Canada- A perfect choice for higher studies

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Canada is one of the most preferred avenues for students seeking higher education abroad. Canadian universities and institutes offer Bachelor's degree, Master's degree and Doctoral or Ph.D. degree courses. To take admission in bachelor’s degree, the applicant needs to have a good educational background and minimum 12 years of earlier education (HSC equivalent). Apart from it, there are several institution specific admission criteria. To judge the language proficiency of students, most of the Canadian universities require IELTS band score of 6.0 to 6.5 or TOEFL CBT score 213 to 237 or TOEFL iBT 80 to 93. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) I is common to most of them and few universities require SAT II too. Average duration of studies in bachelor degrees is 3-4 years.

For taking admission into master’s degree, the applicant needs to have good academic background and at least 16 years of education. He/she should possess language proficiency of IELTS band of 6.0 to 6.5 or TOEFL CBT score 213 to 237 or TOEFL iBT 80 to 93. Some universities require GRE General, GRE Subject Tests, and GMAT etc. for granting admissions. Duration of most post graduate courses is one year (full time) including thesis submission.

To help students finance the expense of education, government of Canada permits an Off-Campus Work Program. This program enables students to work off-campus up to 20 hours a week when class is running. However during vacations, students can work full time. There are a huge number of scholarships available to students. Cost of medical insurance varies at Canada from province to province. However the average cost varies between $350 -$800(per student) per year. The cost includes doctor’s visits, medication, hospitalization etc.

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