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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 2.46k / year
  • Foreign: $ 14.8k / year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 September 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 871pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    This program provides students with a strong research training in a field of chemistry so that they can build upon their foundational knowledge and laboratory working skills and start working as research chemists as soon as they enter the job market. The wide range of career paths in this field requires students to have both solid foundational training and great flexibility. Students personalize their program based on their aspirations and chosen career.

    The goal of this doctorate program is to train high-level scientific researchers. Students must carry out a project in a very specific area of chemistry and will develop their existing research skills. Students must also use their existing knowledge, gain new knowledge, and reflect a great deal on their chosen topic. Through their project, students will be able develop their creativity and show their originality.

    Although Université de Montréal is a French-language university, many of our research departments are open to creating a bilingual environment for students in graduate-level programs. These departments are aware of the importance of bilingualism in order for graduate students to succeed in their research careers. Students who are proficient in English are therefore welcome and accepted into graduate-level programs.

    Number of credits: 87 mandatory credits, of which 84 are for research, a thesis, and a seminar. The 3 remaining credits are for one optional course.

    Block 70A (3 credits):

    • Section Seminars 

    Block 70B (Optional - 3 credits): 

    • Chosen from the graduate courses offered by the department.

    Block 70C (84 credits):

    • PhD Comprehensive Examination
    • Research

    Canada requirements for international students

    Canada is now the most educated country in the world, according to a recent report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Most of all, there are a lot of programs for international students. 

    The universities of Canada don't use a centralized system of undergraduate application so the students have to apply separately for each institution they want to attend. However, the most general procedures and requirements to get admission in Canada are: an application form, an official high school transcript or university transcript, CV which present your educational achievements, work or volonteer experience, and a letter of intent (LOI) that demonstrate personal and professional goals of the student and explains the interest of the applicant. 

    IELTS is most widely recognized and accepted English proficiency test in Canada. However, some universities accept TOEFL as an English test requirement. So you'll need to contact the university for the information about the test you have to provide and the score that you must obtain. 

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Admission requirements

    To be admitted as a regular student in the PhD (Chemistry) program, candidates must:

    • Meet the general admission requirements (section XX) of the “Règlement pédagogique de la Faculté des études supérieures et postdoctorales” (educational regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies).
    • Have an MSc in Chemistry (Thesis) from Université de Montréal or show proof of equivalent education
    • Have obtained a grade-point average at the graduate level of at least 3.3 out of 4.3 or the equivalent.
    • Have sufficient knowledge of English

    All graduate students in the Department of Chemistry are guaranteed minimum funding that is comparable with what is offered in other Departments of Chemistry at other major Canadian universities. Note that tuition fees in Quebec are significantly lower than in any other province in Canada.

    Several students receive NSERC postgraduate (master’s and doctoral) awards of $17,300/year and $21,000/year, respectively. A small number of prestigious NSERC awards are valued at $35,000/year.FRQ-NT graduate awards are valued at $15,000 (MSc) and $20,000 (PhD). For all NSERC and FRQ-NT scholarships, the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FESP) or the thesis supervisor offers a supplement to the award recipient. The Department of Chemistry also offers teaching assistantships in undergraduate laboratories at a level of approximately $3,000/semester to supplement research stipends.

    FESP scholarships

    The FESP also administers a number of scholarships, some of them for international students, to support their studies at the Université de Montréal:

    • Intake scholarships ($2,000)
    • Excellence Awards for international students ($17,500 to $20,500/year)
    • FESP Excellence Awards
    • Scholarships exempting students from differential tuition fees
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