Master of Science in Computer Science atUBC , VancouverFaculty of Graduate Studies


2 years (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • The two-year period of the masters first helps students decide whether a research career is the right career choice for them
  • A student who completes a master's degree and decides to work in the industry prior to embarking on the full Ph.D. has the opportunity to apply his or her skills and master's level education in the field and to take advantage of jobs that have attractive starting salaries
  • There are two choices available to MSc students: the thesis options (12 or 6 credit thesis) and the essay option (3 credit essay)
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  • University Rankings
    • #44

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2022

    • #47

      - QS 2023

    • #40

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2023

    • #35

      - US News & World Report 2023

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 5,85,580
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 9,74,220
InsuranceINR 13,869
TransportationINR 32,669
Student FeesINR 33,964
TotalINR 10,54,722

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 CAD = INR 61.64


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 26ᵗʰ September 2023

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned



  • The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies establishes the minimum admission requirements common to all applicants, usually a minimum overall average in the B+ range (76% at UBC) OR
  • Applicants must have a four-year Bachelor's Degree or a Master's degree with First Class/Division 1 (65%) or Very Good (8 on a 10-point scale)

  • Applicants must hold a degree that is academically equivalent to a four-year UBC bachelor's degree (or more advanced degree) in Computer Science. If applicants have a Bachelor's or higher degree in a related field (e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, Electrical Engineering, etc.) and they have done sufficient computer science coursework, they would likely meet this requirement


Marks - 100/120

  • With a score of 22 in Reading & Listening and 21 in Speaking & Writing


No specific cutoff mentioned


Marks - 7/9

  • With a minimum score of 6.5 in each component

Conditional Offer


If you have a strong record of academic achievement but do not yet meet the UBC English language requirement, you may be eligible for the Conditional Admission Program, which offers English language preparation leading to an undergraduate degree program on UBC’s Vancouver campus for bachelor degree programs in all faculties

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • A minimum of three references are required
  • References should be requested from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on the applicant's academic ability and qualifications

Step 2: Additional documents required

  • Official transcripts and degree certificates
  • Submit English Language Proficiency score
  • Submit a Statement of Intent and answer the following questions:
    • Describe your research interests (Please keep Part 1 within 2 pages; mandatory)
    • Publication (no word or page limit; only if applicable)
    • Summary of Honours, Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards (no word or page limit; only if applicable)
  • CV or resume (optional)

Step 4: Application fees for this course

CAD 168 = INR 10.36 Thousand
Mode of payment: Credit card
  • Tuition fees are payable in three equal installments due at the beginning of academic terms starting in September, January and May
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