Study to canada
Area: 9 984 670 km2
Population: 36 467 949
Currency: Canadian Dollar
Téléphone code : +1
Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America. A federal constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system, composed of ten provinces and three territories. The country is bordered on the East by the Atlantic Ocean, on the North by the Arctic Ocean and on the West by the Pacific Ocean. The United States is the only bordering country on the South and Northwest. Canada's land territory covers 10 million square kilometers, making it the second largest country in the world after Russia. In 2016, it has about 36 million residents.
It's one of the most beautiful countries in the world because of its landscapes but also its diversity. It is also one of the world's healthiest economic powers talking, with excellent political management that has allowed the country to have very good financial conditions. Each city represents the great strength of Canada, both modern and active for the larger cities, then friendly and respectful of nature for the smaller ones. Universities have set up campuses all over the country, and there are many and diverse student cities. From major economic centers like Montreal, Toronto or Ottawa, to more touristy cities like Quebec or Calgary.
You must submit an application to each university you are applying for, as Canada does not have a centralized application system. The deadline to submit your application is between January 1st and March 1st depending on the university, so you will have to prepare it in November.
Requirements to access the Canadian university system are fairly straightforward. Universities have different enrollment criteria. So usually the A level is required, or a minimum grade at certain tests. You will also have to justify your level of English, via official tests such as the IELTS or the TOEFL. If you want to be assisted during the registration process, it is possible to turn to specialized agencies.
The university registration form is the first step. It can be done online, or at the nearest Canadian Embassy. The application for a student visa is made once you have received a letter proving your admission to a Canadian university. You will be able to start the student visa application process only after obtaining a proof of admission.
Studying in Canada means studying in a country where higher education is one of the best in the world, making it a country of choice for international students.
The Canadian university system is almost similar to the American university system. It has the same characteristics that have made its world-wide reputation.
Universities are funded by the national government but programs they offer are independently managed by provinces and independent territories. Therefore, each institution chooses the structure of its programs, as a result there are few benchmarks for students.
- do not worry, aware of this problem, universities have created the AUCC (Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada) that 95 universities of the country have joined. Membership in this association demonstrates the quality of teaching and programs in compliance with international standards.
Concerning diplomas awarded, they are similar for the 95 universities members of the AUCC, and are similar to those delivered by the American system. They have the advantage of being easily recognized at an international level and facilitating equivalences for further learning.
The timetable at university is fairly "light" with about fifteen hours of classes per week, but a fairly large and quality amount of personal work. You will have plenty of free time to join student associations, sports clubs that interest you and to travel throughout the country.