Study Engineering in Canada: All you need to Know

A new criterion has been added to the list of features students look for while applying to universities abroad. It is internationality. In this regard, universities in Canada with their multicultural environment seem to be the best fit. Added to this is Indian and NRI students’ opportunity to study engineering in Canada, a growing field with great career prospects. As always engineering is a very popular area of study in terms of job opportunities and its reward. Students with a keen interest in mathematics and science will find this course highly rewarding with practical knowledge in order to design, construct and solve problems. So let us look at some of Canada’s best courses and colleges that Indian and NRI students can look forward to while applying.

 Colleges in Canada offer these in-demand engineering programs for Indians & NRIs-

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Electronics & Embedded Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

Here are a few top universities and colleges that constantly dominate the top-ranking list, making them the most prestigious and reputable engineering colleges globally. 

  • University of Toronto
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • University of Montreal          
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Windsor

These universities also accept SAT scores wherein Indian & NRI students can take admission by submitting SAT scores. The minimum average SAT score required is 1210. Most colleges accept SAT Score for admission and the letter of recommendation, with a few colleges asking for SAT subject test scores.

Along with this, other eligibility criteria that aspirants need to fulfill are-

  • Undergraduate: 10+2
  • Good & strong academic background
  • English language proficiency with regards to the course
  • Good scores in entrance exams like SAT, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, IELTS etc.
  • Strong recommendation letters
  • Quality Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement, essays & resumes
  • Certificates of achievement & extracurricular activity participation
  • Strong financial background or good grades to get a scholarship

Despite all these, one must note that the federal government does not subsidize the Canadian higher education system. This makes the fee high even for Canadian citizens & Indians/NRI students. But do not worry. There are scholarship programmes that most top universities provide for Indian and NRI students up to 4236 USD per annum.

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