How to Apply to a Master's in Canada
If you've decided to study a Master's degree at a university in Canada, you will have to gather the right documents to prove that you fit the university requirements. Provide complete personal information, previous qualifications, financial information, and a personal statement.
What documents do I need to provide to apply in Canada?
Before you get 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 reference, 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 through Studyportals to a university in Canada
We make sure you can apply easier to a programme from Canada. By applying through Studyportals to one of our application partners from Canada, you get dedicated application counselling, the option of applying to multiple programmes and better chances of being accepted. You can apply anytime and let us worry about the deadlines.
Select a programme offered by one of our partner universities and start the application process. You will have to answer a few questions about who you are and what you want to study and create your account. After you load your required application documents, you will be contacted by one of our application counsellors. The counsellor will make sure you’ll have the best chances of getting into the university. Finally, Studyportals will apply on your behalf to your chosen programme from Canada.