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

Master (Data Science)

 10 months
 24 Credits
 full time
 online & on campus

$ 33,099 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • This program at the University of British Columbia ranks #1 in Canada by Times Higher Education. 
  • Master of Data Science at the University of British Columbia is a 10 months Program with 24 credits.
  • Curriculum is designed by computer science and statistics experts, emphasizing optimization and statistics with a focus on operations research.
  • Real-world data sets are integrated in all courses to provide practical experience across a range of domains.
  • At the end, an eight-week capstone project is also included, allowing students to apply their newly acquired knowledge.
  • Coursesin this program are lab-oriented and delivered in-person with some blended online content.
  • The Okanagan region hosts 2,000 tech start-ups, providing networking and employment opportunities.
  • With a cohort limited to 40 students, this program offers a collaborative and learning environment.
  • The University ranks #2 in Canada in terms of Quality Education.
  • The Student to Teacher ratio is 21:1 which increases interaction between Teachers and Students.
  • The average salary of the graduate after getting placed is 110,000 USD.
  • The careers to follow after graduation
    • Data Scientist
    • Data Analyst
    • Data Architect
    • Data Engineer,..etc.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration10 months
Total Credits24
Fees$ 33,273 for 10 months or 24 Credits Program
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 31)
Language Proficiency IELTS,PTE,TOEFL
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic eligibility:

  • The Student must have an undergraduate bachelor's degree with 76% marks or a GPA of 3.30.

Entry requirments:

  • The Student must also submit the Proof of Completion of the following courses when applying for program
    • Programming (3 credits)
    • Probability and Statistics (3 credits)
    • Calculus (3-credit) and Linear Algebra (3-credit)
  • Completion of a course in both calculus and linear algebra is strongly recommended.
  • Students in the program are required to use their own laptops having at least 8 GB of RAM and uses a 64-bit CPU with 50 GB disk space available.
  • The students can check their core knowledge in the areas of programming, statistics, probability or calculus, the student can try the self-assessment test provided by the University. 

Required Document List

The Documents required are:

  • College Transcripts - The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of bachelor's and higher secondary degree.
  • 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 the experience and skills of the student.
  • Passport
  • Temporary resident visa (TRV)

Application Deadline

Jan 31

Scores Required

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1
Tuition fee$33099
Health insurance$174
Total fee$33273

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 8,100

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
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
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
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VISA & Work Study


  • Student Visa and Visitor Visa (Optional) is required to study in Canada. 
  • 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 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 cost of the student visa is 112 USD.
  • 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.
  • Student Visa Process:
    • Apply for admission with a DLI, pay the tuition fees and receive an acceptance letter from the DLI.
    • Check if a study permit is required. eTA is required for all international applicants who wish to travel to Canada.
    • Prepare all the documents required for applications
    • Purchase GIC
    • Apply for the applications
    • Undertake the medical exams
    • Schedule biometric appointment and interview.

Work Study

  • Students can work a maximum of 20 hours per week during the regular academic year and full-time during scheduled breaks.
  • If their program does not have scheduled breaks, they 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 have to 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 careers to follow after graduation

  • Data Scientist
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Architect
  • Data Engineer,..etc.

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