Study in Canada

Study in Canada

Every year more than 200,000 international students choose to study in Canada as the inflation rate of the country is low compared to the other countries. The universities of Canada charge low fees than their counterparts whilst maintain excellent education quality.

When other countries settled for less or no technological innovations, the educational institutions of Canada never failed to remain at the forefront of technology trends. The country has a reputation for excellence in different sectors including computer and information technologies, transportation, telecommunications and engineering.

The country is also cherished for promoting multicultural diversity and creating a welcoming environment. It makes sure the people’s customs and traditions are well-maintained and their dignities are respected.

WHY STUDY IN CANADA FROM NEPAL

Canada is popular among Nepalese students for many other reasons. This includes:

  • Top-ranked universities
  • Internationally recognized degrees.
  • Affordable Tuition Fee
  • Great scholarships
  • Opportunity to work  during and after graduation
  • Safe Environment
  • High Employment rate
  • Permanent Residency  ( PR) Opportunities.

CANADA'S EDUCATION SYSTEM 

Canada’s Education system attracts students from all over the world. Though there is no federal department of education, it is maintained to a high standard by each of the provinces or territories and encompasses both publicly-funded and private schools.

It is also divided into three areas including Primary Education, Secondary/Higher Secondary Education and Tertiary Education.

Primary Education It starts at five years of age with kindergarten and runs for seven or eight years.

Secondary Education It starts at twelve or thirteen years of age and runs for three to four years.

Higher Secondary It starts at sixteen or seventeen years of age and runs for two years

Tertiary Education It includes both higher education and Vocational education and training (VET).

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Whether you've recently graduated, want a career change or need to gain advanced skills in your existing profession, the vocational schools in Canada offer a plethora of study options customised to individual’s interests and goals. The vocational schools cover a range of fields and also help gain knowledge in a variety of occupations.

FOUNDATION STUDIES

Those who, in any case, do not meet the requirements of an education program can opt for foundation studies. With a duration of one year, the foundation course is usually taken before starting a university program. It helps a student improve academic performance to study for a full degree.

STUDY EXPENSES 

The cost of education in Canada is low compared to other countries like UKAustralia and New Zealand. The country offers a great opportunity for international students to save a considerable amount of money on education courses without compromising with quality.

However, tuition fees vary across different provinces and programs. The table given below can help you get an idea of the average cost for international students in different provinces of Canada for different fields.

Provinces

Cost of Undergraduate Studies in Canada

Cost of Graduate Studies in Canada

Quebec

$9,168 – 10,518

$8,268 – 20,000

Alberta

$6,293 – 11,078

$5,298 – $19,200

Ontario

$6,900 – 16,204

$5,432 – 29,000

British Columbia

$4,462 – 15,870

$2,272 – $17,499

Newfoundland

$7,260

$1,896 – 3,549

Manitoba

$4,940 – 6,900

$3,795 – 9,685

New Brunswick

$7,063 – 10,720

$5,610 – 8,465

Prince Edward Island

$7,510

$6,100

Saskatchewan

$7,779 – 10,890

$5,313

LIVING EXPENSES

The minimum amount required by the Department of Home Affairs to issue a Canadian student visa is $10,000 for 12 months (excluding the cost of spouse or any other dependent family member.

ACCOMMODATION EXPENSES

Type

Expenses

Off Campus Lodging

$250 – $ 750 per month

School/University Provided Home-stays

$ 400 – $800 per month

School/University Provided Residence/Dormitory

$3000 – $7500 per year

OTHER COSTS

Bus Fare One Way

$2.00 – $3.00

Groceries

$150 – $200 per month

Utilities & Miscellaneous

$300 per month

Average Restaurant Meal

$10.00 – 25.00 per person

Movie

$11.50 – $13 Approx

Air ticket

$500 to $2000

Health/Medical Insurance

$300 to $500

 

   

WORK OPPORTUNITIES ON CANADIAN STUDENT VISA 

International students, while studying in Canada, can work up to 20 hours per week to meet their living costs. The country offers many part-time employment opportunities in different sectors including hospitality, travel, tourism, Food Service, etc. However, it is essential for an international student to get aware of the requirements and obligations of their visa.

While international graduates are also allowed to work for 2 years. They can also apply for permanent residency after completing 1 year of working in the Canadian workforce.

Before applying for a job in Canada, you must get a Social Insurance Number (SIN). It is a nine-digit number that provides access to government programs and benefits whilst allow employers to process payroll and inform the Canadian Revenue Agency of the amount of money you earn.

INDUSTRIES OFFERING PART-TIME WORK IN CANADA

  • Hospitality (Restaurants and cafes)
  • Retail (Supermarkets, clothing stores, libraries)
  • Tourism (Hotels and Motels)
  • Sales and Telemarketing

 

 STUDENT ADMISSION PROCESS

Nepalese students who want to pursue an education in Canada need to get admission before applying for a student visa. Following is the process to get admission:

  • Decide the course and institution
  • Fill & submit the application form to the chosen institution or college online
  • Get a letter of acceptance from the education provider
  • Receive Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE)
  • Apply for the Student Visa

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE OFFER LETTER

  • Birth and Leaving Certificate
  • Passport size photographs
  • Passport
  • 10th & 12th Marksheet, Credit & Trial Certificates
  • Diploma’s Mark sheet, Degree Certificate/Provisional Certificate
  • ITI’s Mark sheet, Degree Certificate
  • Bachelor’s Mark sheet, Degree Certificate/Provisional Certificate (Transcript if required)
  • Master’s Mark sheet, Degree Certificate/Provisional Certificate (Transcript if required)
  • Work Experience Letter if required
  • IELTS/PTE certificate

