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Application Process to study in Canadian Universities

  • Start the application process one year in advance
    You have to start researching the University / Colleges you want to apply to approximately one year in advance. It will take you this long to go through the complete application process which includes - identifying which institution best suits your needs and in turn if you fit into their applicant criteria, apply to the University, wait for a response from them & visa application process.
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  • Main intake
    For Universities, the primary intake is in September / Fall Session, although very few do allow for a January / Winter Session intake. For Colleges, there are usually 3 intakes in a year: September; January; May.
  • Application deadlines
    Each Institution (be it a University / College / University-College) has its own deadline and some are subject / department specific. An average for deadlines would be six to nine months before your session begins. For Masters Level, deadlines can vary depending on subjects. Each department / faculty /school may have a different deadline. Some institutions may accept international students after the deadlines if they have space left. This is variable and could change every year with every institution. If you have missed all the deadlines, contact the institution and ask about the Last Call for Admission in April & May! LAP is held twice a year: for the September session and for the January session.
  • English Fluency Tests
    It is highly recommended to appear for one of the Internationally recognized English proficiency tests - IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum test scores required vary, but generally TOEFL scores of 90-102 or IELTS band of 6.0 – 6.5 are accepted. For Masters level higher scores are requested by most Universities.
  • scholarships / loans available to international students
    There are many more opportunities for scholarships at the graduate and post-graduate level. Apart from these Indian students can also avail of scholarships offered by Indian education trusts & bodies. You can avail of the many student loan options in India.
  • Application fee
    Most universities and colleges have an application fee that can vary from CDN$30 - $250. These fees must be submitted in the form of a Canadian Dollar draft or paid via a credit card along with the application.
  • Process after receiving acceptance letter
    Start preparing your documents and apply for your Study Permit as soon as you have received your acceptance letter or conditional acceptance letter. You will need to ensure that your application is supported by the required documentation. CEC offers a visa counseling service where our trained Visa Counsellors carefully review your file. This service is by appointment only. You can book your appointment by email or telephone.

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Published date : 25 Nov 2010 02:52PM

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