Education System in Canada for International Students

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03 August 2022

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Overview

Are you planning to shift to Canada for your higher studies? Your planning should also include thoroughly investigating the Canadian education system too. Education system in Canada offers three types of degrees: undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate. One of the most prestigious and valuable degrees offered by Canada is MBA. The degree will you get a free ticket to the business world. If you're in a dilemma about what level of education you should pursue in Canada, then the answer is you can freely pursue all three. Canada is a highly welcoming country for international students. Canada has several public and private universities with a wide range of courses. For Indian students, Canada is the superior country, the country has plenty of students, and its public universities help you study at comparatively fewer fees than private universities

English proficiency tests

The requirements for studying in Canada include having excellent English speaking skills. You will surely need to appear for exams like IELTS or TOEFL to complete this requirement. Do not have any idea how to start studying for these entrance exams? Meridian Overseas Education Consultants can help you with that. The QS world university ranking well recognises more than 20 universities in Canada. Some most prestigious universities include the University of Toronto, Canada West University, the University of British Columbia and the University of Alberta. But, the majority of these universities require IELTS or TOEFL for English proficiency proof

Entry system in Canada

Indian students need to get a visa to study in Canada, and the Visa is valid as long as their education runs plus ninety days. There are various ways to get a student visa in Canada such as: Express Entry Canada Student Partnership program Student Direct Stream Provincial Nominee Program Studying can be beneficial for Indian students in Canada in various ways. You can experience the best student life in Canada. It has been ranked one of the best places for Indian students to live or settle. If you want to study abroad and settle there too, Canada is undoubtedly the best choice for you. It gives allowance to students who wish to complete their education in Canada and want to work for companies in Canada. Students can also start working part-time and apply for PR after completing their studies.

Tuition fees & scholarships in Canada

Tuition fees of Canadian universities of Canada are comparatively lower than those of the UK, USA and Australia. The fees vary on the degree you choose and the university you choose. The most expensive undergraduate programs in Canada are engineering, medicine and social sciences. International students tuition fees for undergraduate programs in Canada range from 20,000 CAD- 60,000 CAD. For masters, the country has different tuition fees depending on your university and degree. The most expensive and demanding master's courses in Canada are computer science, engineering, and business. The tuition fees for the master's course range from 2,000 CAD-40,000 CAD. Various programs or courses in Canadian universities might interest you because of their high fees, but remember, it is not always true. Not all expensive courses are demanding in the current world. You should choose your course or degree wisely. Secondly, if you perform exceptionally well in your college in Canada, the colleges are up to providing you with deserving scholarships 

Affordable universities in Canada

  • University Canada West
  • Capebreton Univeristy
  • Mount SaintVincent University
  • University of Northern British Columbia
  • St. Thomas University

These well-known universities in Canada are known for providing outstanding education at a very affordable cost. Undergraduate and postgraduate programs in different domains are offered in these universities. If you want to study and settle in Canada, these universities are best for you as they provide exceptional placement opportunities. Tuition fees for the bachelor's program range from CAD 15,000 to CAD 18,000, whereas master's tuition fees range from CAD 15,000 to CAD 21,000.

Top Colleges in Canada

Apart from universities, there are several public colleges in Canada. Here's a list of the best colleges for international students in Canada:

  1. Humber College
  2. Conestoga College
  3. Seneca College
  4. Niagra College, Toronto
  5. Selkirk College, Columbia

These well-known universities in Canada are known for providing outstanding education at a very affordable cost. Undergraduate and postgraduate programs in different domains are offered in these universities. If you want to study and settle in Canada, these universities are best for you as they provide exceptional placement opportunities. Tuition fees for the bachelor's program range from CAD 15,000 to CAD 18,000, whereas master's tuition fees range from CAD 15,000 to CAD 21,000..

Student Living Cost in Canada

After looking into the tuition fees, we cannot deny that the living cost of the students also matters equally. The living costs vary from city to city. The cost of living in Canada for students is above the average line. Some cities like Vancouver and Calgary can cost up to 2000 CAD per month. The average cost of living in Canada ranges from 800-1500 CAD, depending on your chosen city. In terms of student accommodation, there are several options available. One can opt for student residences ranging from 200 to 700 CAD per month. Some universities also provide residence for international students, varying from 350-900 CAD per month. Other basic amenities associated with accommodation like laundry, internet, electricity etc., cost nearly 200 CAD per student. After this, the main cost that a student needs to pay is transit costs. You can travel anywhere with a student transit pass, which costs around 90 CAD/ month. Affordable living cost and quality of life is one of the main reasons to study in Canada.

Canada Student Visa

To apply for a student visa in Canada, you first need a letter of acceptance from your university. Further, for visa application acceptance, students must show their bank statements proving they have enough funds to survive in Canada. One can study freely in a designated learning institute (DLI) on a student visa and work part-time to fund themselves. At last, you need to convince the visa officer that you will leave Canada as soon as your education is over. Here's the list of documents you need to apply for a Canada study visa:

  1. Passport
  2. Passport size photograph
  3. Proof of funds or showing income
  4. Immigration medical examination
  5. Valid English proficiency test score
  6. Statement of purpose
  7. Credit card

Want to experience beautiful student life in Canada and know more about education in Canada? Contact our Canada Counsellors at our toll-free number 1800-1230-00011 or send us your application at application02@meridean.org.

 

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