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Study in Canada

Everything you need to know about studying in Canada as an international student.

Why study in Canada?

Canada is an increasingly popular choice for international students because of its safety and cultural tolerance. You’ll also receive a high standard of education in Canada in line with other countries such as the UK and US. Standards of living in Canada are high, and it’s a great place for those who love the outdoors and sports.

French and English are the national languages of Canada and have equal importance. Studying in Canada could be a good option to brush up on your English skills, or even learn some French.

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What are the best programs in Canada?

Canada offers a wide range of courses at all degree levels. If you’re looking to do a bachelor’s program, the average amount of time needed for completion is around three years, but in some cases could be four.

Some of the most popular places to study in Canada are business schools, medical universities and engineering universities. Whether you’re looking to study for a BA, BSc, MBA or doctorate degree, Studee can help you find the perfect place to study in Canada.

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How Studee can help you

  1. University & program search

    Find the right program for you and your career aspirations
  2. Application guidance

    We'll get you to the right place to start your application
  3. Visa & travel advice

    Get help after application, all the way to your first day at university

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What is the cost of studying in Canada?

Studying in Canada is cheaper than in the US, and may even work out cheaper than the UK.

The average Canadian university fee for international students is around $25,000 a year but can vary greatly depending on the subject of study.

Student reviews for Canada

  • Gabriel Marquez
    Ecuador
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    St. Thomas University International Relations
    What's it like to study in Canada?
    Canada is a beautiful country. The culture here is so diverse that you, as an international student, will get to meet people from a lot of countries and places, which will make your experience more unique. Canadians are welcoming in every sense of the word. Canada's major cities have connections with almost every country in the world. However, to get to Fredericton, you have to make a connection with major cities such as Halifax, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, etc. Also, Canada has so many places to visit depending on what you want to do. For instance, if you are more like a city person, you can visit Halifax, a bigger city near Fredericton. In the case you are a nature-person, there are so many outdoor activities to do in Fredericton, such as visiting waterfalls and parks and do fun stuff like ice skating or snowboarding.
  • Giao Dang
    Vietnam
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    St. Thomas University Economics
    What's it like to study in Canada?
    I've been in love with Canada since I came here. I appreciate my opportunity to study in this country even more during this pandemic. Canada proves to be a safe and welcoming country for an international student like me.
  • Monica Boquin
    Honduras
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    St. Thomas University Human Rights
    What's it like to study in Canada?
    Canada is a safe and diverse country. There are a lot of people from all over the world. Locals are really friendly and respectful with everyone. The goverment also works to fulfill the needs of its people.
  • Kurvin Silvio
    Mauritius
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    St. Thomas University French
    What's it like to study in Canada?
    Canada might have been the best option so far for me, the bilingual aspect of really speaks to almost everyone and the diversity of people is comparable to none
  • Sydona Chandon
    Jamaica
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    St. Thomas University Criminology
    What's it like to study in Canada?
    Canada is a beautiful place to live, it is super clean, and quiet. It was definItely a culture-shock coming from sunny Jamaica and having to become accustomed to winter weathers and different cuisines. However, I have learnt to cope in harsh temperatures and appreciate how the seasons change. I really love traveling to small lakes and walking on bridges during the summer. Our neighbouring province Nova-scotia is also great to visit and just a 4-hour drive. I tend to go there for their wide cuisine of seafood. All-in-all If I had to choose again, I would still have chosen Canada.

Key facts

  • Canadian Dollar $ Currency
  • 2 million Student population
  • English and French Languages
  • 96 Universities

Where can you study in Canada?

Canada’s largest cities are often the most popular for international students for example Toronto, Vancouver, and Ottawa. Canadian provinces and their cities each have something different to offer, so it’s worth doing research into what might suit you best.

Universities in Canada

What are the requirements to study in Canada?

Qualifications

Specific program requirements will be set by the university and may differ between programs. Often you will need to specify your secondary education system for the university to determine whether or not you meet their qualification standards.

English language tests

Canadian universities often prefer the IELTS academic test as a method of proving your English language abilities. Many universities do also accept a TOEFL iBT score, but always check a program’s specific requirements.

Canada student visa

You’ll need a Canadian study permit if you are an international student in Canada. If your student visa is for a full time undergraduate or postgraduate degree you’ll be able to work part time during term time (up to 20 hours a week), and full time during university holiday periods.

Canada student visa requirements

How to study in Canada

  1. Find a university and program you wish to study in Canada
  2. Complete the online application form on the university’s website
  3. Pay the application fee and submit the application
  4. Send any requested documents to the university. This may be via online upload or through the post.
  5. Send your official transcripts to the admissions office
  6. Receive an offer letter from the university
  7. Accept your offer. This may require paying deposits for tuition or accommodation
  8. Apply for your Canadian Study Permit

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