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Step-by-step guide to Apply to Study in Canada

If you are planning to study in Canada, then you will need to be aware of the application process for gaining admission into Canadian universities. The application process can differ, depending on which university, course, or degree you are applying for. However, in general, there are a few steps that are common to all international students.

Take a look at these with a step-by-step guide to apply to Study in Canada below.

Make a Short List of Universities and Courses

The first step for studying in Canada is to decide what course and university you will be applying to for your higher studies.

  • Research all your options. Visit the university websites and learn more about the courses to study MS in Canada, the admission process, eligibility requirements, campus life, etc, to gain a better understanding of your options
  • Learn more about the career opportunities that you can get after completing your
  • Learn more about the cities in which the universities are located. Some questions you would need to ask are, what is the community around the city? What will the weather be like on average? What is the cost of living in the city as a student and others

Based on the above details you can draw up a shortlist of the universities that you plan to apply to

[Read More: To Universities to Study in Canada]

Check the Eligibility Conditions for Admission

Once you have made a shortlist of your universities, you will need to check if you can meet the eligibility conditions. The eligibility conditions can differ slightly from university to university but are the same generally

General Eligibility Conditions for Undergraduate Program in Canada

  • You will need to have completed your class 12th in a study program that is equivalent to Canadian education
  • You should provide the results of your TOEFL or IELTS test
  • Some universities require students you will need to provide the results of your SAT
  • If you are planning to study engineering, then you will need to have taken a course in Physics, math, chemistry, and English, in your 12th grade
  • If you are planning to take up a course in IT or business then you will need to have studied Math in 12th grade.
  • You will need to provide letters of recommendation from your teachers as well as the statement of purpose

General Eligibility Conditions for the Graduate Program in Canada

  • You will need to have completed your undergraduate, in any course that has a duration of at least four years.
  • You should have scored a minimum of 6.5 points overall in your IELTS exam or any other test to check your English proficiency, which is approved by the government
  • You will be required to take and submit the scores of the GRE test along with your application
  • You will need to provide Letters Of Recommendation from your professors and mentors. Some universities may also require you to write an essay or a statement of purpose

Gather Required Documents

You will need to submit the following documents at the time of your application to the university

  • Test results of the tests you have taken
  • Transcripts of your previous academic records
  • Certificates of any previous achievements that are relevant to the application process
  • Letters of recommendation and SOP

Submit your Application

After you have completed all the above steps and have gathered all the required documents, you should complete the application process by submitting your application package to the university. Most universities in Canada are accepting applications online. You will need to register on the university website and get a login name and password. You can then apply to the university and submit your supporting documents by logging in to the university website. Also check the list of Scholarships available to Study in Canada.

Wait for Your Offer

Once you have submitted your application, you may need to wait for a few weeks to know the decision on your admission. You should keep an eye on your email as that is where you are most likely to get intimation about your admission. If you get offers from multiple universities, you must decide which university you want to join. In some cases, you will be given a conditional offer, subject to completing your final examinations. In such cases, you will need to get the required score in your final examination to get accepted to the university.

Pay your fees and arrange for Accommodation

Once you have secured admission to the university of your choice, then you will need to pay the fee deposit and secure your place at the university. You will also need to make arrangements for your accommodation for the duration of your course

[Read More: Best SOP sample format to get Canada Student Visa]

Top FAQs Asked by Students Travelling to Canada

The cost of studying in Canada can be anywhere between 13,000 CAD to 40,000 CAD, depending on the university and the course that you are applying for.

The entire application process can take around four to six weeks from the time of submitting your application.

The documents that you will need to provide are outlined above. However, we recommend that you consult the university websites or get in touch with our expert overseas education advisors to know the exact document requirement for your university of choice

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