If you know the general subject area you would like to study, this will help you to narrow your search to schools that offer a program in your field. Factors to consider are:
CostWhat is your overall financial budget? Tuition, housing, food, books, supplies, and personal living expenses are different at each institution and depend on the type, size and location of the school.
Program LengthHow many months or years are usually required to complete your program? Which school’s program best suits the length of time for which you are planning to study in Canada?
Program FlexibilityIs there more than one start date each year for your program? Will the school allow you to transfer courses from another institution? Are there twinning programs available in your own country? Find the school that best suits your needs in these areas.
Program InstructionHow are the program courses taught? Different instruction methods include case study, lectures, field study, online, workshops, lab sessions, and tutorials.
Equipment/SuppliesAre any special equipment/supplies required for your program?
WorkloadHow many hours each week will you have to dedicate to your program? Are there frequent evaluations, multiple projects, and opportunity to apply practical skills?
Projects or Work TermsAre team or individual projects offered as part of the program? Will you be required to complete a work term or cooperative placement as part of your studies?
International Student AdmissionIs there limited space for international students in your program? For example, gaining entrance into a medical school is highly competitive and few spaces are allotted for international students.
Program FocusWhich schools offer a higher level of expertise or focus on subjects specific to your program? This is usually more important at the graduate level.
Academic Standards & Entry Dates
You need to know the academic admission and English language requirements (if applicable) of the institution you would like to attend. You must be able to meet those requirements to gain entry to the institution.