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Study in Canada

A quick guide for your favourite study destination – Canada!

Academic excellence, affordability and adventure – Canada stands out as an ideal place to study. Until August 2019, the country experienced almost 70,000 international students studying at all levels in the country; which explains why students across the globe aspire to study in Canada. 

Studying in Canada definitely offers promising career opportunities evident from the last decade stats where Canada created 1.6 million new jobs for graduates. Plus, apart from ranking #1 on the world’s quality of life index, it also boasts of having 5 of the top 100 best student cities in the world. 

Top Courses to Study in Canada

Hospitality and Tourism

Health and Science



Agriculture Science

Computing and IT

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Scholarships to Study in Canada

If you are keen to study in Canada and wish to explore some funding options, there are many scholarships offered by the Canadian government, individual Canadian universities, and other organisations for international students. 

S. No.

Canadian Government Scholarships

Non-Governmental Scholarships


Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

    Anne Vallee Ecological Fund



Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Program

    Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Program



IDRC Research Awards

    Surfshark Privacy and Security Scholarship



NSERC Postgraduate scholarships

    Trudeau Scholarships and Fellowships


Organization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarship Program


Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program

* please note all figures are indicative

Cost of Studying in Canada

As compared to other English speaking destination locations, Canada is one of the most affordable places to study. Considering the budget, you’ll find something just right for you in a diverse range of education options.

Study program

Average annual fee (in CAD*)


Undergraduate program

CAD $13,000 to $20,000 per year


Postgraduate master's degree

CAD $17,000 to $25,000 per year


Doctoral degree

CAD $7,000 to $15,000 per year



CAD $30,000 to $40,000 per year

*Please note all fee figures are indicative

Top Universities to Study in Canada

The quality of education and living standards in Canada are among the highest in the world. With so many options of courses to study in Canada, it may be a little challenging to pick the right one. We have a huge database from where you can look up the university of your choice and know all about it in detail. Go ahead and check now!

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Note: Given the current COVID-19 situation, there might be some changes in the 2020/2021 intakes. Don’t worry, our international education experts are here to guide you with the latest updates to help you apply to your desired course and institution. Feel free to connect with our experts for a free counselling session and keep posted about the latest COVID- 19 updates.

Updated on July 6, 2020

Student Essentials

We have a range of special services for students applying to Canada!

Visa requirements to study in Canada

To study in Canada, you will need a Canadian Study Permit (or Canadian student visa), which, depending on your home country, will be either an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) or a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). While it is a tedious task to apply for your visa all on your own, IDP ensures that we make it easy for you. We guide you with the latest visa updates and also help you make your application, while also prepping you up for the visa interview.

Scholarships to study in Canada

IDP, through its close relationship with canadian institutions, brings you access to the latest scholarships and bursaries. We make sure you know about the latest scholarship options and how to apply. Find out if you are eligible to receive a scholarship.

Cost of Studying in Canada

Canada is one destination where quality education is available at tuition rates lower than many other countries. But it’s not just the tuition fee alone you should be calculating in your budget, there’re a lot more expenses involved when you plan to study abroad.

Education system in Canada

As you begin your school search, it’s important to familiarise yourself with the Canadian education system. It will help you narrow down your choices and develop your study plan.

Employment prospects in Canada

Canada, over the past few years, has seen an abundance of international students from around the world and has provided various work opportunities to both, students and working professionals. International students can also join co-op programs available within their institutions to gain valuable paid work experience while completing their degrees in Canada.

Why study in Canada?

The United Nations consistently ranks Canada as one of the best places in the world to live. As a student living in Canada, you can expect a peaceful, multicultural environment. And yes, the quality of education and living standards in Canada are among the highest in the world.

Student Safety in Canada

The Canadian government and universities take various initiatives for the safety of students in campuses as well as across the country. As an international student, you’ll have access to various points of contacts for any kind of emergency. Worry not, 24-hour security is provided at most campuses.
Upcoming Intakes
Canadian institutions offer three major intakes – Fall, Spring and Summer. Know more!
FAQs About Study in Canada
Do you have a question related to studying abroad in Canada? Check out these IDP Study Abroad FAQs.
Health and support
Here’s how dedicated support services can help you adjust to life in Canada.
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