Getting an education in a foreign country is a great option for students today.
Here are some easy steps to help you study in Canada.
1) SELECT A PROGRAM
This is the first step, and it determines the rest.you choose a program that you are passionate about or that helps you in your career path.
2) APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP
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3) PREPARE YOUR FINANCES
Studying in Canada can cost between $10,000- $40,000(less if given a scholarship) per year, depending on where you are studying, and how long you are studying.
4) FIND A SCHOOL
Choose a school that is within your budget and offers the course you want to study. Most importantly, ensure that it is a DLI (Designated Learning Institution) because if you want to study in Canada for more than 6 months, you will need a Canadian study permit, which only a DLI can provide.
If you also want to work in Canada after graduation, ensure that the program/school you are choosing has a PGWP ( Post Graduate Work Permit).
5) CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY FOR THE PROGRAM
Every school has a general entrance requirement and a program-specific entrance requirement. Ensure you meet all the requirements for both.
6) SUBMIT A SCHOOL APPLICATION
School applications can be submitted either online or on paper.
There are a few documents that are required by most schools when submitting a school application.
Letter of Intent
If you submit these and the admissions office reviews them and informs you that you have been given a spot, then you will be given an LOO (Letter of Offer).
7) PROCESS LOO:
A LOO simply states that you have been given a conditional application in which you need to send some documents to convert it to a LOA (Letter of Acceptance).
These documents are:
Returning and signing your LOO
Transmitting your official transcript
Paying your security deposit
7) APPLY FOR A STUDY PERMIT AND STUDENT VISA
When applying for a study permit and student visa, all these steps have to be followed:
Fill in application forms.
Uploading necessary documents (e.g., LOA)
Writing a letter of intent
Pay application fees
After you have submitted your study permit, you will have to wait for a decision from CIC (Citizen and Immigration Canada).
If your application is approved, Congratulation
If it is rejected, consider reapplying or seeking legal help from RCIC (Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant).