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Computer Science, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #477 (QS) Montréal, Canada
The PhD in Computer Science program 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.
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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 program 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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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90-106 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

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

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants normally must hold a master’s degree or equivalent with high standing in engineering or computer science, or in a cognate discipline. 

A completed file that is ready to be assessed will include:

  • Application form and Fee
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Three Letters of Reference and assessment form
  • Statement of purpose
  • Transcripts (with mark sheets if applicable) for all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship (if applicable)
  • Applicants whose primary language is not English, are required to submit official language test scores, unless exempted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    503 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 503 CAD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    255 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 255 CAD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    82 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 82 CAD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Montréal

  • 1074 - 1760 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.

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