The Department offers a course of studies leading to the Ph.D. degree. It differs substantially from the master’s programs in that the student must write a thesis that makes an original contribution to knowledge.
The thesis topic is chosen by the student in consultation with the research supervisor. The thesis must be examined and approved by an internal examiner (normally the research supervisor), an external examiner and the Oral Examination Committee.
The student must make an oral defense of the thesis before that Committee. In addition, the student has to pass comprehensive examinations.
- Ph.D. Preliminary Examination
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesMathematics Actuarial Science Bioinformatics
- Online application and application fee
- Letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Writing sample/portfolio
- A research supervisor
- Study permits/student visas
International19082 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9541 CAD per semester during 48 months.
National4782 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2391 CAD per semester during 48 months.
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