How to prepare to study in universities in Canada?

I would like to study in Canada. I think that combining your studies and travels is a good way to get an amazing experience and not wasting your time. Besides, I know that many people move to Canada either for work or for studies and are completely in love with the country. So, I’ve decided to look through the universities in Canada and see what they offer. I’m placing to get a master’s degree and hope there won’t be any problems with it.

What is study aboard life? I want to know what I should expect and how to prepare for it.

Rodney Fox

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Ralph Lopez on June 13, 2018

This is a dauntless decision of yours. Living your home to so for a year or even two to get your master’s degree abroad is a risky decision. I hope you get only the best experience.

In some aspects, studying in Canada is the same as studying in any other country of the world. In other cases, you should be prepared for differences and difficulties. If you manage to enroll into a university, your challenges will only become. First of all, you need to take care of your visa. Depending on the country origin, there Canada student visa requirements may be different. In some cases, you may need a study permit that is easier to get. In addition, those programs that last less than six months do not require a visa at all. So, I suggest you look at this article to find the answers for all your questions https://mastersportal.eu/articles/1583/how-to-get-a-student-visa-for-canada-in-2018.html It tells you in what cases you need a visa, how to apply for it, how to prepare documents, what requirements are there, and so on.

Even when your visa is read, there are many other things to think of. Among them are your finances. If you move for a year or two, you need to think about your expenses in advance. Do you have enough money to live there without worries? If not, apply for a grant or scholarship of some kind. Canadian universities are decently funded and offer great scholarships. If nothing helps, check an opportunity to work on campus. I believe you can work a set number of hours a week even if you are a student.

An obligatory thing to do is to pack a lot of warm closes. Seriously. Do not underestimate Canadian climate and better a couple more sweaters.

Be prepared for homesickness. No matter how much you want to go study abroad, you are bound to miss your home. Be prepared to experience it sooner or later. To soften the blow, find new friends in Canada, use Skype to talk with your family at home, and fill your life with new interesting experiences. There is no time for nostalgia when you have so many things to do after classes.

Lastly, what is study abroad experience without traveling? Try to go to as many new places as you can. Make sure you see all sides of this country. 

Olive Wilson7 months ago

I agree that traveling is a necessary part of abroad studies. Besides, it postpones that homesickness you are talking about. Truly, when you see a new breathtaking place, you want to visit more and more, to keep moving forward and not going back. 

Also, be prepared for the differences in the school system. Compared to some countries, Canadian universities have fewer classes but more homework, especially when it concerns postgraduate degrees. You will have to do your own research and write a substantial thesis.

Teachers may have different expectations of you and the grading system may vary. All these changes are not so hard to get used to. Just in a week, you will learn how the things work, I’m sure. Besides, if you are going to live in a dormitory, you will find many new friends who can show you where to go and tell you all secrets of the local life. 


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