Is Studying in Canada For You?

Is Studying in Canada For You?

Canada, why go to college in Canada?

Canada is one of the planet's most comfortable, and caring, societies. The United Nations Human Development Index cited the country as the most desirable place in the world to live. --- Time magazine

For one thing, Canada, as a society, has earned so many accolades over the years. And not only in their fine system of education.

The famous economist, John Maynard Keynes, called Canada “a place of infinite promise.” He went on to say that he liked the people, and if one ever had to emigrate, Canada would be the destination, not the U.S.A. The hills, lakes and forests, Keynes said, make Canada “a place of peace, and repose of the mind.”

They rarely adventure in wars, their health system is universal, their natural resources astonishing. A World Bank study named Canada the globe’s second wealthiest society (after Australia).

So how would you go about exploring the possibility of getting your degree there, in beautiful wealthy secure Canada?

At the website, StudyinCanada.com., you can search for the right university, college, or career college— one that’s the best fit for you.

Programs such as MBA, computer science, engineering and business are all there. Plus, if you aren’t Canadian, you can learn about visas, tuition, application requirements. There’s plenty there to help you learn about Canada and Canadian education.

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Undergraduate Schools? Check out the StudyinCanada.com Undergraduate Schools Section. You can find a treasure trove of universities, university colleges, colleges, and career colleges. Many degree types can be earned at these schools— including bachelor degrees, certificates and diplomas.

The StudyinCanada.com site is easy to explore.

For careers, you can take the “3-Step Career Quiz” to find descriptions of over 230 careers.

For schools, check out a program category or schools that interest you. Look at their universities, university-colleges, colleges or career colleges. It’s easy to request information— contact your choices of schools directly for more information using this form.

Student life? Explore a day in the life of a student in Canada. Or try living in a home-stay environment.

Financial Aid? Here, you can discover whether you’re eligible for scholarships, or other forms of student aid.

You can even apply to schools. StudyinCanada.com supplies many links to application information, for different Canadian universities, colleges and career colleges.

Of course, there are fewer financial aids for international students than for Canadian students. They owe assistance first to their own citizens, naturally.

But then, the many other social pluses in Canadian life, itself, as well as in the riches of Canadian education, may more than make up for anything else.

Here are some Canadian financial-aid links, to get you started—

  • CIDA The Canadian International Development Agency
    This organization offers scholarships directly and through funding for students to come to Canada to study. You can find some information about their scholarship and awards programs here:
    http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/faq-e#17
  • CIDA-SICI Project (CSP)
    The Canadian International Development Agency and the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute offer several grants and internships to graduate students from India to study in Canada, including the Women and Development Fellowships, the Social Sciences & Humanities Fellowships and the Visiting Scholar Program. http://www.ucalgary.ca/~sici
  • Foreign Affairs Canada (FAC)
    FAC sponsors the Commonwealth Scholarship Plan. The program is designed to help students from Commonwealth countries take programs of advanced study and research at the graduate level in Canada. http://www.scholarships-bourses-ca.org/csp_nc/nc_csp-en.html
  • Foreign Affairs Canada (FAC)
    FAC sponsors the Government of Canada Awards, available to graduate students who are citizens of Chile, Colombia, Cuba, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Philippines, Russia and Venezuela. Countries may be added at any time, so students should check the link below occasionally. http://www.scholarships-bourses-ca.org/gca/nc_gcap1-en.html
  • Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowship Programs (PRA)
    Awards available to students from other OAS member states for graduate study or research in Canada. http://www.scholarships-bourses-ca.org/oas_nc/nc_oas-en.html
  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
    This organization funds research activities designed to provide benefits to developing countries. Most of the funding they do is at a doctoral level. http://web.idrc.ca/en/ev-54473-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
    Sponsors the NATO Science Fellowships for post-doctoral studies and the Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories for post-doctoral studies or doctoral studies. http://www.nserc.ca/students_e.htm#foreign

If you find the school you like, and you apply, and are accepted? Contact the financial aid office. They know of awards available, and its their job to help you find one.

Keep up with Canadian education news. The StudyinCanada.com site has “News and Advice”. Be sure to stay current with your chosen school’s news and events.

For international students, check out StudyinCanada.com’s Visa info.

And be sure to learn everything you can about Canada itself— its history, traditions, and its people!

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