A Canadian degree is widely recognized equally to other countries like the USA and Australia. QS World University Ranking 2020 has listed 26 Canadian Universities under the top 1000 universities globally. Apart from a wide range of courses and institutions to choose from, Canada is well known for its world-class education.
In regards to costs, Canadian universities are more affordable than their counterparts in the USA, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Aside from the tuition fees, even the cost of living in Canada is very economical making it one of the top education destinations. Even after the affordability, international students in Canada are eligible to work without any work permit; the study permit will itself indicate whether you're allowed to work off-campus.
Canada is among the leaders in the G8 in terms of its per capital investment in education, leading to high quality and prestigious and esteemed faculties, programs, and institutions.
Canadian education systems are comprehensive and recognized internationally for their high quality. They are understood as Systems of education because each province and territory has exclusive responsibility for elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education. Each Canadian province and territory has its quality assurance mechanisms to ensure the high educational standard is met and there are robust laws, policies, and procedures that govern the operation of all K-12 and post-secondary institutions.
All school boards across Canada offer educational programs for children aged 5 to 18 years. The levels range from Kindergarten to grade 11(in Quebec) or grade 12. Many colleges and polytechnics including community colleges have an agreement with universities where certain courses are transferable and will be recognized by the university as counting toward a university degree. There is a great deal of flexibility within the Canadian post-secondary system with colleges, polytechnics, and universities. Students can choose to start their degree from one institution such as community college, polytechnics, or university or they could start a degree at one institution and then finish it at another provider taking credit transfer.
There are three types of graduate degrees in Canada:
Course-based master's degree:
This includes the successful completion of a specific graduate-level course and is typically one or two years in duration.
Research-based master's degree:
This includes completion of both graduate-level courses and research and is typically two years of duration. Graduate students choose a research topic in consultation with a graduate supervisor, although many universities require a research proposal as part of the application process.
This requires completion of original research and defense of a thesis that makes a substantial contribution to the chosen field of study and is typically at least four years in duration.
While specific study programs in Canada number in the hundreds, most belong to one of these general categories or areas of interest:
Canada generally has two intakes i.e. September and January. Some universities are also offering may intake. It is suggested that you should start making applications ideally 3 months before the intake date. An application that is received after 1st April for may intake, after 1st august for September intake and 1st, December for January intake will not normally be processed in time for the start of classes and may be refused.
Your expenditure on tuition fee depends on the type of qualification and institution you opt for. To cover this, you will need approximately between CAD 13,000 and CAD 35,000 a year.
Most commonly, courses in humanities, education and arts are a little cheaper, while subjects such as medicine and engineering are likely to be more expensive. If you wish to study at a postgraduate level, the tuition fee is typically higher and the costs vary depending on the program. As with most other countries, MBA programs are often the most expensive. The average cost for these programs ranges between CAD 30,000-42,000.
We closely work with the following universities in Canada:
Scholarships for non-Canadian students and postdoctoral researchers to study in Canada
As per the immigration Canada, You must have CAD 10000 annually and CAD 11000 in Quebec for living expenses.
Some schools provide student residence on-campus or nearby the campus. Dormitories are usually larger buildings housing many students, while townhouses are detached, housing usually three to six students.
Dormitories have common areas for entertainment, cooking, and exercise, as well as shared bathrooms and shower facilities. These dormitories sleep one or more person per room, and are managed directly by the school. Dormitories are often a suggested housing choice for first-year college and university students.
Townhouses usually contain three to six bedrooms with single occupancy rooms (no roommates) and a main floor containing kitchen and living room area. This style of accommodation is usually reserved for second – fourth-year university students and graduate students.
In both cases, these styles of accommodation may include a nearby cafeteria or food court where you can eat daily, or are situated in close proximity to eating establishments on or off-campus. Both options might include utilities such as heat, hot water, and internet, or offer them at a reduced fee.
Off-campus shared apartments provide students with a single room, in a living space with one or more other roommates. Like townhomes (above) they most often contain a single occupancy bedroom or living space and have a shared kitchen, bathroom, dining, and living room area.
