Application Timeline - MS in Canada

For most Canadian universities, the academic year is mainly categorized into two semesters – winter and summer semester. Generally, the application timeline is as follows: If you are applying for admission in the winter semester, your deadline will be somewhere around September. If you are applying for admission in Summer, your deadline will probably be around January. The entire application process takes a maximum of ten months if planned properly. Each institution will have its own application timelines and deadlines which may differ.
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Application Timeline

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.

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Application Timeline

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
Passport 1-4 weeks
IELTS 2-8 weeks
GRE 4-10 weeks
Transcripts and Degree Certificate 1-2 weeks
CV, SOP, LOR 1-3 weeks
Send Applications* 1-2weeks
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
Health Checkup 1-2days
Shopping 1 week
Fly to America ~20 hours
Commencement of classes -

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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.

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