Study Opportunities in Canada

Why Study in Canada

  • Canada spends more per capita on its education than any other country
  • Best country in the world to live in according to United Nations
  • Ranked no 1 in the UN Human development Index
  • Has some of the lowest crime rates in the modernized world
  • Education system among the best in the world and is internationally recognised
  • A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is globally recognized as being equivalent to those obtained from the United States or Commonwealth countries
  • Lower tuition fees than many comparable programs in the US and UK
  • Internship placements maybe available as part of the course
  • 1-3 years’ work permit available
  • International students with Canadian credentials and Canadian work experience may apply for permanent residency without having to leave Canada

Application Process and Deadlines

There are mainly two intakes- Fall (August) and Spring (January). Some of the community colleges in Canada have an intake in May as well.
There is an application fee associated with some of the institutions

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 institute to institute and course to course. However, it is generally from June/July for Fall intake and for spring intake the deadline is end November.

  • Cost of Studying

    • 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


    Scholarships

    Scholarships, Grants, Fellowships are based on the student’s academic performance of international students. Tution Fee waivers are provided but are strictly merit based so students don’t have to fill any separate form like federal students can do so for availing need based scholarships.
    Further, Financial Aid funding is also granted at PG level but again this strictly depends on the students’ credentials.

    There are various types of scholarships offered.

    • Fellowship scholarship – This scholarship is awarded on the student’s ability, competence and performance.
    • Graduate Assistantship Scholarship – Is awarded for the students who involve in teaching or research assistantship. It can be given as cash, stipend or fee waiver. This is normally called RA or TA
    • Sports Scholarship – Is offered to outstanding athletes students.