Why study in Canada?
Canada’s post-secondary opportunities revolve around a wide range of University options. Throughout Canada’s 13 provinces and territories, there are 72 universities to choose from.
The top reasons to study in Canada are:
· The cost of living and tuition fees for international students are generally lower than in other countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom.
· A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is globally recognized as being equivalent to those obtained from the United States or Commonwealth countries.
· International students with Canadian credentials and Canadian work experience may apply for permanent residency without having to leave Canada
· Ranked as one of the best places in the world to live by the United Nations
· Possibility of Permanent Residency after study
· Post Study Work Permit for up to 3 years after study
· A peaceful, politically stable and safe country
· Lower tuition fees than many comparable programs in the US and UK
· Comprehensive preparations for GRE, GMAT, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS.
· Customized course according to students strength and weakness.
· Regular assessment of progress.
· Unlimited doubt sessions.
ADMISSION GUIDANCE SERVICES (AGS)
· Short listing appropriate institutions as per students profile.
· Application processing.
· Asisting students to put together powerful SOP’s & essays* and final editing.
· Assisting with visa process & advising on documentation.
· Pre-departure information and orientation.
Application Process and Deadlines in Canada:
The World University Rankings and College Sage’s annual Canadian University Rankings are the main ranking sources in Canada. The primary aim of the rankings is to inform potential undergraduate applicants about Canadian universities based on a range of criteria, classes, faculty, finances, library, and reputation. The rankings are split into three categories: schools that focus on undergraduate studies , schools that have both undergraduate studies and an graduate programs and schools that have a professional medical program and a selection of graduate programs.
There are a number of components in an application for higher studies in USA / Canada – applications forms, test scores, essays, university transcripts and recommendations. You need to know how to create a compelling application and represent yourself well on paper in order to win an interview and acceptance.
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There are mainly two intakes- Fall (August) and Spring (January)
· Fall is the major intake as all the university options are open for admission unlike Spring when certain choices are not available.
· Application Deadline- The deadline for submitting the application varies from university to university and course to course. However, it is generally from October to March for Fall intake and for spring intake the deadline is 15 October.
Students have to apply online both for Bachelors as well as Masters and each University has a different fee.
· Sealed & stamped 10th, 11th and 12th Official Transcripts from school
· 2 letter of Recommendations from school teachers.
· Official Transcripts from University
· 2 Academic recommendation and 1 from the employer(if the candidate has any work experience)
· Essays, if required by the University
Cost of Studying in Canada:
The cost of education in the Canada varies between the states and the institutions.
Average tuition fees per year range from $10,000 to $20,000 Canadian per annum
Living expenses per year – $10,000-$12,000 Canadian per annum
Living cost in Canada:
You must pay when you are planning to study in Canada. However, note that education cost in Canada in reasonable as compared to many other popular study destinations. Students from India even prefer studying undergraduate (Bachelors) programs (after 12th or A Levels) of 3 to 4 years in Canada because of factors like affordability, high standard of living, excellent facilities, highly rated studies and value of the Canadian degree across the world (including in India).
International students in canada can work up to 40 hours per fortnight, allowing them to earn money, gain useful work experience in a foreign country and meet a variety of new people. Besides that scholarship opportunities are available for international students.
Expenses per month
Off Campus Housing
$ 400 - $800 per month
$3000 - $7500 per year
$250 - $ 750 per month
Simply, the average cost of living per months including everything should be between $600 to $800 per month
The following break up may also be very useful:
The cost of living is high in bigger cities like Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal
Add $250 to $400 for buying warm clothing since winters in Canada are cold and you may have to buy some additional clothing