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Not to be outdone by its famous neighbour, Canada is one of the world's top study abroad destinations. A Masters in Canada means studying in spectacular settings at some of North America's most successful universities.
The Canadian higher education system is also one of the most prestigious in the western world, with several renowned research universities and a range of specialised institutions. Investment in Canadian universities is also amongst the highest in the developed world, with local provincial governments possessing the freedom to support the individual strengths of their local university systems.
There's more to Canada than its universities though. As a multilingual and multicultural country with modern cities and beautiful natural features, Canada offers an ideal location for postgraduate study abroad. Whilst completing your Masters degree you'll have the opportunity to visit stunning sites such as the Rocky Mountains and Great Lakes.
Your choice of institution will also range between the vibrant French-Canadian province of Quebec (where degree programmes are offered in French and English) or remote cities such as Halifax, in northern Nova Scotia.
Canada is an increasingly popular destination for international students, with over 150,000 now studying at its universities.
Most Masters Canadian Masters degrees are one year long, but some courses incorporate additional project work or internship opportunities. The Canadian academic year normally begins in September.
Fees for Canadian Masters degrees vary between programs, but are usually higher for international students. Typical costs range between CAD $8,600 (USD $6,825) and CAD $20,000 (USD $15,870) per year, but various scholarship schemes are available. You can read more Masters fees and funding in Canada in our guide.
Most Canadian degree programmes are taught in English, but universities in the Quebec region also offer a large number of courses in French.
International students require a study permit to live and study in Canada. This is conditional on acceptance at a Canadian university and can be applied for online or via a Canadian embassy.
You can find detailed information about postgraduate study in Canada in our guide; this includes an overview of the Canadian university system, as well as application advice and more details of Canadian student visa requirements.
You can also read our guide to postgraduate student life in Canada, which covers accommodation, living costs and work permits for international students. We’ve also put together a guide to Canadian university rankings.
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