Number of international students willing to study in Canada, is increasing tremendously. And there are numerous reasons for this growing number. According to Canadian Bureau for international students, approximately 3,20,000 international students came to Canada in 2014, in comparison to 1,83,450 in 2008. Canada is among the most popular study destination for international students, drawing about 60-70% of its overseas students from Korea, India, China, Saudi Arabia and France.
Here are three facts which international applicants must know about the country’s bachelor’s degree:
- They are equally keen for international students: Unlike other study destinations, where students may find hurdles in applying or studying, Canada’s government gives priority to international students. They offer variety of services and support to students through easy channels of study permit, part time jobs and full-time jobs during college breaks. Students apply for a work permit which allows them to stay and work in the country for up to three years.
- Canada is culturally distinct: Canada has predominately English-speaking cities with multicultural experience that is safe and welcoming. Students are a part of the knowledge and the classroom experience and they don’t have that entitlement that can sometimes be in other top universities in the world.
- Affordable education for all: Tuition fee at public universities varies state by state, but it is still much lower than other popular destinations like U.S., U.K. or Australian universities.
Canadian higher education might be easier on the budget side, but applicants should evaluate other factors before applying. Say, international students will have to apply individually to each college as there is no concept of common application.
Another advantage that international students get here is, less number of months in an academic year, which results in more exposure to real time work over summer and winter breaks.
Let’s have a look at the list of most popular Bachelor programs (four-year duration) in Canada:
- Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Business Administration-
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Criminology
- Bachelor of Fine Arts – Theatre
- Bachelor of Social Work
- Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering – Electrical
- Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering – Civil
- Bachelor of Business Administration
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours or General) in Communication Media and Film
- Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering – Mechanical
- Bachelor of Economics
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours or General) in Sociology
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