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Canada: Applying to university

Are you ready to apply? Not quite sure yet? When applying to Canada, there are several factors to take into consideration including the country's education system and study culture - it's likely very different to what you're used to, but then that's why you've chosen to study abroad after all! Let us enlighten you as to how things are done in Canada and what you can expect, so your application has the very best chance of being accepted.

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Understanding the Canadian higher education system

Structure of higher education in Canada Higher education in Canada is relatively similar to what you’d find in America, though there are influences of the British system too.   In Canada, each province and territory is responsible for education at all levels within it including universities i.e. there is no federal accreditation. This means that each province and territory regulate the standards of education and any issues which arise as well, and these are strict


Getting to grips with the Canadian grading system

So, you’re thinking about studying in Canada and making an application but are a little confused about the university grading scale. The Canadian university grading system is how students are evaluated during their degree and also stands as the barometer for entry requirements. We take you through how the Canadian grading system compares to other countries, the calculation of results, GPA percentage calculation and the systems as it applies to different states.