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 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.
- The United Nations consistently ranks Canada as one of the best places in the world to live. As an international student in Canada, you’ll enjoy all of the same freedoms which protect Canadians – respect for human rights, equality, and a stable and peaceful society.
- Since research is one of the key components of a Canadian post-secondary education, you’ll have ample opportunity to become a part of this vibrant aspect of education.
- 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.
- Scholarships, Grants, Fellowships are based on the student’s academic performance of international students. Tuition 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 Assistant-ship Scholarship – Is awarded for the students who involve in teaching or research assistant ship. 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.
- Attested copies of X, XII & Graduate Degree (if applicable), Mark Sheets including Backlogs (Re-sits).
- Evidence of English Language proficiency e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
- Standardised Tests e.g. GMAT, GRE (where necessary for the programme).
- Two academic references.
- Two references from employers (where applicable).
- Passport sized photographs.
- Statement of Purpose (SOP).
- Draft for application fees, if applicable.
The documents required for Canada for individual universities and individual courses may vary.