The 4 best universities in Canada

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The high academic level of the universities in Canada is frequently reflected in the successes of their students.

Due to the good reception given to students from all around the world, there is a multicultural atmosphere in Canadian universities and, for this reason, there is no doubt that if you are considering the option of studying abroad, Canada is the perfect destination.

  • University of (U of T)

The University of Toronto was founded on 15th March 1827 and from that moment onwards, it has maintained an excellent academic record of accomplishment. Four Canadian prime ministers and ten Nobel Prize winners have graduated from the University. The U of T is always among the first 20 place in the rankings of the world’s best universities, meaning that it is the best reputation in Canada.

It has three university campuses: Downtown Toronto Campus, Mississauga Campus and Scarborough Campus. These campuses offer more than 700 degree programmes, encompassing an array of subjects and more than 200 postgraduate programmes. The University also has state-of-the-art facilities designed for the practice and development of learning.

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The U of T also offers a summer course that allow you to experience life in this marvellous city for a period of three to four weeks.

If you would like to enrol at this emblematic university, it is important to be aware of the diverse scholarship programme available for students from all around the world. Many of them cover the matriculation fees, books and help for full residence for a four-year period. If you do decide to choose a scholarship, it is very important to bear in mind your proficiency in English and that the high schools where you have studied are endorsed by the University. There are also scholarships for those who want to study one of the postgraduate courses offered by this advanced studies centre.

If you have already decided to go for this university, don’t wait any longer to start the paperwork, since the process can last up to one year.

  • McGill University

This prestigious university opened its doors in 1821 and ever since, it has been a centre of reference for those seeking excellence in their professional preparation.

One of the University’s distinguishing features is that it requires potential candidates to have high academic standards, therefore guaranteeing that its students include the best brains in the country. The University has produced 9 Nobel Prize winners and it was also the location of Ernest Rutherford’s Nobel Prize winning research on the nature of radioactivity.

The University has a wide scholarship programme for both graduate and postgraduate courses, offering the opportunity to study to people from all over the world. Its campus is considered to be one of the most beautiful, with 11 faculties and 11 professional schools, offering 300 study programmes.

The University particularly focuses on the students linking their academic activities with their extracurricular activities. For this reason, it has a Sports Centre, which is perfectly equipped for athletics, hockey and football, among other sports.

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If the idea of living abroad for the whole time you are studying at university still doesn’t convince you, you could try one of the summer courses offered by the centre and get to experience life at the University first-hand.

  • University of British Colombia

The University of British Colombia (UBC) was founded in 1915 and is the oldest university in the province of British Columbia.

On many occasions, UBC has been recognised as one of the three best universities in Canada thanks to the high academic level it has maintained since its early years. Thousands of professionals have graduated from this emblematic university, including many Nobel Prize winners, important politicians in the country and athletes known all over the world.

UBC has two university campuses, one in Okanagan and the other in Vancouver. The Vancouver campus is the institution’s main centre. Between both campuses, there are 19 faculties and 3 professional schools offering excellent educational programmes.

As part of the facilities dedicated to research, we can find the Botanic Garden, boasting over 8,000 plant species. Numerous projects closely related to the protection of the plants and their evolution are undertaken here. There is also an important anthropology museum on the University grounds, housing many permanent and temporary exhibits. Important research related to the University is also undertaken in the museum. Moreover, students who enrol in this institution have access to the latest technology as a means to develop the knowledge they have acquired.

Every year, this centre receives people from many countries and has students from 149 different nations. The University also offers a scholarship system to those interested in studying there, but I warn you that if you choose this university, you should be aware that the entry requirements are very high, since we are talking about one of the best universities in the country.

  • University of Alberta

The University of Alberta, founded in 1908, has 5 campuses distributed around the province, four of which are located in Edmonton and the other in Camrose.

It is considered to be one of the most important research universities in Canada, especially in the field of medicine. Its facilities include over 200 laboratories dedicated to the development of new technologies in areas such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and the environment. The University has 18 faculties and many institutes and research centres in which over 200 pre-graduate courses and over 200 postgraduate courses are offered.

The University has a large scholarship and prize system for those who interested in studying there. There is also the possibility to participate in exchange programmes where students from all over the world can attend courses in the excellent facilities and transfer their grades.

This institution is also noteworthy for the significant participation of its students in sporting events. An example of this is that the University’s female hockey team has won the ¨Canada West Conference¨ seven times.

It is important to point out that, although the entry requirements of these universities for their students is quite high in comparison to the rest, this means that you have the guarantee of the best preparation for you to become an excellent professional.

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