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

Edmonton, AlbertaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1908Established Year
  39094Enrollment

Doctor of Philosophy [Ph.D] (Renewable Resources)

 4 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Alberta

$ 5,459 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • PhD in Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta allows students to complete this course in 2 years.
  • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program offered on a full-time basis.
  • The program discovers and disseminate new knowledge about forests, rangelands, crops, wildlife, soils, and water.
  • The different degrees offered the department of the university is:
    • Master of Agriculture (Course-based)
    • MBA-MAg (Course-based)
    • MBA-MF (Course-based)
    • Master of Forestry
    • Master of Science (Thesis-Based)
    • Doctor of Philosophy (Thesis-based)
  • Graduate students can select from 18 thesis-based or course-based degrees in five different topic areas.
  • The topics areas are Conservation Biology, Forest Ecology and Management, Agriculture and the Environment, Reclamation and Restoration of Land and Water, and Environmental Soil Science.
  • The student-faculty ratio for this program is 21:1.
  • The major research areas of the Renewable Resources program are:
    • Biodiversity Conservation 
    • Enhanced Forest Management 
    • Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture
    • Land Reclamation, Remediation, and Restoration 
    • Soil Science
  • The University of Alberta offers many scholarship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students with outstanding academic potential. 
  • The Renewable Resources Distributed Learning Centre is a multi-use, high-tech, smart video classroom designed to facilitate distributed learning, research collaboration, and professional education. 
  • The Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta provides solutions to global challenges in the areas of agriculture, nutrition, the environment, and human ecology.
  • It conducts a robust research program that provides solutions to global challenges in the areas of agriculture and food, the environment, community and individual well-being, and bioresource innovation.
  • Job opportunities after PhD in Renewable Resources are Green Construction Manager, Renewable Energy Consultant, etc and the average salary goes up to 42,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Doctorate
Duration4 years
Fees$ 25,340 for 4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - May 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
ExamsGRE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Alberta
Program Urlhttps://www.ualberta.ca/agriculture-life-environment-sciences/programs/graduate-programs/prospect...

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students are required to have completed a master degree, or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution, recognized by the University of Alberta.
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B Grade) on the University of Alberta's 4-point scale based on the recent two years of full-time study.

Indian Student Eligibility:

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

  • Students must complete a 4-year UG degree with a 60% score i.e first-class division in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • GPA of 3.0/4.0 (B Grade) based on the recent two years of full-time study (or equivalent) is required.

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 counsellors, 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.
  • Statement of Motivation: It is one that connects areas of interest and career goals, as well as past education and work experience, with the programs offered and the work being done at the University of Alberta.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL or other test scores.


Application Deadline

Fall
May 15

Winter
Jul 31

Spring
Dec 01

Summer
Mar 15


Scores Required

97 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

7.0 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

310 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$5459$5459$5459$5459
Health and wellness$420$420$420$420
Other fees$456$456$456$456
Total fees$6335$6335$6335$6335

Living Costs

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

Ranking

QS World University 2019

Ranked #111/ 500

Natural Sciences [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
UAlberta Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship $31,188 Yes 28 Feb, 2021
Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) $8,312 Yes N/A
University of Alberta Graduate Fellowship $5,544 Yes 04 Oct, 2020
University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship $3,572 Yes 15 Apr, 2020
UAlberta Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize $3,464 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships Variable Yes 03 Jan, 2021
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships $52,637 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
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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

Following are the career opportunities for the students:

  • Green Construction Manager
  • Renewable Energy Consultant
  • Solar Project Manager
  • Wind Farm Site Manager
  • Renewable Energy Sales Representative


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