How to apply for masters in Canada?
How to apply for masters in Canada - Over 300,000 international students make way to Canada, one of the hottest destinations to pursue higher education. In fact, the last few years have seen a four-fold increase in the number of international students exploring the country's educational system. One of the major factors why Canada continues to attract foreign students is because of its vibrant cities and a plethora of multi-cultural communities. Canada has students from all over the world coming to study in its quality institutions, thereby making it a truly diverse student nation.
Although Canada offers a wide variety of options for graduate studies, many international students are unaware about how to apply for Masters in Canada and what makes them eligible to study at one of its top universities.
Here we have explained the entire process for applying for a Masters’ programme in Canada right from the time you need to research to finally submitting your application form.
Read the steps below to know how to apply for Masters in Canada:
Choose the course you want to study: While most students who plan to study abroad are sure of the programme, there is still room for further research. Canadian universities offer a wide range of courses to international students to explore. So, it is always better to research for courses that you might not be aware of but definitely fall within your area of interest. Not many would be knowing that universities in Canada offer courses in international forestry or petroleum land management.
Know the universities: There are nearly 100 universities in Canada spread over 13 provinces and territories. It gives the international student a lot of options to choose from so many universities. While selecting universities, it is advisable that you keep 8-10 universities in your application checklist. Also, you should start researching for the universities at least 15 months prior to the beginning of the session. If you are interested in applying for Fall, make sure you check out for universities between May and June. That leaves you enough time to go through your exams and arrange for the admission requirements accordingly.
Here are the top universities in Canada:
University of Toronto
University of British Columbia
University of Montreal
University of Alberta
University of Victoria
University of Waterloo
University of Ottawa
University of Calgary
Simon Fraser University
Queen's University, Ontario
University of Guelph
UniversitÃ© de Sherbrooke
University of Saskatchewan
University of Manitoba
University of Quebec
Admissions for Masters courses at Canadian universities usually start in September though some programmes also open their applications in May and July. For schools, which accept students in September, deadlines range from the fall to winter.
Here are the deadlines:
University of Toronto
December to January
University of British Columbia
University of Montreal
University of Alberta
September admission: July 1
January admission: November 1
May admission: March 1
July admission: May 1
A majority of the universities in Canada require the applicant to have 16 years of education or a four- year Bachelor’s degree. However, students who have completed their Master’s degree after a three-year Bachelor’s are also eligible to apply for admission to Masters at a Canadian university.
Work experience: Work experience is an important requirement for admission to Canadian business schools. Some specialized colleges might also demand work experience certificates from you. Generally, Canadian universities ask for experience of 2-3 years in a specific field, preferably related to the course of study.
Register for test: The next step in applying for Masters in Canada is to register for the standardized tests required for admission to graduate courses. Some of the tests to be taken are:
GMAT: Most of the business schools in Canada require GMAT as a criterion for admission into a wide range of management programs like Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accountancy and Master of Finance programs. The GMAT evaluates a candidate on four yardsticks: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. It is valid for 5 years and can be taken within a 16-day break between two tests.
GRE: GRE is accepted by both business schools and other colleges offering Masters related programmes. GRE has three main sections- Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning.
IELTS: IELTS is a major English language proficiency test accepted by universities in Canada for admission to their Masters programmes.
TOEFL: TOEFL is also accepted as a valid English proficiency test in Canadian universities. TOEFL is an English proficiency for students from non-native English speaking country students. TOEFL is conducted more than 50 times a year at 4,500 test centres in 165 countries worldwide.
Application package for Masters in Canada:
Academic transcripts: Academic transcripts include all the qualifications that you will list in your application form. Start arranging your transcripts from October itself.
SOP: The Statement of Purpose is required by most universities in Canada for admission to their Masters programmes. The Statement of Purpose details the candidate’s reasons for applying for the programme and also his goals in life.The university or department usually sets the word limit to the SOP though usually it is around 500 words.
LOR: The Letter of Recommendation is an assessment of your potential by a third person, maybe a professor or an employer. Most universities require at least two to three recommendation letters.
Resume: Some universities, especially business schools, require you to submit a resume alongwith the application. A resume contains an aspirant’s basic information like date of birth, academic qualifications and achievements.
Post applications: The universities which are willing to admit you will send their offer letter by March or April. This is the time to start arranging for your funds. You can either apply for scholarships along with the applications or take education loan from bank. Most banks offer loans upto 15 lakhs rupees. However, there are some others which cover the whole study amount.
Study permit: Apply for the Student Permit with Citizenship and Immigration Canada by May or June. It generally takes about a month for the study permits to be processed.
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i am in 12 standard and the following are my subjects-: psychology sociology pol scicence economics english i want to study in canada and i want to get admission in dgree course. so please help me which degree courses i am eliglible with these subject.
The education system of Canada is different from what we have in India. The subject combinations of your senior higher school does not really matter if you have a brilliant academic record and something significant that adds to your credibility.
There are no centralized Canada wide entrance tests, each institute sets its own admission standards and assesses the qualifications of each applicant individually.
You are also required take English Proficiency tests like TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing). Every university has its own minimum requirements and scores with respect to standardized tests.
Apart from this, your letter of recommendation and statement of purpose are also very important.
Hope this helps.
I want to go for further studies in Canada or USA after BCA please help me to get more information about it!
see every year a huge number of Indian students apply for master degree or phd course in abroad, however before it you need to know about the cost for studies, living, how much scholarship you would get, what would be the visa expiry or permit time to study. another thing is you must know about the subjects or topics in which you want to do further studies, since you have graduated in bca course you have below options to do ms course,
Master of Computer Applications(MCA)
Masters Degree in Information Management (MIM)
Masters in Computer Management (MCM)
Post Graduate Program in Corporate Studies (PGPCS)
Information Security Management (ISM)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
now see living in abroad is not easy, you have to pay atleast of 30-50 lakhs as fees depends on the university norms and fees criteria, also living cost in canada or usa is really high. you have to decide the course first, then search for the procedure of admission ,ielts, toefel, or gre score is needed in most of the university.
i scored 70.2% in class 12 and appearing for neet will i be able to study in canada with these less marks
You must have passed out a minimum of 10+2 exam from the recognized board of study and with the mandatory subjects of physics, chemistry, and biology which you have already done as per what you have said in your question
You will be required to qualify the Medical college admission test (MCAT) which is the medical entrance exam of the country and is mandatory in nature.
The English language proficiency would also be tested in Canada thus candidate has to qualify the TOEFL or the IELTS exam with the minimum score of 90 out of 100.
So before applying do look into all these things and if you fit the criteria you can go to Canada to study medicine.
Hope this helps
i want to persue m.s in foreogn name some best universities in england and canada with fees upto 10 lakh in communication stream
If you want to do MS then i would suggest you to please re think about the countries which you have chosen.
I am not saying that England is bad or Canada is not at par but there are various issues like not getting placed even after completing the course with good credits and gpa, not getting working visa and all.
You can consider Germany or Netherlands, fees are also nominal and job security is also good.
In current scenario even Germany looks faded. But still hope for the best!!
after a diploma in engineering can I apply for bachelors in engineering in canada?
After degree diploma courses are one year programs called as post graduate diploma courses. The answer for your question is depending on your diploma course you pursued and which degree program you’re planning to study in Canada. As you say, you to pursued engineering background.
The common entry requirements for bachelor’s degree in Canada are 10+2 class or equivalent. And for the master’s degree programs is any undergraduate degree or equivalent.
Hope this help you.
All the best!!!!