Study in Canada - Admission Cycle
Canada is becoming an interesting study overseas destination for students from across the world, especially for postgraduate programmes. Study in Canada has become a dream for many students and the number of Indian students applying for Canadian student visas has risen tremendously in the past few years. With more and more students aiming at getting a degree from Canada, the knowledge of the admission cycle for Canada is integral for prospective students. Details of the Canadian admission cycle provides prospective students with information regarding the right time to prepare/apply to various Canadian universities and the tentative course commencement dates for both the annual intakes (spring and fall).
Study in Canada: Spring vs Fall intake
There are primarily two different intakes for admission to Canadian universities. The classes for the spring intake generally begin in the month of January and the semester lasts till May. On the other hand, the classes for the fall intake begin in September and last till December. Admission for both the intakes begins around 6 months prior to the tentative date of course commencement.
There are primarily a few differences between the two types of intakes:
Many course and programs which are available for the fall intake are not available for spring intake.
A significant number of the top universities do not offer any programs for spring intake (except deferred admission in certain cases).
A lower number of students apply for the spring intake as compared to the fall intake.
The class size for spring intake is generally smaller than the class size for courses and programs in the fall intake due to a smaller number of applicants.
Study in Canada: Application start date
The application start date varies for different universities and institutes in Canada. Usually, the application procedure starts at least 6 months prior to the commencement of classes in the universities and varies with the prospective program of study. A student who wishes to get into the top universities in Canada must apply at least 10-12 months before the start of classes.
The ideal application methodology for fall 2019 applicants is:
June 2018 - August 2018: Candidates need to select and shortlist 6-12 prospective universities for study in Canada in the preferred programs of study.
June 2018 - November 2018: Candidates must appear for the requisite exams for admission such as GRE, GMAT or LSAT. Apart from these, candidates also need to give any of the English language proficiency exams such as TOEFL iBT, IELTS Academic or PTE Academic depending on the requirement of the selected universities.
August 2018 - December 2018: Candidates must apply to the shortlisted programs and universities with the required statement of purpose, essays, exam scores, and other documents. Ensure that the letters of recommendation are submitted well before the application deadline. The application deadline generally varies for different programs and universities.
November 2018 - April 2019: Candidates need to reply to any emails or other forms of university correspondence. Most universities send out acceptance letters in this period with the tentative date being dependent upon the prospective program of study as well as the time of application. Candidates therefore may need to provide confirmation, enrolment deposits and/or interviews prior to admission confirmation.
April 2019 - July 2019: In this period of time, candidates need to settle all money-related matters including applications for student loans. Subsequently, the prospective University of study will provide assistance in obtaining a student visa for the duration of study in Canada.
Study in Canada: Visa Cycle
For Indian applicants, the processing time for a Canadian student visa is approximately 6 weeks. Therefore, candidates should apply for a student visa as soon as they receive an all-clear from the prospective university of study. Students should ideally apply for a Canadian student visa at least two months prior to the course commencement date in order to evade problems which may arise due to a delayed visa.
Study in Canada: Course commencement
The programs available at Canadian universities have two different commencement dates dependent upon the type of intake: either fall semester or the spring semester intake. The academic session is divided into two terms - the first, or fall, is from September to December and the second, or spring, is from January to May. There are also a number of summer courses offered by various Canadian universities between the months of May and August.
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Questions related to Canada
can I go to study in canada after 12th for bds ?
There are two ways to become a dentist in Canada.
Direct licensing also called Equivalency processDDS degree program.
For direct licensing you will have to clear AFK, ACS and ACJ exams, which will enable you to take your OSCE license exam. Once you clear all these exams you will be allowed to practice dentistry in Canada.
Other option is to complete AFK exam and seek admissions to two years DDS programs. It will be a bit of investment in time and money. Once you have completed the DDS you will be able to take your OSCE and start practicing as dentist in Canada.
The education requirement for becoming a dentist after clearing the exams and passing the dental admission test and completing 4 years of study is required to earn a doctor of dental surgery degree. You must obtain license from state board of dentistry to practice in this profession.
Hope it helps.
I got IELTS 6,5.5,6,6 Overall 6 bands.with Bachelors 6.56CGPA Speaking of Canada Universitys .Am i eligible to apply for it?will i get study visa permit. (MAY INTAKE)
Talking about pursuing higher studies in Canada, first of all you have to make sure that your graduation is of four years duration, then only you can apply for masters, of course there are other factors too taken into consideration regarding the eligibility factor, but four years of bachelor's degree is mandatory, in case you don't have one, then you can go for post graduate diploma courses, these are also quite good options, and skills based program will also help you in career advancement, generally most Canadian Universities prefer overall IELTS score of 6.5 with not less than 6 in any module, there are few selective courses offered in May Intake, most of the courses are offered in September intake and it's an ideal one to apply for higher studies in Canada.
Is there any job scope in canada after doing bcom in accounting and finance in India but without any job experience?
Yes there are jobs for a B.com (//B.com) graduate in abroad, top 10 jobs for B.com graduates are mentioned below;
- Accounting and Auditing
- Tax Advisory Services
- Financial Services
- Commercial Banking
- International Banking
- Insurance Services
- Telecommunication Services and BPO’s
- Manufacturing Services
- Government Services
- Other Sectors includes Automobile, Hospitality, Media, Information Technology Services
Which exams are mandatory to give for apply for MD in Canada for Indian students!?...
Hello student ,
In order to pursue an MD in Canada, the student must qualify the MCAT exam and NEET to get admission in a medical college in Canada. Apart from MCAT, the student also must qualify the English proficiency tests like TOEFL, IELTS, PTE etc to study MD in Canada
Does HKBK college of management has any ties with foreign universities as presidency college has ties with Canada universities ?
Yes, HKBK college also has ties with foreign universities.
It has collaboration with these two foreign universities :
1. King Saud University- Riyadh
2. University of Illinois - Chicago
So, if you are focusing on colleges having foreign universities collaborations you can go for this college.
Also, you can check our link given below for the same :
Hope this answer helps you.