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09 Nov 2018 2K Book icon 2 mins Share

Top Five Universities to Study in Canada

Here’s a quick glance at five top Canadian universities as per the latest 2019 Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings.

09 Nov 2018 2K Book icon 2 mins Share
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Pop Quiz! Yes-we’re serious. What trending international study destination is growing increasingly popular for its cost-effective study options, permanent residency opportunities, and its simple application procedures? Hint: Look above. Yesssss- we are indeed talking about Canada. Brownie points for guessing right! 

So, why are so many students looking to study in Canada? What gives Canada its charm-we mean besides Justin Trudeau, of course?  One of the main reasons is the amazing student experience.

The Canadian Bureau for International Education’s International Student Survey in fact shows that over 90% of international students studying in Canada were either satisfied or very satisfied with their study experience - and a whopping 95% stated they would recommend it to potential students. 

So there you have it- it’s more than just stats and rankings-that make Canada the rising star in the abroad education market- it is what students like you themselves have to say. 

Without further ado, we present to you the list of the five top Canadian universities for the year 2019 as per the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings. 

1. University of Toronto

The University of Toronto was the very first in Canada to receive endowments of over CAD1billion. Its campus is home to many historic buildings and state-of-the-art facilities. Students can choose from over 700 undergraduate and 200 postgraduate study options. Some of the University’s notable alumni include five Prime Ministers and ten Nobel laureates. 

2. University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is among the oldest regionally and is based out of two campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna. And budding scientists may be interested to know that the University is home to the largest cyclotron in the world- which is a kind of particle accelerator. 

The University offers students numerous study options across its 12 faculties on Vancouver and seven in Kelowna. It has produced three Prime Ministers, including the current Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau who completed a degree in Bachelor of Education there. Cool, eh?  We really couldn’t resist throwing in some Canadianism.

3. McGill University

The University was founded way back in 1821 and was constructed in grey limestone for a striking appeal. 

McGill is the only university in the country to be in the World Economic Forum’s Global University Leaders Forum. The University has its main campus in downtown Montreal and is a very internationally diverse university, being home to over 30,000 international students. Some notable alumni from McGill include the actor, William Shatner and Leonard Cohen (singer-songwriter). 

4. McMaster University  

Based in Hamilton, Ontario, McMaster University’s main campus enjoys a space of 121 hectares. It is home to international students from over 90 countries from around the globe and has partnerships with 70 international education institutions. 

The University is world-famous for its medical school and also offers students a host of study options across its faculties of Business, Engineering, Humanities, Science, and Social Sciences. It is a research intensive university that covers research in many areas, especially those related to the field of Health Sciences. 

5. University of Montreal

The University of Montreal ranks second highest in student numbers in Canada, with over 41,000 student enrollments- of which one fourth comprises international students.

The University offers numerous study options at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has the majority of its students studying at the undergraduate level. 

Students have the opportunity to take part in Canadian football, hockey, and badminton among other sports. 

Some of the University’s notable alumni include Pierre Trudeau (former Canadian prime minister), ten more regional premiers and popular business leaders. 

Well, there you have it- these are the five best universities to study in Canada and some of their highlights. 

If you’d like to know more about these universities, or just more in general about study options in Canada, get in touch with us and we’ll take it from there. Our counsellors are literally just a click away!

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