Study in Canada: Everything You Must Know as an Indian Student

Are you a student who just completed their school studies or recently graduated with an undergraduate degree and is looking forward to gaining further education abroad? I know your answer is Yes. But do you need help conducting your research, and which Country and University must you attend? Well, Trans Globe Education is here to help. 

Read on to learn everything you, as an Indian Student, must know about studying in Canada, from admission prerequisites and popular study courses to scholarships and the visa process.

1) Prerequisites for admissions. 

Firstly, consider your academic scores. Each University will have their own entry requirements and grades, so conducting and shortlisting your University based on your prior academic qualifications is essential. Further, you must give English proficiency tests such as IELTSTOEFL or PTE to qualify studying in an English speaking country. Additionally, some universities may require you to pass entrance examinations, such as the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) for undergraduate admissions and the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) or GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) for graduate programs. 

2) Cost of education

When we compare education costs from popular study destinations such as Australia, the USA, the UK and Canada. Canada is an economical option for studying at its well-known colleges and provides quality education that's recognized worldwide. You'll require CAD 14,000 and CAD 35,000 a year, to choose studying either at a college or a university. This is roughly between 820,000 INR to 2,100,000 INR per year. But there are also scholarship opportunities available for the deserving. 

3) Scholarships 

Various merit scholarships are available for Indian Students wishing to pursue their education abroad. Some of the scholarships are as follows: 

  • Canada-India Research Centre of Excellence (IC-IMPACTS) Scholarships
  • Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
  • Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS)
  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
  • Global Affairs Canada Scholarships

These are just a few of them, to study more about these scholarships you can visit the official websites to learn about the entry criteria. Apart from these, there are also university country based scholarships and bursaries available for eligible students. 

4) Intakes in Canada. 

Most Canadian Universities offer three intakes in a year. These three intakes are as follows: 

  • Fall Intake: Primary and popular intake among all International student including Indian, the Fall intake starts in September and has the most program options
  • Winter Intake: It begins in January and is second most preferred if you miss the Fall intake. Although course options are few, opportunities remain the same as the September intake
  • Summer Intake: Available for limited programs and colleges, the Summer intake usually starts around April and May 

These are the three intakes in Canada. So, if you miss one intake, you do not have to wait for a year to get into your dream university. 

5) Popular universities in Canada 

Although Canada is famous for Diploma and Certificate courses, there are still many Universities offering bachelor's and master's courses; few of these universities according to their QS rankings 2023: 

Besides the above there are a number of DLI Colleges and Universities where students which are quite popular with diverse range course options and modest free structure  

6) Visa Requirements 

A study permit is necessary for students to study in Canada. A study permit certifies your stay in Canada, whereas a student visa authorizes your entry into Canada. For an international student, it is a required immigration document. 

If you have a study visa, you must stay registered in your selected course and make sound and timely progress towards fulfilment of your selected course.

Thus, these are some of the primary things you must know as an Indian student to pursue your education in Canada. If you are still confused, Trans Globe is here to help you and even organizes Canada Admissions Day as per the intake start dates. 

Register for free at 90993 63309 and let us help you give wings to your education dreams. 

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