FAQs for Study in Canada from Nepal
Q. What types of academic documents are required to study abroad?
There is an exhaustive list of documents you need to keep ready for admission to an educational institute or a visa application. The requirements vary slightly depending on the country you choose, your current academic qualifications, the education institute, and the type of visa.
- Application Form – This form will contain your personal, academic, and professional information to be analyzed by the admission committee of an educational institute.
- Official Academic Transcripts – Your academic records, consolidated mark sheets that contain your exam scores, grades, degrees, and credits.
- SOP (Statement of Purpose) – This statement is a vital letter you must work on to present your academic and professional background. The SOP is reviewed by the admissions committee of the institution to which you apply. You must also explain your purpose for pursuing that particular course and your reasons for applying to that specific university.
- LOR (Letter of Recommendation) – The LOR is a letter submitted by your professors or supervisors recommending you based on your performance and academic achievements. If you are a working professional, you can also request your manager to submit a LOR stating your professional achievements.
- CV/Resume – A document showing your academic and/or professional achievements.
- Scores in Standardized Tests – English proficiency test scores obtained through IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL. If you are applying at the undergraduate level, you may require to provide SAT/ACT scores. If you are applying at the Master’s level, you may have to submit GRE/GMAT scores.
- Essay – You may have to submit an essay to university authorities indicating your commitment to studying abroad.
- Valid Passport – You must have a valid passport. It should have a validity period that extends to a minimum of six months after your planned return to your country of residency.
- Photographs – Submit passport-sized photographs of you based on the criteria specified by admission departments and visa authorities.
- Photo-Identity Card – You may be required to share your identity details through the identity card made in your home country. You may also be asked to submit your proof of residence.
- Proof of Funds – You must submit bank statements in your name or your parent’s/sponsor’s name. This is to prove you have sufficient funding for your stay abroad. When submitting financial statements from your legal guardian/parents/sponsor, you must submit their income proof. If you are supporting your finances, then you must submit proof of your income.
- Health Certificates – You must get a health check-up done and submit the latest reports. You will be required to apply for and possess health insurance and vaccination certifications based on the country specifications where you wish to study.
Q. When is the right time to apply for admission to universities abroad?
The sooner you start, the better when applying for admission to a university abroad. Universities take time to evaluate your application based on the academic information you’ve provided. For instance, if you intend to begin your study program in September, you may ideally apply for admission in January.
Q. What are the various colleges and universities available for me to study abroad?
There are countless options, and educational institutes are segmented based on the subjects they offer. You may contact our education counselor to help understand your options by first learning about your academic requirements.
Q. What are the different types of tests I should take before applying for admission at a foreign university?
You have to take a language proficiency test for your admission. The most common English Proficiency tests are IELTS, PTE, and TOEFL. Depending on the institutions’ requirements, you may also need to take entrance exams such as Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), and more. The scores obtained will also be a factor defining your eligibility for the visa you apply for studying abroad.
Q. What is an SOP?
An SOP is a letter of intent that you must prepare to describe yourself as an individual, your goals, and your intentions. This letter is meant for the admission committee to evaluate your credibility as a student.
So, when you write this letter, remember that you are meant to reveal:
- Your passion
- Clarity of thoughts
- What inspires you
- Your dedication toward your goals
- What makes you unique
Q. How do I seek authentic references from students who have studied abroad?
Our counselors can connect you with international students from Nepal who have studied abroad. They may also be able to update you about the events that follow after completing your studies.
Q. What are the Steps to Apply for a Canada Student Visa?
So these are the steps to apply for the Canadian Visa:-
- Get Initial consultation from our Experts
- Apply to Universities as per your preferred course.
- Prepare for the IELTS Test
- Receive Institution Offer Acceptance Letter
- Pay Tuition Fee
- Prepare & Lodge Visa Documents
- Collect Visa Grant Letter
- Get Pre-Departure Guidance.
Q. What are the Steps to Apply for a Canada Student Visa?
If you are seeking a Canadian student visa, you must obtain at least the lowest score as specified by the university. The minimum IELTS score is 6.5 (with no bands lower than 6.0 )
or TOEFL iBT score is 88 with no less than 20 or the PTE score is 58 with no less than 45. It may vary depending on your university and course selection.
Q. Is Canada Safe For Nepalese Students?
Canada is regarded as the safest place in the world. Safety and security are the major concerns of the students who choose to study in Canada from Nepal. Students and especially their parents are highly concerned about their safety while traveling to international destinations for study. Security factors like crime against women, racial discrimination, theft, and burglary play an important role while choosing a destination for study abroad. Canada has been successful in building its reputation as a country having the lowest crime rates and cases of racial discrimination. Statistics by Numbeo reveal that Canada’s safety index (62.42) is much higher than the safety indices of other popular study-abroad destinations such as the US (49.99), UK (57.9), and Australia (57.94).