When we complete our secondary education or graduate from high school, we are a step closer to the real world. We list out a bunch of career options in front of us and now we need to choose our field of interest. Every person finds their hidden skill within them and accordingly chooses a path to success. We all want to earn the finest education either for our under-graduation or post-graduation, but obviously do not want to make the wrong decisions and waste our parents money and time. We at Tangri Law would like to have you on board with us and help you clear all the confusion about which college is the best for you.
Canada is one of the most disciplined and students favourite destination to study. Here, the students get exposure to not only one of the finest educations but they are also trained to live an independent life and are encouraged to take part in other college related activities as well as take up a part time job of their interest.
Why study in Canada?
Canada is seen as a well-established country with the world’s leading educational institutions. Here you will come across the three leading provinces of education, i.e., British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. We would list out some more reasons for you to opt for Canada if you are planning for your higher studies.
1. World class education which is recognized globally
2. Support students with best research ideas
3. Provides scholarships to many based on their research work
4. The education cost is affordable compared to other countries
5. It is a safe country and you come across many people from various diversities
6. It is student friendly and the cost of living is also affordable
7. Provides students with job opportunities, especially the international students are given the opportunity to work for 3 years.
8. Students are given the opportunity to work and study simultaneously
9. All the colleges in Canada have excellent campus and lifestyle
10. Students are given the option to live either inside the campus or outside by their own.
If you are still looking for some stronger and more valid reasons to study here, then, you should definitely consider the fact that after your education, Canada gives you great opportunities when it comes to jobs there and even if you are still confused and not sure whether you want to work or continue studying, most of the universities there give you the opportunity to intern and the internships will be with great companies there. The students visa is also extended once he/she gets a job or are interning there.
Canada has one of the world’s top universities like University of Toronto, MCGill University are Canada’s two highest entries. The University of Alberta, University of Waterloo, Université de Montréal and Mc Master University are ranked among the world’s top 220 Universities. The learning opportunity here is exclusive and students learn to have a better ambition in life and also learning about quality of life.
Semester Intakes in Canada
Canadian Universities and colleges offers both national and international students to apply among any of the three intakes which they offer:
1. Fall Intake- This begins in the month of September and most students prefer applying during this period
2. Winter Intake- This begins in January
3. Summer Intake- This usually starts around April or May, but here you will only find limited programmes and courses.
If you are planning to study in Canada for either your Under-graduation or Post- Graduation, we would recommend you to opt for the Fall Intake for which you must provide your application and all the related documents between December to March. As many universities in Canada provide the opportunity of Winter Intake as well, you could definitely apply for this if you feel you want to take some time in deciding about your future. Now as the Winter intake begins from January, students must submit the application and all the required documents between September to November. For the Summer Intake, you will have limited programmes so that you will be informed about based on the college or university you choose and we could help you with the rest of the process accordingly.
For those of you looking forward to complete a Diploma programme in Canada, you will also have the opportunity of three intakes one in the month of January, one in May and another either in August or September depending on the university. Now to apply for a diploma your deadline to apply for the January intake would be between August to September, for the May intake it would be between January to February and for the August/ September intake it would be between February to April. Now there are universities which are flexible when it comes to deadline but it depends on whether they have seats left for the course you wish to pursue.
What is the required Educational Qualification?
If you are looking forward to study in Canada for your Under graduation, it will be a 3- 4 years of programme depending on your course and university. Now in order to get admissions in any of the universities or colleges there as an international student you have need to acquire the following qualifications for the admission process, they are:
· You will have to clear your secondary education successfully
· You will have to write an IELTS examination or you could also opt for TOEFL based on the university. For IELTS you will need to acquire a minimum score between 5.0 to 7.5, depending on the course. For TOEFL you will need to have a minimum score of 580.
If you are looking forward to Study in Canada for your post- graduation or masters, then you will need to hold a successful graduation degree in order to apply. As most Indian students’ courses are of just 3 years, they will have to either do a successful diploma course or they could do a one-year post graduation course as well in order to apply for their masters in Canada. You will also need to require,
· An IELTS score or TOEFL, based on the university or college you are applying to. You will need a minimum score of 6.5 for your IELTS and a minimum score between 580- 600 for your TOEFL.
· It is mandatory for the student to have at least 2-3 years of work experience in the particular field
· Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is considered to be one of the most prestigious examinations in the country. You will need to acquire a minimum scoring of 550 in order to get selected in the top universities of Canada.
· For the Graduate Management Admissions Test you will need to acquire a minimum score of 580- 600. This is mainly for the students planning to apply for management studies like MBA.
Apart from these above mentioned exams and criteria there might be other criteria or exams that you might have to full fill based on your course and college/ university that you are looking forward to apply. You need not worry as we at Tangri Law want to help and see the benefit and comfort our client first. Hence, you will be updated as to what are the requirements we need from your end.
For those of you planning to apply for a doctorate or PhD will be of almost three years of full time study and research. The educational requirements will be told to you based on the course of your PhD and on the university you short list.
How much is the Educational Fees in Canada?
The tuition and fee range differ depending on the course you are looking forward to opt for on an average one will have to spend between 7000 CAD to 35000 CAD per year.
If you are looking forward to apply for a course in Under-graduation then the fees structure normally depends on the course you ought to choose but the average cost per year would be of between $12, 000 to $ 25, 000.
For a post- graduation degree, the average cost per year would be between $24,000 to $35,000. And for a Doctoral Degree on an average per year would be between $7000 to $10,000.
Now while applying you need to remember that the fee structure could change depending on the course and university and also the courses which consist of Medicine and Technical based might cost more compared to the rest. Canada is seen to be affordable as the other countries fees structure is more expensive compared to here.
How much would be the Cost of Living for an International Student?
The cost of living usually depends on where your university falls in whether the rural parts or the suburban parts as that factor genuinely plays a very important role. Now when you get admitted to a college in the suburban areas it is obvious that it will be expensive compared to the rural parts as in the suburban you will find a larger population. Due to such reasons many international students prefer opting for the in campus accommodation which is usually referred to as Halls of Residence in Canada. The average price per year for the Halls of Residence would be between CAD 4000 to CAD 8000. There are universities which might offer on- campus living or not and if they do the price range also differ depending on whether the students want to opt for a private room or dual, whether chooses meal or not and based on other such services the variation in price takes place.
If the students do not have the option of staying on- campus or they want to live independently, they have the option of staying of campus as well. there are many people who take students as paying guests (or a host family who encourages you to live with them) or give their house/ apartment on rent for these students. Now the price range again varies depending on the amenities being provided by the owners like kitchen, washing machine, heater, etc., The student who stay off- campus need to be responsible of themselves and the house they are staying in as well. If the owner finds any damage he/she can cut it from the deposit paid by the student earlier. The average price that a person living off- campus will require between CAD 500 to CAD 1000, now this depends on the area of your university as well.
Now if we look into the other factors of living such as Food, Travelling, Books, Health insurance and other expenditures then the average price a student would spend on an average of CAD 1500 to CAD 3,000. Now this again depends on whether the student prefers eating from outside or prefers having home cooked meals, such things would defiantly make a difference in food expenditures. For the travel purposes it will on an average of CAD 80 to CAD 110 a student will have to spend on his/ her travel expenses which means annually he/she will be spending CAD 980. Similarly, the price range of other such expenditures would also cost the same based on yearly expenses.