Saturday, January 1, 2011

Study in Canada A unique experience

University of British ColumbiaImage via WikipediaThere is no doubt that to study abroad, gives you an excellent opportunity to learn various vital things which are very helpful in your career building. Today, Canada has also earned a good name in providing quality education and safe healthy environment to its students. That is why more than 1, 30,000 international students enroll every year in reputed Canadian Universities. Canada gives utmost importance to education and has developed first rate education system with high standards. It is an ideal education destination and gives students a unique experience of education and its versatile arts and culture. Canada spends more on Education as compared to Organization for Economics and Co-operation and Development (OECD) average and is ranked at the highest in G-8 countries.
To study in Canada for higher education is very cost effective and its Universities offer world class education. These Universities are affordable as compared to other Universities of the world such as US, New-Zealand and UK where cost of education and living are very high. According to a survey in 2006 by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, “Canada offered the lowest tuition fees for foreign students as compared to UK and Australia”.
The low intensity of crimes and peaceful safe environment of the country also lures lots of international students towards Canadian Universities. Canada has 92 Universities and 175 community colleges and University degrees have three levels- Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral.
A Bachelor degree in Canada compromises for full time three or four years depending upon the nature of program you are doing (regular or specialized)
On the other hand, Masters Degree consists of two years of study for which honors degree is imperative. For Doctoral program in Canadian University you require minimum three to four or sometimes five years of extensive research and study. It includes PhD and doctoral degree in Music (DMus) and law (LLD) can also be obtained from the Universities.
You could also find many diploma and certification program in Canadian Universities where the time duration is generally 1 to 2 years. Besides the regular academic degree of Management and Engineering, you could also obtain professional degree in various fields such as medicine, pharmacy, Law, nursing and dentistry, education and social work.  Some of the Canadian universities are regarded world wide and the degree and diploma obtained from these Canadian Universities are recognized globally and promise you bright future. After the completion of studies you could also find great job offers in Canada itself. Students who have Canadian Degree or Diploma are eligible to work for up to one year. International students require a work permit to work on-campus. 
For international students willing to study in Canada are required to get a study permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada. You could also find scholarship programs being run by the Canadian Universities. Students who are not able to afford the expense of education can opt for these programs by securing at least 90% to 95% of marks in the merit. However, one of the basic exams that every international student has to undergo is TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language) It is mandatory for the students whose mother tongue is not English. The score of TOEFL matters a lot in deciding your fate for the admission in the topnotch Universities of Canada.
The top eight Universities of Canada are listed below-
- The University of British Columbia
- University of Alberta
- Trinity Western University
- York University
- University of Victoria
- University of Toronto
- Trent University
- King’s University College
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