In order to study in Canada, you will need to meet necessary requirements along with the time-line. Canada is one of the best places in the world to live which suits your lifestyle and budget. The cost of living and tuition fees for international students in Canada is lower than other countries liked the United States of America. A degree from Canada is valued all around the world. As a student, you will experience an exciting campus lifestyle along with world class technology and modern amenities. Also higher studies in Canada provide the easiest way to get the Permanent Residency.
Steps for Study in Canada
Step1: Research Your Options
This is a crucial move in your career journey of study in Canada. To be realistic and flexible you should focus on your higher education goal. Decide what you want to study, where you want to live, overall cost, various opportunities and kind of educational, social, and cultural experience you want.
Step2: Select Universities
There are numerous universities and various courses available to study in Canada. Select a number of universities (about 10 universities should do) & study programs that meet your requirement and wish to apply to.
Step:3 Prepare for Entrance
Prepare for the standardized tests like TOEFL/GRE/GMAT/IELTS etc. based on the requirements of the universities & collages. Register for these tests in advance. While applying for the tests you should also plan for before time in case you need to retake the test. The tests should be done with before September.
Step:4 Finance you study
Ensure that you have the money ready for your entire stay for study in Canada along with accommodation, local travel, food, clothes, and other miscellaneous expenses. Prepare on how you will finance your studies – personal saving, education loans, student scholarships or assistantship.
Step:5 Apply to university
Contact each university directly for the admission requirements. each Canadian university has its own admission requirements. arranged all necessary documents for university application. Prepare the applications well before deadlines and send them.
Step:6 Confirm admission
Once you get your acceptance letters or i20 from the universities that you have applied to, make a decision on which university you would like to study at. Inform the universities that have sent you acceptance letters of your decision. Pay a non-refundable deposit to the university that you have decided on, to confirm your admission.
Step:7 Check Accommodation option
Check out accommodation options. Speak to your friends, relatives and acquaintances that live in the city you will be going to. Apply for and confirm your accommodation. It would be a good idea to contact the Indian Student Body at the university that you will be going to. They would also be able to help you out with accommodation options.
Step:8 Get Student Visa
Once you get admission confirmation done, you can apply for your student visa. Get all your papers in order, before you go to the consulate. It would be a good idea to talk to students who have already got a visa, for their experiences and valuable tips.
Step:9 Prepare for departure
You are almost done for your study in Canada preparation. Decide and prepare for all your important things to carry like: documents, airline tickets, insurance, accommodation, university fees, finances, expenses, bag pack & other miscellaneous.
Step:10 Ongoing support
One of the most important pieces is to talk to the university and international student advisers at your university of choice throughout this process. Give them details of your travel schedule, so that they can send somebody to receive you at the airport, It will make your transition as smooth as possible. Good luck!