Canada is one of the premier study-abroad destinations. Boasting some of the world’s finest universities with globally recognised degrees, this country offers affordable tuition fees and low costs of living as well as top quality teaching, diverse research opportunities and a culture which embraces its international community.
Government investments have placed great emphasis on developing Canada’s higher education system. This investment has translated to higher quality master’s degree programs available in Canada for international students; four Canadian institutions featured among the 100 worldwide in 2012 Shanghai ranking and five more featured on Financial Times lists.
Universities in Canada offering Masters degrees to international students offer an impressive variety of courses – spanning marine engineering and hospitality management to IT-focused schools for masters degrees. Most Masters programmes in Canada take two years; however some one-year programs also include coursework and research components.
Before applying to a master’s course in Canada, certain prerequisites must be fulfilled. While these will vary according to courses and universities, generally you will require 16 years of academic experience; typically this would include having earned at least a bachelor’s degree.
Additionally, you must demonstrate your English language ability via IELTS or TOEFL tests; some universities also accept statements of purpose and letters of recommendation from previous employers or academics as evidence of English fluency.