Prestigious higher educational institutions where students get Bachelor's, Master's degree or PhD
Universities of Canada
Universities' educational level is rather high and equivalent to the ones of USA and Great Britain. Diplomas are in great demand in all countries of the world.
Universities of Canada are independent. A lot of them are state-financed, but every higher educational institution has its own self-government, develops its own academic programs and sets requirements for applicants.
Among the best universities in Canada are the University of Toronto, McGill University, University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, University of Montreal, McMaster University, etc. These higher educational institutions are in the list of the best universities of the world according to the ranking of employment, education quality and other.
ADAVATAGES OF STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY
Higher educational institutions of this level offer a variety of different programs for different specialties.
Studies under such programs have their advantages:
- this is prestigious and guarantees higher salary in the future; - students can take part in research programs; - 32 universities are members of the Canadian association supporting start-ups of graduate students and current students; - 97% of higher educational institutions offer students to get international experience in volunteer work, practical training abroad, research; - rich student life including sports and other creative activities.
STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY: PROGRAMS AND DEGREES
At the university, you can get the following degrees:
- Bachelor's degree (3-4 years). - Master's degree (1-2 years upon Bachelor's degree); - PhD (4-6 years for completion);
Professional programs (4 years) are also available. They allow to be qualified in medicine, dentistry, legal studies, etc. A number of higher educational institutions offer not only traditional Master's degree programs, but also business schools, where one can take an MBA program.
All university students are recommended to choose programs providing practical training as it will be easier for them to be further employed.
It is more difficult to graduate from a university in Canada than from a college. The reason behind this is because universities have a great volume of theoretical material for study in a limited amount of time. According to statistics, less than half of students can complete a Bachelor's degree program in 4 years, most need 5-6 years.
The Universities of Canada for foreigners create comfortable conditions for life and studies. Preparation and support programs provide an opportunity to quickly adapt and start studies at the appropriate level.
Upon graduation, students have the right to stay in the country for 1-3 years to search for a job and get a work visa.
Studying at a university in Canada is approximately 15-30% cheaper than in England and USA. But still it is rather expensive.
Minimum cost makes up from 24000 CAD per year. One shall also take into account that the cost of living and meals will make up approximately 12000 CAD.
Cost of studies may significantly differ in various provinces of the country.
Universities place high demands on their applicants. People, who can show the following, have the chance to be enrolled:
- high marks on the school leaving certificate; - high grades in IELTS or TOEFL.
Some universities ask you to write a motivation letter or an essay; others may require letters of recommendation from teachers. Students shall pass additional exams and tests to be enrolled to medical programs. Universities of Canada for foreigners offer studies at a special international 1 st year course. It is easier to get enrolled to this course and to study it. After that the students have an opportunity to be transferred to the general 2 nd year of study.
One can also enter the university the 3 rd year of study under a transfer program upon completion of 2-3 years of study at a college. This facilitates the process of enrollment and decreases education expenses. Universities of Canada are open for foreigners if they have a financial solvency certificate.
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