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.)

TaskTypical Time Duration
Passport1-4 weeks
IELTS2-8 weeks
GRE4-10 weeks
Transcripts and Degree Certificate 1-2 weeks
CV, SOP, LOR1-3 weeks
Send Applications*1-2weeks
First University Admit-
Education Loan**3-6 weeks
Travel Insurance15 - 30 mins
Flight Booking15 - 30 mins
American Student Visa2-6 weeks
Prepaid Cards1-3 days
Health Checkup1-2days
Shopping1 week
Fly to America~20 hours
Commencement of classes-

Useful Tips

  • You might have a late start or even fall behind a bit. However, as long as you manage to complete all the tasks within the application timeline, you can make it through the admission process and get admission at a university in Canada.
  • The best time to apply is always as soon as the university’s application period begins. Have all your documents ready before the start of the application timeline.

Disclaimer

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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