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Why pursue masters in Canada?

Masters in Canada. Canada, is one of the sought-after places to study in. Lots of international students choose Canada for some amazing reasons. There’re quite a number of reasons to study in Canada. When it comes to global ratings, of course, you get to see universities in Canada making the lists.

Canada provides interesting variety of college models: universities, colleges, polytechnics. Canadian college and university graduates are highly-valued on the job market, and people who study there have been able to find great jobs. The employability rate is high; all thanks to its quality institutions.

Other reasons to study in Canada includes the following:

  • Post-Masters opportunities – Upon completion of masters study in Canada, students can stay back to seek for employment. If you’re keen to stay in Canada after finishing your studies, you might be eligible for a post-graduation work permit, allowing you to work in the country for the same duration as your programme.
  • Quality of life – The standard of living in Canada is extremely high, and the nation as a whole is a safe and stable environment in which to study.
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Study in Canada

Popular University cities in Canada

International students can choose to study and live in any of these popular cities. There’re others though, but these are the popular cities that attracts international students.

1. Study in Toronto

2. Study in Montreal

3. Study in Vancouver

4. Study in Calgary

5. Study in Ottawa

6.  Study in Quebec City

7 . Study in Winnipeg

2018 Canadian Universities rankings

  • University of Toronto
  • University of British Columbia
  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • University of Montreal
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Waterloo
  • Western University

Admission processes…

How to apply for admission in Canada?

The admission process of universities and programs may vary. Each university in Canada has its own system on their website that guilds students on the admission processes. Basically, the first step is to  select the university of your choice, you can go through the mode of application and submit your credentials there.

Basic requirements

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.

How to Apply for a Masters in Canada

Academic requirements

The acceptance rate for Masters program in Canada demands some excellent result. Most universities demands a minimum GPA (often a 3.0/4.0 or its international equivalent such a UK upper second class bachelor) for your undergraduate degree.

Depending on your subject area, you may be asked to provide a graduate entry test score such as a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Language

Some institutions may request for language proficiency to study in Canada. If English is not your first language you’ll have to give evidence of proficiency through an English language test such as TOEFL or IELTS. Similar requirements will apply in French if you apply for a bilingual programme or a course delivered entirely in French.

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
  • C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency

Application process

The application process is simple. All you need do is to follow the online application and hit on the apply button on the institutions website. However, you’ll have to submit the following as part of your application:

  • A completed application form, which is often submitted online
  • A certified copy of your qualifications and transcripts
  • curriculum vitae
  • Proof of English and / or French proficiency, depending on the programme that you are applying for
  • References / recommendation letters
  • Letter of motivation / personal statement

If you’ve completed post-secondary education outside of Canada, you might have to undergo an evaluation to determine the Canadian equivalent of your qualification and to verify the academic documentation that you’ve submitted. You’ll have to pay an international credential evaluation fee, unless you already have a third party international credential evaluation report.

Your application will generally be assessed by a central office to ensure you meet all the minimum entry requirements. It is then sent to the faculty / school, which will assess the academic quality and suitability of your application for your programme of choice.

If you’re successful, you’ll receive a letter of admission, which you’ll need to be able to apply for a visa or scholarship (if relevant) and to complete your enrolment before registration.

Intake period in Canada

There are two application sessions in Canadian universities. The application deadline for most institutions are September for winter , while the one for summer enrolment is March.

Tuition and Fee

Masters fees and funding in Canada

Tuition fees for international students in Canada is not necessarily cheap. However, there are several funding opportunities for international students in Canada, as well as scholarships offered by individual universities designed to attract talented overseas postgraduates.
Generally, most programmes in Canada,  ranges between CAD $13,000 and CAD $20,500. Some programmes may attract higher fee. For example, programs such as Dentistry, Architecture and Business administration is a bit higher than others.

 

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