor is provided to student ratios in both tutorial and lab courses.
  • The program provides excellent preparation for graduate or professional schools and the job market during the course of the program.
  • The average salary of the program goes up to 43,000 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://healthsci.mcmaster.ca/biopharm/about-us

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • The following are the minimum Grade 12 U and M requirements:
    • English U
    • One of the Advanced Functions U or Calculus and Vectors U (Calculus and Vectors U is strongly recommended)
  • The minimum overall average of 88% or higher is required.
  • Students also have to Complete 4 additional U or M courses, to total of 6 courses, of which 2 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.


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

Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #101/ 500

Pharmacy [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
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
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
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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:

  • Biologists
  • Pharmacy Internship Staff
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacist Manager
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Registered Nurse 
  • Research Technician 


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