Why Study in Canada?
Canada's post-secondary opportunities revolve around a wide range of University options. Throughout Canada's 13 provinces and territories, there are 72 universities to choose from.
The top reasons to study in Canada are :
The cost of living and tuition fees for international students are generally lower than in other countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom.
A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is globally recognized as being equivalent to those obtained from the United States or Commonwealth countries
The United Nations consistently ranks Canada as one of the best places in the world to live. As an international student in Canada, you’ll enjoy all of the same freedoms which protect Canadians – respect for human rights, equality, and a stable and peaceful society.
Since research is one of the key components of a Canadian post-secondary education, you’ll have ample opportunity to become a part of this vibrant aspect of education
International students with Canadian credentials and Canadian work experience may apply for permanent residency without having to leave Canada Ranked as one of the best places in the world to live by the United Nations
Possibility of Permanent Residency after study
Post Study Work Permit for up to 3 years after study
A peaceful, politically stable and safe country
Lower tuition fees than many comparable programs in the US and UK
Why Apply through Alfa Beta?
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Our Services for Canada
ADMISSION GUIDANCE SERVICES (AGS)
Short listing appropriate institutions as per students profile
Assisting students to put together powerful SOP’s & essays* and final editing
Assisting with visa process & advising on documentation
Pre-departure information and orientation
* Alfa Beta do provide SOP/essay writing services to student but the student has to provide the initial content.
Students can apply to a maximum of 5 institutions/courses only.
About the Test
The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admission requirement for many graduate schools in the United States, in other English-speaking countries and for English-taught graduate and business programs world-wide.
Created and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) in 1949, the exam aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study.
The GRE General Test is offered as a computer-based exam administered by selected qualified testing centers
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer-adaptive standardized test in mathematics and the English language for measuring aptitude to succeed academically in graduate business studies. Business schools use the test as a criterion for admission into graduate business administration programs throughout the world.
The SAT Reasoning Test is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. The SAT is owned, published, and developed by the College Board, a nonprofit organization in the United States.
The test is intended to assess a student's readiness for college. The SAT is offered six times a year ie in October, November, December, January, May and June.
The test is typically offered on the first Saturday of the month for the November, December, May, and June administrations.
Application Process and Deadlines in Canada
The World University Rankings and College Sage’s annual Canadian University Rankings are the main ranking sources in Canada. The primary aim of the rankings is to inform potential undergraduate applicants about Canadian universities based on a range of criteria, classes, faculty, finances, library, and reputation. The rankings are split into three categories: schools that focus on undergraduate studies, schools that have both undergraduate studies and a graduate programs and schools that have a professional medical program and a selection of graduate programs
Higher Education in Canada
When it comes to university-level education, North America (including USA & Canada) inspires the academic respect and imagination of the world. Names such as Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, MIT, Toronto and McGill have become global education brands.
In the two most influential global university ranking indices (The Times Higher Education Guide and US News), North American universities have a near monopoly on the top 100 places. In addition to the more well-known institutions, the USA & Canada have a plethora of other high quality public and private colleges and universities.
You will find that a US / Canadian higher education adds considerable value to your professional development. It can enhance your career and prepare you for leadership in India or abroad. It will broaden your horizons and expose you to a variety of perspectives, the latest technology, and state-of-the-art research and training. A degree from a US or Canadian institution is a stamp of excellence that is of lifetime value.
There are a number of components in an application for higher studies in USA / Canada – applications forms, test scores, essays, university transcripts and recommendations. You need to know how to create a compelling application and represent yourself well on paper in order to win an interview and acceptance.
Maximize your chances of admission to the Universities of your choice with Alfa Beta Admissions Guidance Service. Our admission guidance team will review your application to ensure you make the best possible impression on admissions committees. Consulting is available as a standalone product.
There is mainly two intakes- fall (August) and spring (January)
Fall is the major intake as all the university options are open for admission unlike spring when certain choices are not available.
Application Deadline- The deadline for submitting the application varies from university to university and course to course. However, it is generally from October to March for fall intake and for spring intake the deadline is 15 October.
Students have to apply online both for Bachelors as well as Masters and each University has a different fee.
For Undergraduate: Sealed & stamped 10th, 11th and 12th Official Transcripts from school
2 letter of Recommendations from school teachers.
Statement of Purpose
Official Transcripts from University
2 Academic recommendations and 1 from the employer (if the candidate has any work experience)
Statement of Purpose
Essays, if required by the University
Studying and Living in Canada
Accommodation It is always best to stay on campus. Not only are the basic amenities easily accessible but also on-campus life allows students to gradually integrate into the student community under the guidance of peers and staff. If on campus option is not available then one should look for the home-stays or rented accommodation. Home-stays provide family life and are usually cheaper than on campus accommodation. Depending on your location, home-stays usually cost 800-1000USD a month on single occupancy room basis, including meals. Students who decide to rent an apartment can also get valuable help from the university student association.
Some universities have their own credit union or other banking services. Before opening an account, find out which banks are near where you would live and study. It may be difficult to open an account from overseas, so take enough money with you to live on until you can open a US account and arrange for funds to be transferred from home.
Getting ready for different destination and living alone should be prepared with basic necessities. As a student you plan accordingly, prepare a list of things which you will need initially. Make sure your baggage should include seasonally and appropriate clothing, insurance documents, medical prescription back up supply and letter from doctor.
It is a good idea to take a few small mementos of home with you - photos of friends and family will brighten your room and remind you of what you’re temporarily leaving behind. Ensure that you have the right clothes to battle the change of seasons.
When you first arrive, it is expected that you will be calling home frequently. It is essential to check your phone’s compatibility with US mobile operators, as some phones don’t work in the US. With diverse choices of handsets and monthly plans, you can enjoy variety in handsets, operators and competitive costs. Since most prepaid connections require a Social Security card, a prepaid connection is cost effective and a convenient alternative.
Internet & Email Access
Usually college campus is fully equipped with Wi-Fi. Students do get access in the college campus. But it’s better to have a personal laptop. You can check out the details at your university’s book store.