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Study in Canada

A quick guide for your favourite study destination – Canada!

Canada has everything you desire for –- academic excellence, affordability and adventure! No wonder it stands out as an ideal place to study for many international students across the globe. 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

Engineering

Business

Agriculture Science

Computing and IT

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Scholarships to Study in Canada

It always helps if you can find the most suitable scholarship to fund your studies as it considerably brings down your cost of education. If you want to study in Canada, there are a lot of scholarships offered by the Canadian government, individual Canadian universities, and other organisations for international students to study in the country.  

S. No.

Canadian Government Scholarships

Non-Governmental Scholarships

1

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

    Anne Vallee Ecological Fund

 

2

Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Program

    Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Program

 

3

IDRC Research Awards

    Surfshark Privacy and Security Scholarship

 

4

NSERC Postgraduate scholarships

    Trudeau Scholarships and Fellowships

5

Organization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarship Program

6

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.  

S.no.

Studyprogram

Average annual fee (in CAD*)

1

Undergraduate program

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

2

Postgraduate master's degree

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

3

Doctoral degree

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

4

MBA

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

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.

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.

Education system in Canada

As you begin your school search, it’s important to familiarize 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.

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.

Living and studying in Canada

Health and support
Here’s how dedicated support services can help you adjust to life in Canada
Money and living expenses
Use our guide to understand the expenses involved in living the Canadian life.
Upcoming Intakes in Canada
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.
Toronto
Toronto is a city full of diversity, energy, young people, and historical sites. It’s a multicultural hub that will have you feel as if you’re traveling the world.
Montreal
Canada is a country full of diverse people, cultures, languages and food and there is probably no better place to start to experience that than in Montreal, a hot-spot for international students.
Vancouver
Vancouver is known for its breathtaking views, scenic routes, cyclists and laid-back vibe. Everyone in the city is super active, as you’ll soon come to realise.
Ottawa
Ottawa is a beautiful city located in the eastern region of the province of Ontario. It’s Canada’s capital and home to the Prime Minister and Parliament – but that doesn’t mean it’s boring and stuffy!
What’s it like to live in Canada?
 

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