VISA PROCESS

All the International students are required to obtain a Student Authorization and a Visa before going to Canada for studies and meet the requirements of the Canadian Immigration Regulations. The candidate applying for the visa must give the authority a period of 2 months for the Visa to be processed.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE VISA APPLICATION

  • Medical Reports and Police Clearance Certificates
  • Academic Certificates
  • Proof of Funds
  • Official letter of acceptance from a Canadian university, college or Technical Institute
  • College/University Fees Payment Receipt
  • G.I.C Payment Receipt or Education Loan Acceptance Letter
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Other relevant certificates

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Programs

English Test Score

Diploma programs

IELTS – Overall band score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0

PTE – Overall 45; no less than 36

Bachelor’s Degree

IELTS – Overall band score of 6.0, no less than 5.5

PTE – Overall 50; no less than 45

Graduate Diploma

IELTS – Overall band score of 6.5 no less than 6.0

PTE – Overall 6.5; no less than 50

Master Programs

IELTS – Overall band score of 6.5; no less than 6.0

PTE – Overall 6.5; no less than 50

 

STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND

Safe, friendly and welcoming, New Zealand is a natural playground full of opportunities for unique experiences. Learn more about working while studying, where to stay, the cost of living and the best places to visit for Nepalese Students.

New Zealand study abroad programs will expose students to an amazing variety of breathtaking landscapes. It is true – New Zealand’s unbelievable landscapes are very much what makes the country so unique and memorable. There are a wide variety of opportunities to view wildlife like dolphins and whales, as well as plenty of outdoor activities like white water rafting and bungee jumping. But there is more to New Zealand than its natural beauty. Students studying abroad in New Zealand will be captivated by this interesting and remote country.

New Zealand, a beautiful and unique country in the South Pacific, where exciting things are happening in Education. New Zealand is becoming the first choice for an increasing number of international students seeking quality education & to explore new ideas in pioneering programmes that will put them at the front in the world job markets of the future. New Zealand universities, colleges and other New Zealand education institutions offer students a unique learning environment. This is supported by an integrated education system in which students attending New Zealand schools find it easy to make the transition to the next level of education

Fee structure

Providing students with world-class education New Zealand’s tuition fees for international students vary according to the type and length of the course. Depending on the subject and level of study universities sets its own tuition fees. The average undergraduate degree costs between NZ$22,000 to NZ$30,000 per year. Likewise, the average postgraduate degree costs between NZ$25,000 and NZ$35,000 per year.

Teaching and learning style

The international students are offered with a very supportive environment. In New Zealand the students per classroom are less in number as compared to other western countries, letting students with more personalized attention. Similarly, students will experience a wide range of teaching techniques and the environment as the teaching methods are constantly developing. Similarly, classes at New Zealand are not just limited to classrooms, they are the first in the world to create a code of practice that outlines a standard of care for international students both in the classroom and outside.

Higher education

Higher education courses is taken by students to earn an advanced degree and continue their studies in New Zealand. There are mainly three types of higher education that lead to bachelor, master and doctoral degrees.

VET

VET refers to Vocational Educational Training. This type of qualification can provide a pathway to enter the workforce or university. There numerous types of vocational training courses in areas such as information technology, art and media, business, hospitality and tourism, childcare, mining and many more.

Pathway programs

There are many pathway programs provided to international students to make sure that students get extra support and guidance they need to succeed. Pathway programs include foundation studies and English language preparation programs.

Academic year

The secondary school system starts in late January or early February. Likewise, vocational and university starts at the end of February or early March. Most of the secondary schools have three or four terms whereas universities and colleges have two-semester. Similarly, the exams are held at the end of each semester. In some cases, students are able to choose a course that provides a summer program, which means they can do a third semester in the year.

Learning English

When a student is planning to study in New Zealand learning English is one of the most important factors they should consider. If a student’s proficiency in the English language is limited then they are asked to enrol in an English language school before starting their program. .

After graduation

Depending on the area of study students might have the opportunity to stay and work in New Zealand for up to four years initially. The graduate pathway has two steps, a post-study work visa that offers a student up to 12 months to find a job in a related field of study or an employer-assisted work visa that allows staying for either two years or three years to gain work experience related to a specific job.

The visa any student will need depends on the types of study one wants to enrol in and how long they want to stay in New Zealand. Anybody who is willing to go to New Zealand needs to have a valid passport with the right visa.

Documentations required

To apply for a visa, one must have the following documentation ready

  • A valid passport which must be valid for at least three months after your period of stay in New Zealand.
  • An acceptance letter from a New Zealand education provider, stating the minimum course duration, total tuition fees. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority must approve the course taken by an individual.

Additional documentation such as:

  • Academic documents like transcripts, diplomas, degrees or certificates
  • Student Visa Application form
  • Visa application fee
  • Tuition fee receipt showing a payment to date

Likewise, students also have to show evidence that they have sufficient funds to cover their living expenses throughout the period of their stay. They need to show an amount of NZ$15,000 for a full year study or NZ$1,250 per month. This may include:

  • Bank statements
  • Financial responsibility of a sponsor to cover accommodation and living costs.
  • Evidence that you are leaving New Zealand after the completion of your program.
  • A scholarship program
  • A police certificate showing that you do not have any type of criminal record.
  • An X-ray certificate. An individual will need to have a chest x-ray if they are willing to stay in New Zealand for more than six months.
  • Full medical examination