Studying abroad in Canada A-Z25/11/2022
Studying in Canada in recent years has become quite popular with Vietnamese students, but choosing a major and choosing a university to suit your individual financial needs and conditions, or other notices for studying in Canada still makes many parents and students worry and confuse.
Let's find out the latest study abroad experience in Canada from A to Z compiled and updated by NBS Business School in the following article.
Not only for Vietnamese students, but Canada has also become an ideal destination for many other international students. There are many factors for students to choose Canada, of which the Top 10 reasons include:
- Students are supported by the Canadian government in terms of visa policy, open visa policy, post-graduation work opportunities, etc.
- The education system operates according to strict standards, ensuring the world's leading quality just behind the UK and the US;
- The degree is recognized globally;
- Various levels of study from undergraduate (bachelor), postgraduate (master, Ph.D.), etc.;
- Wide range of majors: economics and finance, social, technical, art, education, architecture, etc.;
- The curriculum is scientifically designed, catching up with new trends and focusing on practical elements;
- Students have the opportunity to experience a multicultural life, integrate into an international environment, and be allowed to work part-time while studying in Canada;
- Canada is considered a peaceful country, a safe and healthy community with the lowest crime rate, top 1 welfare benefits all over the world, a nation of beautiful natural landscapes, etc.;
- The cost of studying and living is moderate compared to studying in other American countries;
- Chances to improve foreign language skills including English and French;
How to choose a suitable major in Canada?
Canada is known for its diverse but methodical education system, in which the most welcome and competitive majors are mainly related to Business Administration, Commerce, Information Technology, Medicine, Journalism, etc.
So how to choose the right major when studying in Canada? There are some factors for students to consider:
- Chọn ngành học tại Canada theo mong muốn, thế mạnh của bản thân;
- Choose a major with potential career opportunities: Technology (Developer, Computer Engineer, Data Analyst, Computer Network Specialist, etc.), Commerce, Marketing (Market Analyst, Brand Management, Digital Marketing), etc;
- Choose a course with affordable fees;
How to choose a suitable university in Canada?
With a wide range network of universities in Canada, choosing the most suitable one for many students sometimes is a big obstacle and consumes a lot of time to research. Apart from evaluating subjective factors like personal interests and abilities, students still need to pay attention to the objective criteria as follows:
- Ranking, or reputation of the university;
- What area (province, state, city) is the university located in Canada;
- Course fee;
- Scholarships for international students;
Because Canada's training quality is managed by the government and provincial/ state governments, students can choose universities in areas with low living costs to save money while still ensuring education quality. For example, if students want to study for a Bachelor of Commerce, University Canada West (Vancouver) will be a good suggestion because this is a leading school in Canada for training in Business programs, Economics and Business Administration. For more information about the economical program for the Bachelor of Commerce from University Canada West, check out HERE.
Preparation before heading to Canada
Studying abroad in a place that is long distance, and have a different culture from Vietnam, students should refer to the following useful information to have the best preparation.
- Find out information about accommodation (dormitory, homestay, private renting), and transportation (bicycle, bus, train, taxi).;
- Required documents: Canadian student visa, passport, admission documents (offer letter, transcript, certificate of occupation/qualification), insurance, photos, etc.
- Personal belongings: clothes, cash, bank cards, medicines and prescriptions (if undergoing treatment), electronic devices (laptops, phones, cameras), food, etc.;
- Customs information when exiting Vietnam and entering Canada: what items can/ cannot be brought, etc.;
It’s hoped that with useful information, students have somewhat grasped the experience of studying in Canada from choosing a university, choosing a major, and having basic preparation before studying abroad. For more advice on studying in Canada as well as in other countries, please contact the NBS Business School Admissions Office or leave your information below.