Being the second largest country Canada has so much to offer to international students. It has one of the finest education systems in the world offering all sorts of courses beginning from Diploma to PhD. Canadian Universities are known for their world class research & numerous research opportunities are available to people from all over the world. It’s one of the most scenic countries in the world with a plethora of activities available to choose from.
Canada is quite popular among India Students due to its High Quality Education System, Flexibility, State of the art Infrastructure & post study work permit opportunities that may lead to PR as well. There are more than 600 thousand international students currently pursuing their studies in Canada making it 3rd most popular destination for international students.
You can find almost any course of your choice in Canada while some of the most popular courses are IT, Management, Hospitality, Agriculture, Biosciences and Media & Journalism.
Admission is offered by Universities for primarily 2 Intakes, January & September. However Colleges do have Multiple Intakes. IELST is mandatory for Admission while GRE & GMAT might be required for Masters and PhD. The number of Canadian student visas issued to Indian students jumped to more than 12,000 in 2010 from 3,152 in 2008. Canada is the preferred destination for vocational studies rather than degree courses as these result in better employment opportunities. Canada is a good choice for immigration as the country offers immense scope for working owing to its low population density. The most popular degree courses in Canada would be postgraduate diploma in areas like Business Management, Media, Engineering, Computer Science and Hospitality.
Canada is one of the safest countries, with one of the highest standards of living in the world. Canada is a free country where people are, by and large, judged on their actions and character, rather than their appearance or country of origin. Indians living in Canada: Most Indians choose to live at larger urban centres like Toronto, and Vancouver, where more than 70% of Indians live. Smaller communities are also growing in Calgary, Edmonton, and Montreal. Indians in Vancouver are from different parts of India. A place called Little India exists in Vancouver and a section of Gerrard Street in Toronto. Indians in Vancouver mainly live in the suburb of Surrey, or nearby Abbotsford and also in other parts of Vancouver.
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These vary between study programs and levels. For each course, Indian students will need to meet a minimum English language requirement. Along with that a minimum academic record of 65% and above for humanities stream in class XIIth, and 70 - 80% and above for Science/Commerce stream in class XII will also be required.
Foundations and Diploma programs are available for students who have secured below 60%. The student should have completed 18 years of age before joining a degree program.
It is important to note that these numbers are just for reference purpose, the actual numbers may di_er from university to university.
Most Canadian colleges accept online applications. You will have to visit each college's website to apply. In most cases, you will have to make an account on the college website to provide your basic information, submit the scanned version of your documents and pay application fees. You will be informed about the application process and stages through this account.
Please refer to the website of the colleges of your choice to know the process of applying as it may differ from institute to institute. Application fee: All colleges require that you pay an application fee while applying. The fee amount will differ depending upon the college and course being applied to, so check with individual colleges about their application fee.
The cost of living depends heavily on what part of Canada will you be living in along with how much you will socialise. Some of the basic elements for living as an international student in Canada are:
The tuition fee varies according to di_erent universities, courses and the city. The tuition expenses in Canada might be up to CDN $10,000-$30,000 per year for an under graduate course. And if you are thinking of applying for a post graduate course, the cost would be $15,000-$55,000 per year.
On an average, a student spends approximately CDN $10,000–$12,000 per year. But the expenses also depend on the place where a student stays. If a student stays in metropolitan city like Toronto or Vancouver the expenses could go up to CDN $15,000 in comparison to a student studying in the suburbs where the expenses would be around CDN $8,000-$10,000 each year.
Insurance Policy for international students is mandatory, as students have to stay abroad for a long period of time. Before getting an insurance make sure that it covers medical expenses, personal accident, dental treatment, study interruption, passport loss etc. Insurance is basically cashless so a student does not need to pay money at the time of hospitalisation.
Merit and need based fee waivers are awarded to international students. Candidate with strong academics, good performance in standardised exams and extracurricular achievements would be eligible for scholarship awards and _nancial assistance. To benefit from these opportunities, one has to make sure to send all the required documents by particular deadlines. In addition to this, the presentation of the application is also important because one is judged by the image one projects.
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