Burnaby

Study Master's Degrees in Burnaby, Canada

Burnaby at a glance

In Burnaby, the high quality universities deliver creative learning methods, world class research, and provide an overall cultural diversity and safe environment. All these elements make Burnaby an appealing study abroad destination, added by the low cost of living and low cost of studying. Burnaby was named the best run city in Canada in terms of economic development, environmental health, culture and recreation. Burnaby is a city in British Columbia, Canada, located immediately to the east of Vancouver.

Studying

Studying in Burnaby

As English is the official language in Burnaby, the study programmes are mostly available in English. Options for proving your proficiency in English are: TOEFL, PTE, IELTS or other English certificates, or, by proving evidence that you have completed an English 12 course or equivalent at the specified grade for your study programme.

The educational offer of the two local universities in Burnaby covers all Bachelor and Master degrees, PhD programmes, and also the option for dual degrees. For the international students who don’t meet the necessary entry requirements for their chosen field of study, several foundation degree programmes are available.

Business, computing, engineering, health science, technology, accounting, design, software development, archaeology, dance, languages and visual art are among the popular specialisations.

You can follow your degree through online courses, available for subject areas like: journalism, business management, web technology, marketing, energy management, nursing, health management.

International students who do not match Canadian secondary education may find foundation courses in institutions in Burnaby, to prepare for being admitted to an undergraduate programme in the country.

Career

Career opportunities in Burnaby

Burnaby has a strong and diversified economy, having technology, life science, film, new media, education, environmental technology/services, professional services, and light industry as the major sectors.

Names of companies with local offices in Burnaby are: Electronic Arts, Telus, Chevron Corporation, Petro-Canada, eBay, Future Shop, HSBC Group, TransLink.

International students will have plenty of internship opportunities to choose from, in a large area of disciplines.

Life

Burnaby city life

Burnaby is an exciting and lively city, full of attractions and places you can relax in the middle of nature. Outdoor activities are an important part of Canada and Burnaby makes no exception. Here, you can spend your spare time by visiting a number of cultural and heritage sites as well as wander through many parklands and enjoy various sport activities.

Interesting places to see in Burnaby are:

  • Burnaby Village Museum and Carousel
  • Burnaby Art Gallery and Century Gardens
  • Central Park
  • Burnaby Mountain Park
  • Still Creek

If you want to wander through malls and stores, you can find large malls and modern shopping centres in Burnaby, like Metropolis.

Sports play a significant role in Burnaby’s life style, as it hosts many sport events, so you can watch matches of the local soccer, hockey, rugby and basketball teams. In Burnaby, you can attend the annual sports day (celebrated throughout all Canada) and engage in various sports yourself.

Burnaby is rich in terms of entertainment offer, you can have fun in some pretty cool nightclubs and bars.

Just minutes away outside Burnaby, in North Vancouver, you can enjoy nice places and activities, like the Capilano Suspension Bridge – suspended 230 feet above and 450 feet across Capilano River, or TELUS World of Science, fifteen minutes from Burnaby with the sky train. You are also less than 25 minutes away from downtown Vancouver by car.

International atmosphere in Burnaby

Burnaby is home to several ethnic communities, like Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Indians and Arabs. According to local statistics, over 50% of Burnaby residents have a mother tongue that is neither English nor French.

Burnaby has worked on an economic development strategy that has attracted large foreign investments, especially from China, and a number of multinational companies worldwide that have placed an office here.

Weather Burnaby

Burnaby has four seasons, winters are mild, with mostly rainfalls and rare snows and summers are warm. The average high temperatures during summer are 21 – 22 °C (70 – 71 °F). Winter temperatures during the day are around 4 – 5 °C (42 °F).

Universities in Burnaby

In the place where innovative education, cutting-edge research and community outreach intersect, you'll find Simon Fraser University. Our vision? To be Canada's leading engaged university. 

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Different than a college or university, BCIT's approach combines small classes, applied academics and hands-on experience so that you're ready to launch your career from day one.

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