Studying in Canada
All universities in Canada are government regulated and therefore maintain very high standards of education.
Today, Malaysian students are present in most Canadian universities and they are always ready to help newcomers settle in.
The admission of students from outside Canada is determined by individual institutions.
Undergraduate Academic Requirements for Malaysians:
Canadian Pre-University for Matriculation (OSSD), STPM or GCE "A" Level (a minimum of two principal passes in the appropriate subjects), the Australian matriculation or International Baccalaureate. A few universities in Canada also accept the SPM or GCE 'O' Level (a minimum of 5 or 6 credits) or Senior Middle 3 United Examination (UEC).
English Language Requirement:
Acceptable proof of proficiency in English such as TOEFL or IELTS or CAEL Test. The required TOEFL scores vary from one institution to another by the minimum is usually 550 (213 in the computer based testing) whilst the IELTS is 6.5. Students, who do not meet the TOEFL or IELTS requirements, will be required to complete an English as a Second Language (ESL) program in a accredited Canadian institution.
Tuition Fees: The average tuition fees for international students in are CA$27,159 (~US$20,600) per year. The average postgraduate tuition fee at CA$16,497 in which is approximately US$12,500.
Living Expenses: Although Canadian student visa requirements say you must have at least CA$10,000 (~US$7,570), your living costs will vary considerably depending on your location and spending habits, with large cities generally more expensive to live in.
The Université de Montréal estimates students will need a total of CA$15,050 per year including housing, food, accommodation, books and course supplies, phone costs and miscellaneous expenses.
To study in Canada, you will need to obtain a Canadian study permit, which serves as a student visa for the duration of your stay. Applying for a study permit costs CA$150 (~US$115).