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Study in Canada - Courses, Fees, Visa, Scholarship (2021)


Do you want to do your graduation from a top-rated university at Canada? Did you know you can study in Canada after 12th. If you want to know how to read on to get into best Universities/ Colleges in Canada.

How to Study in Canada after 12th/ HSC/10+2?

The choice of subject in the under-graduate level helps the students to decide their future and career prospects. Hence specialization should be done with complete focus. The university from where the aspirants want to pursue the course is also very important.

The number of students seeking studies abroad in countries like Canada after class 12th is increasing because of the high cut-offs in Indian universities. Below is a guide which can be helpful for the students wishing to study in Canada after 12th.

We have divided sections in various fields like commerce/science/ Non-Medical and Medical! However, do refer to our other articles/blog on Canada for deeper insight.

What are the minimum marks required in 12th for further studies in Canada?

Students and aspirants who wish to study in Canada should pass the eligibility requirement as required for study in Canada. Each university or college in Canada will have its own set of requirements and eligibility criteria for the programs offered. Following mentioned is the eligibility required to study in Canadian Universities:

For all students who wish to undertake the under-graduate and Bachelor course in Canada are:

  • TOEFL exam can be given by the aspirant and the score should be at least 213, or

  • IELTS exam test score should be band 6.0

  • 70% or above in Class 12th results

Students having qualified 12th/ HSC or 10+2 for study in Canada should also meet the requirements of Canadian Universities. It is stated as 70% marks in class 12th is required to get through in the universities in Canada. For pursuing studies in Canada after 12th, the aspirant at least needs 75% marks aggregate with 75% marks in Maths, but some universities even accept 60-70% marks. The subjects also play a vital role and as per the marks obtained in the respective subject, admission is approved. The scores of English proficiency test like IELTS and TOEFL scores are also taken into account for pursuing higher studies in Canada.

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What are criteria for study in Canada after 12th Commerce:

Students who have Commerce as their subject in class 12th have great options in Canada to pursue their studies. Suggested universities offering Commerce after 12th are:

  • University of Calgary The University of Calgary is a public research university located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

  • British Columbia University The University of British Columbia is a public research university with campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna, British Columbia.

  • Ontario Institute of Technology University The University of Ontario Institute of Technology, corporately branded as Ontario Tech University or Ontario Tech, is a public research university located in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

  • Lakehead University Lakehead University is a public research university with campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ontario, Canada.

  • University of Guelph The University of Guelph is a comprehensive public research university in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

  • Seneca College Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology is a multiple-campus public college located in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada.

Study Abroad after 12th Commerce in Canada:

A list of courses in Canada which Commerce enthusiasts can pick after finishing their class 12th is mentioned below:

  • Economics: Micro and Macro

  • Accounting

  • Finance

  • Marketing

  • Human resource

  • Mathematics

After 12 Commerce study in Canada:

There are different Commerce programs which can be chosen at the colleges in Canada

  • Business Administration (BBA)

  • Business Management (BBM)

  • Law Degree Programmes (LLB)

  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)

  • Retail Management

  • Hotel Management

  • Architecture

Opportunities for students to study in Canada after 12th Commerce without Maths:

Canadian colleges and universities can easily offer several job-oriented courses to Indian students as well who have completed class 12th Commerce without Maths.

The basic requirement to apply for these courses is:

  • The student should be 12th pass

  • The score required English tests like IELTS or TOEFL

The courses which can be pursued with Commerce without Maths are UG courses in Accounting & Finance, Economics- Micro & Macro, Costing, HRM, and Marketing & Business Administration.

Study in Canada class 12th Non-Medical:

Opportunities are lined up for 12th non-medical aspirants like Diploma as well in the Canadian Universities. Some of the courses are:

1. Civil Engineering

2. Mechanical Engineering

3. Automotive Engineering

4. Computer Engineering

5. Electronics & Communication

6. Electrical Engineering

7. Architectural Engineering

8. Aeronautics Engineering

Study in Canada after 12th Medical:

Accuracy in studies for the Medical students is a must and there are several Universities in Canada which are engaged in offering a plethora of courses to the students:

  • Associate of Science in Biology

  • Chemical Laboratory Technician

  • Practical Nursing

  • Bio-Technology Industrial Microbiology Dental Hygiene- Fast Track

  • Practical Nursing (4 mth pre-health certificate)

  • Pharmaceutical and Food Science Technology

  • Veterinary Technician

  • Anthropology

  • Food & Nutrition Management

  • Criminology

Study in Canada after 12th Arts:

Vast variety of courses is available for the students who want to pursue studies in Canada after 12th Arts. Some of the top universities offering the courses which are mentioned below:

  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Literature and Creative Writing, Psychology, History, Journalism and Mass Communication, Economics, Sociology

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Economics, or Accounting

  • Hotel Management

  • Fine Arts

  • Law Courses (integrated courses are also available)

  • Business

  • Retail management

  • Fashion or Interior Design

  • Travel and Tourism management

  • Game or Graphic design

  • Journalism and Mass Communication

  • Journalism and Political Science

  • Philosophy

  • Sociology

  • History

  • Education

  • Travel and tourism management

Study in Canada after 12th Science:

  • B Tech

  • BSc

  • BCA (IT and Software)

  • Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

  • BSc (IT and Software)

  • MBBS

  • Pharm

  • Post Basic B.Sc.Nursing

  • BSc in Design

  • BSc in Hospitality and Travel

Top Universities where one can study in Canada after 12th Arts without IELTS:

  • · Memorial University

  • · Concordia University

  • · University of Winnipeg

  • · University of Regina

  • · Brock University

  • · Carleton University

  • · University of Saskatchewan

  • · Seneca College, Toronto

  • · Okanagan College

  • · Cambrian College

Study in Canada after 12th BBA Management Courses:

  • · Banking and Insurance

  • · Healthcare Business

  • · Event Management

  • · International Management

  • · Aviation Management

  • · Tourism and Travel Management

  • · Bachelor of Management Studies

How much gap acceptable for study in Canada after 12th?

