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Professional MSc

7 Nov 2019

Professional MSc

How can I apply to the program?

The first step of the application process is to complete the online Mila application form. We will send a message acknowledging that we have received the application and a professor will examine your application. If you are accepted at Mila, you will then need to complete an application to University of Montreal’s Masters in Computer Science (internship option – program 217-510 segment 77). Note that there will be very little time between the date you are informed of acceptance to the Mila program and the University of Montreal deadline. You should prepare your application for University of Montreal at the same time as you prepare the one for Mila. If you were accepted, you should start the student permit / visa process as soon as possible (unless you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident).

What are the admission dates?

  • You need to fill the Mila application form before December 1st. If you are selected by Mila, after receiving your notification from Mila, you should officially apply to the program at UdeM before February 1st.

Is Mila selecting the Professional MSc students ?

  • Yes, the selection for the professional programs are handled by MILA, the official admission process is then handled by DIRO and UdeM.

When is the application period?

  • From October 15th to December 1st through the MILA application form.

When do we get to know that  we are selected by MILA ?

  • Around 2 months after finalizing your Mila application.

Duration of Prof MSc?

  • 2 years + 6 months internship, but it could also be 2 years including internship.

Is it possible to follow this program on a part time basis?

  • Yes,

What’s the admission term?

  • Only in Fall.

What’s the tuition fees for UdeM?

Do the professional MSc student get a scholarship?

  • No.

Where can I get some Financial support?

Do we need a GRE certification?

  • Not necessary in order to get admitted to the program.

Do I need to speak French to follow the program?

  • No, although learning French would be an asset for you if you chose the Quebec job market and to find an internship.

What are the prerequisites for the admission?

  • GPA 3 and more, background in Computer science, programming and mathematics, knowledge in Deep Learning and Machine Learning is a plus.

I was selected by Mila as part of the Professional Master’s program. Now, I have applied for admission to the program at UdeM as recommended by Mila’s team. Will I be definitely admitted or is it still uncertain?

  • Admission to the Mila program is not a guarantee of admission to UdeM. Mila is not a university and has its own selection criteria, while the UdeM admissions committee must ensure that basic computer science requirements have been met.

How is Mila involved in the Professional Master’s program?

  • Most of the classes are taught by Mila’s professors and several are held at Mila’s facilities. Mila also coordinates the internship once you have completed your required courses.

Is it possible to take all MSc Prof courses in English?

  • Yes, it is possible to attend your courses in English. The UdeM has a policy whereby you can request all evaluations (exams, assignments, etc.) in either language (eng/fr). This is true for all higher level courses. The language of instruction depends on the teacher. It is somehow guaranteed that the compulsory courses mentioned on the website of this program will be in English. This is not true for additional courses (e.g. algorithms) that the department may ask you to register for.

Do you have the opportunity to take courses offered at other universities affiliated with Mila?

  • Yes, however, this is not specific to Mila. Students from a Quebec university can enroll in courses at other Quebec universities through a program called BCI. To complete your 2 open electives, you can use this option to register for courses at McGill, Concordia, Poly, HEC;

Is the program offered to international students?

  • Yes