International Students Canada

Canadian universities' emphasis on the importance of learning and standards of education in Canada is uniformly high. There are almost 100 universities in Canada providing quality education for both domestic and international students. These universities have various courses to offer, which provides a great opportunity for international students to enhance and improve their skills, five of Canadian universities are ranked among the top 100 in the world.

  • The University of Toronto
  • McGill University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Waterloo
  •  University of Alberta


Study in Canada


University of Toronto:

The University of Toronto is one of the best universities in Canada, situated at one of the largest cities and major international center for business and finance and 3rd largest hub for films and television, Toronto. According to the QS world university ranking, the University of Toronto secures 29th position in the world and 1st position in Canada. The University of Toronto has so many achievements with its name including Canada’s first academic publishing house and the first forest science faculty in the country. The achievements do not end and this university stands out as the first university of Canada to reach c$1 billion in the endowment. Five of the Canadian prime ministers are alumni of the University of Toronto. The downtown campus of the University of Toronto has many historic buildings and courtyards that rival Europe’s finest.

The University of Toronto offers more than 700 undergraduate and 200 postgraduate degrees, around 90,077 domestic and international students are enrolled in different programs in this university. UoT claims to have 17,452 international students from around 160 different countries of the world. According to the QS world ranking the UoT stands 19th in the world for

Arts, Humanities Studies, and 21st for Social Sciences and Management where 22nd for Engineering and Technology, 17th for Natural Sciences and 11th for Life Sciences and Medicine.

University of Toronto’s annual tuition fee for international students for any undergraduate and postgraduate degree is around CA$ 53290 to CA$ 64,810. It fee does not include any other living expenses of accommodation expenses.


University of British Columbia: 

The University of British Columbia has two campuses, with the main campus in Vancouver and others in Kelowna. It is one of the oldest universities in Canada, which is providing education services since 1908. The main campus of UBC is near beautiful beaches and home to the renowned performing art centers, which makes it a more attractive option. The country’s national laboratory for particles and nuclear physics is situated at the University of British Columbia.

The University of British Columbia has been consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. According to the QS World University Ranking, it is ranked 51 among 100 top universities of the world for its reputation with academics, employers and international faculty.

The University of British Columbia offers a wide subject range for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. It has 16 Faculties, 18 schools, and 2 colleges. The University of British Columbia caters around 65,000 students from which14, 553 are international students from 150 different countries of the world. According to the QS university ranking by subjects, UBC is ranked among best universities for its education in GeographyMineral and Mining Engineering and Sport-Related subjects.

The annual tuition fee for international student in UBC for any undergraduate student is around CA$ 38,123.70 - CA$49,237.20 and for post-graduate is around CA$35,923.43 - CA$69,272.00.


McGill University: 

McGill University was founded in 1821 with its main campus in the second largest city of Canada, downtown Montreal. McGill is the only Canadian university represented in the World Economic Forum’s Global University Leader’s Forum. Which consists of 26 of the world’s top higher education institutes. The University of McGill ranked 35th in the world as per QS World University ranking, 36th by academics, and 33rd by employers. This university has scored better than the University of Toronto for international student diversity.

McGill University provides around 300 undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is home to around 40,036 students from which around 12,531 are international students from 130 different countries of the world. According to the Qs world rankings 2020, McGill University is one of the top universities for its education quality. It stands on 27th position for Arts & Humanities, 28th for life sciences and Medicine, 31st for natural sciences, 37th for social sciences & management and 45th for engineering and technology. McGill university’s annual fee for the undergraduate and postgraduate program is around CA$18,440.10 to CA$48,748.90 and for PhDs, it cost around CA$15,637.20 for international students.


University of Waterloo

A public research university, University of waterloo was founded in 1957, located at the center of the technology hub of Canada, Ontario. The University of Waterloo is maintaining its position of 25th in the world for its graduate employability in QS World University Ranking 2020 and with secure 19th position for employer partnership.

The University of Waterloo is famous for operating the world's largest post-secondary co-operative education program. Offering students the different opportunities to use the skills that they have learned during their degree in real life. It has become one of the leading comprehensive universities of Canada, It offers around 100 undergraduate programs in subject areas like Health, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Engineering, Mathematics, and Science.

The University of Waterloo is providing quality education to around 35,000, from which around 10,530 are international students enrolled in different undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The per-term fee at the University of Waterloo is around CA$ 7,042.00 to CA$ 11,508.00 for international students for any undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.


University of Alberta:

The University of Alberta is considered one of the best research and teaching-intensive universities in the world. As one of the leading universities in Canada, the University of Alberta provides top-notch education in different disciplines. Its main campus is located in the center of Edmonton that is a few mins away from downtown with bus or subway.  The University of Alberta is Canada’s national institute for nanotechnology and Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology. The University of Albert has secured 9th position in QS World University ranking by Subject and 87th by graduate employability rankings.

The University of Alberta offers around 400 undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programs in 18 different faculties. Some of the famous subjects are Agriculture Science, Arts and Humanities, Biology and Biochemistry, Clinical Medicine, Computer Sciences and Economics and Business. It has around 39,000 students from all over the world from which 8,828 are international students from almost 152 different countries. The tuition fee for an undergraduate and postgraduate degree is around CA$35,000.00 to CA$57,909.

Most popular study options provided by Canadian universities:

In Canada, universities are providing a wide range of courses, programs from Diploma, a certificate to bachelors, master, and a Ph.D. You can apply to any field of education you wish to study from history, art, management, engineering to medicine and education. Canadian universities provide an excellent education for each field but in recent years, some of the most popular study options where most of the international students chose to enroll are:

  • Business
  • Social Science
  • Environmental science
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Arts
  • Medicine

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