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Study in Canada

Known to most as a peace loving country with a stunning landscape, Canada is home to some of the friendliest people in the world. Not only has it held its position amongst the top 10 countries in the Quality of Life Index by the United Nations since 2004, it also boasts an impeccable education system.

Study in Canada

Ranked amongst the top 10 countries since 2004 in the Quality of Life Index by the United Nations. Canada is known for its excellent education institutions, multiplicity of top quality education programs in various streams.

Why Canada?

Despite being a first-world country with top of the line infrastructures Canada still has almost half of its landscape intact and relatively free of human development and still covered by forest. It also boasts the world’s longest coastline and a thriving fishing industry. Along with the diverse nature of its culture, weather and landscape, it is the home of educational institutes known for their consistent high quality education and cheaper fees.

In addition to being polite, the people of Canada are famous for being helpful and very accepting towards foreigners. The government takes education seriously and is among the top three countries when it comes to expenditure per capita in secondary education. The educational institutes offer numerous scholarship programs which can be a huge help in reducing the financial burden of students. Canada is a hotspot for international students because it offers education institutes with innovative teaching methods bundled with a genuinely wholesome and classy lifestyle.

Courses and Tuition Fees in Canada

Canadian universities are devoted to research and modern technology, while facilitating in depth discussions, lectures and tutorials. Depending on the educational institute and the type course it can cost on an average between 7,000 C$ to 30,000C$ a year in tuition fees, or around 40,000C$ on average by choosing an expensive program like MBA. With three universities listed in the top 50 positions of the QS World University Rankings Canadian universities provide quality education and they also have a large catalogue of courses to choose from. Among them Business Management, Engineering, Information Technology, Health and Medicine, Cybersecurity, Media and Journalism and Interior Design are some of the popular courses. Due to the globally respected education system and relatively easy post study options, Canada is growing in popularity among students around the world.

While not definite, these are some of the average price range of study expenses in Canada.

  • Bachelor Undergraduate program : 13,000 to 25,000 C$
  • Postgraduate Master's Degree : 17,000 to 27,000 C$
  • Doctoral Degree : 7,000 to 18,000 C$
  • Master of Business Administration : 30,000 to 45,000 C$

Cost Of Living in Canda

With 72 percent of the population concentrated within 150 kilometers of the country’s southern border shared with the U.S.A (the world’s longest binational border at 8,893 Kilometers), 80 percent of Canada’s population lives in urban areas. World famous for its multicultural and beautiful cities like Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Edmonton, Quebec City and others, there are plenty of high standard universities to choose from..

Apart from tuition fees, rent and other daily expenses need to be seriously planned by anyone who desires to study abroad. While Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal are expensive in comparison to others, it is generally affordable to live in all Canadian cities. There are a lot of choices for accommodations presented to the student, from which they can decide according to their needs and budget.

A list of few accommodation options and other expenses along with their average prices are below.

  • On-campus : 7,000 to 10,000 C$
  • Apartment : 700 to 2,000 C$
  • Shared apartment : 350 to 700 C$
  • Homestay : 750 to 1,000 C$

Estimates of some common living expenses are listed as below.

  • Personal expenses (highly variable) : 500 to 3,000 C$
  • Study books : 250 to 400 C$
  • Health insurance : 400 to 900 C$ per year
  • Internet : 30 to 50 C$

Note: It is mandatory to have health cover for the duration of your stay. Some Canadian provinces provide free or cheap health coverage but even if the provinces do not provide Student health cover, you are required to attain health coverage through other insurance institutions.

English Proficiency

It is compulsory to prove your English language proficiency if you are an international student wishing to study in Canada. You can do so by taking internationally respected tests such as IELTS, PTE, TOFEL, SAT or others depending on the guidelines provided by the education institution.

Canada Visa Requirements

To obtain a study visa there are a few requirements that must be met, with expert guidance it can be an easy task. In short, these are the requirements that must be fulfilled:

  • Attested Academic Documents

  • Proof of English proficiency

  • Passport sized photos and a valid passport

  • Letter of acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI)

  • Application and payment for study permit

  • Proof of financial capability

  • Immigration Medical Examination (IME) report and police report

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