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Canada is a popular choice for international students wanting to study in a different country. Universities in Canada offer world-class education with affordable tuition fees. Known for its kind nature, Canada is endlessly welcoming to international students. You will find high standards of research and teaching, as well as a great study experience in a beautiful and diverse country.

Why choose Canada as an international student

With high measurements in quality of life and education, Canada has been ranked by the UN as one of the best places to live in the world. It is a developed country with a high-income economy and successful government, making it a fantastic place to live and study in!

You will find 17 of Canada’s universities in the 2023 QS World University ranking top 500, the highest ranked being McGill University, placed 31st. Three of these institutions are ranked within the top 50, including the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia. This shows that Canada would be providing you with a brilliant education as well as a cultural experience.

There are more than 350,000 international students choosing to move to Canada for their studies each year, adding to the diversity of the higher education institutions. You will be able to study degrees at the traditional three levels. These are bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate. The duration of your course will depend on your institution of choice.

Across Canada there are many exciting cities for international students to choose from. These include Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Whistler, among others.

Canada requires international students to have a visa and study permit. For more information about this, see our Canada Student Visa Guide.

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Highlighted courses in Canada

NCA Online Exam Prep Preparatory Course

Osgoode Professional Development, York University Canada

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Physical Education - After Degree BEd

University of Alberta Canada

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UTP Stage II: Science - Direct Entry Foundation for Undergraduate

International College of Manitoba (ICM) Canada

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Fashion and Film Make up Design Diploma UG:Diploma

New Image College of Fine Arts Canada

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Chemical Engineering UG:Bachelor

University of Waterloo Canada

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Master of Management Masters Degree

York University Canada

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Information, Network, and Computer Security, M.S. MS

New York Institute of Technology, Vancouver Campus Canada

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MSc - Tourism and Hospitality MSc

University of Guelph Canada

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More information about Canada

Capital City Ottawa
Currency CAD, Canadian Dollar
Language(s) English, French
Universities on StudyLink 53 universities
Major Student Cities Toronto, Vancouver

Language Requirements

Canada has two official languages; English and French. However, over 7.3 million Canadians registered their native language as one that is non-official in the 2016 Census. These languages included Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog and Arabic, with many others being spoken by large populations. You will have a fantastic opportunity to pick up more than one new language throughout your studies in Canada, a skill that looks great on your CV/resume!

Most Canadian universities offer courses in English, with institutions in Quebec offering French taught courses. Regardless of which language you choose to study in, you may have to prove your proficiency if it is not your native language. If you cannot meet the required language standards, your institution might offer short language courses to help you improve.

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