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UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA - [UOFA], EDMONTON, ALBERTA - PROGRAMS

Edmonton, AlbertaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1908Established Year
  39094Enrollment

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Biology)

 4 years
 full time
  English
 on campus

Field of Study

Offered by     University of Alberta - Augustana

$ 20,250 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • The University of Alberta offers a Bachelor of Science in Biology for a duration of 4 years.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis only.
  • This Biology program offers a broad-based curriculum ranging from cell biology to ecology to pathogenesis to animal behavior.
  • Students will develop an understanding of the scientific process through scientific inquiry and acquire transferable skills that will prepare students for graduate studies, professional programs, and a broad range of careers.
  • At Augustana, students can also take a Biology major program as part of a Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • The liberal arts and science degree programs in an intimate and personalized setting, with smaller class sizes and a more flexible academic schedule.
  • Augustana has an average first-year class size of 35, and a student-instructor ratio of 16:1.
  • Augustana also offers a modified semester system called The Augustana Calendar.
  • Each semester is comprised of a three-week session studying a single course, followed by a more traditional 11-week session studying up to four courses.
  • This gives students the opportunity to dive deeper into research, travel, and other experiential learning endeavors, while at the same time reducing stress and workload.
  • 30% of students include international experience during their degree.
  • The University of Alberta's Augustana graduates is capable of engaging life with intellectual confidence and imaginative insight, equipped for leadership and service, and committed to the betterment of their world.
  • Job opportunities after BSc in Biology are Biologist, Cancer Researcher, etc and the average salary is up to 48,023 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration4 years
Fees$ 84,964 for 4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Mar 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Offered by University of Alberta - Augustana
Program Urlhttps://apps.admissions.ualberta.ca/programs/au/au010/biol1m

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must complete English (Literature and Composition), Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics courses to get admission in this program.
  • Students must complete one of the following subjects:
    • Fine Arts
    • Humanities
    • Languages other than English
    • Physical Education
    • Math/Sciences

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Complete International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
  • Secured a minimum of 70% marks in one of these certificates: All India Senior School Certificate, Higher Secondary School Certificate, Intermediate Certificate, Indian School Certificate.
  • Completed grade 11 and grade 12 with 70% marks.

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 documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Transcripts: Submit a school transcript that shows all of the high school courses students have already taken and grades they have already received, as well as courses still in progress. 
  • Reference Form/Letter: Three reference forms and letters of recommendation completed and uploaded by referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) directly to the online portal.
  • Research Proposal: 2-5 page description of the proposed research project, outlining the relevant legal issues, preliminary arguments, and the proposed research methodology.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

Fall
Mar 01


Scores Required

90 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

61 / 90

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$20250$20250$20250$20250
Books and supplies$900$900$900$900
Health and wellness$91$91$91$91
Total fees$21241$21241$21241$21241

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 10,800
Food$ 2,700

Ranking

Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #151/ 500

Biology [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship Variable Yes 14 Feb, 2021
University of Alberta- India Centenary Scholarship $14,165 Yes 12 Dec, 2020
India First Year Excellence Scholarship $3,795 Yes N/A
Alberta Geomatics Group Scholarship $378 Yes 01 Aug, 2020
University of Alberta Graduate Fellowship $5,544 Yes 04 Oct, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • A student VISA is required to study in Canada and work on-campus and off-campus.
  • The Student VISA is usually valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • International applicants who are applying for a Student Visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
  • Following are the required documents for Students visa applications:
    • Application for Study Permit
    • Letter of acceptance
    • Proof of financial support
    • Passport photos

Work Study

Students must have a work-study visa to work in Canada and students from the University of Alberta can work both on-campus and off-campus.

On-Campus: Students can work on-campus. The jobs available for students are UAlberta offices like interns, assistants, receptionists, and Stores and restaurants, UAlberta bookstores, UAlberta libraries, Coffeeshops.  Students can work on-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

Off-Campus: Students can also work off-campus. The jobs available for students are companies in their field of studies, Banks, Restaurants, and Stores. Students can work off-campus and up to 20 hours a week.


Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities for students are:

  • Biological Technician
  • Biologist
  • Cancer Researcher
  • Cytologist
  • Environmental Education Specialist
  • Forensic Laboratory Analyst
  • Healthcare Professions
  • Hydrologist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Medical Librarian
  • Microbiologist
  • Research Scientist
  • Virologist
  • Zoologist


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