CANADA- Best Study Destination for International Studentsby Rita Biswas Consultant
The education system of Canada is globally recognised because of its industry-oriented curriculum, hi-tech mode of learning, high faculty to student ratio and other aspects. Seven universities in Canada rank among the top 200 in the world as per the QS World Ranking report. The Canadian universities and colleges offer a broad-spectrum of courses at undergraduate and post-graduate level. Research is also a crucial component of the Canadian institutions.
Three Canadian cities namely, Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary are recognized as the top 10 ‘Most Liveable Cities’ in the world. Ontario and Quebec are the most popular cities for higher studies among international students and the industrial centre of the country contributing 80% of the overall GDP. Let’s look at some of the reasons why study in Canada is the best option for study abroad aspirants.
Countless graduates from all over the world come to Canadian universities for pursuing MBA, MS and M.Sc. degree programmes. Big Data Analytics and Data Science is extensively in-demand stream from an employment point of view in the global market. List of popular study courses that are preferred by international students are-
· Mechanical Engineering
· Computer Engineering
· Electronics/Electrical Engineering
· Business Administration
· Health Administration
Moreover, universities offer undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in various fields of Engineering, Banking and Finance, International Business, Biomedical Physiology, Biological Sciences, and many other study fields of the student’s choice.
What tempts international students to take admission in the Canadian universities is the innovative method of education encouraging cross-disciplinary courses. These universities focus on creating a foundation for students that help them grow in industries. Some of the universities and their notable features are given below-
· University of Toronto
· McGill University
· University of British Columbia
· University of Waterloo
· University of Victoria
· University of Guelph
· Dalhousie University
· Memorial University of Newfoundland
University of Toronto ranks 29 in the World admitting more than 90 international students every year.
McGill University has produced 12 Nobel prize winners and 140 Scholars, the only university to have done so among all the Canadian Universities.
The University of Waterloo peg at number one in the world for student-employer partnerships according to QS graduate employability rankings. It has outranked all Canadian universities in terms of innovation and research.
The University of Victoria ranks 115th in the world across all sciences, for international research collaboration.
At rank 11 among all other universities in Canada is the Dalhousie University, the genesis of many notable alumni like the three former presidents of Canada and the Nobel prize-winning astrophysicist.
Education and other expenses
The annual cost of education for an undergraduate program varies from CA$14,000 to CA$ 26,000. Study in Canada for international students is way cheaper as compared to other US and UK universities. It a relatively lower for a postgraduate program ranging from CA$ 14,000 to CA$ 22,000 per year. The standard cost of living in Canada sums up to CA$ 15,000 per year at the most which cover house rent, food expenses, transportation charges and other wee expenditures.
There are umpteen scholarships granted by Canadian government, educational institution and other international organizations. Scholarships are offered to the eligible students based on the academic grades and the English proficiency exam score.
Co-ops and Internships
You can choose to earn while you learn through co-ops and internships. Co-ops are mostly paid and fulltime for a longer duration. Not all internships are paid but some help you earn academic credits. Internships are a good way to get trained on industry-oriented projects which is an add on to your resume.
Post Study Work Visa Prospects
Students can stay and work temporarily in Canada provided there is post study work permit. Those who get the permit can get a post study work visa up to 3 years. You also have an option for a permanent residence through Express Entry.
You don’t need to bother much about the accommodation because a lot of universities offer on-campus dormitories. Exchange-students can contact international students’ offices for the arrangement of rented houses and apartments or connect with college and university officials. You can share living rooms among your colleagues to avoid monetary burden. The cost of off-campus houses varies drastically in larger cities like Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal.
Renowned Universities and colleges, programs of your choice, scholarship grants, co-ops and internship opportunities post-study work permit and possibility of permanent residence makes Canada the right choice to study abroad.
You can always reach out to top overseas education consultants for more insight on courses, universities and assistance for overseas education application as well as visa process.
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