Tips On How To Study Abroad In Canada

Canada is a country which is situated in Northern America. It’s the second largest country and shares ocean border with the Atlantic Ocean in the east; the Arctic Ocean to the north and the Pacific Ocean in the west. Canada also shares border with the United States of America in the south and in the northwest (Alaska). Many international Students prefer to study in Canada because the rewards of studying in Canada are big while the cost is small, particularly when compared to its neighbors in the south. So, if you cannot afford the unbearable high cost of studying in other parts of the world (like UK, Australia, and the US) it’s time for you to consider studying in Canada. This is coupled with many scholarship opportunities that’s available for international students. This article provides detailed information on the cost of studying in Canada, cost of living, admission requirements and how to apply for admission.

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Cost of Studying in Canada

Aside from the many tuition exempted programs in various Universities in Canada, the country is also known for lower tuition fees for all classes of students including all international students. It is therefore advised that you contact the university find out if you are qualified for one of those exempted tuition fees programs.

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Cost of Living in Canada

Cost of living in Canada as a student is dependent on the type of accommodation you intend to stay. This is because the cost of living can actually be high or low depending on the nature of accommodation and whether it is shared with roommates or not. The expenses in a month may range from $800Cdn to $1,255 Cdn or $1,505 Cdn per month. Please find the breakdown of living cost below:

1. Accommodation (Single, off-campus, not shared) $1,050

2. Food cost $275

3. Clothing cost $50

4. Miscellaneous $150

Cost of Living $1,255-$1,505 Cdn

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Admission Requirement

In order to be admitted as an undergraduate Student in Canada, the Student must have a Senior or Higher Secondary school Leaving Certificate which qualifies a student for University Study abroad, this also qualifies international students for studies in Canadian Universities and for post graduate program like Masters a valid Bachelor certificate or its equivalent is always required while for Ph.D. programs, a valid Masters certificate will also be required.

Language requirement

English Speaking Countries

The English language is the main language of communication in Canada and for this reason, it is the primary language of instruction in Canadian Universities. Therefore, students seeking admission in Canada are required to demonstrate a high proficiency in the use of English Language.

Other Countries

International Students who are not from English Speaking Countries are also expected to demonstrate their English proficiency by taking approved English based exams. It is advised you contact your University for the kind of approved English-based exam that is required.

How to apply admission

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The process to apply for admission varies from one University to the other and also the nature of the study program.

Application deadline

The deadline for intake of international students into any program is normally fixed by the department of course of study. The following is recommended:

January – March: this is the time or period when the adverts are normally announced or made, so online application can be submitted with the supplementary documents such as the reference letter, transcripts etc.

April – August: admission letters are issued to successful applicants. The deadline to accept the admission and complete the online registration will be indicated.

July – September: commencement of online course registration.

Early September: Commencement of Orientation program

Mid of September: Commencement of Lectures.

List of Universities in Canada

1 Acadia University

Wolfville

2 Algoma University

Sault Ste. Marie

3 Ambrose University

Calgary

4 Aurora College

Forth Smith …

5 Bishop’s University

Sherbrooke

6 Brandon University

Brandon

8 Brock UniversitySt. Catharines …

9 Burman UniversityLacombeRegina

11 Canadian Mennonite University

Winnipeg

12 Cape Breton University

Sydney …

13 Capilano University

North Vancouver …

14 Carleton University

Ottawa

15 CollègeMilitaire royal du Canada

Kingston …

16 College of the North Atlantic

Stephenville …

17 CollègeUniversitaire Dominican

Ottawa …

18 Concordia University

Montreal

19 Concordia University of Edmonton

Edmonton

20 Crandall University

Moncton

21 Dalhousie University

Halifax

22 École de TechnologieSupérieure

MontrealQuebec City …

24 ÉcolePolytechnique de Montréal

Montreal

25 Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Vancouver

27 HEC Montréal

Montreal

28 Kingswood University

Sussex

29 Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Surrey …

30 Lakehead University

Thunder Bay

31 Laurentian University

Sudbury …

32 Luther College at the University of Regina

Regina

33 MacEwan University

Edmonton

34 McGill University

Montreal …

35 McMaster University

Hamilto37 Mount Allison University

Sackville …

38 Mount Royal University

Calgary

39 Mount Saint Vincent University

Halifax

40 Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

Merritt …

41 Nipissing University

North Bay …

42 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Edmonton …

43 NSCAD University

Halifax

44 OCAD University

Toronto

45 Queen’s University

Kingston

46 Redeemer University College

Ancaster

47 Royal Roads University

Victoria

48 Ryerson University

Toronto

49 Saint Mary’s University

Halifax

50 SAIT Polytechnic

Calgary

51 Simon Fraser University

Burnaby …

52 St. Francis Xavier University

Antigonish

53 St. Mary’s University

Calgary

54 St. Stephen’s University

St. Stephen

55 St. Thomas More College

Saskatoon

56 St. Thomas University

Fredericton

57 The King’s University

Edmonton

59 The University of Western Ontario

London

60 The University of Winnipeg

Winnipeg

61 Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops

62 Trent University

Peterborough …

63 Trinity Western University

Langley

64 Université de Moncton

Moncton …

65 Université de Montréal

Montreal

66 Université de Saint-Boniface

Winnipeg

67 Université de Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke …

68 Université du Québec

Quebec City …

69 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Chicoutimi …

70 Université du Québec à Montréal

Montréal …

71 Université du Québec à Rimouski

Rimouski …

72 Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Trois-Rivières

73 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Rouyn-Noranda …

74 Université du Québec enOutaouais

Gatineau

75 Université Laval

Quebec City

76 Université Sainte-Anne

Pointe de l’Église …

77 University Canada West

Vancouver

78 University of Alberta

Edmonton …

79 University of Calgary

Calgary

80 University of Guelph

Guelph …

81 University of King’s College

Halifax

82 University of Lethbridge

Lethbridge …

83 University of Manitoba

Winnipeg

84 University of New Brunswick

Fredericton …

85 University of Northern British Columbia

Prince George …

86 University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Oshawa

87 University of Ottawa

Ottawa

88 University of Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown

89 University of Regina

Regina

90 University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon

91 University of the Fraser Valley

Abbotsford …

92 University of Toronto

Toronto

93 University of Victoria

Victoria

94 University of Waterloo

Waterloo

95 University of Windsor

Windsor

96 Vancouver Island University

Nanaimo …

97 Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo …

98 York University

Toronto

99 Yorkville University

Fredericton