What is the Canadian higher education system like?
Undergraduate degrees in Canada can take either three or four years to complete, depending on the university.
Postgraduate degrees last between one and three years to complete, depending on the type of degree.
Different types of higher education providers in Canada include: universities (which carry out research and provide both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees), community colleges and technical, applied arts or applied science schools (which grant certificates, diplomas, associate’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees).
How do I choose a Canadian university?
When choosing which universities to apply to in Canada, think about:
What are the entry requirements for Canadian universities?
Each university in Canada has its own application requirements, although generally you will be asked to meet the language proficiency requirements if English isn't your first language, and provide the following as part of your application:
A completed application form
A letter of intent
Evidence that you can support yourself financially during your study programme in Canada
Two letters of academic reference that attest the preparation for Master/PhD studies (including letters from employers)
Please be aware that any translated documents should be notarized by a certified translator, and that you will need to include the original versions of the documents as well.
What documents are needed to study in Canada?
These might vary between individual universities, but you will normally be asked to provide:
Proof of acceptance by a Designated Learning Institution
Proof of funds
Passport size photographs
Immigration Medical Examination (IME)
English Language Proficiency Exam Score (if English isn't your native language)