Get $150 Scholarship!


Toronto, OntarioLOCATION
Estd 1948Established Year

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

 2 years
 full time
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Offered by     Yeates School of Graduate Studies, Ryerson University

$ 17,149 

1st Year

International Student Tution

Check Detailed Fees

Program Description

  • The Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science offered by Ryerson University is a 2-year long program.
  • It is an on-campus, research-based program offered on a full-time basis only.
  • This program offers students a solid background in core areas and exposure to cutting-edge research in computer science and may apply for a PhD after completing this program.
  • It requires students to complete 6 elective graduate-level courses and a project under the supervision of a program faculty member.
  • The PhD program consists of 3 options:
    • Course Option
    • Major Research Paper-based (MRP)
    • Thesis Option
  • The PhD thesis option is designed for students seeking training as a researcher under the supervision of a faculty member and requires to complete 4 elective graduate-level courses and a thesis.
  • The Major Research Paper (MRP) option is designed for students seeking both broad pieces of knowledge of advanced topics in computer science and training as a researcher.
  • The PhD course option is for students who desire broad knowledge of advanced topics in computer science and requires to complete 8 elective graduate-level courses.  
  • University provides the flexibility to complete both the course and MRP options to complete in 1 year and completion of the thesis option in 2 years.
  • The Computer Science graduate faculty conduct research in a wide range of subjects, including Artificial Intelligence, Computer Graphics, Cyber-security, Data Science, Machine Learning, etc.
  • The Ryerson University ranked 1st position in Ontario and 4th nationally for research growth and the student-faculty ratio for this program is 38:1.
  • Ryerson’s researchers are known for being able to solve practical problems, using collaborative research methods and partnering with industry, government, and non-profit organizations.
  • The Faculty of the department have received global recognition by winning awards like Teaching and Education Awards, Scholarly, Research, and Creative Activity Awards, etc.
  • Job opportunities after MSc Computer Science are Software Developer, Data Scientist, Database Analyst, etc and the average salary goes up to 68,280 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Doctorate
Duration2 years
Fees$ 34,298 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Oct 15)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
Offered by Yeates School of Graduate Studies, Ryerson University
Program Url

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Completion of a master’s degree in computer science or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.33/4.33 (B+)

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 Masters (General) degree with 60% from a recognized institution.

Submission of GRE scores is not compulsory for the program, however, it is recommended to submit the scores (minimum 300) 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 to get admission to this program.

Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • OUAC Application Form: Students have to fill and submit the online application form.
  • 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.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Other bachelor's Degrees: Foundation courses will be required, exemptions are based on courses taken during a UG degree.
  • Two Letter of Recommendation: Reference letters are a key component of the application package depending on the program student are applying for research and/or professional abilities.
  • Electronic Official transcripts: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
  • Statement of Interest: Student has to fill their interesting research work area in the application form.
  • Interview: After the submission of the student’s application, they will be contacted to complete an online video interview.

Application Deadline

Oct 15

Scores Required

7.0 / 9

Avg. Score in


93 / 120

Avg. Score in


63 / 90

Avg. Score in


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$17149$17149

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing and food (on campus)$ 12,975
Housing and food (off campus)$ 14,400


Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #301/ 500

Computer Science and Engineering [ International ]

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Trillium Scholarship $28,961 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
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
Show More

VISA & Work Study


  • International students enrolled at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) for programs that are more than six months in length are required to obtain a Study Visa. 
  • 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 Visa cost is 112 USD and valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Letter of Acceptance from the University
    • Proof of Financial Support
    • Medical Exam Certificate
    • Biometric (fingerprints and photo)
    • Valid Passport
    • Photograph

Work Study

Students with a valid Study Visa, enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus and off-campus.


  • Students can work up to 15hours/week for 14 weeks in fall, 15hours/week for 13 weeks in winter and 35hours/week for 14 weeks in summer. 
  • Students get a minimum of $14/hour to $17/hour and no overtime is allowed.

Off-Campus: Students may work up to 20 hours per week off-campus during a regular academic session.

Co-op work visa: The co-op work visa allows international students to work full-time during academic sessions and will be issued for the same length as the student Study Visa.

Full-time international students may work on or off-campus without a Work Visa if they meet all of the following conditions:

  • Possess a valid study Visa
  • Have already started to study in their program
  • Have a Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • Have conditions on their study permit that confirms on and off-campus work eligibility
  • Are enrolled in a program that is more than 6-months in duration and leads to a degree or diploma

Career and Placement after Course

Following are the Job opportunities of PhD in Computer Science are:

  • Software Developer
  • Data Scientist
  • Database Analyst
  • Computer Vision Scientist
  • Roboticist
  • Information Technologist
  • Professor

Get free counselling

Follow & Share this college to get information about admission

Algoma University Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Carleton University Ottawa, Ontario
OCAD University Toronto, Ontario
University of Waterloo Waterloo, Ontario
University of Windsor Windsor, Ontario
University of Alberta , Edmonton Avg Fee: $16.03K/Yr 5.7
McGill University , Montreal Avg Fee: $13.58K/Yr 6.6
University of Calgary , Calgary Avg Fee: $13.75K/Yr 5.4
Western University , London Avg Fee: $23.28K/Yr 5
Dalhousie University , Halifax Avg Fee: $14.17K/Yr 4.9
Laval University , Quebec City Avg Fee: $11.08K/Yr 4.9
University of Windsor , Windsor Avg Fee: $30.54K/Yr 4.1
University of Victoria , Victoria Avg Fee: $18.69K/Yr 4.7
Memorial University of Newfoundland , St. John's Avg Fee: $8.6K/Yr 4.2
University of Guelph , Guelph Avg Fee: $27.34K/Yr 4.2