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
- Beautiful country
- People are welcoming
- Quality of education is at part with the best in the world
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?
- University of Toronto
- University of British Columbia
- Mc Gill and
- 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
The months that you spent studying there and if you have paid tuition, all that gets counted in the PR calculation.