Canada is one of the most preferred destinations in the world for students for higher studies and also to further build their career. Canada study plan can be successful only if you make the application at the right time. Canadian universities take admissions in definite time periods most usually known as intakes.
The three main intakes in Canada are:
Fall Intake (Primary Intake):
This is a popular intake among Indian students. The Fall semester begins in September and provides a large number of courses and degrees to foreign students.
Winter Intake (Secondary Intake):
The winter intake starts in January and is best for those students who did not enrol in September.
Summer admission is generally available for a restricted number of programmes and colleges and begins in April or May.
|Intakes in Canada||Durations||Deadline||Courses|
|Fall Intake||September–December/early January||Between December and March||All Programmes (Undergraduate and postgraduate in a university)|
|Winter Intake||January–May||Between September and November||Selective Programmes|
|Spring/Summer Intake||May-August||February||Short Term Programmes like Diploma programs in colleges|
|Intakes in Canada||Pros||Cons|
|Fall Intake||Good weather Enough time to familiarize yourself with the environment A head start of 4-5 months for applications Apply for major courses Great funding and scholarship opportunities||Intense Competition A lot of applicants apply during this time|
|Winter Intake||Gives you time to prepare for the study permit and visa More time to prepare for the university application||Harsh Canadian winters Less international applicants Limited courses available|
|Spring/Summer Intake||Least intense competition Better chances of getting the offer||Only Short-terms courses are available Not a mandatory semester Offered by very few universities Students prefer taking a spring break|
Canadian university – List of Required Documents:
- Language proficiency test scorecard.
- Scorecard of other exams such as SAT, ACT, GMAT, and GRE.
- Academic records.
- Extra-curricular activity certificates.
- Statement of Purpose.
- Letter of Recommendations.
- Photocopy of passport (a valid one).
List of Universities under different Intakes:
|Universities for September intake Canada|
|Fraser International College|
|George Brown College|
|Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT)|
|Navitas International College of Manitoba (ICM)|
|Saskatchewan Polytechnic University|
|Cape Breton University|
|Mount Saint Vincent University|
|Mount Saint Vincent University|
|University of the Fraser Valley|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University|
|New York Institute of Technology|
Common Steps to apply for different intakes in Canada:
Step 1: Shortlist the Universities
Step 2: Crack the Exams for standardised examinations such as the GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL
Step 3: Submit Your Applications
Step 4: Wait for Your Acceptance/Offer Letter
Step 5: Compile your Student Visa and Finances
Step 6: Look and apply for international scholarships in Canada or student loan.
Step 7: Get Ready to Fly after completing the above stated steps by booking your airline tickets
Which Intake in Canada to Choose?
A huge majority of applicants oscillate between the September & January intakes in Canada and to choose which one is best for them. While the process of admission itself is not so long, the whole exercise of applying for a university is a tedious process starting from the universities you wish to apply to. However, it also depends on the suitability of the candidate as well as which window is right according to their chosen course and university. If you are sure enough, apply soon and you will hopefully receive your admit notification earlier to pursue higher studies in Canada.
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