Why Study in Canada
Here are a few of the many reasons why others have chosen Canada for their study abroad experience. Qualifications Valued Around the World, it has an affordable education, Healthy and Safe Communities with a Multicultural Society, innovative and abundant research opportunities and the possibility of Immigration.
A BREAKDOWN OF WHAT IT TAKES TO STUDY IN CANADA
Studying in Canada is often chosen for the internationally recognized qualifications that are offered in the Canadian universities. Canada as an international study destination is known for being affordable and for offering healthy and safe communities rich with diversity. Abundant research opportunities in an innovative environment is a Canadian trademark. There are lots of things to do in your downtime as well as soaking up the arts and culture, shopping in the big cities, enjoying the outdoors, camping and hiking in summer and skiing and skating in winter. Canada is proudly multicultural which means that there is a large variety of global cuisines on offer. Spectator sports are plentiful in Canada, especially in winter and are a common pastime for Canadian students.
Australia’s cost of living is comparable with the United States and United Kingdom. You can earn a small amount by working part-time up to 40 hours every two weeks while you study. However, you cannot rely on this as your only source of income. Tuition fees in Australia start at AUS$15,000 per academic year and Accommodation in Australia costs Start at around $165 to $440 per week to rent a room (Tuition and Accommodation fees will depend on your location and University choice, course choice may further impact your tuition fees)
The student visa you need depends on your chosen course of study. As a guide, the typical key requirements you will need to meet are: Issued an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) certificate. Meet the Genuine Temporary Entrant requirements. Have sufficient funds for airfares, course fees and living costs. Show English language proficiency. Meet health and character requirements. Acceptable Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). International students undertaking formal studies in Australia, and their dependents (for example, spouses and children under 18 years old), must obtain OSHC. It includes cover for visits to the doctor, some hospital treatment, ambulance cover and limited pharmaceuticals (medicines).
Most student visas allow you to work for up to 40 hours every two weeks while your course is in session, and unrestricted hours during any scheduled course break. Working while you study in Australia can help complement your study and living experience. There are a number of reasons you might want to undertake part time work while studying in Australia, including assisting with living expenses and gaining work experience in your study area. After your graduation, you have several options available to you whether you stay in Australia or head home. You may be able to continue your studies in Australia to pursue a higher level qualification or another field of study, you may be eligible to undertake post study work to put your newly gained knowledge to use and gain work experience in Australia, or you may choose to go home to undertake further study or work there. Speak to your advisor to find out more.