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Education News for International Students

Each week the SchoolsinCanada.com Network will post new articles that will cover current happenings and changes relating to Canadian university, college and high school study requirements and life as a student in Canada. From articles on international student admissions, international student tuition and expenses, and health insurance requirements to financial aid, accommodations for international students, money saving tips and budgeting and what classroom life is like in Canada, you will find the information in this section.

The updates are published weekly and sorted by topic and date.
Study Permits for Canada
To study in Canada, international students may need a study permit or a temporary resident visa, but before applying for a study permit, students must have been accepted at a recognized school, university or college in Canada. However, not everyone must have these documents. Check the Government of Canada...
Topic: Admission Requirements for International Students  
Posted: Fri, July 09
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Documents Required for Study Permits in Canada
There are several documents that students need to present to obtain a student visa for Canada, including: a valid passport; proof that shows the educational institution has accepted the student for admission in their institution; evidence of sufficient funds to overcome all the living expenses and study costs in Canada; bank transaction statement of last four months; proof of payment of fee; evidence that...
Topic: Admission Requirements for International Students  
Posted: Wed, July 07
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High Schools in British Columbia
Students come to the province of British Columbia from around the world to graduate from high school and earn their Dogwood Certificate. British Columbia public schools have a lot to offer International students who are interested in learning a new language and...
Topic: Best Schools for International Students  
Posted: Wed, July 07
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Documents to Bring to Canada
Once you receive your study permit, it's time to get organized. You will need to bring several documents with you to Canada, including: a valid passport or travel document; the letter of introduction that you received from the visa office when your study permit was approved (this letter contains your permit reference number); a valid temporary resident visa (if required); a copy of the letter of acceptance from the school at which you are permitted to study; proof that...
Topic: Admission Requirements for International Students  
Posted: Tue, July 06
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Is Medical Insurance Included in Tuition and Fees?
All International students must have medical insurance to study at a Canadian school. For a fee, many schools have an institutional health insurance plan that students can participate in and at many schools, health insurance fees are charged automatically when students register for courses. If students wish to opt-out...
Topic: Insurance for International Students  
Posted: Tue, July 06
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What to expect from on-campus residence
Each year, thousands of students get the full benefit of the university experience by living in residence. Each residence has its own unique atmosphere based on the interests of the students who live there. But wherever you live, you can expect some standard features such as furnished rooms (includes bed, desk, chair, and bookshelf), a variety of meal plans, study space,...
Topic: Accommodations for International Students  
Posted: Tue, July 06
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Application Deadlines for International Students
Although certain programs admit students in January, it is generally recommended that international students arrive to start their studies in September, at the start of the school year. That way, students can take advantage of welcoming events and activities.
For starting in September,...
Topic: Admission Requirements for International Students  
Posted: Mon, July 05
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Typical questions on a Homestay application form
Students who are interested in a homestay while studying in Canada will need to fill out an application form. In addition to general information like name, nationality, date of birth and contact information, there are some common types of questions that might be found on an application. Answering these questions completely and honestly will assist in finding a good fit between...
Topic: Accommodations for International Students  
Posted: Tue, June 29
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How to Apply to a School in Canada
Once you have chosen a place to study you will need to apply to that school, college or university. Every school has different rules on how to apply.
Make sure you apply early. Apply at least six months in advance to primary and secondary schools. University and college students should apply a year before they want to start their studies.
Contact the school where you want to study to learn how to apply. They will give you...
Topic: Admission Requirements for International Students  
Posted: Mon, June 28
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Renewing your Study Permit
If you want to extend your stay in Canada as a student, you must complete the appropriate forms. Check the expiry date on your study permit, and make sure you apply well before that date expires to ensure your permit remains valid. Forms can be found on the Government of Canada...
Topic: Admission Requirements for International Students  
Posted: Thu, June 24
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English Language Proficiency Exemptions
Students who completed their high school education in one of the countries listed below are usually exempt from taking an English Language Test such as TOEFL/IELTS. It is recommended to confirm the English language requirements with the school you wish to study at.
