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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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The Canadian Higher Education System....simplified

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


International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

When you apply to study abroad for a programme taught in English, you may need to complete a language proficiency test to prove your English is of an acceptable standard. Whilst different universities may require you to meet specific entrance requirements, your International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test score will be commonly accepted at institutions in the  UK ,  USA ,  Australia ,  New Zealand ,  Hong Kong  and  Ireland .