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Study Abroad in Canada Guide for International Students

Before Studying abroad in Canada, you need a full review on what to expect, we are here to do justice to that; find out admission requirements, how to apply for admission, cost of living in Canada, affordable Universities, list of Universities and Colleges in Canada etc.

It might interest you to know that we reviewed best universities in Canada so you can check them out to know their specific admission proceedings by visiting the official website.

Just copy and paste the school’s name in your browser and search, then click to visit the official website.

Canada as a top study abroad destination for international students

Currently, international students studying in Canada are out-numbering that of other parts of the world; this is due to the reputation of the education system in Canada.

Canada has lots of top ranking institutions according THE world education rankings of the year, high level of employment, good and serene learning environment, vast cultural lifestyle etc.

Canada also has some affordable colleges or institutions and even cities with average cost of living for international students.

Suggested article; work and study in Canada as an international student

Tuition Fees in Canada

Their low tuition fee programs ranges from 5000 CAD to 10,000 CAD for undergraduate and graduate programs, depending on your course of study. Other institutions that are less affordable, fees can be much higher than that.

Cost of Living in Canada for International Students

Living cost is simply the amount of money you spend monthly while studying in Canada. Again, this depends on your lifestyle and the city you reside in. This cost covers accommodation, transportation, books, feeding, leisure, amenities etc.

An estimate of 800 to 1,500 Canadian Dollars is usually okay for an average student.

List of Affordable or Cheap Tuition Universities International Students

  • Saint Paul University
  • Universite’ Saint- Anne
  • Concordia University of Edmonton
  • Macmaster University
  • University of Western Ontario
  • Dalhousie University
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Mount Saint Vincent University
  • University of Manitoba
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Acadia University
  • Brandon University
  • Canadian Mennonite University
  • Athabasca University
  • Canadian Mennonite University
  • University of Lethbridge

Applying to Study in Canada; Requirements

Different schools in Canada have their unique admission requirements and methods of application for international students, we advice you visit the school’s website for specific requirements.

How to apply for admission as an undergraduate

Some schools may ask you to download application form online, fill it and mail to them or post to them with the photocopies of required documents. Other schools can have you apply completely online. Check with your school for more information on this.

Read also; top universities in Canada with highest acceptance rates

Steps in applying for a graduate program in Canada

  • Apply by filling an online form
  • Upload your documents and transcripts
  • Present evidence of language proficiency
  • Provide letters of recommendation
  • Write motivation letter explaining why you want to study your course
  • If you are an international students, you may be asked to pay international evaluation fee in order for the school to confirm your certificate
  • After you are given admission, you will need to apply for visa and even scholarship or grant

General Admission Requirements for all Students

Please try and get the specific requirements from your school of choice, we have a list of schools below.

  • You will need your high school or college certificate as the case may be
  • Transcript from your former school
  • Language proficiency proof or language examination certificate
  • Health insurance policy
  • Police report for visa processing
  • Health report from a government hospital in your country
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Passport photograph
  • International passport
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Statement of purpose stating why you want to study your program
  • Application fee in case your school of choice charges that

List of Colleges and Universities in Canada

  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Emily Carr University of Art and Design
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Royal Roads University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Victoria
  • University of the Fraser Valley
  • University of Northern British Columbia
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Brandon University
  • University College of the North
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Winnipeg
  • Université de Saint-Boniface
  • Mount Allison University
  • Thomas University
  • University of New Brunswick
  • Université de Moncton
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Acadia University
  • Cape Breton University
  • Dalhousie University
  • University of King’s College
  • Mount Saint Vincent University
  • NSCAD University
  • Saint Francis Xavier University
  • Saint Mary’s University
  • Université Sainte-Anne
  • Algoma University
  • Brock University
  • Carleton University
  • Dominican University College
  • Lakehead University
  • Laurentian University
  • McMaster University
  • Nipissing University
  • OCAD University
  • Queen’s University
  • Saint Paul University
  • Royal Military College of Canada
  • Ryerson University
  • Trent University
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Western Ontario
  • University of Windsor
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • York University
  • University of Prince Edward Island
  • Bishop’s University
  • Concordia University
  • École de technologie supérieure
  • École nationale d’administration publique
  • École Polytechnique de Montréal
  • HEC Montréal
  • Institut national de la recherche scientifique
  • McGill University
  • Université de Montréal
  • Université de Sherbrooke
  • Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Université du Québec en Outaouais
  • Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
  • Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Université du Québec à Rimouski
  • Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
  • Université Laval
  • First Nations University of Canada
  • University of Regina
  • University of Lethbridge
  • Athabasca University
  • MacEwan University
  • Mount Royal University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Calgary
  • Capilano University

List of Private Schools in Canada

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Quest University
  • Trinity Western University
  • University Canada West-Booth University College
  • Canadian Mennonite University
  • Kingswood University
  • Crandall University
  • Stephen’s University
  • University of Fredericton
  • Atlantic School of Theology
  • Tyndale University College
  • Redeemer University College
  • The King’s University
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