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 are the trusted application partner of several universities in Canada. We make it easier for you to apply to programmes offered by these universities from Canada. By applying through Studyportals, you can enjoy our full package of benefits including dedicated application counselling, no application fees and the option of applying to multiple programmes. You can also apply anytime and let us worry about the deadlines. Applying through Studyportals is a completely free service.
Just select a programme from the list below and go to Studyportals Apply. There, you can start your application by talking our lovely application specialist. She will guide you throughout the whole process. After completing an online profile, you will be contacted by one of our application specialists to help you make your application shine. Finally, Studyportals will apply on your behalf to your chosen programme from Canada.