- Canada is a nation that values and respects the contributions and individuality of many different cultures.
- Canadians place great importance on learning, and have developed a first-rate education system with high standards.
- The country spends more on education (as a percentage of GDP) compared to the OECD average, and is the second highest among G-8 countries.
Language – English, French.
Official Currency – Canadian Dollar(CAD)
How to Apply?
University/ Community Colleges: September/ January/ May
Private Colleges: January/ April/ May/ September.
Each University has its own deadlines for respective intakes. We suggest you to apply early to secure your admission.
- Undergraduate: 10+2
- Graduate:16 years of education required (10+2+4)
- Diplomas: 15/16 years of education required (10+2+3/4)
- Strong academic background
- Good scores in entrance exams like GRE, GMAT, IELTS etc
List of Documents required to apply US Universities
- DD/Bank check for Application fee (If you have not paid the application fee online)
- Recommendation letters (from 3 lectures)
- GRE/GMAT/IELTS Score Xerox. (Also you have to report the test scores officially)
- Transcripts (Bachelors Degree).
- Bachelors Degree certificate (If available)
- SSC/10th or Equivalent Certificate
- 12th/ intermediate or Equivalent certificates
- SOP (Statement of Purpose)
- Study certificate or Job experience certificate
- Photo Copies of first and last pages of your passport
- Copies and proofs of all your other activities (Ex. Paper presentations, Your organizing skills in your symposiums etc.)
- Estimated living expenses per month are around CAN$400-800
- As far as course fees are concerned, expect to budget around CAN$6000 to CAN$17,500 per year for undergraduate courses, with graduate courses coming in on average from CAN$6500 to CAN$33,000 per year.
Scholarships, Grants, Fellowships are based on the student’s academic performance of international students. Tution Fee waivers are provided but are strictly merit based so students don’t have to fill any separate form like federal students can do so for availing need based scholarships.
Further, Financial Aid funding is also granted at PG level but again this strictly depends on the students’ credentials.
There are various types of scholarships offered.
Fellowship scholarship – This scholarship is awarded on the student’s ability, competence and performance.
Graduate Assistantship Scholarship – Is awarded for the students who involve in teaching or research assistantship. It can be given as cash, stipend or fee waiver. This is normally called RA or TA
Before going to Canada for studies international students are required to get a Student Authorization Visa . Students are recommended to have at least two months before the commencement of the study programs for the visa procedures to be processed. The overseas students heading for Canada for studies should submit the completed application kit to the immigration section of the Canadian High commission, which is a general procedure .
THE DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO GET CANADIAN VISA NORMALLY INCLUDE:
- Completed Student Application,
- Completed Supplementary Questionnaire for students and postdoctoral researchers,
- Official letter of acceptance from Canadian university, college or technical Institute,
- Certificate of Acceptance from the respective province,
- TOEFL scores (if applicable),
- Passport that is valid for at least one year from the planned date of entry to Canada along with valid passports of any accompanying dependants and Bank Draft towards the fee for the appropriate visa processing etc.
- Adequate documentation to prove monetary resources available to them to pay tuition fees, maintain him or her and dependants who go to Canada and to pay return transportation costs without engaging in employment in Canada.
Students may be required to attend an interview regarding their visa requirements by the Visa officer. They are also required to go through a medical examination along with the dependants of the students (if any) going with them. Once the visa officer is satisfied that you are a ‘bonafide’ student and all statutory requirements are met, you will be issued a document, which must be shown to an immigration officer at the port of entry in Canada in order to obtain a student authorization.