Why study in Canada?

Canada is known for its diversity, its value system and high standard of living is making it internationally recognised as on the best city to live and study in. Canada gets accolades for good government and a high degree of individual freedom. Canada regularly ranks among the top 10 countries in the United Nations Quality of Life Index. It is also one of the few high-income country with a high degree of political stability. (ref. Survey conducted by World Atlas in 2017) It plays host to about 200,000 plus students at any given time in the year.


a. Quality of education
Canada is the world’s most educated country as they spend more per capitaincome of its education than any other country.Canada is one of the top Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries in spending per student on public postsecondary education. Research and development at universities in Canada is conducted at one of the highest rates among OECD and G8 countries.

b. Cost of study
In comparison to most English-speaking countries, the cost of studying in Canada is affordable. Tuition for a university undergraduate degree can range anywhere between $15,000 to $35,000 depending on the institution and the program you choose to study. Tuition fees for arts and humanities degrees tend to be lower than degrees in engineering or medicine.

c. Immigration policies
Flexible immigration policies that allow a student to apply for permanent residency. However minimum eligibility criteria of 67 points.Canada is a good choice for immigration as the country offers immense scope for work owing to its low population density.

d. Work-study programs offer a competitive edge
International students are allowed to work part time on campus during first 6 months of the program and off campus thereafter with a time limit of 20 hours per week. Several programs also offer a paid co-op term where one gets hands on practical work oppourtunity.

Canada is the world’s second-largest country, a modern country surrounded with spectacular scenery, very promising for a healthy outdoor lifestyle. Cultural diversity and its vast picturesque nature makes Canada pretty attractive to visitors and expats.  As the country which possesses the highest per capita immigration rate in the world, Canada makes its expats feel at home.

Canada is bilingual, having English and French as an official language. This means that all federal services, policies and laws must be enacted and available in both French and English. Everywhere you go you will notice this bilingualism, road signs, TV and radio, product packaging, and bus and tour groups.

In Canada one can experience each of the four seasons separately, spring, summer, autumn (fall) and winter. The summer occur between June and September, can be hot and humid with temperatures surpassing 30 degrees Celsius. Spring and autumn are transition seasons, where there is typically more rain and temperatures rise or fall. Winter in Canada is very cold in most areas of the country, where temperatures typically fall below 0 degree Celsius. Snow can cover the ground from anywhere between December to early April. Some coastal areas such as Vancouver and Victoria often experience more mild winters, where rain is more common than snow. Temperatures in the far north are known to be severe, where only occasionally they go above 0°C yet most of the Canadians are concentrated around the more southern region where springs blossom.

All the formal education above secondary school level is identified as tertiary education in Canada, it is governed by regional bodies depending on the jurisdiction so there is no unified national system that rules the whole country. Each of Canada’s ten provinces and three territories uses every mean to maintain a qualified, established and innovative tertiary education system offered to national and international prospective students. Canada offer’s wide option in term of program/ institute/ university. Canada provides an opportunity to gain practical work experience through cooperative work term. More than 2,00,000 international students chose Canada as the preferred choice of study in the world. Canadian institutes offer multiple option of education like diploma & bachelor at undergraduate level, Masters, PG diploma and PhD at graduate level.

Education is available in both English and in French in most places, provided there are enough students in that area speaking the secondary language. In Québec, high school ends in grade eleven and is followed by a program that prepares the student for university or a technical field called CEGEP.

Beyond this, students can attend either vocational schools or enter a university. At a university they will first earn a Bachelor’s degree, and can continue studies to receive a Master’s or a Doctorate degree. Vocational students will earn certificates and diplomas that will help improve their skills in the various trades.

Canada offers merit and need-based fee waivers are awarded to international students. Candidate with strong academics, good performance in standardized exams and extracurricular achievements would be eligible for scholarship awards and financial assistance. In addition to this, the presentation of the application is also important because as one is judged by the image one projects.

