These are Canada’s Best Universities for International Students
Canadian universities have acquired a solid international prestige that is recognized each year in the rankings of the most valued faculties worldwide. This circumstance has had a significant effect on the number of foreign students who decide each year to pursue their post-secondary studies at one of the country’s universities.
According to a study by the Royal Bank (RBC), the number of international students enrolled in post-secondary studies in Canada has increased in the last decade. It reached nearly 415,000 in 2016, up from 350,000 the year before and more than double the 180,000 recorded in 2007. This number is still relatively small compared to the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. But the growth in absolute terms already exceeds that of other countries with a longer tradition.
China and India are the main emitters of students. The 132,000 Chinese citizens studied in Canada in 2016, representing a third of the total. India’s student population has grown tenfold in the last decade, reaching 80,000 in 2016. Much of the remaining increase reflects a growing presence of students from France (its number doubled since 2007), as well as from Nigeria, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam. Together, these countries supplied more than 60% of Canada’s foreign students in 2016, up from 35% in 2007. In recent years there has been a significant increase in students from Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Mexico and Peru.
The QS World University Rankings 2018, which analyzes and ranks the best universities in the world, has included 26 Canadians, of which four are in the Top 100. But what should a foreign student who is interested in studying in Canada know?
A Canadian citizen, for example, will pay an average of 6,571 Canadian dollars per year to get a university degree 6,907 per year for a postgraduate degree. According to Statistics Canada, the average tuition fees for international students in 2017/18 are CAN$25,180 per year.
In the case of Ontario, the provincial government reports that average university tuition costs C$6,160 per year, while Statistics Canada raises that amount to C$7,868 per year. According to the different rankings and classifications that value quality, means, infrastructure and immersion in the labor market, these are the ten best universities in Canada.
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UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
The University of Toronto is considered the best in Canada and ranks 31st worldwide. Created in 1827, it has about 88,700 students on its three campuses in Toronto, and is recognized for its research innovation programs, such as those linked to the discovery of insulin and stem cells.
Ranked 32nd in the world in 2018, McGill University was founded in 1821 and has about 40,500 students, 25% of whom are international. It is headquartered in Montreal and boasts the highest number of Rhodes Scholars (142) and Nobel Prize winners (12) among all Canadian universities.
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
The University of British Columbia, always at the top of the national charts, has lost six places globally in the last year to reach 51st place. Despite this, it remains the third best ranked university in Canada. Located in Vancouver and Kelowna in British Columbia, the university has approximately 62,900 students, including 14,434 international students from 162 countries.
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
The University of Alberta was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in the city of Edmonton. It ranks 90th in the world and has 37,830 registered students from 143 countries. Some studies put the annual impact of its activity on Alberta’s economy at 12.3 billion Canadian dollars.
UNIVERSITY OF MONTREAL
It is ranked 130th in the world, but it is the French-speaking university with the highest ranking in Canada and one of the 10 best employers in the Montreal region. The university was established in 1878 and is one of Canada’s most active universities in research, with revenue generated in excess of $500 million.
McMaster University was originally founded in 1887 in Toronto, but moved to Hamilton, Ontario in 1930. McMaster is home to 70 research centers and institutes, and is particularly known for its medical school.
Also located in Ontario, the University of Waterloo ranks 152nd in the world in 2018 and is one of the youngest in Canada, having opened its doors in 1957. Today it has 36,670 students, with 37% of graduates coming from outside Canada.
Ranked 210th worldwide next to the University of Antwerp in Belgium, Western University is located in London, Ontario. Formerly known as the University of Western Ontario, it was founded in 1878 and now has about 28,800 students enrolled.
UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
The University of Calgary ranks 217th in the world in 2018. Founded in 1966, the university has five campuses, one in Qatar, and has been the birthplace of a variety of important inventions, including neurochip.
Queen’s University is ranked 224th in the world in 2018 and is one of Canada’s oldest universities, founded in 1841, 26 years before the country itself was founded. Today, Queen’s has about 22,461 students, 10% of whom are international.
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