Unsurprisingly for the one of largest countries in the world, Canada has a varied and complex university application system.
Whilst the process of applying to university in Canada is not quite as hard to get your head around as its neighbour the USA, there are ten different provinces for students to navigate. Each province and each university will have subtly different admission requirements.
But we’ll let you in on a secret.
Once you understand how the Canadian university system works, it becomes much easier to strategise an application.
To help your Y12/G11/IBDP students who may be considering Canadian universities, it’s helpful to structure their research with three questions.
We can’t take you through the individual entry requirements of every Canadian university here. But we can give you a general break down of the different types of Canadian university, the various Canadian degree paths and the entry requirements for different provinces and institutions.
Most universities in Canada are publicly funded through the provincial governments of Canada. However there are also a number of private institutions and liberal arts colleges. It’s also worth noting that Canada has a host of vocational institutions - for example colleges and polytechnics
If you’re guiding students through the process of researching Canadian universities, we’ve got some final tips for helping them get started.
And don’t forget to keep reading our blog for more tips and resources!
In the meantime, download your free guide to studying in Canada. It’s a handy classroom resource to get your students comfortable with the application process.
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