Being the largest bilingual college in North America, LaSalle College counts five speciality schools with over 60 programs to choose from. Each year, its campus welcomes close to 25 % of its student population from all corners of the globe. From the very first week of class up until the day you graduate, LaSalle College walks the extra mile for its studentsFree Assessment
What comes next?
Ok, you picked a course. Great! But now what? Check the list above with the steps you should follow to get ready four this journey.
1- Start your application process
Each institution has different requirements for its applicant. Some Universities may ask for a language international certificate of proficiency. TOEFL and IELTS are normally the more requested ones. Also, some institutions can ask for a motivation letter, a recommendation letter and your educational history.
2- Structure your finances
Studying abroad can be expensive, but Canada offers relatively low tuition rates for international students compared to the U.S, Australia and the U.K. So, think about this experience as a truly rewarding investment in your future. In Canada, you will access higher level education, exciting multicultural environment and a globally recognized degree. Same as going to school in other countries, Canadian university or college for international students requires some planning and financial commitment before you arrive and while you are here.
3- Apply for the VISA process
After you have been accepted by a designated learning institution in Canada, it`s time to apply for your Study VISA. That is the time to prove that you have enough money to pay for your tuition fees, living expenses and transportation to Canada. You may have to provide a no criminal record certificate and you must be in good health and willing to complete a medical examination, if necessary.
4- Get to know more about Canada
Known as a modern, progressive nation with open-minded citizens, Canada is also famous for its wide-open spaces, huge mountains, pristine forests and majestic lakes. Natural beauty aside, you will certainly find in Canada a multicultural society with two official languages, English and French, that is proud of our ethnic diversity. Canadians are widely regarded as friendly, polite, well-educated, interesting and healthy and their standard of living is one of the highest in the world.
5- Find a place to stay
If you are planning to study in Canada, you will need somewhere to live. Many schools offer on-campus housing ranging from shared condominiums to dormitory-style housing. This type of residence may or may not include a meal plan and or other utilities such as phone and internet connection.
If you choose to live off-campus, prices may be lower but will include the additional cost of furnishings, hydro, electricity and/or other miscellaneous expenses. Also, if you plan to go to Montreal, you should experience a unique student housing facility that welcomes thousands of students from different universities and cultures such as EVO. That’s certainly a great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals, do some networking and have fun.
6- Find a job to get extra money
Working temporarily after studying and getting a permanent VISA are possibilities that attracts lots of students across the globe to Canada. But not everyone knows that is possible to work while studying in some cases. With some restrictions, it`s possible to work on-campus, off-campus and as a co–op student or intern. Check all the conditions about work while studying before arriving to Canada.
7- Pack it up!
Now that you prepared everything and got your VISA, it`s time to pack your luggage, buy the flying tickets and come to Canada. Also remember: if you need any help during this process, you can always count on the expertise of Mercan International Education professionals to guide you through the VISA application process.