Ph.D. On Campus

Health Informatics

University of Victoria

48 months
5074 CAD/year
4022 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


We offer a PhD in Health Informatics program at University of Victoria, British Columbia which will prepare scholars to discover and extend their scientific knowledge and advance the science and practice of health informatics


Many of the PhD graduates:

  • Assume leadership roles in informatics and health care
  • Conquer new knowledge through research and testing of theory
  • Contribute solutions that advance health care in a culturally diverse society
  • Translate research findings into practice and policy at multiple levels
  • Reflect an interdisciplinary perspective in research and scholarly endeavours

The Health Informatics program at University of Victoria, British Columbia is built around our core interdisciplinary specializations:

  • Design and structure of health information systems
  • Implementation and evaluation of health information systems
  • Health information systems applications

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Theories in Health Informatics
  • Methods in Health Informatics
  • Health Informatics PhD Seminar
  • Candidacy Exam
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you have a Master’s degree in a field other than health informatics, and you are interested in pursuing PhD studies in health informatics, you first need to apply to our MSc program and indicate in your letter of intent that you are interested in applying to the PhD program in the future.
  • Students in the MSc in Health Informatics program, already holding a Master's degree, but not in the field of health informatics, may apply to the PhD program following satisfactory completion of at least 6 units of the MSc program in Health Informatics. The six units from the MSc program must include at least the following courses: 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5074 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2537 CAD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    4022 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2011 CAD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Victoria

1490 - 2092 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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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