Study in Canada: Admission Process, Eligibility Requirements
1. Select a Program and University / College
Begin by selecting a degree program and university or college that is appropriate for you. Almost all of Canada's degree programs will be taught in English. There are degrees available in a variety of topics across disciplines, whether you're an undergraduate or graduate student. Canadian Colleges or Universities are known around the world for a range of programs, including those in the humanities, business, and science.
2. Criteria for eligibility
If you are a fully vaccinated traveler, you can come to Canada to study.
You do not need to be fully vaccinated if you are under the age of 18. You must attend a designated learning institution (DLI) with a COVID-19 preparedness plan that has been authorised.
You’ve enrolled in a DLI
Your funds must be sufficient to cover the costs
- The cost of your tuition
- Living expenses for you and any family members accompanying you to Canada;
- return transportation to Canada for yourself and any family members who accompany you
Follow the law, maintain a clean criminal record, and obtain a police certificate (if required)
Show to an officer that you will depart Canada when your study permit expires and that you are in good health (if required).
3. Admissions Requirements in Canada
The admission requirements for various programs will be listed on each university's website. You may receive documents containing personal information and information about your academic abilities. The following are the general documents that must be submitted:
Passport scanned copy
Academic transcripts from your prior school, if applicable
If you're applying for a Bachelor's degree, you'll need your high school diploma
If you're applying to a Masters program, you'll need your bachelor's degree certificate.
Any other applicable merit certificates
- If necessary, a letter of recommendation
- Language proficiency certification
- Canada's SOP
- If necessary, a resume or CV.
The university admission paperwork are identical to those necessary for a Canadian student visa application, but you will also need to provide a Letter of Acceptance and financial statements.
What is the best way to apply to a school, college, or university?
After you've decided on a school, college, or university, you'll need to apply. Each school has its own set of guidelines for applying.
Consider applying for at least one of the following:
- If you want to attend a primary or secondary school, you must apply six months in advance.
- a year ahead of time for a post-secondary program at a university, college, or other educational institution
To understand how to apply, contact the school where you want to study. They will provide you with a list of all the documents you must provide. Your school will be able to inform you of the following:
- Application fees
- Tuition fees
- Health insurance
- The cost of living in Canada, including rent and other living expenses
- Language evaluations
Fill out the application forms for your preferred school or schools. To submit them, follow their guidelines.
If you are accepted as a student, the school will give you an acceptance letter. This letter is required to apply for a study permit.
Foreign students' medical expenses are not covered by the Canadian government.
Foreign students' health insurance varies based on where they live. For additional information about health insurance, contact the school to which you are applying.
4. Send in your application today!
The majority of university or college applications in Canada are submitted through an online application system. Application forms are available on university or college websites, and many of them require payment of an application fee. Attach the required documents to the application form or prepare to submit them to the institution after you've completed it.
5. Make an application for a study permit.
You can apply for your visa online or in person at a local visa application centre, where you must pay a charge of CA$150 (US$117).
Study permit: After you apply
- Your fingerprints and a photograph of yourself (biometrics)
- Please send us additional information.
- Documents that have gone missing
- If your application is approved, Your study permit will be issued to you.
6. Begin planning your trip.
Is it true that your study permit has been approved? Brilliant! Start packing your suitcase and making plans.
Make sure you double-check your visa's start date to guarantee you get in Canada on time — unpleasant shocks at immigration are a terrible way to start your new life in Canada.
It's finally time to start planning your accommodations and booking your flights, trains, and boats, among other things. Have some fun researching and discussing where you might like to live: halls or a house, and see if your university can assist you with this.
Plus, you can finally choose a date for the start of your Canadian adventure.