Most students who wanted to study in Canada for September 2015 have made the admission deadlines; very few are still open, especially for graduate students. Although some admission deadlines for international students go as late as May 1st, 2015 for the September 2015 study date, May is most likely too late if you live in Pakistan and need to get a study visa. It takes anywhere from three to five months for a Canadian study permit to be processed.
For those students who plan on studying in Canada for the January 2016 or September 2016 start dates, don’t procrastinate or think you have lots of time. Studying abroad is a major future step that will take your time and your financial resources. You want to make sure that you plan it carefully and that takes time and research.
Undergraduates: If you will be completing high school his coming year and planning to study in Canada next year, now is the time to check out subject requirements for the program you want to study. You will want to see what the minimum requirement is for grades (marks) as well and if you need to write any English language proficiency exams. Admission portals for September 2016 open October 2015 and you will want to start your application as soon as possible, especially if you are an A-star student who is looking for scholarships.
Graduate students: I always advise prospective graduate students who want to study in Canada that it can take up to one year to complete your application. If you want funding or need to find a supervisor before you apply, this can take a number of months to research prospective supervisors and contact them to find out if they will consider you as a candidate.
So, even as admissions close for September 2015, or are already closed, don’t wait; start researching different Canadian universities now. Plan well for your future, you will be glad you did.
If you need assistance or want to make use of a consultant, you might want to consider the experts at Alberta Rose Education Centre. The main consultant is a Canadian with over 27 years experience in the post-secondary education system in Canada.