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Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Biotechnology)

 5 years
 full time
 honours, co op & on campus

Field of Study

$ 30,573 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • The Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology is a 5-year program at the University of British Columbia.
  • The students can perform complete laboratory training at BCIT.
  • This program equips the student with current scientific and technical expertise and the business and communication skills to start the biotechnology career as soon as the student graduates.
  • Co-op education is a mandatory part of the program, so the student will graduate with relevant work experience.
  • Some of the program graduates: 
    • MSc candidate in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto
    • Research technologist, STEMCELL Technologies
    • Ph.D. candidate in Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia
    • Research assistant, BC Cancer Agency
    • Ph.D. candidate in Molecular and Cellular Pathology, University of Michigan
  • 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 79,494 USD.
  • The jobs to follow after graduation are:
    • Biochemist, Bioinformatician, Biophysicist
    • Biomedical Engineer
    • Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical Sales
    • Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration5 years
Fees$ 152,865 for 5 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 15)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
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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 Language Arts, Mathematics and Computation, Sciences.

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.
  • Some of the required courses are Language Arts, Mathematics and Computation, Sciences.

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

6.0 / 9

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90 / 120

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5
Tuition fees$30573$30573$30573$30573$30573


Academy Ranking of World Universities 2018

Ranked #35/ 500

Biotechnology [ International ]

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Philip L. Brocking Award Variable Yes 30 Apr, 2020
UBC Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award Variable Yes 01 Dec, 2020
UBC Outstanding International Student Award Variable Yes 15 Jan, 2021
UBC Vantage One Excellence Award Variable Yes 01 Dec, 2020
Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award Variable Yes 01 Dec, 2020
UBC International Major Entrance Scholarships Variable Yes 15 Jan, 2021
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
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
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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.
  • 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 jobs to follow after graduation are:

  • Biochemist, Bioinformatician, Biophysicist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Biotechnology Research Associate
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Crime Lab Technician
  • Environmental Engineer

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