Canadian universities prepare graduates with the ability to think critically, to be adaptive to emerging technologies, to become leaders in professional fields and to seek solutions in research. Whether you want to become a teacher, economist, artist or the world’s leading nanotechnologist, Canada’s university system will provide you with the choice that fits your interest. From small liberal arts teaching schools to larger research-intensive universities you can begin your bachelor studies and continue to earn the highest qualification, a PhD. University research makes its mark in Canada and around the world. Did you know that Canadian universities have been incubators for innovation such as the BlackBerry phone, flat-screen technology, SMART boards, and IMAX film? Highly innovative research takes place in the fields of health, nanotechnology, biotechnology, high-performance computing, environmental technologies, nutraceuticals, and renewable fuels. The university sector is the 2nd largest performer of research in Canada after the private sector. With only 0.5% of the global population, Canada produces 2.8% of global scientific research

Three levels of degrees

Canada's constitution allows each province and territory to deliver its education programs. Despite regional differences, however, Canada's colleges, universities, and polytechnics use similar terms to describe common pathways and credentials. The length and composition of these programs is an important decision for prospective international students, as it may have a direct effect on eligibility for employment and immigration opportunities in Canada.



generally, three or four years of undergraduate study



one or two years of study after the bachelor’s degree, including a thesis, practicum, or research paper or course-based



three years of study including a thesis, usually after the master’s degree

The Facts

100+ Universities

There are more than 15,000 undergraduate and graduate degree programs at over 100 public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree-level colleges.

Equivalent Degrees

Degrees follow the Bachelor/Master/Doctorate system and are equivalent to those in the U.S. and Commonwealth countries.

Short Career Programs

Vast choice of undergraduate and post-graduate programs, as well as professional designations, certificate and diploma courses, and short career-focused programs.


Cutting edge technology and research labs.

Work Oppurtunity

Opportunities for cooperative education and internships, and international students can often work while they study.


Tuition fees depend on the program.

Where can I find information on Canadian institutions (such as universities and colleges) and the programs they offer?

EduCanada offers plenty information of on study and research in Canada including a three step search tool for postsecondary programs, visa and study permit information, and a study cost estimation.

The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials maintains a Directory of Universities, Colleges and Schools in the Provinces and Territories of Canada that you may also consult.

Need more information? Visit Resources to find additional sources of information on Canadian institutions and the programs they offer.


International students are expected to start planning for their studies in Canada at least 1 year in advance. The major intake for graduate and postgraduate (master degrees, PHD and Post-doctoral) primarily is 'Fall' i.e. September. For the undergraduate degrees most of the institutes accept students all over the year. The admission requirements vary depending on the College/University/institute and Programs. We, therefore, would like to request you to visit the individual institute's website.

Required Documents

Educational and personal document:

  1. Your passport, valid for the duration of your studies plus one month.
  2. Two Photographs with white background. For photograph specification please visit: photospecs-e.pdf
  3. An IELTS band of 6 or above for undergraduate/graduate/post graduate courses. A TOEFL score of 80 or above is desirable
  4. A letter of acceptance from a Canadian educational institution confirming name and length of the program, tuition fees, living expenses, semester for which the admission is valid and last date for registration.
  5. All educational documents, including marks sheets (SSC/O level, HSC/A level, Bachelors, Masters or other post- secondary, college, vocational or university diploma, certificate or degree).
  6. Proof of employment for yourself, if applicable, and your parents (employers full name, address, phone number, name of supervisor with the phone number, length of service and salary details).
  7. If you are attending an educational institution in the province of Quebec you must provide a CAQ (certificat d'acceptation du Quebec) from the Government of Quebec.
  8. Your police clearance certificate and your birth certificate
  9. If you are under 18 years of age at the date of your departure for Canada, you must provide a notarized guardianship agreement signed by both your parents (or legal guardian) and the person who will be your guardian in Canada.
  10. If a consultant or a legal representative has provided you help to prepare your application or to gather the supporting documents, you must provide the details of the person/legal firm (legal representative's name/ name of the company, address and phone number). If the consultant or legal representative is located in Canada, provide his CSIC number.
  11. Duly filled up Visa Application forms

Financial Document:

