Each year more than 200,000 international students are attracted to the wild and beautiful Canadian countryside. Even though Canada has a rather small population, it has some of the best higher education institutions in the world, such as the University of Toronto.
Master degrees in Canada normally last for 12 months and, depending on the academic discipline, include a mixture of coursework and research. Thanks to Canada’s high academic standards you can be sure to gain a top degree which will benefit your career in the long run. The degrees are globally recognised and are equivalent to Master degrees obtained in the USA.
Admission regulations to the various master programmes may differ. Most universities will accept an application and a transcript of your Bachelor grades. If your first language is not English then you will have to show English language proficiency through an English test, such as TOEFL. Similar requirements are set for bilingual or whole programmes in French, where tests such as Test de Français International or DELF are required.
Tuition fees for a Masters in Canada vary greatly between institutions and degrees. Amounts range between CAD$ 7,000 and CAD$ 25,000. International students also have to pay an application fee of around CAD$ 250.
If you classify as an international student, you will need to obtain a student visa in order to live and study in Canada. In order to apply for the study permit you will have to provide:
Special requirements exist when wanting to study in Québec. Additionally to your study permit here you will need a “certificat d'acceptation du Québec pour études”, which is issued by the Québec government.
If you want to work while you are studying, then you need to be enrolled as a full-time student and you will need a Social Insurance Number from Service Canada. You may also only work 20 hours per week. Other ways to fund your Master’s degree in Canada are grants, bursaries and a variety of scholarships. These cover things such as travel, living costs or fee waivers.
Canada is the world’s second largest country with three territories and ten provinces. While Canada is a federal parliamentary democracy, it is also still a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II as head of state.
Just like the US, Canada has a very diverse topography. From coast to coast there are so many different things for you to discover and explore. In the East you can go hiking in the Appalachians or Laurentians, in the west in the Rockies and in the north in the Pelly Mountains.
However, the country also has cosmopolitan flair to offer. Cities such as Vancouver, Toronto or Québec city have a range of attractions and events for you to discover. Bring your walking shoes to explore, for example, the CN Tower in Toronto or enjoy a stroll through unique shops.
Living in Canada will definitely awaken your inner adventurer.