On a yearly basis thousands of students worldwide travel to Canada to pursue their studies, and you might wonder why these students choose Canada over other countries. Well, there are lots of benefits associated with studying in Canada and they are summarized below.
- Many Canadian Universities rank in top 100 of the QS World University Rankings: University of British Columbia, Université de Montréal, University of Alberta, University of Toronto and McGill University.
- Very diversified country – Canada is a multicultural nation that attracts international students from over 105 countries, a very dynamic cultural mix and students get along well with each other without racism, bias or complexities.
- Canadian Institutions are just like it’s counterparts in the United States, Europe and United Kingdom.
- A good knowledge of French or willingness to learn French is an asset that will do you a favor in Quebec, although McGill University in Quebec instructs in English language.
- Emphasis is placed on independent research through project work.
ENTRY AND VISA
- International students require student’s permit upon acceptance of studies.
- Financial records that show ability to cover cost for tuition and living expenses are required.
- Medical examination is also required.
Applications for international students are processed within eight weeks and a letter of acceptance issued.
Universities set their own admission’s application fee independently, if you choose to apply for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree prepare to pay between $100 – $150 for bachelor’s degree and $150 – $250 for master’s degree.
Canadian students and students of Canadianresidency get to pay for lower tuition than international students.
* Although cost depends on course undertaken many times, a good estimate to have in mind is $12,500 – $15,000 per year.
* Undergraduate level students are provided with scholarships and grants opportunities should you desire. Scholarships are provided on merit,need,sporting and academic achievements.
* Organizations and the government provide scholarship benefits for post graduate and doctoral studies.
Part-time Jobs for International Students
International students can work with a valid study permit. You can work on campus and don’t need an extra work permit in order to secure a job on campus.
Living Expenses (Room & Board)
- A one room apartment cost around $500 per month
- Meal – Students are provided with meal plan at the students’ cafeteria, each school provides at least three types of meal plans to international students offering them variety and meal plan tailored to your individual needs.
- Entertainment – Entertainment is very cheap.A cinema ticket cost around $10 if you like to go see a movie occasionally.
- Price on some other basic commodities you will need through your stay includes:
- Loaf of Bread – $2.0
- Cup of cappuccino – $1.85
- Water (0.3liter ) – $0.75
- 0.3 liter of coke or Pepsi – $0.9
- Meals at eateries – $5
- One way transport – $1.8