MS In Canada

Hello! Bonjour! We at MSInCanada want to help you have a smooth time with the application process for the Canadian Institutions by providing you right guidance at every phase of your application. But where does everything start and what to do next? Let us understand the main 15 steps that you need to follow to start your Masters in Canada successfully!

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STEP 1: Get your Passport

Supposing you have just begun with the documentation, your first assignment is to get the Passport. It is the main prime identity you will show as an Indian Citizen when you go to Canada for your Masters. Refer this part to be aware of the entire process of getting an Indian Passport.

STEP 2​: Take an English Proficiency Test

English isn’t your first language; hence, you may need to demonstrate your English language proficiency for the Master’s programmes. Taking an English language exam (IELTS/TOEFL) is a simple solution! The IELTS is a famous (and comparatively more comfortable, according to us) test and is widely accepted by the Canadian Universities too. This section will assist you with everything related to the IELTS.

STEP 3​: Attempt the GRE Test

The GRE Exam is considered one of the most important criteria for prospective students trying for a Master’s degree in Canada. This test needs a little bit more extensive preparation & dedication into the efforts, as compared to the IELTS Test. This section will brief you more on the GRE Exam and its types.

STEP 4: Get your Bachelor's Transcript & Educational Certificates

The Universities get thousands of applications per semester which need to be evaluated; a decision is to be made to accept/reject them based on this evaluation. The members of the Admission Committee thus, do not have ample time to go through each semester marks cards. Therefore, the Bachelors Transcripts is a must need. Along with the Transcripts, your educational certificates are a major prerequisite. Read this section to know more.

STEP 5: Prepare the Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Your CV is another important prerequisite listed for Masters admission. You need to create your CV based on institution and update it with the most current work experience/study. This section will guide you in creating/updating your CV.

STEP 6: Prepare a Statement of Purpose (SOP)​

As it states, the Statement of Purpose mainly puts out the intention with which you are applying to the University. The SOP is perhaps one of the most essential documents for the application. You need to craft this document from scratch. It actually takes a lot of effort & time than you may think to end up with a good SOP. Check out this section for more information.

STEP 7: Collect the Letters of Recommendation (LORs)

A Letter of Recommendation is a (positive) statement given by your superior/ professor/employer. LORs play a vital role as it expresses your individuality from a third person’s point of view. You need to collect about 2-3 LORs from your supervisors (professors, project manager, etc.). Go through this section for more details.

STEP 8: Make a list of Target Universities to apply

It is now time to start shortlisting some institutions based on your profile & preferences. It might take some time research all the Universities, analyse the programme modules, curriculum and see available opportunities. Make sure you have a lot of choices in hand which match your profile & desired programme. Check this section for more.

STEP 9: Submit Applications to University ​

You have your documents ready and Universities shortlisted. It is now time to start the application process. Most universities ask you to apply online on the admission portal and then send out the hard copies of the documents if chosen. Visit your target university’s website and check on the application procedures. Read further into this section to learn more about the process.

STEP 10: Apply for Education Loan

You may have to apply for a study loan to support your stay in Canada, i.e. for your education fee, travel and living expenditures. Once you get the offer letter, you need to apply for the Study Permit. But for this, you need to submit either your bank statements/loan letter/scholarship offer. Applying for student loans could be a long and confusing process. This section describes the whole process.

STEP 11: Apply for the Canadian Study Permit

You need to apply for a Canadian Study Permit to be able to study in Canada. This is one of the most important procedures, and all documentation regarding this is crucial. This is really important, and proper guidance is required through the process. Read this section for more.

STEP 12: Take the Travel Insurance

We consider this an important step. Your travel insurance covers you during your journey to Canada. Check this section for information on the travel insurance.

STEP 13: Book your Flight Tickets

If you are not familiar with the flight booking process, check out this page for the step by step procedure.

STEP 14: Get a Travel Money Card ​

Once you arrive in Canada, looking around for an ATM might be tiring, or it may take a while before you can withdraw money from your Canadian bank account. A Travel Money Card (Prepaid card) will be your friend in such a situation. Learn more about Travel cards on this page.

STEP 15:Pack your bags and say bid adieu!

Once you arrive in Canada, it may take few days before you can withdraw money from your German bank account. A Travel Card (Prepaid card) will come in handy in such a situation. You can pre-load the money into this card and use it just like any other debit card. Learn more about prepaid cards in this section.

Academic Certificates

  • All your academic grade cards are important when applying for Masters.
  • Usually, you will be asked to submit your Class X marks card, Class XII marks card and Bachelor’s Degree certificate.
  • Your Class X Marks Card might be referred to as the Secondary School Certificate.
  • Your Class XII Marks Card might be known as High School Certificate.
  • Apart from these, you might also be asked to send your University Entrance Exam Certificates.
  • If you have not received the final Bachelor’s Degree, you can submit the Provisional Degree Certificate.
  • Sometimes, a few institutions may ask for all Semester cards as well.
  • If any of the documents are not in English, arrange for their certified translations. Universities will not be able to assess it if it is not in English.
  • Most of the Colleges/Universities will need you to scan & upload the documents for applications. Only a few require the traditional way of having all these documents sent by mail.
  • If you are uploading Certificates online, make sure you make a single PDF of the certificate along with the translated version.
  • All scanned documents must have every information clearly visible.
  • If you are sending the certificates by postal services, NEVER send the original ones. There might be chances your mail might get misplaced. Always send notarized copies of all documents.
  • Sometimes, your bachelor’s curriculum might also be asked during the admission process.

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