Canada offers high quality education and is recognized all over the world by various individuals, students, organizations, academic institutions and governments. Institutions in Canada offer a lot of courses and are also known for their research techniques and teaching culture.
Studying in Canada offers international students the opportunity to enroll for degree programs that are not rigid and a chance to meet some of the best professors as well as take part in research that make up a third of Canada’s project which is the most part among G8 countries.
Colleges in Canada offer only bachelor’s degree courses to students while Canadian universities offer bachelor, masters and PhD degree courses.
COST OF STUDY IN CANADA
Tuition fees are between $5000- $18000, which depends on the choice of institution. The fees are paid on the day of registration in most of the institutions. The tuition fees are meant for an academic year comprising two semesters which is usually about eight months.
Immigration authorities as well as the school you have chosen will require you provide evidence that you can afford the tuition fees. Most times immigration will require that about $10000 is in your account (excluding tuition fees) to show you can cope with your living costs for the year.
LIVING COST IN CANADA
Cost of living depends on the type of life you live and where you stay. Large cities like Montreal and Vancouver tend to be more costly. Cost of living should include expenses such as accommodation, feeding, clothing, transport, social activities, utility bills and health insurance.
Requirements for healthcare for international students are different in various cities. It is important that students prepare their healthcare insurance before they arrive in Canada. This may be a private health care plan or your institutions plan.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS TO STUDY IN CANADA
In Canada all institutions have their own set of requirements. Students in order to be sure they meet such requirements can use the services of evaluation agencies that are recognized by the institutions.
HOW TO APPLY
Most applications are done online after the applicant would have requested for an application form from the institution. Students are advised to apply about a year and half before dates of admission.
When applying applicants should provide the following
Secondary results and transcripts
For applicants from non English speaking countries should show proof of fluency in English by providing results of IELTS, TOEFL, CANTEST or CAEL test.
Two letters of recommendation from two teachers who have taught you and know you very well
An essay stating why you chose Canada and what you hope to achieve with your studies.