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UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA - [UOTTAWA], OTTAWA, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Ottawa, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1848Established Year
  41951Enrollment

Doctor of Philosophy [Ph.D] (Biology)

 6 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, University of Ottawa

$ 4,775 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biology at the University of Ottawa is offered as a 6-year teaching program.
  • The Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology (OCIB) combines the research strengths of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University.
  • The Institute offers graduate programs leading to the master’s (MSc) and doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Biology.
  • Some of the main courses that students will study in this program are:
    • Advanced Field Ecology
    • Advanced Neuroethology
    • Advanced Biochemistry
    • Bioinformatics
    • Methods in Molecular Genetics
  • Research facilities are shared between the two campuses. Students have access to professors, courses, and facilities at both universities.
  • The Institute is a participating unit in the collaborative program in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology (at the master’s and doctoral levels).
  • The student to faculty ratio is 16:1 which bridges the gap between faculty and students.
  • The doctoral program participates in the Combined Program for Degrees in Medicine and Philosophy (MD/Ph.D.).
  • The seminar course involves the presentation of seminars and the regular attendance at the seminars presented by the Department. 
  • Career positions may include: 
    • Microbiologists
    • Environmental Scientists and Specialists
    • Natural Sciences Managers
    • Medical Scientists
    • Postsecondary Biological Sciences Teachers, etc with an average salary of 76,475 USD per year.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Doctorate
Duration6 years
Fees$ 36,600 for 6 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Mar 01)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL
Offered by Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, University of Ottawa
Program Urlhttps://catalogue.uottawa.ca/en/graduate/doctorate-philosophy-biology/

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • For CGPA, Students have to submit/ request official transcripts from the university where they completed/ are completed their degree.
  • Must write a letter of intent and submit a resume.
  • Need to have maintained a CGPA of at least 7.7/10 to be invited for an interview.
  • Students must hold a master’s degree with an average of 75%.
  • Students applying to the clinical program will be required to attend an interview with clinical faculty prior to being accepted for admission.

English Language proficiency:

  • Applicants from India, China, Vietnam, Philippines, and Pakistan should note that IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program.
  • Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.
  • Not all students will qualify for EAP-3106 in place of the required IELTS or TOEFL test scores.

The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide. To know more about the requirem….Read More


Required Document List

The Documents required are:

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate - The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the higher secondary education.
  • 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 the experience and skills of the student.
  • English Language Requirement Scores like TOEFLIELTS,..etc.


Application Deadline

Fall
Mar 01

Winter
Aug 01

Summer
Jan 01


Scores Required

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

93 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Year 6
Tuition fees$4775$4775$4775$4775$4775$4775
Others$1325$1325$1325$1325$1325$1325
Total fees$6100$6100$6100$6100$6100$6100

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 4,420
Meals$ 5,350
Living expenses$ 2,990

Ranking

Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #151/ 500

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Trillium Scholarship $28,961 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships Variable Yes 03 Jan, 2021
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Student Visa and Visitor Visa (Optional) are required to study in Canada. 
  • 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 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 cost of the student visa is 113 USD.
  • 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

The Work-Study Program gives the student a chance to work On-campus if the student is a full-time student:

  • Work Part-time during the academic year to earn around 2,250 USD.
  • Work Full time during the summer months to earn close to 4,500 USD.

The Applications are to be submitted on the university page for the future work term.

  • Spring/Summer term - March 14 to June 13
  • Fall term - August 1 to October 10
  • Winter term - December 1 to January 31

Some jobs available on campus are:

  • Student ambassador
  • Student mentor
  • Research assistant
  • Assistant editor
  • Assistant fundraising officer
  • Theatre costume assistant

Career and Placement after Course

Career Opportunities after completing this program are:

  • Microbiologists
  • Environmental Scientists and Specialists
  • Natural Sciences Managers
  • Medical Scientists
  • Postsecondary Biological Sciences Teachers
  • Biologists


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