Studying overseas requires careful preparation. If Canada is your destination country, then
this section is for you.
Keep reading to find out:
Similar to the United
States, the United Kingdom, or Australia, international students must apply for
a study permit at the Canadian embassy in their home country.
Depending on the
curriculum, this permit will contain information about the possibility of your
employment in Canada: on campus, off-campus, or other locations. Please note
that a physical copy of the study permit will be issued upon entry into the
country; the study permit itself is not a visa or permission to enter the
In addition to the study
permit, citizens of some countries must also obtain a Temporary Resident Visa
before entering Canada. The validity of this visa will coincide with the term
of the permit to study.
You should start your
paperwork no later than four months before the start of your studies.
In Canada, a student is
not required to live in a dorm on campus. However, on-campus living will save
you time as well as transportation costs.
Dormitories in Canadian colleges and universities are equipped with
everything you need for successful learning.
If you prefer to rent an
individual apartment or house, then plan for monthly expenses ranging from CAD
$800 to 2,000 per month (on average). The cost of rent will depend on the
province, city, distance from campus, and type of housing.
Foreign students are required to have health
insurance. In some provinces,
students whose study period exceeds 12 months are eligible for free medical
care by registering with the relevant service providers. For more information,
please contact your university or college in Canada.
Be sure to check out the resources below to learn
more about your upcoming studies and what to expect for student life in Canada:
Сic.gc.ca—the Canadian Immigration Service official website