Canada is one of the highly educated and developed nations in the world. About 53% of Canadians aged 25-64 possess a post-secondary degree or diploma, highest in the OECD. In Canada, just earning a bachelor’s degree does not necessarily mean that one has all the required qualities in a certain field. Hence, it is desirable to enhance one’s skills with more concentrated academic learning and experience.
Generally, students wanting full degrees in Canada have begun their post-secondary studies at universities with a bachelor’s degree, which requires three to four years when undertaken on a full-time basis. After completion of the bachelor’s degree, the students can immediately begin their graduate degrees, i.e., master’s degree and then, the next highest level, i.e., Ph.D. and so on. Alternatively, upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, the students can also choose to work for some time and then go back to completing their desired level of higher studies again.
Graduate degrees from Canadian universities, including masters and doctoral degrees, are highly regarded internationally and generally offer competitive tuition fees compared to many countries, i.e., USA, UK, and Australia. Tuition fees for graduate studies vary across provinces and programs. You will likely need between C$15,000 and C$25,000 annually to cover tuition and living expenses based on the program enrolled, location, and living expenses.
Below is a general list of documents require applying for admission to a graduate program in Canada.
- Valid Passport
- School Certificate
- Bachelor’s Diploma
- Reference Letters
- Financial Statement (Sponsorship Letters)
- Exams (TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL, CanTEST, CAE, CPE, MELAB, PTE)