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Astrophysics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #151 (ARWU) ,
Astrophysics is the application of physics to the study of astronomical objects and phenomena. The goal of astrophysics is to understand and explain how astronomical objects and phenomena occur and work.

About

 During the course of the studies, much of our students' learning will occur while actively working on problems in class, during tutorials, and in the laboratory. This degree will provide students with practice conducting experiments and observations, computational and logic skills, and strong problem-solving abilities.

Astrophysicists have global opportunities to work in areas such as medical physics, geophysics, nuclear energy, and more. A degree in Astrophysics can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or architecture.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Calculus for Engineers and Scientists
  •  Electromagnetic Theory I
  •  Introduction to Astrophysics
  • Linear Methods I
  • Classical Physics

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    86

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

Applications must include:

  • Two references, on University of Calgary forms, from referees prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications. 
  • Applicants MUST upload unofficial copies of their transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended to the on-line application system when submitting your application. 
  • An official TOEFL or IELTS score as proof of English language proficiency. The tests must have been taken within the last two years.
  • Application Fee: Applicants are required to submit a non-refundable CDN $100 (Canadian applicants) or $130 (Foreign applicants) application fee with each application and pay it through the on-line application system.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    611 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 611 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    539 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 539 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Calgary

  • 1247 - 1960 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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