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Kelowna, British ColumbiaLOCATION
Estd 1963Established Year
University of British ColumbiaParent College

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Data Science)

 4 years
 full time
 honours, co op & on campus

$ 30,573 

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Program Description

  • The bachelor of science in data science is a 4-year program at the University of British Columbia.
  • This undergraduate program has a Co-op and Honours combined option.
  • The student can complete a Bachelor of Science (BSc) with a Major in Data Science, a BSc Data Science Honours, or a Minor in Data Science.
  • The student can pursue a career in high demand that’s listed by Forbes as one of the best jobs for work-life balance.
  • The student can contribute to the solution of modern data problems in the Statistical Machine Learning Laboratory or the Laboratory for Data Visualization.
  • The students will be studying Computer Programming, Calculus, Statistics, Data Structures, Databases, Machine Learning,..etc in this program.
  • The student to faculty ratio is 18:1 which bridges the gap between faculty and students.
  • The average salary of the graduates after getting placed is 70,000 USD – 80,000 USD.
  • Many of the program graduates work in companies like IBM, Google,.etc.
  • The job roles to follow after graduation are:
    • Data Scientist
    • Data Analyst
    • Business Analyst
    • Machine Learning Engineer,.. etc. 

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration4 years
Fees$ 122,292 for 4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 15)
Language Proficiency IELTS,PTE,TOEFL
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Graduation from high school
  • Minimum of 70% in Grade 11 or Grade 12 English (or their equivalents)
  • At least six academic/non-academic Grade 12 courses (recommended, but not required)
  • The subjects required are Grade 12 English, Pre-Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics, Grade 11 Chemistry, Physics.

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • Graduation from a university-preparatory program at a senior secondary school and Higher Secondary School Certificate awarded on completion of Standard XII. 
  • The subjects required are Math (Standard XII), Chemistry (Standard XII), Physics (Standard XII)
  • Physics may be waived with grades of A in Senior Math and Senior Chemistry.

Required Document List

The Documents required are:

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate - The certificate provided by the education board after completion of the Higher secondary education.
  • Statement of marks - The marks statement provided by the education board.
  • Financial Documentation - The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
  • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
  • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
  • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of your experience and skills.

Application Deadline

Jan 15

Scores Required

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$30573$30573$30573$30573

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 8,110

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award Variable Yes 01 Dec, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 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
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VISA & Work Study


  • The Student visa is a document that the Canadian government issues that allow foreign nationals to study at institutions in Canada.
  • A student visa is required to study in Canada. 
  • The cost of the Student visa is 112 USD.
  • A Student visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. The 90 days lets the student prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend their stay.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • Students can work for 20 hours per week during the regular academic year and full-time during scheduled breaks as per work-study norms.
  • If their program does not have scheduled breaks, the students will be limited to working 20 hours per week. 
  • An immigration officer may apply conditions on the type of work students may perform.
  • For example, they must pass an immigration medical examination before they begin work in health care, child care, or primary or secondary education.

Career and Placement after Course

  • The average salary of the graduates after getting placed is 70,000 USD – 80,000 USD.
  • The job roles to follow after graduation are:
    • Data Scientist
    • Data Analyst
    • Business Analyst
    • Machine Learning Engineer,.. etc. 

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