How to Apply to a Master's in Canada
If one of your lifelong dreams is to study abroad, then you can't go wrong by picking Canada. Honestly, a more polite and nice country you can't really find in the world, so it's no wonder that international students will always pick this destination as the best place to form their higher education, and, probably, to remain and live in.
What documents do I need to provide to apply in Canada?
Before you too enthusiastic, let's check what documents you will have to prepare to study a Master's degree in Canada. So, take a pen and paper and write down:
- A Bachelor's degree;
- The completed application form;
- A nicely-worded letter of intent;
- Proof of English (or French) proficiency;
- Evidence that you can support yourself financially during the whole study period;
- Two letters of refence, that say you are ready to study that particular Master/PhD.
The list might seem long, but rest assured that, if you start early, you can collect them all in no time.
Prove your English (or French) skills
Ah, but there's a catch. You can either prove your English skills, OR your French skills. Certain regions in Canada are francophone, so, if you go there, the majority, if not all degrees, will be taught in French.
So, research if the Master's programme you picked is in English, and, if it is, then be sure to take:
- c1 advanced
- CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment);
- CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees);
- MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery)..
Application deadlines for Canada
Depending on when you plan on starting your studies in Canada, know that there are two application sessions. That's why, if you plan on starting in winter, the application deadline is the 1st of September, while the one for summer enrolments is the 1st of March.
Of course, as you probably expect, these deadlines depend on the university and the programme, so be sure to double-check if these deadlines also apply to you, as well.
Apply now to a university in Canada
The information can be a bit much, so you can always apply to a university in Canada with Studyportals Apply – our university application platform. You can do it anytime you want, and you will not have to pay anything for the service. Just select a Master's from the list of our partner universities in Canada, answer a couple of questions about your available budget and your previous degree, and find out how well you fit the programme.
Then, you just need to fill in your student profile, including some personal and academic information, and let us apply on your behalf, and do our best to get you into the university where you'd like to study.