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How to Study in Canada for Free

by Chetna Vasishth

This is a transcript of a video interview on How to Study in Canada – Scholarships and Admission Process in Canada for Indian Students with Sarayu Kantheti of University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Watch to know how to study in Canada and particularly how you can study in Canada for free.

Why Study in Canada? The Pros of studying in Canada

  1. Beautiful country
  2. People are welcoming
  3. Quality of education is at part with the best in the world
  4. Affordable

Application Process to a university in Canada

Canada is somewhere between US and Canada – they require all the essays, (fewer) but they do not require an SAT. You might require giving the TOEFL and IELTS. The essays are multiple but the length of the essay required is shorter. Indian board scores are accepted

Some universities like UBC have a specific English entrance test so they do not need to take the TOEFL or IELTS

Which is the best university in Canada?

  1. University of Toronto
  2. University of British Columbia
  3. Mc Gill and
  4. University of Waterloo

Are the most popular with international students

You must look at the specific program and which university is better. University of Toronto is better for Science and Engineering.


Knowing English is sufficient in most parts of Canada. But in Quebec you are required to know French if you need to work locally. Their rules for work permits etc. are different. Also the industry matters – if you want to be in politics then knowledge of French is important


Some colleges offer entrance scholarships which are helpful

UBC also has the ILOT scholarship – which is very popular and all information is available on the internet

Full funded scholarships are not very easy to get

You also get jobs on campus e.g. as a residence advisor, which take care of the living costs


CAD 30,000 per annum roughly is the tuition fee on an average for an undergraduate program

CAD 25,000  is the approximate cost of living, though this changes based on your level of living

Work while you study

Part time jobs are available to full time international students. Max 30 hours a week. They can cover upto 80% of the cost of living


Work permits are easily available. You can even work off campus. Jobs are plenty, more than what the online portals tell you. You can work for 2 years after you graduate

Permanent Residency

The months that you spent studying there and if you have paid tuition, all that gets counted in the PR calculation.

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