Education in Canada
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Under Graduate and Post Graduate Programs
Under Graduate Programs
Canada is one of the most preferred countries in the world, by vast number of international students
every year. A degree, diploma or certificate from a Canadian University or any other Canadian higher educational Institution is recognized instantly, internationally. The publicly funded and private Canadian education is highly regarded in business, government and academic circles around the globe. Undergraduate or the bachelor's degrees are awarded by Canadian universities after four years of full-time study and lead to graduate level studies. The fees structures of Canada in undergraduate degree programs are much lower than other similar countries.
Canada offers undergraduate or Bachelor's programs through a wide choice of about ninety Universities and one hundred and fifty colleges and technical institutes, in all possible academic fields. For the international students, to get a Bachelor's admission, apart from the usual eligibility conditions, 'letters of reference or recommendation letters' play a vital part in the admission. Further the application essays or the personal essays or the statement of purpose (SOP) of students also play a greater role in getting admission. Many of the Canadian Universities have their own guidelines in admitting the international students. Canadian undergraduate degrees usually take from three to five years to complete.
In most Canadian universities and colleges, the academic year is divided into two semesters, the fall semester (Sept-Dec), and the winter semester (Jan-May), with a short vacation at Christmas. Many colleges also offer a summer semester beginning in May.
University deadlines for the September session vary from institution to institution, though are generally from mid December to the end of March.
Colleges may have a rolling admission policy and will accept applications while processing time still permits.
If applying to a universities and some colleges in the province of Ontario, you must submit your applications through central application centres. The Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) deadline is March 1, those applications received after the deadline will be processed on a first come, first served basis. The Ontario College Application Services (OCAS) deadline is March 1 for admission the following September, applications received after that date will be handled on a first come, first served basis. Some Ontario colleges have applications that can be submitted directly to the institute itself.
Some institutes have January admission, deadlines will be the preceding September to November.
Post Graduate Programs
Interested in applying and studying for an MBA degree in Canada? We have created a guide to help you select a MBA school and program as efficiently as possible.
We have included 16 important criteria you should consider when choosing a MBA School. To help in your research, our guide contains detailed descriptions and profiles of 39 MBA schools and over 160 distinct MBA programs. Once the important decision of which MBA school you wish to attend has been decided, the process of applying can begin. Our guide to the MBA application process in Canada will help you know what information to supply in your application.
Our MBA guide also includes links to the department's admissions, course descriptions, tuition fees, financial aid, scholarship pages and other key and relevant information for a prospective MBA student.
QUALITY EDUCATION :
In recent years, the quality of education in Canada has been questioned on several fronts. Some educators, employers, and others, have expressed concern that it has been eroded, and that the existing systems are not adequate to maintain this nation's competitive position in the modern technological world.
The OECD has declared that "internationalization," a process of integrating an international dimension into university functions, should be the new emphasis in higher education. Among other things, this process calls for curriculum changes to incorporate the experiences and knowledge sources of other countries and give students the opportunity to become "globally literate citizens." In recent years, some Canadian universities have been working toward this end.
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