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Studying in Canada (A Guide)

Study Abroad Guide for UK Students: Studying in Canada

1. Research Universities:

Like the Russell Group of the UK and Ivy League of USA, Canada also has a prestigious group of universities called the U15. I highly recommend you start your quest by looking at these universities as they are some of the best in the world, here is the link: https://u15.ca/

2. Admission Documents:

Once you have selected your university, for your own sake get in touch with an agency that specialises in this process. Simply because it would save you a LOT of time and headache.

I personally went with a UK based agency called Study West (studywest.co.uk) their services are free, so check them out if you are in a similar position as I was.

3. Financial Planning:

Let's be honest, studying abroad is expensive, how expensive? Well it can range from £30,000 - £40,000 if you are going for U15 universities. Again that's why I recommend using an agent cuz doing all of this research yourself is literally a pain. But you can expect to pay as much as the international students in the UK pay at least (£20,000 per year).

4. Accomodation:

Once you have received your offer letter you can begin looking for accomodation.
You can use https://www.student.com/ca for this. It's a good website and very popular with international students to find accomodation.

Another one you can look at is this:

https://www.casita.com/student-accommodation/canada

5. Apply Visa

Apply for a study permit from the Canadian government website
Make sure to check the specific requirements and application process well in advance.

Here is the link if you wanna check it out:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/study-permit/apply.html#

Also make sure your passport is valid for the duration of your stay in Canada.

6. Board the plane

What are you waiting for? Buy the tickets and board the plane already!


I hope this small guide helps, if you have any questions please feel free to ask.

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