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

Ottawa, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1848Established Year
  41951Enrollment

Master of Computer Science [M.C.S] (Bioinformatics)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

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

$ 20,639 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • Master of Computer Science in Applied Artificial Intelligence at the University of Ottawa ranks 8th place according to US News ranking in Canada.
  • This is a 2-year Program with thesis, coursework, and Project and accelerated options.
  • The Internship option as a work term favored by the University is very helpful for the students.
  • This program is taught in English but Assignments, exams,..etc can be written in English or French.
  • The co-op option is available to students enrolled in the thesis option or the coursework and project option.
  • In this program, the students are taught about data integration, network security, and cryptography, software engineering, database analysis, and design, advanced data structures,..etc.
  • The Program consists of many options that can help the student to attain value for their career.
  • The Student to Teacher ratio is 12:1 which helps increase in interaction between professors and students.
  • The Majority of the Classes have 20 Students which boosts Students Performance.
  • The Salary of the graduates will be in between 55,170 USD – 69,884 USD.
  • The Employment rate 2 years after graduation is 100% and the Work-Term Placement rate is 96.6%.
  • To apply for any Scholarship a student must have at least 80% marks in undergraduate bachelor's degrees.
  • The Careers after graduation are
    • Information systems analysts and consultants
    • Database analyst and data administrators
    • Computer programmers and interactive media developers
    • Web designers and developers
    • Computer and information systems managers.., etc

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 43,928 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 31)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL
Offered by Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, University of Ottawa
Program Urlhttps://catalogue.uottawa.ca/en/graduate/master-computer-science-specialization-bioinformatics/

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • The student must have a bachelor of science degree with honors in computer science or any other equivalent degree in computer science while applying during admission.
  • The minimum marks required are 70% or marks equivalent to Grade B.

Language Requirments:

  • The students must be able to understand and fluently speak the language of instruction (French or English) in the program. Proof of linguistic proficiency may be required.
  • The students whose official language is not English must submit the English Language Proficiency scores like IELTS or TOEFL.

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • The student must have any one of the Bachelor's degrees of duration 3 years or 4 years.
  • The student who does Postgraduate Diploma is also welcomed into this program.
  • If the passing marks in the respective degree are 40% then the marks required for this program is 50%
  • If the passing marks in the respective degree are 50% then the marks required for this program is 60%


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
Jan 31

Winter
Apr 30


Scores Required

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

80 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$20639$20639
Others$1325$1325
Total fees$21964$21964

Living Costs

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

Ranking

Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #301/ 500

Biotechnology [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 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
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 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

The careers to follow after graduation:

  • Information systems analysts and consultants
  • Database analyst and data administrators
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  • Web designers and developers
  • Computer and information systems managers..,etc



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