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Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biological Science - Marine Biology Ontario Tech University Ontario Tech University, Canada

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CAD 29195

Annual Tuition Fee

*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 100 Waived

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48 months


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Program Overview

Learn about marine ecosystems and organisms in this specialization, and immerse yourself in the marine environment during a semester abroad in Bermuda.

Individuals interested in this specialization will apply directly to Marine Biology through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre using application code DMB.

Marine Biology is a specialization within the Biological Science program. Within the marine biology specialization students will learn about marine ecosystems and organisms, as well have experiential learning opportunities in the marine environment via a semester abroad at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS).

BIOS is a world-renowned institute with financial support from government, corporate, and private investors. Located in Bermuda, BIOS is near to the Sargasso Sea, one of the world’s most diverse open-ocean ecosystems, and also home to some of the world’s most northern coral reefs, allowing researchers from around the globe an opportunity to study corals. Their facilities and equipment include the research vessel (R/V) Atlantic Explorer, a U.S. flagged UNOLS ocean class vessel, operated by BIOS, that provides faculty and staff—as well as visiting scientists and students—with well-equipped floating labs to support numerous scientific endeavors in the ocean environment.

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Additional Information

Program Level 4-Year Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 5 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Sep 2024


Jan 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 83.0  Minimum Listening - 20.0  Minimum Reading - 20.0  Minimum Writing - 20.0  Minimum Speaking - 19.0  
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 58
    • Minimum Overall Score - 110.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Grade 12 / High School Diploma

6.5 IELTS Score
83 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
58 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
110 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
70% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Tuition Fee

CAD 100 Waived

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12000 Per year

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Scholarships for international students

You could be awarded a scholarship from the university based on academic achievement as well as personal excellence.

Eligibility requirements
All scholarships and awards are subject to the following conditions:

  • Values are subject to change without notice.
  • Entrance scholarships are available to students attending the university from secondary school within 18 months of graduation.
  • You have not previously attended a post-secondary institution.
  • You may not hold more than one scholarship simultaneously.
  • Summer school courses taken immediately prior to the start of the September term and any upgrading marks will not be included in grade calculations for awards.
  • You must be enrolled in a minimum 80 percent course load (per term).
  • The university reserves the right to determine acceptable academic credentials, grades and prerequisite courses to be used for admissions and awards.
  • Continuation of all sources of funding from the university is dependent on maintaining good academic standing, and availability of funds. If you withdraw, change to part-time status, change your program, change your fee status or fail to complete a term, you may have your scholarship reduced or may no longer be eligible for funding.

International entrance scholarships

Global Leadership Award (application-based)
If you are an international secondary-school student entering an undergraduate program at the university on a study permit and are currently studying outside of Canada, you can apply for the university's Global Leadership Award (GLA).

The GLA is one of our most prestigious entrance awards. Valued at $120,000 CAD ($30,000 a year for four years), the GLA recognizes international secondary school applicants with strong academic and leadership abilities. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not eligible for the GLA.

Applications are now available for 2024-2025

International Merit Awards
If you are an international secondary school student entering an undergraduate program at the university on a study permit and are currently studying outside of Canada, you may be eligible for one of the university's Merit Awards.

International Merit Awards—valued at up to $10,000 CAD—are automatically awarded to the top applicants with the highest admission grade-point-average from each of the identified regions. The Merit Awards are non-renewable.

In order to be considered, students must have submitted a complete application for admission, including any required supporting documentation by February 15. Please note: This is earlier than posted deadlines for admission.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not eligible for the International Merit Awards.

English Language Centre (ELC) Scholarship
Effective January 1, if you are an international student that has successfully completed the ELC program of study and are entering an undergraduate program at the university on a study permit, you may be eligible for one of the university’s ELC Scholarships.

Valued at $1,000 CAD, these scholarships will be awarded upon enrolment in the first year of an undergraduate program. The ELC Scholarships are one-time-only and are not renewable. Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and students receiving funding from a sponsor or third party are not eligible for this scholarship.

Awards of recognition
These awards recognize academic accomplishments for recent Canadian secondary-school graduates. If you are an international student who studied at an on-shore secondary school in Canada, you may be eligible to receive an award. The following amounts are automatically awarded in your first year based on your best six 4U/4M courses (or equivalent).

  • $4,000 - 95 per cent or higher
  • $2,000 - 90 to 94.9 per cent
  • $1,000 - 85 to 89.9 per cent

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