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Top Public Universities In Canada

Top Public Universities In Canada

University of Toronto

The University of Toronto (U of T or UToronto) is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, located on the grounds that surround Queen’s Park. It was founded by royal charter in 1827 as King’s College, the first institution of higher learning in Upper Canada. Originally controlled by the Church of England, the university assumed its present name in 1850 upon becoming a secular institution. As a collegiate university, it comprises eleven colleges each with substantial autonomy on financial and institutional affairs and significant differences in character and history. The university also operates two suburban campuses located in Scarborough and Mississauga.

The University of Toronto offers over 700 undergraduate and 200 graduate programs. In all major rankings, the university consistently ranks in the top ten public universities in the world and as the top university in the country. It receives the most annual scientific research funding and endowment of any Canadian university and is one of two members of the Association of American Universities outside the United States, the other being McGill University in Montreal. University of Toronto – Wikipedia

Entry Requirements

Undergrad Entry Requirements

The University requires A*AA -BBB for the undergraduate programs.

Postgrad Entry Requirements

The University requires a minimum of 4 years of study First Class / Division or 67.5% – 75%

English Language Requirements

IELTS – Minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0

TOEFL–test: Minimum Requirement: total score of 100 + 22 on Writing

Tuition Fee

Undergrad Tuition Fee


Business Degree: $ 57,020 – 64,810 annual fee
STEM Degree: $ 57,020 – 58,970 annual fee
Arts Degree: $ 57,020 – 58,970 annual fee

Postgrad Tuition Fee

Business Degree: $ 34,717 annual fee
STEM Degree:
 $ 28,735 – 35,415 annual fee
Arts Degree: $ 14,773 – 28,735 annual fee
MBA:
$ 24,964 – 36,532
Research Ms: 8,735 – 9,226 & some program are 13K+

Intakes and Deadlines

Intakes: September Only


Application deadline: 13th January for Masters 14th January till 1st February.

Application Fee

The University of Toronto Application Fee is $125.

Scholarship

Admission Scholarship

Eligible high school students (including international candidates) are automatically considered for a variety of admission scholarships when they apply to the University. The Scholarship is up to $1000- $5000 or maybe more.

McGill University

McGill University is a public research university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1821 by a royal charter granted by King George IV, the university bears the name of James McGill, a Scottish merchant whose bequest in 1813 formed the university’s precursor, the University of McGill College (or simply, McGill College); the name was officially changed to McGill University in 1885.

McGill’s main campus is on the slope of Mount Royal in downtown Montreal in the borough of Ville-Marie, with a second campus situated in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, also on Montreal Island, 30 kilometers (19 mi) west of the main campus. The university is one of two universities outside the United States which are members of the Association of American Universities, alongside the University of Toronto, and it is the only Canadian member of the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF) within the World Economic Forum. McGill University – Wikipedia


Entry Requirements

Undergrad Entry Requirements

McGill University requires A*AA -BBB for the undergraduate programs.

Minimum requirements are an overall average of 60% in each year, as well as in all prerequisite subjects.

Postgrad Entry Requirements

McGill University requires a minimum of 4 years of study First Class / Division 3.0 out of 4.0

English Language Requirements

IELTS – Minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0

TOEFL–IBT: 86 overalls, no less than 20 in each of the four component scores

Tuition Fee

Undergrad Tuition Fee

Business Degree: $ 59,697 annual fee
STEM Degree: $ 26,446-52,698 annual fee
Arts Degree: $ 23,988-29,596 annual fee

Postgrad Tuition Fee

Business Degree: $ 14,316-15,324 annual fee
STEM Degree:
 $ 28,044-28,534 annual fee
MBA:
$ 31,093 annual fee
Research Ms/thesis based: $ 9,330-21,470

Intakes and Deadlines

Intakes: September, May, and January


Application deadline: 15th January, 15th February, 15th May, and 15th September

Application Fee

McGill University Application Fee is $ 50 – 171

Scholarship

Admission Scholarship

Entrance scholarships for future undergraduates

Merit-based entrance scholarships to first-time university students entering a full-time undergraduate degree program.

One-year Scholarships, valued at $3,000 (non-renewable)

Major Scholarships are valued between $3,000 and $12,000 (renewable annually up to 3 or 4 years provided criteria for renewal are met)

The University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a public research university with campuses near Vancouver and Kelowna, British Columbia. Established in 1908, UBC is British Columbia’s oldest university. The university ranks among the top three universities in Canada. With an annual research budget of $759 million, UBC funds over 8,000 projects a year.

The Vancouver campus is situated adjacent to the University Endowment Lands located about 10 km (6 mi) west of downtown Vancouver. UBC is home to TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, which houses the world’s largest cyclotron. In addition to the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and Stuart Blesson Quantum Matter Institute, UBC and the Max Planck Society collectively established the first Max Planck Institute in North America, specializing in quantum materials. One of the largest research libraries in Canada, the UBC Library system has over 9.9 million volumes among its 21 branches. The Okanagan campus, acquired in 2005, is located in Kelowna, British Columbia. University of British Columbia – Wikipedia


Entry Requirements in University of British Columbia

Undergrad Entry Requirements

The University of British Columbia requires As & Bs average (a combination of mainly A and B grades).


