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Canadian University Admission Requirements

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How To Apply To Canadian Universities 

Pakistani students can apply to study in Canada by choosing a program, meeting admission requirements, and applying directly to Canadian institutions or through common application platforms. Every year, thousands of students look forward to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Canada. There are many options to study in Canada for Pakistani students. You can find here the whole guide for admission requirements, English language tests, application process, and intakes in Canadian universities.

Intakes In Canadian Universities

If we compare to single intake in Pakistani universities, Canadian universities offer three intakes to international students like

  • Fall Intakes: It is the major intake chosen by Pakistani students to study in Canada, students can apply from March- June for September/ fall intake

  • Winter Intakes: This intake starts in January, best suited to those who have missed September intakes

  • Summer Intakes: This intake is available for limited courses to study and begins in April/ May

Eligibility Criteria To Study In Canadian Universities

Pakistani students have to fulfil the following admission requirements to different programs in Canada 

Course/ Program to study 

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate programs 

  • Must have intermediate passing certificate with 60% marks
  • Statement of Purpose 

Master’s degree 

  • 4 years bachelor’s degree with minimum 70% marks
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letter of recommendation 

PhD/ Doctoral program 

  • 2 years master’s degree with research
  • Minimum 70% marks percentage
  • Research proposal
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letter of recommendation

Eligibility criteria for MBA program 

  • 4 years bachelor’s degree from HEC recognized university
  •  3-5 years job experience
  • GMAT scores: 500-800


Standardized Test Scores For Admission In Canadian Universities

International students who are attempting to enroll in graduate programs in Canada have to submit a score of standard tests for an appropriate graduate study program. The most common exams that are recognized in Canada are listed here, along with the minimum results required for admission.

Study Program 

Test Scores 

MBA and business related subjects 

GMAT: 500-800

MS in different science courses 

GRE: 300-340 


English Language Requirements To Study In Canada

Canadian universities accept TOEFL and IELTS test scores for admission in different study programs. English and French are the languages mostly use for teaching in Canada. So Canadian universities accept students with a valid English language test scores. Minimum English proficiency test scores required by the Canadian universities are as follows 

Degree Program 

IELTS Test Scores 

Bachelor’s, diploma/ certificate courses 


Post graduate diploma/ master’s programs 


PhD/ doctoral programs 



Let’s take a look at the other English language tests accepted by Canadian universities  

  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English language assessment): 60-70

  • TOEFL: minimum 90

  • PTE: 60-65

Pathways To Study In Canada Without IELTS

Pakistani students can select the following ways to get admission to Canadian universities or colleges without taking the IELTS exam:

  • ESL English as second pathway

  • EAP English as academic pathway

Duration of English Language Courses

  • Different duration according to your grip in English

  • Universities access English proficiency before offering admission letter or may be access after your landing in Canada and decide the duration of program.

Cost of Language Schools In Canada

The cost of the ESL and EAP depends on the duration. Canadian university may charge 4000- 15,000 CAD tuition fee for a 12 week English language course program

admission requirements for pakistani students to study undergraduare and post graduate in Canadian university

Documents Required For Canadian University’s Application

These are general documents required by every other Canadian university.

  • Complete application form

  • Transcript of your last degree

  • High school certificate (students applying for undergraduate studies)

  • Bachelor’s degree (students applying for graduate degree)

  • Master’s degree (students applying for post-graduation)

  • Reference letters

  • Statement of purpose

  • Language tests (including IELTS, TOEFL, or other) 

  • Resume

*Documentation requirements may vary in different universities.

Application Process To Study In Canada

The prerequisites for admission to Canadian universities straightforward. Each university has a unique set of requirements and standards for students to meet in order to be admitted to their universities and colleges. However, a standard method of application followed by most of Canadian universities is as follows

  • Choose a study program and university

  • Grab all the authentic information from the university’s official website

  • Confirm that the institute is approved by the Canadian government which means having a DLI (Designated Learning Institution allowing admission to international students)

  • Fill the online application form

  • Complete the documentation

  • Submit the application form

  • Wait for you acceptance response through email

  • After getting acceptance letter apply for the visa and complete admission process by paying fees and submitting additional documents require by the university 


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