Study Abroad in Canada
Education in Canada for International Students
When you choose to study in Canada as an international student, you’re making the right choice for your future. Canada is recognised worldwide for our high academic standards – from elementary to secondary, colleges, universities and beyond.
It’s not surprising that so many international students choose Canada for their university studies. According to QS rankings, Canada is home to 11 of the top 250 universities in the world. Our higher learning institutions range from small universities with intimate learning environments to large research-intensive universities with world-class reputations.
What’s more, our teaching faculties bring a global perspective to the classroom, with 40% have at least one international degree. Our graduates are recognized for their critical thinking, research as well as leadership skills across a wide range of programs.
- Canada has exceptional quality and choice: 96 public universities offer 15,000 study programs
- University studies from Canada are affordable, average tuition costs for an undergraduate degree are around CAD25,500
- Canada has 3 of the top 20 best student cities in the world: Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto according to QS Rankings 2019
- Students from around the world rank Canada the 2nd most welcoming country for international student according to Hobsons International Student Survey
Entry Requirements for Canada
Each university in Canada has its own requirements for admission and transferring credits from other institutions. To learn about admission requirements for the program you want to pursue, you may use our Check Your Eligibility tool, which will help us assess your eligibility to study abroad in Canada. Then we will commence the process by seeking further documents to determine your best matches options.
To study at a Canadian university, you must provide proof of your English or French language capabilities, depending on the language you choose for your studies.
- English-language universities may require you to write a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the PTE Academic Pearson English Language Test
- French-language universities assess students individually. To learn what a certain university requires, check with one of our counsellors on our Live Chat
The study permit is a document issued by the Government of Canada that allows foreign nationals to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada. Most foreign nationals need a study permit to study in Canada. We help you compile all the documents you need to apply, and prepare a strong case before submitting the application.
Your study permit is not a visa. It doesn’t let you enter Canada. You may also need a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA). If you are approved for your study permit, you’ll be issued with a visa alongwith your study permit.
Our counsellors are ready to guide you through all the above requirements, to make the process easier and less stressful, and maximise your chance of success in meeting the entry requirements.
Living in Canada while you study
Are you ready for your Canadian adventure? As you consider a new life as a student in Canada, you have some research to do to answer your questions.
Living in Canada will be a new experience, probably very different to where you are coming from. This will be exciting, and there are support services in your institution as well as from other organisations to help make adjusting to life in Canada easier.
It pays to do some research and planning to help you have a safe and rewarding study experience, regardless of what type of study you will be doing in Canada. Important considerations and planning includes:
- Arriving in Canada
- Accessing support services
- Remaining visa compliant
- Working while you study
- Living costs and finding accommodation
- Health and safety