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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

  • Shuai Chen
    China
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    King's University College Human Resources
    What's it like to study in Canada?
    Canada is a beautiful and developed country. There is no serious racial discrimination here. People here come from all over the world. The government always provides help to students when they need help. People from all over the world are welcome here to study in the restaurant.
  • Tianyu Wang
    China
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    King's University College Nutrition
    What's it like to study in Canada?
    Canada is a country contains diversification, acceptance and integration. Sip a café au lait and tear into a flaky croissant at a sidewalk bistro in Montréal; slurp noodles or head to an Asian night market in the Vancouver area; explore Toronto's rich performing arts scene. Living in the southwestern, I find the long, cold Canadian winter a bit of a problem.
  • Blanca Grace Estrada Meza
    Ecuador
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Brescia University College Community Studies
    What's it like to study in Canada?
    The vast majority of people are kind, and espouse values such as inclusion, diversity and equality. I would describe it as having social justice orientation.
  • Lewei Zhang
    China
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Brescia University College Nutrition
    What's it like to study in Canada?
    Beautiful scenery in Canada! The beauty of each season is different, I especially like the maple leaf in autumn. People here also love life. People can be seen everywhere in outdoor activities, skateboarding, playing ball games and picnics. There will be parks or lakes around the city, which is very suitable for relaxing on weekends.
  • Daniella Christopher
    Antigua and Barbuda
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Brescia University College Psychology
    What's it like to study in Canada?
    The locals in London, ON seems very friendly and are always willing to help which makes studying in Canada great.

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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