Every student dreams of getting the best education that will take them towards their brighter future. This is why many students choose to study abroad rather than in their home country. Studying in a developed country definitely exposes students to the best education system along with the best teachers and the latest technologies. Which country comes to your mind when you think of studying abroad? Must be Canada, the USA, UK, or New Zealand, right?
Here we will guide you on why you should choose to study abroad in Canada.
Why Study in Canada?
Many international students dream of studying abroad in Canada. The country is popular among international students not only because of the top-class universities but also because of some of the best cities in the world. Canada is well renowned all over the world for the world-class education provided by the top universities in Canada. In addition, Canada houses some of the best colleges and universities in the world.
Canada has always been the no 1 choice among Nepalese students as the colleges and universities in Canada provide quality education at the most affordable tuition fees. Also, the Government of Canada provides various types of scholarships for international students.
Another reason why international students choose to study in Canada is because of the sense of safety the country provides to its nationals as well as foreigners. Canada is considered to be one of the safest countries in the world. Statistics by Numbeo reveal that Canada’s safety index (62.42) is much higher than the safety indices of another popular study abroad destinations such as the US (49.99), the UK (57.9), and Australia (57.94).
To make it easier for international students to support their studies and other expenses, the Government of Canada provides work permits to international students. With this work permit, international students in Canada can work for up to 20 hours every week during their semesters and full-time during the summer and winter breaks. Similarly, the country also provides immigration options to international students after they complete their studies in Canada.
How to Obtain Canada Student Visa?
Just like in the case of any other country, you’ll also need to obtain a Canadian student visa in order to be eligible to study in a college/university in Canada. A Canadian student visa is basically a Canadian study permit that is issued to foreign nationals who want to study in Canada. In order to enter Canada with your study permit, you need to have a visitor visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) document. So, make sure you get the eTA document after you have received your study permit for Canada.
International students from all over the world are eligible for a Canadian student visa. However, in order to obtain a Canada student visa, international students will have to meet certain criteria. Here are some of the documents they’ll have to submit while applying for a Canadian student visa:
- Letter of Acceptance provided by a Designated Learning Institute (DLI) in Canada.
- Proof of identity, i.e. valid passport or travel document.
- Proof of financial support
Students can apply for the Canadian student visa through online medium or offline medium. For effective results, it is recommended to submit your applications online. For this, you can send your student visa application through Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)’s website. The processing time for student visa in Canada is usually about 4-6 weeks. The status of your online applications can be viewed on your MyCIC account. Similarly, to know the status of your paper applications too you are required to have a MyCIC account where you can receive in-depth and real-time information about your application status. You will also receive online messages regarding your application.
What are the Best Universities of Canada?
As stated earlier, Canada houses some of the best colleges and universities in the world. Here, we will introduce you to some of the best universities of Canada.
University of Winnipeg
One of the best universities in Canada, the University of Winnipeg is located at Treaty One Land. This university in Canada accepts applications from international students from all over the world. The university offers over 800 courses in more than 40 subject areas from Indigenous Governance to Women’s Studies. It also offer Master’s degree programs in the arts, science and business.
The University of Winnipeg also provides Awards and Financial Aids to the deserving students in the form of scholarships, awards, prizes and bursaries. The university provided over $5.7 million in scholarships, awards and bursaries in 2018-2019 to assist students with their direct education costs.
University of Saskatchewan
The University of Saskatchewan is one of the top research-intensive, medical doctoral universities in Canada. The university composed of 17 colleges and schools, as well as a number of federated and affiliated colleges, is also a home to world-leading research in areas of global importance, such as water and food security and infectious diseases. With more than 26,000 international students from 110+ countries, the USask offers over 130 academic programs through its 13 colleges, three graduate schools, and six affiliated or federated colleges.
Despite offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 200 subjects, the university has gained popularity especially in the fields of agriculture, engineering, the environment and veterinary medicine. USask also offers close to $24 million CDN in scholarships, bursaries and awards to students every year.
University of Prince Edward Island
The University of Prince Edward Island is located in Charlottetown, the capital City of Prince Edward Island. The university is housed in 140-acre home campus that consists of 30 academic, administrative, residential, and athletics buildings and facilities, the newest of which is the 76,000-square-foot Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering building, which opened in August 2016.
The university offers a wide range of programs and degrees from undergraduate, graduate to doctoral students. The university also accepts international students from all over the world. This is proven by the fact that in the fall of 2019, international students from 93 countries comprised almost 29 per cent of the University’s total enrolment of 4,926 students.
University of Regina
The University of Regina is a public research university located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The University of Regina was ranked in the Top 200 Best Young Universities in the world by Times Higher Education in the year 2017. This was built on its established reputation for excellence and innovative programs that lead to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees.
With more than 120 undergraduate programs at levels ranging between certificates to a degree, the university provides endless options to its applicants to choose from. These 120 undergraduate academic programs is provided across nine undergraduate faculties. The Wascana Campus in the University of Regina has apartment-style residences which can house 1200 students. It has 10 faculties, 25 academic departments and schools, 18 research centers and institutes, and three federated colleges (Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College).
University of Manitoba
The University of Manitoba is a public research university in the province of Manitoba, Canada. The university offers more than 100-degree programs, of which most of its academic departments include graduate study programs. In addition, there are 19 libraries at the university that houses more than 2.5 million books. This includes more than 700,000 e-books and 70,000 journals.
University of Manitoba is one of the top Public universities in Winnipeg, Canada. The university houses more than 30,000 students, of which 15 per cent of the student are international students from 111 countries worldwide. The University of Manitoba issues more than $17 million to students each year in the form of scholarships and bursaries. Find out how you can access funding so you can focus on your studies.
Canadian Study Center
Please feel free to contact Canadian Study Center if you want to study abroad in Canada from Nepal. Our expert counselors will guide you through the requirements to study in Canada from Nepal. Not only this, but we will also help you choose the best university in Canada for you depending on your program of interest and budget. Our services include visa counseling, application processing, test preparation classes, documentation guide, and pre-departure orientation session. We will also assist you in finding a suitable province in Canada as per your program, interest, and attachments. We provide specialized visa counseling services for students willing to study in Canada from Nepal.