Study in Canada– Know all about studying in Canada
Well known for its high quality standard of life and multi-cultural communities, Canada has emerged as one of the most sought after study destinations for interntaional students pursuing higher education abroad. Currently, there are over 2,60,000 interntaional students studying in the country.
Here, we have presented some of the frequently asked questions by aspirants who want to pursue a degree from a Canadian university.
Q: What are the top universities in Canada?
A: Canada is renowned for its high quality education and research worldwide and attracts a major chunk of international students to its universities.
Here, we have listed the top 10 universities in Canada as per three major ranking platforms. They are Times Higher Education (THE), QS and ARWU.
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
Q: How to get admission in a Canadian university?
A: The Canadian admission season usually starts in September. However, some programmes are also open for admission in July and May. For schools, which accept students in September, deadlines range from the fall to winter. Also, there are no entrance tests at the undergraduate level and a student’s admission is based on his/ her academic performance throughout school as well as in 11 and 12th standard.
Admissions to some Canadian universities are also accepted through OUAC i.e., the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre. The OUAC is a common application platform for mainly undergraduate courses but it also accepts graduate and professional applications.
Q: What are popular courses in Canada?
A: Among international students, Canada is most popular for its management and computer science courses. Subjects like Life Sciences, Journalism, Hotel Management, Fashion Designing, Animation, environmental sciences are also gaining popularity.
Q: What are the major scholarships for international students in Canada?
A:There are a few Canadian universities which provide scholarships specifically for international students. Some of the major scholarships are:
Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Programme: The Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship programme offers opportunities to students who want to explore study as well as research opportunities in Canada. The scholarship is funded by the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT). Under this programme, Graduate Students Exchanges are hosted by Canadian institutions for a period of five or six months. The scholarship covers tuition fee, living expenses as well as sundry expenses of the students.
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships: Funded by three major agencies- Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is aimed at attracting high quality research personnel to Canada. Up to 167 Vanier Canada Graduate scholarships are awarded annually. Under this scheme, the stipend is paid for 3 years and scholars are awarded $50,000 per year.
Mitacs Elevate: The Mitacs Elevate is basically a training programme for postdoctoral students to undertake industry related research work. Fellows are paid $115,000 research award for over two years in the programme. Besides, the scheme also offers top-tier R&D management training worth $15,000 for the fellows. In addition to their research project, fellows spend from one to two days per month participating in training activities.
CIFAR Global Scholars: This scholarship is meant for students who have completed their PhD and are looking to explore advanced research opportunities in their area of study. The scholars are given the opportunity to collaborate with researchers across the world in Canada. The fellowship is offered for 2 years and scholars are paid $70,000 as annual stipend. Besides, scholars are also given health benefits as well as $5000 as additional research support.
Q: What is the cost of education in Canada?
A: While the cost of education depends on the institute you are applying to, the average tuition fee is around $8000 to $25000 annually.
Q: How to get Canadian student visa?
A: You need a study permit to pursue your education Canada gives you the right to remain in the country for the duration of the permit i.e., one to 4 years. It takes at least 2-3 months to process a study permit. Hence, it is advisable that you apply for it well in advance. The course duration should be more than 6 months. One of the basic requirements is that your course should be more than 6 months. You need not apply for a study permit if the duration of your course is less than 6 months. Also, your university should be a designated learning institution in Canada. The basic requirements for a study permit are the Letter of Acceptance and proof of funds.
Q: What are the work-after study opportunities in Canada?
A: International students are allowed to work upto to 20 hours a weel during their study in Canada. Students are also allowed to work full-time during summer breaks. After graduation, students can become eligible to apply for permanent immigration under the Canada Experience Class (CEC) program.
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Questions related to Canada
I have completed my Btech in Ece department and what will be best filed to do masters in Canada
see there is many streams of electronics and communication engineering , which is best as far future growth and industry demand, I have mentioned some of the stream name which you may consider,
microelectronics and vlsi
embedded systems and robotics
rf and micro wave engineering
electronics system design
digital signal processing
AI and soft computing
as my Btech aggregate is 6.8 CGPA Can I eligible to do masters in Canada
see to become eligible for ms or mtech courses in abroad university you need to prepare for ielts, toefel, gre like exams which ever applicable for the particular university, also you may have seen that abroad marks system are based on 4 point scale where our marks or cgpa is calculated as 10 pointer scale. so in every university either they have particular marks criteria to become eligible for admission, also your ielts/toefel/gre scores matters as well as if you have any research publications or journals published in graduation level, it would be beneficial to become shortlishting.
What is the ideal month for post doc fellowship application in experimental condensed matter physicsin Institutes of Europe ,USA and Canada?
The formal procedure for university programmes starts around September, and goes up to February-March. However, if you wish to seek fellowship by mailing professors of interest, you should start early. You could start mailing 8-9 months before the actual beginning of your fellowship.
Hope this helps!
Hello I just want to know which IELTS test is better for student visa of Canada? IDP or British council? Im planning for test on July 11 but confused between IDP and British council
Both British Council and IDP conducts IELTS examination under the authorization of Cambridge and so the it does not differ much between British Council and IDP. Both have very similar test pattern and format and you can choose any one of them, you can consider the Exam center and timing, which suits you more. Most of it depends on your performance, how much you score in IELTS exam and does not matter on the agency (British Council/IDP).
For further doubts, ask us. All the best
my sister is currently 10th std but my family might move to Canada this year,so shes planning to do all her studies in canada.is it advisable to continue her studies there.she might miss the board exams?
see it would be best if she completes her board exam here and then go for canada, however it would be easier for her next level study admission if she has some qualifications certificate from India, however it is quite difficult and need immense hard work to again settle in Canadian college system and education.