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

Edmonton, AlbertaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1908Established Year
  39094Enrollment

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Neuroscience)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta

$ 5,459 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Master of Science in Neuroscience at the University of Alberta is a 2-year teaching program.
  • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program offered on a full-time basis.
  • Neuroscience program is an exciting interdisciplinary field of study that investigates all aspects of brain structure and fits function.
  • It is the study of the brain and neuroscientists are bringing students closer to an understanding of how the brain allows us to move, think, and interact with the world around us.
  • University has a multidisciplinary network with research expertise in a variety of fields, including the priority areas:
    • Brain and spinal cord injury and trauma
    • Depression
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Chronic pain and addiction
    • Alzheimer's disease and other related dementia
    • Stroke and rehabilitation
  • The program offers a graduate program that is designed to offer students broad training in various experimental and theoretical aspects of neuroscience while maintaining a research program that may be more specialized.
  • Students have the opportunity to draw on the expertise of researchers and clinicians.
  • Neuroscience graduate students are eligible to receive numerous University of Alberta and external funding agency scholarships. 
  • The University of Alberta is one of Canada's top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences.
  • Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute's main 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 MSc in Neuroscience are Research Scientists, Neuroscientists,  etc and the average salary goes up to 51,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 12,670 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jun 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
ExamsGRE
Offered by Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
Program Urlhttps://www.ualberta.ca/neuroscience-and-mental-health-institute/education/prospective-students/g...

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must have a four-year bachelor’s degree or its academic equivalent, from an accredited academic institution in the related field.
  • Students have a minimum GPA of 3.3 (B+ Grade) on the University of Alberta's 4-point scale based on the recent two years of full-time study.
  • Students with a wide variety of post-graduate degrees apply to and are admitted to the neuroscience program.
  • If students are accepted to the program but lack sufficient neuroscience background, they may be required to take one or more undergraduate courses (as extra to a degree) which will provide a stronger knowledge base.

Indian Student Eligibility:

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

  • Students are normally required to have completed a bachelors' degree in its academic equivalent, from an academic institution, recognized by the University of Alberta.
  • GPA of 3.0/4.0 (B Grade) based on the recent two years of full-time study (or equivalent) is required.
  • 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.
  • 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
Jun 01

Winter
Oct 01


Scores Required

100 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

310 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$5459$5459
Health insurance$1200$1200
Other fees$456$456
Total fees$6335$6335

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
Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship Variable Yes 14 Feb, 2021
UAlberta Master's Entrance Scholarship Variable Yes 07 Apr, 2020
Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) $8,312 Yes N/A
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
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
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
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
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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:

  • Research Scientists
  • Neuroscientists
  • Medical Writers
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Natural Sciences Managers



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