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Study in Canada

While you obsessively stare at pictures of Justin Trudeau (don’t deny it!), you may as well see whether Canada is actually a place you can study abroad in. The Great White North and the super friendly upstairs neighbors to the U.S., Canada is known for its maple syrup, the Niagara Falls, and their excellent ice hockey teams.

Canada has grown to become an appealing place for international students. Not only is it one of the safest places to go to in the world; Canada (and particularly major cities like Toronto and Vancouver) also has a wealth of cultural diversity that is truly inviting to foreign students from everywhere in the world.

Why Study in Canada

Did you know that Canada is the world’s most educated country? In fact, over half of its residents have university degrees. It must be pretty interesting to be a student there then, eh?

Some of the top universities in the world are available in Canada, and students from all over the world have come to join the biggest names in their field. Experts in Journalism, Politics, Medicine, and Technology got their start at universities like the University of Toronto and McGill University; and you’ll have the chance to work alongside some of the sharpest minds in the world.

Canada offers an interesting variety of college models: colleges, polytechnics, and cégeps (vocational schools). Depending on what your goals are, or what you’re looking for, you may want to select the institutional model that fits your needs.

Canadian college and university graduates are highly-valued on the job market, and people who study there have been able to find great jobs in any field they’re interested in.

What to study in Canada

In Canada, you’ll enter a giant buffet of subjects to select from. Universities in every major city in all of the provinces offer degrees in a wide range of Master’s and Bachelor’s degree subjects – from Art History to Neuroscience, to Accounting and Software Engineering. To narrow down this panoply, here are some that you can consider:

Major cities in Canada

Although Canada is a huge country, geographically speaking, most of its inhabitants live toward the southernmost region of the country. Some of the biggest cities in the country are also home to major universities and institutions:

Which universities to attend in Canada

If you were to see all of the top university rankings lists, you’d see a strong presence of Canadian universities in all of the top 100 lists. Below we’ll run through some of our favorite highlights:

Practical Information

How to apply to universities in Canada

Each university in Canada has its own system on their website that allows future students to apply for and enrol in their degree programmes. So, once you select the university of your choice, you can go through their application and submit your materials there.

Here are some of the basic requirements you’ll need for every application:

  • A scan of your diploma (high school or Bachelor’s degree),
  • A transcript/record of your previous courses,
  • A scan of your passport,
  • Your CV,
  • Testing scores,
  • Evidence of scholarship or funding,
  • Letters of recommendation (between 2-3),
  • Portfolio and/or writing samples.
Helpful ways to make sure you qualify for a Canadian university

Take Preparation Courses: These kinds of courses enable degree-seeking students to get an extra educational boost just before they start their Master’s degree or other post-graduate degree programmes. Try a pre-M.B.A., pre-Law, or pre-Medicine programme, as well as any other foundation or preparation courses that will allow you to study in the degree programme of your choice;

Improve your English through an English-language prep course: If you’re attending a Bachelor’s, Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Canada, you will need to prove that your language skills are good enough to participate in the classes and understand the lectures. These courses will also prepare you for any of the English-language tests that universities require.

English-language tests

To apply to study in Canada, you’ll need to provide proof you have a diploma for your English proficiency. 

The certificates generally accepted by the universities in Canada are:

  • TOEFL
  • IELTS
  • CAE or CPE

Still, you should always check on your university’s website, just to be sure what the exact requirements are.

Living in Canada

What is it like to study in Canada?

Canadian higher education is known for being quite casual, and students at the university level are given quite a level of flexibility with regard to attendance, course requirements, and assignments.

However, students still have to abide by the classroom rules set by their individual instructors, and understand what the expectations are for each course.

Generally, degree courses are discussion-based, seminar style classes, where it’s a smaller group of students debating or questioning different topics. You’ll also find the normal lecture-style classes, especially for topics that have a lot of students (Computer Science, Medicine, Business, etc.). The way courses are structured really depends upon the content or the subject being taught.

Average university tuition fees in Canada

In Canada, the fees vary based on your level, university, discipline, and country of origin. So, there’s no easy way to find out what your tuition fee will be.

However, for foreign students, the highest tuition price you would pay for a postgraduate or Master’s programme is 27,000 EUR per year.

For undergraduate or Bachelor’s degrees, the average tuition fee is roughly 9,050 EUR per year.

Cost of Living in Canada

Compared to the rest of the world, Canada can be rather pricey. Especially in major cities, you may find that transportation and food have higher price stickers than most other countries. But, because Canadian people are so friendly, they’ll all probably let you just eat their food if you say ‘please’ and ‘sorry.’

Here’s a breakdown of some of the average costs for various things in Canada:

  • A 3-Bedroom apartment: 1,150 EUR per month
  • A pair of jeans: 40 EUR
  • A monthly transportation card/ticket: 60 EUR
  • Bottle of wine: 10 EUR
  • A loaf of bread: 1.84 EUR
  • Milk: 1.40 EUR
  • Ticket to the cinema: 8.65 EUR

About Canada

Fun Facts about Canada

  • After Russia, Canada is the second largest country in the world in terms of land mass.
  • Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world’s lakes combined. Plenty of opportunities to go for a swim!
  • The Blackberry Smartphone is developed in Waterloo, Ontario.
  • Canada is home to approximately 55,000 different insect species.
  • Canada has a prison for polar bears who break into people’s homes.

Browse by Country

Netherlands
Netherlands
The Netherlands (also known as Holland) was the first non-English-speaking country to offer degrees in English. Therefore, various programmes are taught in English and are very internationally oriented.
Hungary
Hungary
Situated in Central Europe, Hungary is one of the most popular touristic destinations in Europe and in the world. If you haven't heard about the famous Balaton lake or the thermal water cave system, you have at least hard of the beauty of its capital Budapest and about the delicious Hungarian cuisine.
Ireland
Ireland
From literature to landscape, from innovation to internationalisation, Ireland offers a lot of opportunities in education and research… and the warmest of welcomes from the world’s friendliest nation!
Norway
Norway
The UN consistently ranks Norway as having the highest standard of living in the world based largely on average levels of education and income, combined with expected length of lifetime.
Poland
Poland
Studying in Poland will provide a solid education which will thoroughly prepare you for work in the most advanced labour markets of the world, at the same time stimulating your own personal development. You will also have the unique opportunity of meeting outstanding specialists and renowned intellectuals in your chosen field.
Sweden
Sweden
Swedish universities are renowned for their investigative research and independent thinking, and this reputation is cemented with nationally certified degrees and rigorous quality control. As a country, Sweden is an open and multicultural society with a long tradition of welcoming international students.
Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland is a federal Republic in western Europe. It comprises 26 cantons and has four official languages: German (predominant), French, Italian and Romansh. Switzerland is not member of the European Union and has the swiss franc as currency. It is the country with the highest wealth per adult in the world.
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
The moment you will step into a UK university campus, you will feel you have entered a fairy tale. The UK campuses are mesmerizing and the student facilities are outstanding. All the modern and unique features of British universities enable you to engage in ground-breaking research and experience top quality teaching and learning.
Canada
Canada
Canada has one of the strongest economies in the world, and Canadians enjoy a high standard of living, as well as an internationally renowned university system.
United States
United States
The U.S. is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the world. It has an internationally renowned education system, and offers a huge variety of English-language courses and speciality degrees.
Australia
Australia
Australia is well known for its warm climate, great beaches and exceptional higher education system. It has strong influences from both Europe and Asia, and with the worlds second highest development index, it is a fantastic place to study!