Study in Canada

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Why Study in Canada as an Indian Student?

Best Course for Study in Canada

What are the Universities in Canada?

  1. University of Toronto: The University of Toronto is one of the world’s leading institutions of higher learning. It has been ranked in the top 10 globally in Nursing, Sports, Anatomy and Physiology, Geography, Computer Science, and Education. 
  2. University of British Columbia: UBC is considered one of the best and oldest universities. It also has one of Canada’s largest libraries. The UOB has been ranked 37th in World University Rankings 2022, 13th in Impact Rankings 2022, and 35th in World Reputation Rankings 2021. 
  3. McGill University: It is interesting to note that almost 30% of the total students at McGill University are international students. McGill University has been ranked 31 in the QS World University Rankings 2021 explains its popularity.
  4. McMaster University: McMaster University is best known for disciplines like business, social sciences, health sciences, natural sciences, engineering, and humanities. It has also been named Canada’s most research-intensive university by Research Infosource in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
  5. University of Montreal: The University of Montreal has a few high-ranking subjects like computer science courses and medical-doctoral programs. Furthermore, they have around 10,000 international students enrolled with them, which is the highest among Canadian Universities.
  6. University of Alberta: The University of Alberta has a reputation for excellence in humanities, sciences, health sciences, business, humanities, and creative arts. It is also one of the world’s leading public research-intensive universities. 
  7. University of Ottawa: Located in the heart of the country’s capital, the University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual university globally. It also boasts of a 97% employment rate for its graduates. 
  8. Memorial University of Newfoundland: The Memorial is ranked as one of Canada’s top 20 research universities. It also belongs to the top 3 Canadian universities in corporate-sponsored research income proportion. Another fact worth noting is that they have some of the lowest tuition rates in the country.
  9. York University: The York University in Canada is home to the largest liberal arts program in the country. It has also been placed 33rd out of 767 universities for the second year in a row by the Times Higher Education (THE). 
  10. University of Calgary: The University of Calgary is situated in the safest of cities in Canada. It has been ranked 7th in Canada by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and 10th in the QS world rankings.
Cost of Study in Canada for Indian Students

01 UG CAD 30,000 INR 16,15,00
02 PG CAD 20,000 INR 9,54,000
03 PHD CAD 17,744 INR 9,08,772
04 Diploma CAD 10,000 INR 7,76,086
Cost of Living in Canada?

Canada is considered to be one of the budget-friendly countries in the world, especially by international students. An average living cost in Canada would come somewhere around CAD15,000 – CAD20,000. This is again dependent on the area you reside in and your lifestyle. It is to be noted that these expenses are bound to come apart from your tuition fees. Nonetheless, you need not worry too much about it either.

01 Food CAD - 300
02 Accommodation CAD 400 - CAD 600
03 Transportation CAD 100 - CAD 250
04 Internet CAD 30 - CAD 60
05 Miscellaneous CAD 600 - CAD 700
What are the Requirements to Study in Canada?

It should also be noted that these measures are all relative and will differ according to the course and university that you are applying to. Apart from these, you will need all the basic requirements like a student visa, DLI, documents etc.

What Exams are Requirements to Study in Canada?

If you wish to study in Canada, you need to know about the different tests and exams that you may need to take. It depends on the course and programs you choose, and the following constitutes the exams:

There are a few lesser-known tests like GRE, LSAT, SAT, MCAT, CAEL, MELAB etc. They are all subject-specific and need not be taken by everyone who wishes to study in Canada.

Scholarship to Study in Canada?

There are three types of scholarships available for Indian students in Canada. They are SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS AMOUNT AWARDED (CAD)
01 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship It is awarded to students for 2 years who pursue a postgraduate degree in environmental & social science or health studies CAD 71,263
02 Vanier Graduate Scholarships It is given to doctoral students enrolled in natural sciences, engineering research, health research, social science, & humanities research; for 3 years CAD 50,915
03 IDRC Research Awards This scholarship supports the student for 1 year and is applicable for those pursuing their master’s or postdoctoral degrees CAD 15,268
04 Anne Vallee Ecological Fund Students who are doing their doctoral degrees in animal sciences at universities in British Columbia or Quebec can apply for this CAD 1,527
05 Trudeau Scholarships & Fellowships These are awarded to doctoral students pursuing their research in human rights & dignity, people & their natural environment, responsible citizenship, or Canada and the world CAD 61,080
06 York University International Student Scholarship A minimum CGPA of 7.80 is required to avail of this scholarship CAD 138,505
07 University of Calgary International Entrance Scholarship Students pursuing a full-time UG program, with a minimum GPA of 3.20 can apply for this CAD 14,840
08 University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships Those students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 will only be considered for this fellowship CAD 13,854
09 The University of British Columbia Scholarship Those who are on a study permit and not nominated for need-and-merit-based International Scholars Award are eligible for this CAD 39,593
Canada Student Visa

Canada continues to attract a great lot of international students, especially Indians, to their country. For any international student to study in Canada, they have to obtain a valid study permit issued by the Canadian Immigration authorities. You need to have an excellent medical record, a clean criminal record, adequate funds in the bank, and an acceptance from a Designated Learning Institute (DLI).

Application Process

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Climatic Conditions

The two major Canadian cities that fall outside the continental climate schema are Vancouver and Victoria. Vancouver experiences an oceanic climate, bordering the warm-summer Mediterranean with a marked summer dry season. Victoria, BC is the only major Canadian city entirely in a warm-summer Mediterranean climate. Of the eight largest Canadian cities, Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto have the warmest summers, Winnipeg has the coldest winters, while Vancouver’s winters are far milder than any other large city in Canada.

01 Accounting and Finance Earn up to CAD $51,000
02 Applied and Pure Science Earn up to CAD $90,084
03 Architecture and Construction Earn up to CAD $85,198
04 Education and Training Earn up to CAD $42,000
05 IT and Computer Science Earn up to CAD $1294,253
06 Travel and Hospitality Earn up to CAD $31,200
07 Law Earn up to CAD $75,266
Future Intakes

Here are three different intakes in Canada for International Students. Fall, Winter and Summer Intake. In some universities of Canada, intakes may also be named as a semester. Canada intake for international students are described below: