High-ranking universities, consistent on the list of the United Nations’ best places to live in, and the culture of openness and diversity—these are just some of the reasons Canada is one of the best study abroad destinations for Filipinos. If you’re not yet convinced, here are more reasons to consider Canada as the place for you to get a higher education:
Tuition fees and living expenses are less expensive than that of the US. Canada’s public and private not-for-profit universities offer relatively low costs. You can apply for scholarships especially offered to international students. What’s more, you also have the option to work part-time to help you finance your studies.
World-class academic institutions
26 Canadian universities got into the QS World University Rankings 2019. Three of them are in the Top 50. Canadian higher education is also known for investing in research in the fields of health, information and communications technology, agriculture, environmental technology and other disciplines.
Canada is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. With this, Filipinos will have the chance for exciting cross-cultural experiences inside and outside the universities.
Safe and nurturing environment
Canada has always been known to be one of the best places in the world to live in. It is known for its kind people and peaceful environment with recorded low crime rates.
Fast visa processing and high approval rates for Filipinos
In 2017, Canada Bureau of International Education and the Canadian Embassy launched the Study Direct Stream (SDS) to cut down processing for a student permit from 60 days to 30 days.
Possibility for permanent residency and work permit
Studying in Canada makes it easier for Filipinos to apply for permanent residency in the country. Plus, as soon as you finish your studies, you are eligible to apply for the post-graduation work permit. This allows you to apply for jobs in whatever field anywhere in Canada.
See, Canada is really one of the best countries to consider when you plan to study abroad! To find out about study abroad opportunities, check out the Study Abroad section of Edukasyon.ph.