Canada is a wonderful destination that really attracts all types of people of all ages. Canadians are very friendly and welcoming and cities like Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal are certainly worth a visit. The country is a dream destination for those who want to experience the stunning scenery!
Why study in Canada?
Canada has in the recent years become an increasingly popular study country for Scandinavian students.The universities maintains a smooth and high quality and the teaching holds a high standard. The great scenery invites you to an active lifestyle and exciting cities are also attractive to foreign students. Cities like Vancouver and Toronto are definitely worth a visit. Both Montreal and Ottawa are French-speaking areas of Quebec and they are a delightful contrast as they differ much from the rest of Canada. If you like winter sports like skiing and hockey, Canada is the perfect place to visit during winter. Banff and Whistler in the western part of Canada are one of the world's best ski star resorts.
We would also like to point out that Canada really is much more than just the Rocky Mountains and brown bears (grizzly). In the eastern provinces you can see Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Smaller provinces but with lots of charm and history to offer. Do not forget Louisbourg and Cape Bretton Higlands national park on top of Nova Scotia.
Education in Canada
In Canada you can study:
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- one semester (Study Abroad)
The academic study year begins in August / September and ends in May the following year with a short break over Christmas. If you are interested in reading Study Abroad, you can choose when you want to begin your education. Some programs are offered, however, not all year round and it must be borne in mind.
English test before studying in Canada
If you have to take a language test you can for example take a TOEFL test (Test of English as a Foreign Language), which is the most recognized international language test. You can book your TOEFL test online through TOEFLs website.
Please look at our local KILROY pages for more information regarding public support.
Private support for studies in Canada
In order to finance the part of the school fee that is not covered by public funding, there are several options. It can be through grants from parents, bank loans or by searching grants from different interest funds. You can also apply for scholarship from the university you choose to study at. Our study advisors can provide you with information about other funding options.
Work and study in Canada
In Canada you are allowed to work on campus during your study time. If you take a full education in Canada, you can apply for a 1-2 year work permit. There are however certain restrictions.
Visas in Canada
If you want to study in Canada and just want to be away one semester, you do not need a student visa. For longer studies you must apply for a student visa through the High Commission in London, England. Contact us for further information.
Accommodation in Canada
Many foreign students find a place to stay together with other students or on their own. It is relatively easy to rent a house or an apartment off-campus in Canada. We recommend that you book a temporary place to stay, so you have a place to sleep the first few nights. You can also choose to stay with a host family or on the university area / campus in a student room, house or apartment. Housing with host families and study rooms often include breakfast and lunch. To stay on campus during the first semester can be a good idea if you are coming directly from high school and are not used to living on your own. This way you also get in contact with many other students. You book these types of accommodations after you have been admitted to your degree and then you will also get more information about the different housing options