If you’re planning to study abroad, Canada should be at the top of your list. It has
some of the best study programs in the world and is home to some of the best
research facilities and academic institutions in the world. Moreover, Canadian
universities have been doing consistently well in international rankings. In fact, in
one study in 2016, three Canadian Universities were ranked in the top 50
universities in the world.
There’s a wide array of Canadian institutions to choose
from, but whether you attend a university, college, or vocational school, there’s no
doubt that Canadian education is world-class.
Following is the step-by-step guide on how to apply to Canadian Universities :
1. Choose a Program:
Your program choice is one of the most important factors of your study permit
application. You must present a strong case for studying in Canada in this
particular program. VR Education makes program recommendations based on
your work experience and education history. This will give you the best possible
chance of submitting a successful application.
2. Apply to the School:
After deciding on a program, we will help you prepare and submit your
application. You need to have a Letter of Acceptance from a Canadian designated
learning institution (DLI) before you can apply for a study permit.
3. Apply for a Study Permit:
With your acceptance letter in hand, you’ll be ready to apply for your study
permit. VR Education will help you to prepare and submit your application to
Canadian immigration.. If your study permit is approved, come to Canada! You do
not receive your Canadian study permit until you arrive at a Canadian Port of
Entry (POE). If your permit is approved, the Canadian government will issue you a
Port of Entry Introduction Letter. You must show this letter to the immigration
official when you arrive in Canada to get your study permit.
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Certain documents are necessary for the application process. Below is a list of
documents that may be requested of you.
Acceptance Letter: A letter sent by the school confirming your acceptance into
your program of study.
Proof of Financial Support: Proof that you have money to support yourself and
any family members coming with you. You must show that you can cover your
tuition fees as well as your cost of living (accommodation, food, etc.) for your first
year in Canada.
Identity documents: Birth certificate, marriage certificate, and passport.
How Long Does it Take to Apply for a Canadian Study Permit?
Processing times for study permits vary greatly. The amount of time it takes
depends on your country of residence.
The shortest processing time is 1-2 weeks, but some applicants can expect to wait
as long as 16 weeks. Processing times depend on the volume of applications
received. If you’re applying close to the beginning of Canada’s academic year you
may experience delays.
What Are the Conditions of a Canadian Study Permit?
There are certain terms and conditions attached to a Canadian study permit. You
must respect these conditions in order to retain all the benefits of your study
● You must be enrolled at a designated learning institution (DLI)
● You must be enrolled as a part-time student, or a full-time student if
studying in Quebec
● You must not take any authorized leaves longer than 150 days from your
program of study
How Much Does it Cost to Study in Canada?
The good news is that studying in Canada is affordable. Canadian tuition fees are
generally lower than those in Australia, the U.S., and the U.K.
In the 2018/2019 school year, the average annual tuition for an undergraduate
international student in Canada was $27,159 CAD. The average tuition for the
same year spent at an American university can be compared to $45,950 USD.
When deciding where to study abroad, the cost of living is also an important factor to
consider. The cost of living in Canada can be very affordable compared to most
other top destinations for international students.