FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Studying in Canada

Here, you will find answers to some of the questions we receive from students willing to study in Canada. While we have effort in listing all common questions, we understand that you might have unique subjects not covered here. Feel free to fill the form on our contact page if you have any personal queries not found here.

  1. What are the requirements to study in Canada?

As an international student looking to secure a Masters admission in Canada universities or colleges, you will be required to present the following documents:

i.                    Bachelor of Degree Certificate

You must have completed a minimum of 4 years of study in any reputable university in your country. The grade that you need to secure admission depends on the school of your choice. However, a minimum of Second Class Upper or its equivalent is required to win most scholarships, including CanadaFullScholarship

ii.                  A valid Passport

Canada requires that you possess a passport with a minimum of three months expiry. You should consider renewing your passport before starting your application if it has less than three months expiry date.

iii.                English or French Proficiency

Most schools in Canada accept the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP). For French speakers, Test d’évaluation de français (TEF) will be sufficient. Note that you must meet the minimum grades/bands required by your school.

iv.                Proof of Funding

Whether you will secure a scholarship or not, Canada schools generally require that you provide the evidence that you can fund your studies. Also, you must show proof that you can finance your cost of living during your stay in Canada.

  1. How much does it cost to study in Canada?

For postgraduate studies, the fee depends on your choice of university or college and the program you want to study. However, it’s estimated that it costs an average of CA$17,744 (US$13,437) to study at MSc level in Canada. MBA programs are typically more expensive.

  1. How can I study in Canada for free?

The only standard means of studying in Canada for free is to secure a scholarship. Most universities and colleges require that international students pay tuition fees. However, if you are looking to study for free in Canada, you can take advantage of our full scholarship. Click here to start your free application.

  1. What city is the best in Canada for study?

It’s often impossible to state the best city to study in Canada. This will depend on several factors such as the cost of living, weather, serenity and the likes. However, you can rest assured that all cities in Canada have a conducive environment for learning. You can choose any of Canadian cities such as Vancouver, Ontario, Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Hamilton or Waterloo.

 

  1. Can I work while I am studying in Canada?

Canada offers an opportunity for international students to work while studying in Canada. However, most scholarships and schools have specific requirements you must meet before you can work and study at the same time. And the good thing about this is that you don’t need a work permit to work while studying in Canada.

  1. Can I stay in Canada and Immigrate permanently after I am a student?

Yes! Canada doesn’t force students to return to their home countries after studies like many schools in the UK and other European countries. While studying in Canada doesn’t make you a Canadian citizen, you can always apply for permanent residency after the completion of your program. However, you must meet certain conditions which maintaining your legal status is one. International students will be required to obtain (CSQ) from the ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) before they can commence this process.

  1. Can I bring my family with me while I study?

Canada allows postgraduate students to bring their family with them during their programs in Canada. Your dependents such as your spouse, children or common-law partner may be eligible for a work or study permit in Canada. However, you will be required to submit a different application online for them.

  1. How Can I get a scholarship in Canada?

Several scholarship opportunities exist in Canada. You can start your application process by taking advantage of our Canada Full Scholarship. Go to our application section to apply for free.