  1. Proof of funds sufficient to cover your tuition and living expenses for your first year of study in Canada.
  2. You must provide a one-year statement of transactions from personal bank account(s) (an original certified bank issued statement or a certified copy of passbooks), as well as fixed deposit certificates, savings certificates, PSP certificates or any other proof of savings.
  3. You must also demonstrate that sufficient funds will be available to support yourself during the whole duration of your program.
  4. Confirmation of any scholarship, grant, teaching or research assistantship including name of the providing institution or organization, amount per semester or year and duration.
  5. If partial or the total funds are provided by a sponsor (either parents or third party) you must also include:
    1. Notarized declaration of sponsorship. If you have more than one sponsor, a separate declaration must be provided for each sponsor. However, sponsors who are husband and wife can appear on the same declaration.
    2. Details of assets and income for each sponsor with supporting documents such as property documentation, land deeds, rent agreement, business license, business tax information, employment letter with salary information.
    3. You must also provide the income tax forms (tax assessments and tax paid receipts showing total income and amount of income tax paid) for the past two years.
  6. If someone other than yourself or your parents is providing funds you must include:
    1. Letter of explanation as to the reason why this person is assisting
    2. Number of persons living in this person’s household
    3. Proof of this person’s relationship to you; birth, marriage or school certificates, passport.
    4. Affidavits or self-declarations are not acceptable proof of relationship.
  7. Proof of Tuition fee payment
  8. 2 complete photo copy sets of all the above attested and notarized.

Scholarship Opportunities for
Bangladeshi Students

Scholarship Services

Our partner organizations help finding scholarships for students interested in studying in Canada. The Canadian institutes are always looking to recruit academically meritorious students and offer substantial scholarship offers. Our job is to match the qualified students with these institutes. you can visit the following links:

Scholarship Available
The following scholarships awards are available to Non-Canadian faculty (from Bangladesh only) to study/research in Canada:
Program Managed / Funded by
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Government of Canada
Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Government of Canada
CIFAR Global Scholars Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
CIHR Fellowship Canadian Institutes of Health Research
IDRC Doctoral Research Awards International Development Research Centre
IDRC Research Awards International Development Research Centre
Mitacs Elevate Mitacs
Research Associate Program National Research Council Canada
Sauvé Scholars Program Jeanne Sauvé Youth Fondation
Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships Trudeau Foundation
Trudeau Research Fellowships Trudeau Foundation
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Government of Canada
Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories Program Participating government departments and agencies
The following awards are available to Non-Canadian academic institutions to facilitate collaboration within the academic community.
Program Managed / Funded by
Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Government of Canada
Mitacs Globalink Partnership Award Mitacs
Provincial and territorial awards for Non-Canadians

Some provinces and territories offer scholarships for international students to study or conduct research in Canada.

For information about scholarships and bursaries offered by provinces and territories, contact their respective Ministry responsible for Education.

Learn about scholarships and bursaries offered by the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario:

British Columbia
British Columbia

You may qualify for international student funding or special programs.

Scholarships and Special Programs (LearnLiveBC)
British Columbia

Ontario Trillium Scholarships Program: The Government of Ontario funds Trillium Awards for international PhD students to study at a university in Ontario. This program is described on the individual Ontario university websites.

How do I stay up to date with international scholarship competition launches?

There are plenty of ways to stay up to date with the launches of international scholarship competitions offered and promoted by Global Affairs Canada's International Scholarships Program.

  1. Visit the International Scholarships News Room for news related to international scholarships for Canadian and international students and researchers.
  2. Subscribe to the International Scholarships RSS feed to stay informed as news items in the International Scholarships News Room are posted.
  3. Follow Global Affairs Canada's Foreign Policy, @CanadaFP, on Twitter to stay up to date with Canada's foreign policy activities including international scholarship launches and updates.
  4. Subscribe toCBIE's Scholarships mailing list to stay informed of scholarship opportunities that could be of interest to you and your networks.

Universities we represent directly

Laurantian University https://laurentian.ca/

Why Study in Laurentian?

  1. Up to $60,000 in scholarship awards in undergraduate degree
  2. 2015: Nobel prize in Physics
  3. More than 175 programs
  4. 18 students per professor
  5. Located in Sudbury, Ontario
  6. Disciplines: Management, sciences, engineering, health and humanities
  7. The best post-graduation employment rate in Ontario
  8. Students from 62 different countries
Royal Roads University http://www.royalroads.ca/

Why Study in Royal Roads?

  1. Low tuition fees
  2. Historic and Stunning Campus
  3. great scholarships, awards, and bursaries opportunities
  4. Relevant and practical education facilities
  5. Exceptional subjects
  6. Flexible study mode
  7. On-campus and online cohort based programs
  8. Programs delivered in a variety of locations around the globe
  9. Students from 60 different countries

Universities we represent indirectly