Students willing to study in Canada after 12th can afford a gap of only two years. There are universities with the permissible time gap of 2 years only after the completion of class 12th for the students. For the students pursuing post-graduate courses in Canada, 5 years gap in education is permissible. Hence the students should possess clarity about their aspirations and then not delay the process because time is an important factor.

How much does it cost to Study in Canada?

Average annual fee (in Indian Rupees)

  • Undergraduate program

Rs. 7.5 – 11.5 lakhs per year

  • Postgraduate master's degree

Rs. 9.7 to 14 lakhs per year

  • Doctoral degree

Rs. 4 to 8.5 lakhs per year

  • MBA

Rs. 17 to 23 lakhs per year

*please note all figures are indicative and subject to change

What are various scholarships to study in Canada?

1. Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

This scholarship offers various fellowship at different levels from graduate to post-doctorate and from research to training fellowships

2. Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan

This scholarship identifies students with high intellect from Commonwealth countries (like India) applying to programs of advanced study and research at the Master and PhD level

The scholarship comprises travel, living allowance and the compulsory tuition fees

3. Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program

This scholarship is exclusively for graduate students in a wide variety of disciplines

As a pre-requisite to applying, students must accept an offer from a university in Ontario and obtain a valid study permit

4. National Research Council of Canada (NRCC)

Research associateship is offered to master degree holders in engineering and PhD holders in natural science or engineering disciplines.

5. Quebec Provincial Government Scholarship

For students studying in Quebec

Financial assistance to students at master’s level or above

Each application is assessed on its own merit

6. Ontario Trillium Scholarship

First announced in November 2010 for doctoral students from around the world to study in Ontario. Each scholarship is worth $40,000 annually, renewable for a maximum of four years 75 scholarships are awarded each year . Ontario universities are responsible for selecting and awarding scholarship to international PhD students based on merit and program criteria

7. Partnership Grants by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

For PhD candidates

Supports new or existing research initiatives in social sciences and humanities

Worth up to CAD 20,000

Duration: 4 to 7 years

Student visa requirements for Canada

The Canadian Government provides an opportunity to Indian students to study in the country but as a prerequisite, you’ll have to obtain a Study Permit and a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV).

What is a study permit?

This is not a visa, it’s a permit or a document issued by the Citizen and Immigration (CIC) which allows you to study in Canada. If you hold a study permit, you must remain enrolled and make reasonable and timely progress towards completing your course.

Your study permit is always accompanied along with a visitor visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). Please note that a study permit is a document that allows you to study in Canada while a visitor visa or ETA allows you to enter Canada. Your counsellor will help you access the latest information and connect you with authorised migration experts.

Documents required for your study permit

To apply for your study permit, you will need:

  • · An acceptance letter from your education institution, and

  • · A valid passport or travel document

  • · Proof that you can support yourself or any family members who might accompany you, while you’re in Canada

Check the minimum funds that need to be reflected in your bank account as an international student

You must also:

· Prove that you have enough money to pay for your:

  • Tuition fees

  • Living expenses for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada, and

  • Return transportation for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada

  • Be a law-abiding citizen with no criminal record and not be a risk to the security of Canada (you may have to provide a police certificate)

  • Be in good health (you may need to complete a medical exam)

You will also be required to appear for a personal interview at the Canadian embassy or consulate. To prove you can financially support yourself and any accompanying family members, you may be asked to provide:

  • · Documentation of a Canadian bank account in your name, if money has been transferred to Canada

  • · Documentation of a student/education loan from a financial institution

  • · Bank statements

  • · A bank draft in convertible currency

  • · Proof of payment of tuition and accommodation fees

  • · A letter for the person or institution providing your funding

  • · Proof of funding paid from within Canada if you have a scholarship or are enrolled in a Canadian-funded educational program

*Please note that these are the basic requirements, speak with your counsellor at ACV Global Consultant for a detailed list of documents required for visa processing

Student Direct Stream

Indian students applying to universities and colleges in Canada can now expect faster visa processing through the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program launched by the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada. Unlike the usual visa processing that may take up to 2-3 months, SDS allows students from India to avail their visa in 4-6 weeks. However, if you choose to apply through SDS, you may need certain additional documents.

  • · Applying for your visa online

You’ll have to apply for your student visa application online using the CIC official website. You can apply up to three months before your intended date of travel to Canada. Remember, your application date is the date when your application fee is paid.

  • · Benefits of online visa application

Instant application as courier and mail delivery time is eliminated

The application process is expedited

You will know if it's incomplete as an incomplete request is not accepted online

You can speedily submit your rest of the documents, as and when required

You will be updated through emails on the status of your application

  • · Study permit fee

As an applicant from outside Canada, you will have to pay CAD150 as your visa fee (do check the latest fee when applying here).

  • English language requirements

To gain your Canadian visa, you’ll have to provide evidence of proficiency in the English language. This usually means passing a secure English language test to be able to prove your communication and correspondence skills.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular high-stakes English language proficiency test for study, work, and migration, with more than three million tests taken in the past year. The IELTS results are recognised by more than 10,000 organisations, including educational institutions, employers, professional associations and governments, in 140 countries around the world.

If you want to pursue your undergraduate degree in Canada, then you require a minimum of 6.0 band in your IELTS with no band less than 5.5 and similarly, for a post-graduate degree, you require to score 6.5 band with no band less than 6.0.

You can always contact us for a free counselling session and we can guide you on how to go about the entire visa application process.

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