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

Edmonton, AlbertaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1908Established Year
  39094Enrollment

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Neuroscience)

 4 years
 full time
  English
 honours & on campus

Field of Study

$ 20,250 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • BSc in Neuroscience at the University of Alberta allows students to complete this course in 4 years.
  • It is an on-campus, honors program offered on a full-time basis.
  • Neuroscience is the study of the brain and neuroscientists are bringing students closer to an understanding of how the brain allows students to move, think, and interact with the world around.
  • This interdisciplinary program offered jointly by the Faculty of Science and the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute that covers all aspects of brain function.
  • This program can also be taken as part of a BSc Specialization degree.
  • The Bachelor of Science Specialization degree provides a focused education in one program.
  •  It offers the opportunity to learn about the most recent and exciting advances in the study of the brain and learn research skills in a neuroscience laboratory.
  • Students will take most of their courses in their main subject area, and are expected to maintain a higher standard of academic achievement.
  • A Specialization degree can provide the background to help students proceed to a higher degree, but its primary function is to provide a comprehensive education at the undergraduate level.
  • The student-faculty ratio of this program is 21:1.
  • Students get the opportunities to apply for scholarships, fellowships, awards, and grants both internally and externally.
  • The University of Alberta is one of the top 5 universities in Canada with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, award-winning professors, a diverse and welcoming community.
  • The Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute is a University of Alberta translational science institute whose goal is to foster research collaborations and partnerships across the academic and health care systems in order to help facilitate the translation of research into better health care.
  • Job opportunities after BSc in Neuroscience are Clinical Biochemist, Forensic Psychologist, etc and the average salary goes up to 47,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration4 years
Fees$ 92,464 for 4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Mar 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Program Urlhttps://apps.admissions.ualberta.ca/programs/sc/sc030/neusc1

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have to complete the English (Literature and Composition), Mathematics course to get admission in this program. 
  • Students have to complete one course from the following courses:
    • Fine Arts
    • Humanities
    • Languages other than English
    • Math/Sciences
  • Students have to complete any two courses from the following courses to get admission in this program:
    • Physics
    • Calculus
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
  • Students should hold an English Language Proficiency test score.

Indian Student Eligibility:

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

  • Students must complete International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
  • Students will need to submit school results for Class XI showing a competitive average and course registration for Class XII, or Class XII mid-year results.
  • Students in CBSE or CISCE schools, they present 75%+ on their final Class XII exams.

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 copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
  • 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.
  • Three Letters of Reference: The online application system will notify the references and allow the student to upload their letters. Letters can be academic or business references.
  • 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 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$22125$22125$22125$22125
Books and supplies$900$900$900$900
Health and wellness$91$91$100$100
Total fees$23116$23116$23116$23116

Living Costs

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

Ranking

Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #151/ 500

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
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
Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship Variable Yes 14 Feb, 2021
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
(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
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • There is no particular visa type to study in Canada but require a Student Visa.
  • 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
    • an Entry Visa to enter the country
    • Visa to study or work in the country
    • Resident Permit or registration after arrival in the host country

Work Study

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 a number of hours per week 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 a number of hours per week off-campus and up to 20 hours a week.


Career and Placement after Course

Following are the career opportunities for the students are:

  • Clinical Biochemist
  • Clinical Neuropsychiatrist
  • Diagnostic Imaging Specialist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Geneticist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Neurobiologist
  • Neurophysiologist
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Research Scientist
  • Toxicologist


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