For all the Canadian universities, the academic year is mainly into two semesters – winter and summer semester. If you are applying for admission for the Winter sem, your deadline can be somewhere in September. If you are applying for admission for Summer, your deadline starts around January. The entire application process takes a maximum of ten months if properly planned. Each institution will have its own deadlines which may differ between universities.
Table of contents
You need to plan every task, depending on your target semester, to meet the deadline. Below table gives our recommended action plan which you can tweak depending on your application timeline.
Summer 2020 Timeline (Approx.)
|Task||Typical Time Duration|
|Transcripts and Degree Certificate||1-2 weeks|
|CV, SOP, LOR||1-3 weeks|
|First University Admit||-|
|Education Loan**||3-6 weeks|
|Travel Insurance||15 - 30 mins|
|Flight Booking||15 - 30 mins|
|American Student Visa||2-6 weeks|
|Prepaid Cards||1-3 days|
|Fly to America||~20 hours|
|Commencement of classes||-|
The actual dates and facts may vary for each individual institution depending on the program, university, personal situation, etc. The above table only gives the most comprehensive idea about the application timeline for MS in Canada.