The documents usually needed for a scholarship application are as follows:

  • Academic records and photocopies
  • A recent CV
  • A letter of intent, which acts as a cover page
  • Certificate of language proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS scores)
  • Letters of Reference (LOR)


Some scholarships open as of now are as follows:

a) QS Connect Masters Scholarship

  1. Applicable for: All universities in USA, Canada +238 more
  2. Course stream applicable: Business, Engineering, Science +1 more
  3. Scholarship type: Need based
  4. Max scholarship per student: Rs 1,29,840 (2,000 USD)
  5. No. of awards: 1
  6. Final Deadline: 30th Apr 2018
  7. Special restriction: No Special Restriction applicable

b)  QS Undergaduate scholarship

  1. Applicable for: All universities in USA, Canada +238 more
  2. Course stream applicable: Business, Engineering, Science +2 more
  3. Scholarship type: Merit based
  4. Max scholarship per student: Rs 6,49,200 (10,000 USD)
  5. No. of awards: 1
  6. Final Deadline: 30th Apr 2018
  7. Special restriction: No Special Restriction applicable

c) Financial Sumo Educational Scholarship Program

  1. Applicable for: All universities in USA, Canada +238 more
  2. Course stream applicable: Business, Engineering, Science +4 more
  3. Scholarship type: Need based
  4. Max scholarship per student: Rs 65,270 (1,000 USD)
  5. No. of awards: 1
  6. Final Deadline: 29th Aug 2018
  7. Special restriction: No Special Restriction applicable

d) CCSE Graduate scholarship

  1. Applicable for: All universities in USA, Canada +238 more
  2. Course stream applicable: Computers
  3. Scholarship type: Merit based
  4. Max scholarship per student: Rs 3,24,850 (5,000 USD)
  5. No. of awards: Not Available
  6. Final Deadline: 17th Apr 2018
  7. Special restriction: No Special Restriction applicable


  1. Athabasca University
  2. Concordia University of Edmonton
  3. MacEwan University
  4. Mount Royal University
  5. The King’s University
  6. University of Alberta
  7. University of Calgary
  8. University of Lethbridge


British Columbia

  1. Emily Carr University of Art + Design
  2. Royal Roads University
  3. Simon Fraser University
  4. The University of British Columbia
  5. Thompson Rivers University
  6. Trinity Western University
  7. University of Northern British Columbia
  8. University of the Fraser Valley
  9. University of Victoria
  10. Vancouver Island University



  1. Brandon University
  2. Canadian Mennonite University
  3. Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  4. St. Paul’s College
  5. The University of Winnipeg
  6. Université de Saint-Boniface
  7. University of Manitoba


New Brunswick

  1. Mount Allison University
  2. St. Thomas University
  3. Université de Moncton
  4. University of New Brunswick


Newfoundland & Labrador

  1. Memorial University of Newfoundland


Nova Scotia

  1. Acadia University
  2. Cape Breton University
  3. Dalhousie University
  4. Mount Saint Vincent University
  5. NSCAD University
  6. Saint Mary’s University
  7. St. Francis Xavier University
  8. Université Sainte-Anne
  9. University of King’s College



  1. Algoma University
  2. Brescia University College
  3. Brock University
  4. Carleton University
  5. Huron University College
  6. King’s University College
  7. Lakehead University
  8. Laurentian University
  9. McMaster University
  10. Nipissing University
  11. OCAD University
  12. Queen’s University
  13. Redeemer University College
  14. Royal Military College of Canada
  15. Ryerson University
  16. Saint Paul University
  17. St. Jerome’s University
  18. Trent University
  19. University of Guelph
  20. University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  21. University of Ottawa
  22. University of St. Michael’s College
  23. University of Sudbury
  24. University of Toronto
  25. University of Trinity College
  26. University of Waterloo
  27. University of Windsor
  28. Victoria University
  29. Western University
  30. Wilfrid Laurier University
  31. York University


Prince Edward Island

  1. University of Prince Edward Island



  1. Bishop’s University
  2. Concordia University
  3. École de technologiesupérieure
  4. Écolenationaled’administrationpublique
  5. HEC Montréal
  6. Institut national de la recherchescientifique
  7. McGill University
  8. Polytechnique Montréal
  9. Université de Montréal
  10. Université de Sherbrooke
  11. Université du Québec
  12. Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC)
  13. Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
  14. Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR)
  15. Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)
  16. Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)
  17. Université du Québec enOutaouais
  18. Université Laval
  19. Université TÉLUQ



  1. Campion College
  2. First Nations University of Canada
  3. Luther College
  4. St. Thomas More College
  5. University of Regina
  6. University of Saskatchewan