Study undergraduate courses in Canada
Canada offers a wide range of programs and courses to make a pick from
Studying Bachelor programs in Canadian institutions can be a life-changing decision. With quality education and globally recognised degrees, students get to experience a cultural and intellectually stimulating environment, which probes them to grow personally and professionally.
Pursuing a UG course from a Canadian university
Experiential learning: Practical training incorporated within their bachelor program to gain hands-on experience
High education standards: As per THE Rankings 2020, seven of Canadian universities are ranked in the top 200, which implies that the country offers ample opportunities for a world-class education
Post-study work opportunities: In Canada, a student can get three years of work permit after completing their degree
Affordable: Studying in Canada is far more affordable when compared to other developed nations. Besides, both public and private institutions extend financial assistance to their students in the form of grants and scholarships
A Major is a student's primary area of interest
It’s a secondary concentration of courses, which complements the Major
A student requires to complete 10 out of 20 necessary credits in an Honours degree in the major subject area
This usually requires completion of 4 required credits in the minor subject area
For instance, a student can pursue a Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Biology
For instance, a student can study Bachelor of Arts in Honours Anthropology with a minor in Political Science
These are generally not available in highly structured programs such as Engineering, Architecture, Accounting and Financial Management, Computer Science, etc.
Options are available only to students within their home faculty. For instance, options in the Faculty of Engineering are available only to engineering students
Eligibility criteria for a UG course in Canada
A minimum cumulative score of 70% in your 10+2
English-language proficiency test scores such as IELTS (mostly 6.5 to 7.5 band, with no individual score less than 6). We recommend that you check with your desired institution for their minimum required IELTS scores
For business studies and computer courses, you should have mathematics as a core subject during your high school
For engineering, you should have Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English as core subjects during your high school
For fine arts, you need to present the portfolio or the documentary evidence of the creative skills
Popular specialisations offered by Canadian universities
Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics & Communication, Computer Science & IT, Chemical Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Architectural Engineering
Arts and Design
Fashion Design, Graphic design, Film, Photography and Media, and Visual Arts
Human Resource, Supply Chain Management, Commerce, Finance, Project Management, and Accountancy
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Hotel & Food Administration, Hospitality and Tourism Management
Nursing and Health Care Technology Management
Duration of UG courses in Canada
A regular bachelor’s degree in Canada is for four years as the Canadian education system requires you to take minor courses with your primary degree. However, there are some three-year courses at selected institutions which do not include minor studies. At the end of your studies, you can choose to have an additional year into the course to achieve an Honours degree.
Major academic intakes
There are two major intakes for admission to an undergraduate degree in Canada
Fall intake- September
Winter Intake- January
It’s recommended to apply at least six months in advance of your desired intake so you have ample time to shortlist universities, take admission tests, prepare application packet and receive university assessment.
Note: Given the current COVID-19 situation, there might be some changes in the 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 January 20, 2021
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