Source: 3 Reasons to Consider Canada for Undergraduate, Graduate Degrees | Best Global Universities | US News | By Anayat Durrani | Oct. 22, 2019, at 9:30 a.m.
“Canada offers international students opportunities for work and paths to permanent residence and citizenship.”
“In 2018, more than 720,000 international students at all levels studied in Canada, marking the largest number ever, according to the Canadian government.”
“Here are three reasons prospective international students may want to consider Canada for an undergraduate or graduate degree:
Increased international student recruitment.
Expedited study permit, work and residency opportunities.
“Increased international student recruitment. The Canadian government is investing nearly 150 million Canadian dollars over five years for its new international education strategy, which includes stepping up international student recruitment.”
“Expedited study permit, work and residency opportunities. Increased international student recruitment has led to opportunities for foreign students to work in Canada while they study and improved a graduate’s chance of obtaining permanent residency.
Most international students need a study permit, which is different from a visa, to study in Canada. Originally launched by the Canadian government in 2018, the Student Direct Stream is a program that allows students from certain countries to get their study permit faster. Recently, it was expanded to include Senegal, Morocco and Pakistan.”
“Scholarships. Scholarships can be hard to come by for international students around the world, particularly at the undergraduate level. But prospective students should be aware that Canada offers government-funded opportunities and scholarship funds from universities.
For example, the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program is funded by the government and open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and foreign citizens. The scholarships are worth CA$50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.
The University of British Columbia makes available more than CA$30 million annually from nonpublic sources to provide scholarships, awards, research grants and career development initiatives to outstanding international undergraduate students, according to Clare Hamilton-Eddy, a university spokeswoman.
York University awards several one-time undergraduate scholarships in the range of CA$5,000 to CA$15,000 to support international students in their first year of study. The school also offers competitive renewable scholarships that range from CA$20,000 to CA$35,000 a year to students who maintain high academic standing each year.”
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