All You Need to Know about PhD programme in Canada (Exclusive)

Canada is a promising destination for any individual aspiring to undergo a PhD programme in any academic field. Many scholars from around the world, especially from Asia and Africa have developed enormous interest and aspiration to study for their PhDs and other academic research projects because of the rewarding academic experience in Canada.

You will be informed, through this article, the requirements and cost for PhD in Canada, scholarship and Immigration.


Each of the over one hundred universities in Canada has its own peculiar processes for admission and enrolment of candidates for their doctoral programmes. As a PhD candidate, after you have selected a university of your choice, it will be required that you go through the university's admission prospectus online, and also submit the required materials on their website. Check below for some basic criteria for every application.

> A statement of purpose with professional and academic experience, publications, awards, and any other requirement as may be deemed necessary by the university.

> Master's degree backed up with great scores in relevant subject areas. The applicant must also demonstrate great academic and research abilities.

> Depending on the province where one's university is located, one will be required to undergo a proof of French or English proficiency. However, some universities accept certifications from IELTS or TOEL for language benchmarking.

> Aside a reference letter from your academic referee, at least two more reference letters from your supervisors will also be required.


In Canada, there is cost difference between domestic students' fee and international students' fee. For international students, PhD programme costs around $8,000 -15,000 annually. Domestic PhD candidates spend around $8,000 - 10,000 annually. It is noteworthy to mention here that an independent research-based PhD programme is far cheaper than a structured PhD programme.


There are lots of scholarship opportunities for both aspiring and already admitted PhD students in Canadian universities both at the federal and provincial levels. International students from around the world are motivated and encouraged through the scholarship programme. Like every other scholarship scheme, Canadian PhD scholarship programme requires PhD candidates to meet the following basic assessment criteria:

> must demonstrate high academic ability and excellence through past academic records and antecedents.

> must be enrolled for a PhD programme at any Canadian university.

> must hold a valid Canadian study permit.

Note: it is the responsibility of the Canadian institution to apply for the scholarship on behalf of the student. However, the student must have applied to a Canadian post-secondary institution.


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