Along with the US and the UK, Canada is one of the top study destinations in the world for international students and it is growing in popularity year by year.
Seen as a cheaper and safer alternative to the United States, but still with an extremely high education quality, more and more international students are flocking to Canada to enjoy good education and a diverse society.
In fact, Canada is one of the safest places to study in the world!
Let’s take a look at how YOU can study in Canada for the 2023 intake.
Why Students Choose to Study in Canada?
1- Canada welcomes international students even during the pandemic
Canada has over 600,000 international students each year, and the numbers continued to grow even after the pandemic’s impact. With open borders, welcoming policies, and vibrant international recruitment, international students come to Canada because Canada welcomes them!
2- Canada is 13% cheaper than the US on average
Students who want to study in North America, live in a developed and advanced economy, and save money would be well to choose Canada. Canada is know for being far more affordable than its southern neighbor, the USA. Here is a cost comparison of some big cities in the US and Canada:
|Canadian City||Cost of Living (USD)||US City||
Cost of Living (USD)
|Toronto||2200||New York City||3500|
3- Canada is 12th safest in the world–safer than UK, US, Australia, and Germany
For personal safety, Canada is one of the best options in the world. It is safer than other popular study destinations like the UK, US, Australia, Germany, and China.
What makes Canada so safe? Canada has strict gun-control laws, good healthcare and financial assistance for people who fall on hard times, and a generally peaceful culture and history.
The biggest dangers you will face in Canada are from harsh winters (make sure you have a sturdy coat and boots!). Bears, wolves, and moose roam Canada’s rural areas. If you want to travel to see Canada’s gorgeous nature and hiking trails, make sure you visit with an experienced outdoorsman.
Top Tier Canadian Universities
Canadian universities are respected around the world for providing excellent education to a global standard. Canadian degrees are accepted worldwide. As an English-taught degree, earning marks from a Canadian school can help you take further English-taught courses in the future, stay and work in Canada, or start your dream job.
Here are some of the best Canadian universities:
- University of Toronto
- McGill University
- The University of British Columbia
- University of Montreal
- University of Ottawa
- Western University
- York University
See more Canadian universities here:
Costs of Studying in Canada
1000 CAD to 1800 CAD
How Can International Students Study in Canada?
International students are very welcome in Canada! The application procedures are very straightforward.
- Select a University and choose your program
- Fill out the application
- On Global Admissions, it’s very easy–you can upload all your documents onto one convenient online form, and we send them to the universities to you.
- Pay the application fee
- Submit the application
- We will help you submit it to the university!
It’s a very straightforward process. Begin your journey by choosing a program here:
English Exams to Study in Canada
If English is not your native language, you will need to submit some proof of your English fluency. Luckily, Canadian universities accept many forms of proof and various exams.
|TOEFL (internet based)||IELTS||Duolingo English Test||GMAT||GRE||Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL)|
|English Undergrad, non-STEM||90||6.5||115||70|
|English Undergrad, STEM||90||6.5||115||550||70|
|English Masters, non-STEM||90||6.5||120||70|
|English Masters, STEM||90||6.5||120||550||70|
Different universities may have different requirements for grades, either a little higher or lower than this chart. If you apply through Global Admissions we will make sure your score meets the criteria!
For MBAs at business schools, you will likely need a GMAT score at least 550, or at least 630 for top programs.
Study in Canada with Global Admissions
- Book a call with us
- It’s free! Talk with our admissions counselors about your plans, timeline, and budget. We’ll help guide you to good programs and universities.
- Find a program
- Check your eligibility
- Make sure you meet the entry criteria and have the required examinations!
- Submit application documents
- On Global Admissions, you can use one platform to apply for multiple universities in Canada or around the world
- Pay the application fee
- We will send in your application!
After completing these steps, you just need to wait for your university acceptance and then you can apply for a student visa!
Begin your journey by finding a program here: