Best Universities in Canada for International Students

    Updated on: 25 Oct 2023 13 min read

    Best universities in Canada 

    Canada has always been a popular destination for students seeking quality education, multiculturalism, a safe and welcoming environment, and career opportunities. According to the Canadian Council of Ministers, Canada has 223 public and private universities. Of all these Canadian universities, 30 are listed in the QS World University Rankings for 2023 and 31 are listed in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2023.

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    Frequently asked questions

    What are some factors that need to be considered when deciding on a college/university to study in Canada?

    The different things that need to be considered while choosing a university/college to study in Canada are:

    • What are the different courses available for the subject area you are interested in? 
    • The city in which the college/university is in so that you can check the quality of life and living expenses there. 
    • You will also need to consider any kind of language barrier in the form of teaching methods or curriculum related. 
    • The ranking of the university/college and the total tuition fees you would have to bear.
    • Job prospects that the university offers. 
    • International student service available. 

    There are more factors that an individual can consider based on their personal requirements, these are some of the general factors that are mentioned here. 

    Which is the cheapest province in Canada?

    The cheapest province that an international student can choose to live in are Saskatchewan and Quebec.

    What is the eligibility to secure admission for MS in Canada?

    The eligibility criteria that you would need to fulfill to get an admit to a Canadian university are - 

    • You must be a minimum of 16 years. 
    • You must have scored a minimum of 3.0 on a four-point scale during your bachelor’s or a degree equivalent to it. 
    • Depending on the course you are being enrolled in you will be required to take either GMAT or GRE. 
    • You would also be required to appear for an English proficiency test and score the minimum accepted score. For IELTS it is around 7.0 and for TOEFL it is approximately 90 or more than that. 

    How can I apply for top colleges for PGDM in Canada? 

    To apply for a Canadian university you will need to follow the below-mentioned steps -

    • The first step is to research the desired university or college and finalize one.
    • Determine the application deadline and review other admission requirements.
    • You will need to review admission requirements, gather all the necessary documents and then take an English proficiency test.
    • After all this is done you need to fill out the application form that can be found on the university website. Once you fill out the form pay the application application fees. 
    • Submit all the required documents and track your application status. 
    • You will need to arrange your finances and then apply for a study permit. Once all of this is done you will be ready to attend university/college in Canada. 

    Which Canadian university accepts the highest number of International students?

    Although Canada is a country that welcomes international students, the University of Toronto, McGill University, and the University of British Columbia are some of the Canadian universities that enroll a high number of international students.

    Which are some of the best schools in Canada to do MBA?

    As per QS Global MBA Rankings Canada 2023, the top MBA schools in Canada are - 

    • Rotman School of Management
    • Ivey Business School
    • Desautels Faculty of Management
    • Smith MBA at Queen's University
    • Sauder School of Business

    Which are the top colleges in Canada?

    The top colleges in Canada are as follows - 

    • Centennial College 
    • Conestoga College
    • Humber College
    • Lambton College
    • Douglas College

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