Frequently Asked Questions
What can IDP do for me?
IDP will offer you academic counselling on
programs and institutions in Canada and help you with the
entire application and student visa process. Your counsellor will
customize checklists for you every step of the way and track all
your application, fee payments and visa deadlines. In addition,
your counselor will provide a detailed pre-departure orientation to
prepare you for life as a student in the Canada.
Will I get a dedicated counsellor for
the entire application and visa process?
Yes, once you sign up with IDP, you will be
assigned a dedicated counsellor who would guide you through the
What are the requirements to apply for a
Bachelor’s Degree in the Canada?
The minimum admissions requirement is
successful completion of the Year 12 examination from a recognized
board. Some institutions may require you to take an admission tests
like SAT and/or IELTS.
What are the admissions req. to apply
for a Master’s and Ph.D. degree program in the Canada?
The minimum admissions requirement is
successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized
university. Some universities may require you to take an admission
tests like GRE, GMAT or IELTS depending on the program you apply
For admissions to a Ph.D. program in addition
to completing a Master’s degree you need to demonstrate evidence of
research acumen and may need to write a GRE subject in addition to
a GRE general and IELTS.
Admissions test requirements vary from
institution to institution. Most institutions request for an
English proficiency test like the IELTS. The other standardized
tests that you may have to take like GMAT, GRE, SAT and the like
are dependant on the program you are applying for.
Which is the best institution for
There is no official ranking of Canadian
institutions. Institutions are judged based on their accreditation
status. The best institution for you is one that matches your
academic profile and meets your study, career and life goals.
What are the tuition and living
costs in Canada?
Tuition fees generally range from CAD
6,000 to CAD 25,000 per year for undergraduate program and CAD
6,500 to CAD 32,000 per year for graduate program. Living costs are
variable from about less than CAD 4,800 to CAD 9,600 per
year depending on the city you live in, accommodation preferences,
lifestyle and ancillary expenses such as books, clothing,
entertainment, travel cost and the like.
Can I get financial aid to study in
Yes, Canadian institutions offer
financial aid in the form of scholarships, bursaries, on campus
jobs, teaching assistantships, administrative assistantships,
research assistantships, internships and the like. The amount
varies from level of study as well as program type. Financial aid
offerings are competitive and students need to demonstrate
exceptional academic and extracurricular skills.
When can I commence studies in
The major intakes are Fall (September) and
Spring (January) but many institutions have Summer intakes (May or
June) as well.
When should I begin the application
process for a given intake?
For universities it is recommended that you
begin your application process at least 12 - 15 months in
advance of the intake, to allow for sufficient preparation
time and time to study for the standard admission tests. For
colleges it is recommended that you begin your application process
at least 4 - 6 months in advance of the intake,
to allow for sufficient preparation time and time to study for the
standard admission tests.
Does IDP have any special relationship
with Canadian institutions?
Yes, IDP has signed up with
certain Canadian institutions which will certainly give you
the benefit of better turnaround time for application assessment
and other requirements.
Will IDP help me with pre departure
Yes, IDP will organize a pre-departure
orientation program which will help you transition to life as a
student in Canada and address topics ranging from
cross-cultural issues to ticketing, medical insurance, foreign
exchange and the likes.