Admission

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

PhD in Computer Science

Graduate 3-175-1-0

August 2024
Start of session
Full-time and Half-time
Plan of study
90 credits
Dissertation or thesis track
Program Type
Application deadline
from August 15, 2023 to May 1, 2024
Offered at the Montréal campus

Bon à savoir! Ce programme s’adresse autant aux francophones qu’aux anglophones. Consultez la fiche descriptive en français pour en savoir plus.

Specialize in an area of computer science research while gaining international expertise in a cutting-edge field.

Overview

About this program

Be part of the rapid developments in computer science

This PhD program will immerse you in the field of research by writing a thesis to drive advances in computer science. By carrying out a research project supervised by a member of the teaching team or a Research Chair, you will have the opportunity to be part of the new generation of researchers specializing in a cutting-edge area of computer science, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, quantum computing, operations research, software engineering, bioinformatics, and computer graphics, etc.

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  • Multidisciplinary environment based on a culture of excellence in research and innovation
  • Internationally renowned faculty in artificial intelligence, machine learning, quantum computing, operations research, etc.
  • Wide range of courses in various areas of computer science
  • Internationally renowned research groups and chairs
  • Guaranteed funding for all candidates

Language accommodations

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.

The Department of Computer Science and Operations Research provides a number of accommodations to make you feel comfortable and help you fulfill the requirements of the program even if French is not your main language of study:

  • Access to course notes in both French and English.
  • Possibility of taking an equivalent course at an English-language university in Montréal.
  • Choice of giving oral seminar presentations in either French or English.
  • Choice of writing exams in French or English.
  • Choice of taking the comprehensive exam in either French or English.
  • Choice of writing your doctoral thesis or dissertation in French or English.

All laboratories are offered in a bilingual environment. Above all, staffs in the program are available to help and support you throughout your studies.

Advantages of studying computer science at UdeM
Focus on scientific excellence and innovation

  • Work in a wide range of research laboratories and groups, conducting cutting-edge work in logistics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, video games, quantum computing, bioinformatics, cryptography, etc.
  • Join the multidisciplinary environment of the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research (DIRO), which receives over $6 million in annual research funding
  • Financing your studies: all PhD candidates are guaranteed funding

Courses and specifics

For contact information on the program director or student file management technician, or to find out more about the faculty or department hosting the program, please see the page in French

  • 90 credits
  • Full-time
  • Half-time
  • Day course
  • Dissertation or thesis track
  • International exchange option
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The opportunity to think outside the box and the freedom of expression at DIRO are among the most important elements of my education at UdeM.

Atefeh Farzindar
PhD in Computer Science, President and Founder of NLP Technologies
Atefeh Farzindar

PhD in Computer Science, President and Founder of NLP Technologies

Admission requirements

You are eligible without having confirmed a research supervisor, but you should do so within a prescribed period.

Admission requirements

You studied
and have, or will obtain, a diploma from the following program or province:
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Additional documents to provide
Note that the quantitative criteria indicated above does not replace a qualitative review of your application. These criteria are provided for information purposes only. Eligibility for a study program does not guarantee an offer of admission. Information on this page may change without notice.

Costs and financial aid

$2,022.23 *

*Total for a full-time session of 15 credits


Tuition fees: $1,440.45

Other fees: $581.78

These amounts are estimates and do not account for other expenses, such as costs for insurance, residence, transportation, manuals, etc.

Check your legal status

These estimates cannot at any time subsitute for an invoice or be used as proof for any reason whatsoever. These calculations are based on the 2023-2024 academic year.
Information updated: May 19, 2023

$2,022.23 *

*Total for a full-time session of 15 credits


Tuition fees: $1,440.45

Other fees: $581.78

These amounts are estimates and do not account for other expenses, such as costs for insurance, residence, transportation, manuals, etc.

Good news! You may be able to lower this amount!

Under certain conditions, Canadian students who are not residents of Quebec can follow university study programs offered in French while benefiting from the same tuition fees as residents of Quebec.

Check eligibility criteria

Check your legal status

These estimates cannot at any time subsitute for an invoice or be used as proof for any reason whatsoever. These calculations are based on the 2023-2024 academic year.
Information updated: May 19, 2023

$9,435.98 *

*Total for a full-time session of 15 credits


Tuition fees: $8,854.20

Other fees: $581.78

These amounts are estimates and do not account for other expenses, such as costs for insurance, residence, transportation, manuals, etc.

Good news! You may be able to lower this amount!

As an international student, you have access to exemption scholarships granted by UdeM throughout your university program. Note that for ungraduated programs, you must be enrolled as a full-time student for two sessions and reside in Quebec in the case of exclusively online study programs.

Find out about the UdeM exemption scholarship

These estimates cannot at any time subsitute for an invoice or be used as proof for any reason whatsoever. These calculations are based on the 2023-2024 academic year.
Information updated: May 19, 2023

$2,022.23 *

*Total for a full-time session of 15 credits


Tuition fees: $1,440.45

Other fees: $581.78

These amounts are estimates and do not account for other expenses, such as costs for insurance, residence, transportation, manuals, etc.

These estimates cannot at any time subsitute for an invoice or be used as proof for any reason whatsoever. These calculations are based on the 2023-2024 academic year.
Information updated: May 19, 2023

Calculate tuition fees based on other situations

Future prospects Pursuing a career or further studies? The choice is yours!

Benefit from an exceptional placement rate and gain access to the most interesting and best-paying jobs in the information and communications technology sector. Excellent job opportunities are available with private companies, consulting firms, government corporations and financial institutions, among others.

Multimedia Project Manager
Webmaster
IT Security Specialist
Programmer Analyst
Computer Networks Manager
IT Consultant
Multimedia Products Designer-Ideaman
Software Designer
Multimedia Integrator
Computer System Architect
Business Data Processing Analyst
Computer Analyst
IT Systems Administrator
Database Administrator
Administrateur(-trice) de systèmes informatiques
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