Study in Canada

Why Canada
More than 130,000 students come to study in Canada every year and even more come to Canada to learn English or French. Canadians place great importance on learning, and have developed a first-rate education system with high standards. A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is well-regarded in business, government and academic circles around the globe.

High quality education
Educationl institutions are not officially ranked in Canada, but you will find quality institutions across the country. Canada has a large selection of universities and university colleges located in both urban and rural settings in every region of the country. Canadian universities are internationally known for the quality of teaching and research. Degrees from Canadian universities are considered to be equivalent to those from American and other Commonwealth universities. Canadian universities are largely publicly funded; as a result they are of a consistently high quality, regardless of location or area of study. As well, they retain a high degree of academic autonomy.

Programme transfers
It is possible to complete only one or two semesters of undergraduate study in Sri Lanka, and then apply for a degree programme in a Canadian university to complete the studies.

Welcoming environment
Canada has traditionally been a country of immigrants and has a policy of encouraging multicultural diversity. In this vibrant setting, different perspectives are respected and learning together is encouraged.
Almost all of the world's ethnic groups are represented in Canada. As a result, most ethnic foods and recreational activities associated with specific cultures are available. All major urban centres have a variety of shopping malls, restaurants, theatres, art galleries and museums. Canadian cities provide numerous parks, gardens and beaches for public use, as well as excellent sports and recreational facilities.

A safe place to study
Canada is considered to be a peaceful, safe and orderly country and its violent crime rate has decreased for ten consecutive years. International students who come to Canada should follow the same common sense safety precautions as they would anywhere in the world. Students can attend a safety orientation session at their University upon their arrival in Canada.

A high tech country
Canada is a stimulating environment in which to do business and to learn, thanks to the contributions of many bright and talented scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs. The country is an international leader in computer and information technologies and has a reputation for excellence in such sectors as telecommunications, transportation and engineering; and specifically, aerospace, urban transport, microelectronics, medical devices, advanced software, hydroelectric and nuclear power, lasers and opto-electronics, biotechnology, food and beverage processing, geomatics; and ocean and environmental industries.

A bilingual nation
Canada is a bilingual country with two official languages, English and French. It offers superior English as a Second Language (ESL) and French as a Second Language (FSL) programmes for students wishing to learn either or both languages.

The cost of studying in Canada
Studying in Canada is very affordable. The average cost for a foreign student for one academic year (8 months) in an undergraduate programme is C$11,903. Canada offers the lowest tuition rates for foreign students compared to U.K., Australia, New Zealand and US.

The cost of living in Canada
Living costs vary depending on the location and the lifestyle you adopt. Certain areas and provinces are more expensive; these tend to be larger cities and urban areas such as Montreal and Vancouver. Living costs that you should include in your budget are accommodation, food, laundry, utility bills, clothing, social trips, travelling and entertainment. Don't forget health insurance on your list. Healthcare requirements for international students vary in each province. All healthcare insurance must be arranged before you leave for Canada, this may include registering on your chosen institutions health plan or joining a private healthcare plan.

Scholarships for studying in Canada
Competition for the limited number of scholarships is fierce. To find out if your chosen institute offers scholarships, contact the international office or finance office at the institute. An international officer or finance officer will be able to advise you further.

Free seminar on Studying in Canada
Study in Canada on March 19 and 20 will allow students to find out more about studying in Canada either directly or through the programmes offered at ANC UK. Presentations, videos and one to one counselling will be available along with visa advice and students will be allowed to apply to Canadian universities on the day as long as they bring their certificates and transcripts.

We look forward to meeting you there. For more information or to reserve a place, please call 0777 73 00 73 / 0777 44 99 44

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