Important: not all schools in Canada can assist in finding you off-campus housing. In these cases, schools may refer you to one or more agencies or expect you to do your own research and connect with the services in the surrounding community.
Rental costs for off-campus housing vary dramatically, especially in the larger cities of Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal.
Living with a host family can provide you with a sense of home and security as you start your new life in Canada. Host families normally provide a private, single-occupancy room, and serve one – three meals per day and internet access.
A host family can also answer questions about the city, introduce you to Canadian culture and customs and share mealtimes with you. Shared accommodation may be an option, and also room-only options (without meals) may be possible. Students living in homestay accommodation should expect to travel 30 – 50 minutes by bus or train in order to reach the school. This is a normal commute time in Canada.
There are many secure ways to find a temporary furnished apartment rental before your arrival in Canada by using websites such as Airbnb, Craigslist, HouseTrip or Wimdu. These apartments are normally furnished, private rentals. Be sure to read the reviews of each rental and check the feedback from other guests who have previously stayed there.
Depending on where you live, you may be able to walk or bike to campus. Many students, particularly those in larger cities, choose public transportation: buses, subways, commuter trains or ferries. One-way public transit fares typically cost a few dollars, and monthly passes range from about $80 to $150, although many transit providers offer student discounts.
All international students in Canada must have health insurance, and the medical coverage that’s available varies from province to province. Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Saskatchewan cover international students under their provincial health care plans, but coverage generally depends on the length of your stay.
Some typical costs (in Canadian Dollars) for living in Canada are:
The academic requirements (including evidence of English language skills) you need will vary depending on the level of course you want to study.
While applying for visa application you need following documents:
Step 1: Contact us:
Contact us or come into our office to discover your options regarding your study destination, course availability, and recommended institutions.
Step 2 - Gather documents
Once you have decided what, and where you want to study, we will help you complete the application process, keep in contact with the institution(s) on your behalf and send you notifications as your application progresses.
Documents needed for making an application to study in Canada for Nepalese students are:
Step 3- Prepare your documents
After submitting your application to your preferred institution, you get a conditional or unconditional letter of offer. If you have received a conditional letter of offer, then you must meet all conditional before making payment. If you have received an unconditional letter of offer, then you can process the payment.
Required fund to be shown
To meet the financial criteria set by the Immigration Canada, student must show sufficient fund that covers one year of tuition fees along with living expenses, Health insurance, and travel cost.
Proof of financial support
You must prove that you can support yourself, and the family members who come with you, while you are in Canada. Since our country is not lies under Student direct system(SDS) we ask our student to provide their financial information in details such as if a student is applying through education loan then proof of education loan from a bank, loan disbursement letter, loan statement, If a student has sufficient bank deposit then the statement of the past 4 months and balance certificate, proof of Income and receipt of tax payment. You have to show funds for the tuition fees, living expenses and travel expenses. You must have CAD 10000 annually and CAD 11000 in Quebec for living expenses.
Step 4- Payment
After submitting your financial documents and meeting all conditions of the education provider including interviews, you have to go ahead with the payment of tuition fees. You will receive a confirmation of acceptance letter from your education provider confirming they have received your tuition fees.
Step 5: Undertake medical tests
Students need to undergo health examinations as part of the visa application process. The health assessment process can take several weeks to complete. We advise you to undergo a medical examination before you make your visa application. Our career adviser will assist you to confirm your appointment with the appointed panel doctor in Nepal.
Step 6 - Apply for the visa
To lodge your visa application, you will need to provide the documents outlined in the checklist provided you in Step 3. We will lodge your visa application online and notify you of the progress.
Step 7– Visa outcome
We will notify you as soon as we know the outcome of your visa application so you can come in and collect your grant letter. In most cases, this will be a positive response and it means you can also start planning your travel and accommodation!
Step 8 - Travel Services
Aus Studies Consultants can help organize your travel arrangements so you can begin your new student life. Air ticketing, insurance, and foreign exchange can all be arranged through us to make studying overseas easier!