WHY STUDY IN CANADA?
A beautiful and quite peaceful country whose world-class education, high life expectancy and low crime rates gave it the title of the best place in the world to live in.
Over 175 post-secondary institutions in Canada offer various programs ranging from Certificate, Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree to vocational and adult-education. These institutions are called Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, University Colleges and CEGEPS.
A Canadian university degree is recognized worldwide, which provides more work opportunities and a more prosperous future for international graduates.
WHAT CAN BE STUDIED?
All programs from all fields can be studied in Canadian institutions for all levels.
Each and every Canadian college or university has its own admission eligibility. in general Canadian institutions give weight age to the applications having excellent academic background and acceptable scores in IELTS .
A four-year Bachelor’s degree is required for admission into M.S/MBA programs, with a minimum of mid-B grades (around 70%)
All the programs in all fields of specialization are available for study in Canadian institutions at all levels.
The admission application process for this particular country can take ample time;so it is advised to start the processing at least an year before to avoid last minute hurry and worry. Make it a point that most institutions have a January deadline for September intake.
Most universities & colleges offer admission to international students during following months:
SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER
JANUARY – APRIL
VACATION TIME JULY UNTIL AUGUST.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
While each Canadian college/university has its own admission requirements, in general they recommend having an excellent academic background and acceptable scores in the IELTS.Admission into M.S./M.B.A. programs require a 4-year Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of mid-B grades (approximately 70%).
Financial aid of the student is also important, therefore students must have adequate funds to cover their studies, living costs and the return to their home country.
WHAT FUNDS ARE NEEDED?
A) COST OF EDUCATION
These costs will differ according to the college/university and city. Below are estimated costs and should only be used as a guide. The cost is listed in Canadian dollars per annum.
The average tuition fee for different programs could be as follows: (Canadian $ per annum)
Diploma : 7,000 – 12,000
Bachelors Degree : 9,000 – 15,000
Masters degree : 10,000 – 22,000
B) COST OF LIVING
There are various places to stay at, such as hostels, rented housings and homestays. Prices may vary depending on location, but on average it costs CAD$ 8,000 ? 12,000 per annum. This covers the cost of rent, food, clothing, transport, etc.
C) FINANCIAL PROOF FOR VISA
For a Student Visa, the funding proof needed is between CAD$ 22,000 ? 32,000. Some Canadian institutions offer scholarships for students with exceptional results; however, scholarship is competition-based.
WORKING IN CANADA
On-campus jobs for students who pursue a full-time degree or diploma are available without requiring an employment authorization. Teaching and research assistant jobs are available as well. The spouses of full-time students are eligible for open or open/restricted employment authorization, provided that they fulfill the preset medical requirements.
Students must start with the Visa formalities as soon as they obtain admission into a Canadian college or university. Your Student Visa will list the conditions that apply specifically to you. You must meet these conditions to avoid Visa cancellation. The Visa application charge is CAD$ 125 and is Non-refundable. Secondary exchange students and students sponsored under Commonwealth approved programs are an exception to that rule.
Other expenses will be needed to cover medical examinations fees, police checks, and the translation of documents into English (if required).
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