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What will I learn?

Modern challenges in chemistry need new approaches and techniques. As a graduate student in chemistry, you’ll study and work in a renowned centre of innovative research. We offer MSc and PhD graduate degrees and emphasize special areas of research over the traditional sub-disciplines of chemistry.

You’ll have access to resources and facilities that will help you hone your research skills. Your research will be overseen by our faculty, which include Canada Research Chairs. We'll provide you with international networking opportunities to help you establish your career.

PoND is a Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) training program. We need for better strategies against the growing threat of chronic diseases. This program addresses critical gaps in this research area. This program combines eight academic researchers from across Canada.

PoND offers trainees scientific knowledge and technical skills, as well as problem-solving and industrial perspectives. This makes them uniquely employer-ready for the pharmaceuticals and drug delivery sectors.

Areas of focus:

  • Bioactivity
  • Catalysis
  • Kinetics/dynamics
  • Materials
  • Magnetism
  • Mechanisms
  • Medicinal
  • Nanotechnology
  • Polymers
  • Sensors
  • Surfaces

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$5,176.00 (US$ 3,998) per year
Estimate tuition fee: CAN $2,588 (one terms)
Application deadline

Expected September 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Faculty of Science

Bob Wright Centre, Room A201,

University of Victoria,

VICTORIA,

British Columbia (BC),

V8P 5C2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a 4-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an institution recognized by UVic. Equivalent of a minimum “B” average over the last two years of your degree. English language requirement: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Minimum score of 90 from the internet-based TOEFL (IBT). You must also score at least 20 points each in the listening, speaking, reading and writing sections. IELTS: Minimum overall band score of 6.5 on the IELTS. No individual component can have a score lower than 6.0. MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): A score of 90 on the MELAB will be accepted as proof of English proficiency.

For international students

Applicants must have completed a 4-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an institution recognized by UVic. Equivalent of a minimum “B” average over the last two years of your degree. Any requirements specific to your program of study.

English Language requirements:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - Require a minimum of 90 with the following minimum section requirements: Listening 20; Speaking 20; Reading 20; Writing 20. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 575 on the paper-based test. Individual departments may set a higher standard.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - A minimum Overall Band Score of 6.5, with no score of less than 6.0 on each individual component on the Academic IELTS is required.
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) - A score of 90 on the MELAB will be

Deadline:

  • May 1 for September entry
  • September 1 for January entry
  • January 1 for May entry

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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