Ph.D. On Campus

Computer Science

Concordia University Montréal

48 months
17955 CAD/year
2921 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The PhD in Computer Science programme at Concordia University Montréal leads to the highest degree offered by the Faculty and is designed to provide students an opportunity to obtain the greatest possible expertise in their chosen field through intensive research.


Advancement of analytical and/or experimental knowledge through a combination of specialized courses and a research thesis under the supervision of an experienced researcher forms the main component of the doctoral program.

The objective of the PhD in Computer Science programme at Concordia University Montréal is to educate highly qualified researchers required for the expansion of fundamental knowledge and technological innovation through research and development, as well as the needs of institutions of higher learning.

Major areas for doctoral research:

  • Mobile Computing And Wireless Networks
  • Distributed Systems
  • Computer Networks And Protocols
  • Parallel Algorithms And Architectures
  • Ad Hoc Networks
  • Numerical Analysis And Scientific Computing
  • Semantics Of Programming Languages
  • Databases
  • Knowledge Based Systems
  • Data Mining
  • Semantics Web
  • Symbolic And Algebraic Computation
  • Combinatorial Algorithms
  • Mathematical Programming
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Image Processing
  • 3D Graphics And Computer Gaming


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Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Algorithm Design Techniques
  • Computer Networks And Protocols
  • Database Technology And Applications
  • Distributed Systems Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission on a full-time basis

  • Master’s degree or equivalent with high standing in engineering or computer science, or in a cognate discipline.
  • Holders of a bachelor’s degree will, in general, be considered for admission to a master’s program only. After completion of a minimum of two terms of full-time study, they may, upon application, be considered by the GCS Graduate Studies Committee for admission to a PhD program.

Admission on a part-time basis

  • Master’s degree with high standing in engineering, computer science or a cognate discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17955 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17955 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    2921 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2921 CAD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Montréal

1074 - 1759 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The Ministère de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche (MEESR) offers a student bursary to students who qualify as Quebec residents and are contemplating studying outside of Quebec. Depending on the location of the host institution, the Quebec Mobility Bursary may cover all or a portion of your monthly expenses. Although this Bursary is awarded by the MEESR, it is administered jointly by Concordia International and the Concordia Financial Aid and Awards Office.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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