PhD in Visual Arts in Canada at UWO Canada




University Western University (UWO Canada)
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Type Public Research
Program Type Course-based or project-based
Program Delivary On campus
Language English
Program Duration 4 years
Students 33,725
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Detailed Information of PhD in Visual Arts in Canada at Western University

These are the international student eligibility for the PhD in Visual Arts in Canada

An MA degree in art history, visual culture or curatorial studies or an MFA or MVA with an average of at least 80% (A-). Students with equivalent qualifications in relevant visual fields such as film or media studies will also be considered if they can demonstrate significant professional experience and accomplishments in the field.

Students must submit samples of their work. In the case of art history students, this will likely be a sample term paper, thesis chapter or publication. In the case of studio students, this would consist of photographic, video or digital documentation of their studio practice as well as a writing sample.

These are the domestic student eligibility for the PhD in Visual Arts

An MA degree in art history, visual culture or curatorial studies or an MFA or MVA with an average of at least 80% (A-). Students with equivalent qualifications in relevant visual fields such as film or media studies will also be considered if they can demonstrate significant professional experience and accomplishments in the field.

Students must submit samples of their work. In the case of art history students, this will likely be a sample term paper, thesis chapter or publication. In the case of studio students, this would consist of photographic, video or digital documentation of their studio practice as well as a writing sample.

These are the test eligibilities for the PhD in Visual Arts to qualify.

The English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements for PhD in Visual Arts in Canada: are:

  • TOEFL(ibt): 86
  • IELTS(academic): 6
N.B: ELP is not mandatory for all international students. You could apply without ELP if your previous degree's medium of instruction were in English. Students of Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, for example, are not required to take the ELP test.

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The international student tuition fees and costs for PhD in Visual Arts in Canada.

Items Costs
Tuition Fees Click Tuition fee
Living Cost CA$12,000.00/year
(CA$1,000.00/month)
Student Earning CA$17,920.00/year
You will earn CA$17,920.00/year by working (20h/week * 4 weeks * 8 months * CAD 14/h) + (40h/week * 4 weeks * 4 months * CAD 14/h) at minimum wage of CA$14.00/hour.

The domestic student tuition fees and costs for PhD in Visual Arts in Canada.

Items Costs
Tuition Fees Click Tuition fee
Living Cost CA$12,000.00/year
(CA$1,000.00/month)
Student Earning CA$17,920.00/year
This is just an estimate. You don't have any work hour limit. You will earn CA$17,920.00/year by working (20h/week * 4 weeks * 8 months * CAD 14/h) + (40h/week * 4 weeks * 4 months * CAD 14/h) at minimum wage of CA$14.00/hour.
While at Western, you will want to devote your full energy to the successful completion of your studies, so we want to ensure that stable funding is available to you. Western guarantees minimum annual funding for doctoral students, from all sources, of $13,000 plus tuition. For doctoral students who start in September 2019 (September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020), the Doctoral Funding Guarantee for domestic and international students is $19,360. Other Financial Assistance:
  • Graduate Bursary Assistance
  • Work Study Program
  • Students with Disabilities
  • Society of Graduate Students (SOGS) Bursary
  • Society of Graduate Students (SOGS) Financial Support
  • International Student Awards
    1. Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)
    2. Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS)
    3. Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships
    4. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
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