As one of the world’s favourite student destinations Canada has much to boast of. Students from across the world flock to its reputed universities to pursue courses in every discipline. Strong infrastructure, cutting edge curriculum and sprawling campuses are the hallmark of Canadian institutions. Visa n Immigration works with students to help them increase their chances of studying in Canada. We help students identify and apply to the right course and right college that can serve as a launchpad for their international career.
Canada is one of the best places to higher studies and the country attracts thousands of students each year from abroad. The country provides world class education which is recognized globally. Research is one of the key components of a graduate student. The universities support the students who come out with best research ideas and many scholarships are given to student for their research works.
Tuition fees in Canada vary by institution and province, but the cost is generally more affordable when compared to other countries around the world. Technical and medical courses are more expensive than arts courses.
On an average, the tuition and fees range from CAD 7,000 to CAD 35,000 per year for an International student.
|Study Program||Average fees(in CAD*)|
|Undergraduate Program||$12,000 to $25,000 per year|
|Postgraduate master’s Program||$24,000 to $35,000 per year|
|Doctoral Degree||$7,000 to $10,000 per year|
The cost of studying in Canada will include other factors such as the cost of living and the student and visa application fees you will need to pay.
Canadian universities and colleges offer three intakes. Intakes may also be referred to as a semester in some institutions. The three intakes available in Canada are:
Intake 1: Fall Semester – A popular intake starts in the month of September
Intake 2: Winter Semester – Starts in the month of January
Intake 3: Summer Semester – Usually starts from April/May, this intake is available for limited programs and colleges.
We would advise you to apply well in advance because admissions and scholarships get difficult when you apply closer to the deadline. It is better to apply 6 to 9 months before the academic session starts.
In general, spouses are given the same rights as the spouse is already in Canada. Therefore, if the spouse in Canada has the right to work, the spouse who comes to join him or her will also have that right. But also note that only work permit holders can apply for the dependant visas.
You will generally need the following for your CANADA Student Visa application:
Steps to study abroad in Canada:
Research Your Options:
Before you shortlist the universities, decide what you want to study, where you want to live, overall cost, various opportunities etc.
Shortlist the universities (about 10 universities should do) & study programs that meet your requirements and you want to apply for.
Prepare for entrance exams:
Prepare for the standardized tests like TOEFL/GRE/GMAT/IELTS etc. based on the requirements of the universities & collages. Register for these tests in advance. While applying for the tests you should also plan for the time required in case you need to retake the test. You should complete these tests before September of the year you wish to apply.
Finance your studies:
Ensure that you have the money ready for your entire period of study in Canada along with accommodation, local travel, food, and other miscellaneous expenses. Decide on how you will finance your studies – personal saving, education loans, student scholarships or assistantship.
Apply to university:
Contact each university directly for the admission requirements. Every university has its own admission requirements. Complete the applications well before deadlines and send them.
Once you get your acceptance letters from the universities that you have applied to, choose the university you would like to study at. The next step is to pay a non-refundable deposit to the university to confirm your admission.
Get Student Visa:
Once you get admission confirmation done, you can apply for your student visa.
A foreign national on a study visa in Canada can bring their spouse and dependent children to Canada. The spouse can also apply for an open work permit. They can work for a Canadian employer for the time the study visa of their partner is valid. However, if the spouse wants to study, they will have to apply for a separate study visa.
Study visa holders can also bring their dependent children to Canada. The children can stay for the duration of the study visa in Canada. Minor children can pursue their school education in the country provided one of their parents can either work or study in Canada. A dependent child should be below the age or 22. Children above 22 years who are not financially independent due to a physical or mental condition are also considered dependents.
The QS World University Rankings 2021 includes 25 top Canadian universities. The 10 highest-ranked universities in Canada are –
|QS World University Rankings 2021 – Top 10 Universities in Canada|
|Serial No.||Canada Rank||Global Rank||University|
|1||#1||#25||University of Toronto|
|3||#3||#45||University of British Columbia|
|4||#4||#118||Université de Montréal|
|5||#5||#119||University of Alberta|
|7||#7||#166||University of Waterloo|
|10||#9||#246||University of Calgary|