A selection of exempt countries include: Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Denmark, , Germany, Ghana, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad,...
Topic: Language Requirements for International Students  
Posted: Wed, June 23
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Scholarships for Non-Canadians
There are several awards available to foreign students for study and/or research in Canada. The best way to find out which ones might be available to you, please look at the Government of Canada website at http://www.scholarships.gc.ca/ScholarshipsNonCdn-BoursesEtr-Eng.aspx. This website will allow you to enter the country that you are from, and...
Topic: Financial Aid for International Students  
Posted: Wed, June 23
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Eight Ways to Save Money as an International Student
1. Always comparison shop. From apartments and furniture, to books and clothing, saving a few pennies here and there adds up. Consider buying used. Look for good deals in classified ads, both online and in newspapers.
2. Prioritize your entertainment expenses. Ask for student specials on anything you buy and use coupons from student newspapers. Enjoy free activities on campus.
3. Reduce daily habits that seem insignificant but can add up to big spending in the long run. Buying a $3 coffee every day can cost over $1000 over the course of a year!...
Topic: Money Saving Tips for International Students  
Posted: Tue, June 22
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10 Ways to Help with Cultural Adjustment
Adjusting to life away from home can be difficult, but living and studying in a different country is something else altogether. Here are some ways to help with the cultural adjustment:
1. Keep in regular contact with family and friends from home. Write emails, make phone calls.
2. Make friends with people from your home country. Join the international student organisation on campus or attend its activities.
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Topic: Life in Canada for International Students  
Posted: Mon, June 21
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How do I apply to be admitted to a university or college in Canada?
Once a decision has been made as to which universities or colleges a student wishes to apply to, a letter should be written directly to the institution's Office of Admissions to ask for detailed application...
Topic: Admission Requirements for International Students  
Posted: Mon, May 10
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Do I need to pass a language test to qualify for admission?
Most institutions in Canada require demonstration of proficiency in their language of instruction (either English or French), usually through the achievement of a certain minimum score in a standardized language test....
Topic: Admission Requirements for International Students  
Posted: Sat, May 01
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Health Insurance for International Students
In Canada, a public health care system is available for visits to doctors and specialists, as well as some hospital stays and medical procedures. However, the government of Canada does not pay for the medical costs...
Topic: Insurance for International Students  
Posted: Thu, April 22
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Accommodation Options for International Students
Dormitory
Many schools have accommodation conveniently located on campus. Rooms can vary in size and quality, and many dormitories have shared kitchens, toilets, showers and laundry facilities...
Topic: Accommodations for International Students  
Posted: Thu, April 08
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Best Universities and Colleges in Canada
Canadian universities and colleges are some of the best in the world in terms of learning, research, cultural and development opportunities. Students from all parts of the world go to Canada every year to enroll in...
Topic: Best Schools for International Students  
Posted: Wed, March 31
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Why Choose a Homestay?
When choosing a place to live, international students have many choices, including a homestay, dormitory, apartment or placement with family members or friends. All of these options have their benefits...
Topic: Accommodations for International Students  
Posted: Wed, March 17
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Tuition and Living Expenses for International Students
Post-secondary education is expensive. Tuition, room and board at an undergraduate institution can cost from $15,000 to $40,000 a year, depending on the school. In Canada, tuition fees are different from...
Topic: Expenses for International Students  
Posted: Tue, February 16
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Phone Calling Tips for International Students
Studying in another country is a once in a lifetime experience...calling home to talk about it shouldn't be. International calls can be very expensive unless you plan in advance. There are many calling options...
Topic: Money Saving Tips for International Students  
Posted: Tue, January 26
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International Student Financial Aid
There are a variety of financial aid programs and funding available to International students interested in studying in Canada, including government and non-government sources. A few organizations for...
Topic: Financial Aid for International Students  
Posted: Wed, January 13
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