Undergraduate Programs

An undergraduate academic degree (bachelor degree) is one of the first and essential steps of your higher education at a Canadian university or college or technical institute. If you have just graduated from your secondary school, you will be eligible to start your bachelor program at a university, college, or other qualified institution based on your interest.

Canadian education offers a vast number of choices at the post-secondary level. The students can choose to study in colleges, universities or technical institutes, opting for diploma, certificate courses, or full degrees.  There is flexibility in the system, such as students beginning in one program or a certain type of institution, can always transfer to another program and or institution as their interests and goals evolve.

The admission requirements, including language skills vary in each post-secondary institution. In Canada, an undergraduate degree takes anywhere between three to four years to complete depending on the program and institution. Students can take 2-3 years of diploma programs and get an undergraduate title as well. The students can also continue their diploma of education for one more year and get a bachelor’s degree.

The Canadian University and College semesters generally run as follows:

First Semester

From Early September to mid-December

Holiday Break

From mid-December to early January

Second Semester

From early January to early May

Summer Holidays/Summer Courses

From May to September

Study Cost

Compared to many countries, i.e., the USA, the UK, and Australia, the cost of studying in Canada is very affordable. Tuition fees for international students vary across provinces and programs. You will likely need between C$20,000 and C$30,000 annually to cover tuition and living expenses. However, this cost range is an average only and will vary according to an institution, study program, location, and living expenses.


A general list of documents required to apply for admission to a post-secondary institution in Canada.

  • Valid Passport
  • CV
  • School Certificate, Transcripts
  • Financial Statement(Sponsorships Letter)
  • Reference letters