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Study your bachelor’s degree in Canada: How to apply, fees, programs & more

Start your application today to study your bachelor’s degree in Canada! Learn about the tuition fees in Canada, scholarships, how to apply, and more!

Studying in Canada is an appealing option for international students. Canada is not only one of the safest places to be in the world, but also has a wealth of cultural diversity that is truly inviting for foreign students from across the globe. Read on to find out more!

Bachelor’s degree in Canada

Undergraduate education in Canada follows the completion of senior secondary or high school, with the full duration of a standard undergraduate education (culminating in a bachelor's degree) being three to five years. While Canada has always been known for its diploma and post-graduate programs, which provide students with a three-year work permit; lately, bachelor’s degree programs have become equally popular with students willing to study for three to five years given it has better job prospects later.

A bachelor’s degree in Canada (mainly offered by universities and only few colleges) covers a broader area, and includes subjects like science, mathematics, humanities, history, and engineering.

How do I get a bachelor's degree in Canada?

The admission process may be different from one university to another, so make sure you consult your chosen university to find out specific details that answer your questions. Meanwhile, take the following steps into consideration:

  1. Choose a program
  2. Choose an institution
  3. Check the application process & the deadline
  4. Check the needed documents & language proficiency requirements
  5. After receiving the acceptance letter, check if you need a health insurance & a Canadian study permit (student visa)
  6. Buy a plane ticket

Last but not least, make sure to officially enroll at the university after arriving in Canada to confirm that you will start your classes.

Co-op option in bachelor degree programs

Most bachelor’s degree programs in Canadian universities integrate paid work experience as part of your university degree, which is called a Co-op. Co-op students normally alternate between four months in school and four months as a full-time employee of the organisation they're working for. It's an amazing way to explore careers, gain relevant experience, and make money while earning a bachelor’s degree. This is again a great option as you get a chance to learn how to give successful interviews for jobs, gain hands-on experience, apply the skills learnt on job to real life problems, and graduate with up to two years of valuable experience. By choosing which types of co-op jobs you apply to, you can be well-prepared for your future with relevant experience or industry connections at an earlier stage itself.

What’s the difference between Co-ops and Internships?

There are differences between Co-ops and Internships as follows:

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How much does a bachelor's degree cost in Canada?

On an average, the tuition fees in Canada per year for bachelor’s degree programs will approximately range between CAD 18,000 to 40,000 depending on the kind of program and institution you have chosen. That said, you should know Canada is yet very affordable as tuition fee here is much cheaper than many other countries.

Financial aids (scholarships offered by universities)

To help students manage their study expenses, there are many scholarships available for undergraduates. In fact, a student can earn a scholarship of up to 60,000 CAD if applying for bachelor’s degree programs. These scholarships can be classified into:

  • Merit-based scholarships
  • Provincial Government scholarships
  • Need-based grants and bursaries by college
  • Tuition fee waivers
  • Commonwealth scholarships
  • Private / Organisational scholarships

Here are some of the most popular universities and their scholarship details:


Scholarship amount

Acadia University $500 - $60,000
Brock University $4,000 - $16,000
Crandall University $2,000 (annually)
King’s University College $1,500.00 - $3,500
Lakehead University $4,000 -$30,000
Laurentian University Up to $60,000
Queen’s University $2000 - $6,000
Ryerson University $5,000
University of Winnipeg $3,500 - $5,000
Trent University $20,000
University of Alberta Over $29,000
University of Saskatchewan $500 - $32,000
University of Waterloo $10,000
University of Windsor $1,000 -$16,000
Wilfrid Laurier University $5,000

All Canadian universities focus on a practical approach delivering education with classes endowed with seminars and projects. These help you understand the concept being taught in detail as well as help you bond with peers when you work together as a group.

Studying in Canada can be a life-changing experience with unmatched quality of education and opportunities to grow.

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