SDS or Non SDS Program Explained | Canada Students Visa | Study in Canada

The advantage of an SDS over a non-SDS is that in the SDS, the documentation is lesser. Besides, the processing is faster and the rate of success is higher also.

Student Direct Tramline Admission

For a Student Direct Tramline, to enroll in an undergraduate or graduate program, students must have a minimum IELTS score of 6 bands in each module and an overall 6.5. The first-year students must pay the entire tuition payments received. Besides, a GIC (GUARANTEED INVESTMENT CERTIFICATE) of $10,000CAD is required of each student for Study in Canada.    

If you are applying to a college or university, you must provide a designated learning institution number (DLI) Acknowledgement letter.

In addition, there are a number of educational materials to provide. For instance, SOP, A digital, photograph, if there is a gap in schooling, there should be proof of it, proof of work experience to explain the gap, etc.

There should be no more than 4 to 6 certificates for the backlog.

Non- Student Direct Tramline Admission

Now let’s come to the Non- Student Direct Tramline admission. The Non-SDS candidates will need to undergo a language proficiency test for admission, for instance, TOEFL, PTE, IELTS, etc.

Besides, in the Non-SDS, the GIC is not required, and you can provide proof of liquid money instead. Those enrolled in the DLI program can make a six-month deposit of tuition fees. You must, however, be careful to project a sense of financial security.

Other than this, you’ll need to provide sufficient information with other documents such as the medical records, SOP, a digital picture, etc.

For a non-SDS, a candidate must also provide proof that they’re financially stable with some essential financial documents such as the Income Tax returns, Form-16, J-forms, etc. In the case of liquid assets, the proof needed will be Fixed Deposits (if any), Bank Statements, GPF, and several others.  

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