A minimum score of 74% average on Pakistan’s grading scale is required for admission.

Postgrad Entry Requirements

The University of British Columbia requires a minimum of 4 years of study.

The University of British Columbia English Language Requirements

IELTS – Minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0

TOEFL–test: Minimum Requirement: Overall: 90, Reading: 22, Listening: 22, Writing: 21, Speaking: 21.

The University of British Columbia Tuition Fee

Undergrad Tuition Fee

Business Degree: $ 42,395 annual fee
STEM Degree: $ 41,156 – 53,701annual fee
Arts Degree: $ 41,156 annual fee

Postgrad Tuition Fee

Business Degree: $ 48,668 – 57,930 annual fee
STEM Degree:
 $ 22,440 – 68,021-annual fee
Arts Degree: $ 47,734 – 49,412 annual fee
Master of Civil Engineering: $ 21,898
MBA: $ 64,944
Research MS: $ 9,131-14,194 & maximum fee will be $ 26,850

The University of British Columbia Intakes and Deadlines

Intakes: September and May


Application deadline: 15 January for May and September intakes.

Application Fee

The University of British Columbia Application Fee is $168.

Scholarship

International Major Entrance Scholarship

International Major Entrance Scholarships (IMES) are awarded to exceptional international students entering undergraduate programs at UBC. Students receive their IMES when they enter their first year at UBC, and the scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years of study.

Eligibility

  • Be new to UBC, entering directly from secondary school or post-secondary (university or college).
  • Be an international student who will be studying at UBC on a Canadian study permit (student visa). (Changes to your citizenship status will affect your IMES eligibility.)
  • Demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and intellectual promise, as well as impressive extracurricular and community involvement.
  • Not being nominated for a need-and-merit-based International Scholars award.

Apply to UBC by January 15.


If you apply to UBC by January 15, you will be automatically considered for the IMES. Scholarship decisions are made between mid-March to the end of April each year.

The University of Alberta

The University of Alberta, also known as U of A or UAlberta, is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first premier of Alberta, and Henry Marshall Tory, the university’s first president. It was enabled through the Post-secondary Learning Act.

The university is considered a “comprehensive academic and research university” (CARU), which means that it offers a range of academic and professional programs that generally lead to undergraduate and graduate-level credentials.

The university comprises four campuses in Edmonton, an Augustana Campus in Camrose, and a staff center in downtown Calgary. The original north campus consists of 150 buildings covering 50 city blocks on the south rim of the North Saskatchewan River valley, directly across from downtown Edmonton. 39,000 students from Canada and 150 other countries participate in 400 programs in 18 faculties.

The university is a major economic driver in Alberta. Its impact on Alberta’s economy is estimated at $12.3 billion annually or five percent of the province’s gross domestic product. University of Alberta – Wikipedia


Entry Requirements

Undergrad Entry Requirements

The University of Alberta requires 3A Levels with minimum Bs or More. Minimum overall average across all five required courses 70%+

Postgrad Entry Requirements

The University of Alberta requires a minimum of 4 years of study with 1st Division (65%)

The University of Alberta English Language Requirements

IELTS – Minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0

TOEFL–test: iBT: At least 90 with a minimum score of 21 points in each.

Tuition Fee

Undergrad Tuition Fee

Business Degree: $ 35000 annual fee
STEM Degree: $ 29,500-39,500 annual fee
Arts Degree: $ 29,500 annual fee

Postgrad Tuition Fee

Business Degree: $ 25,200-28,281 annual fee
STEM Degree:
 $ 9,321-25,200 annual fee
Arts Degree: $ 8,700-9,321 annual fee
MBA:
$ 28,281 annual fee

Intakes and Deadlines

Intakes: January, September, May, and July.

Application deadline

  • July 1 for September admission
  • November 1 for January admission
  • March 1 for May admission
  • May 1 for July admission

The University of Alberta Application Fee

The University of Alberta Application Fee is $135.

Scholarship

International Student Scholarship (U.G)

A candidate can receive up to $9,000, depending on the admission average.
You must apply to an undergraduate degree program before you can apply for any entrance scholarships.
The deadline for application-based scholarships is January 12, 2022.

University of Alberta Graduate Entrance Scholarship

International students will receive an additional $10,000 to help cover fees.

Open to course-based or thesis students
Must have an Admission GPA of 3.7 or higher
Must be full-time registered during the tenure of the award.

McMaster University

McMaster University (McMaster or Mac) is a public research university in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The main McMaster campus is on 121 hectares (300 acres) of land near the residential neighborhoods of Ainslie Wood and Westdale, adjacent to the Royal Botanical Gardens. It operates six academic faculties: the DeGroote School of Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Social Science, and Science. It is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada.

The university bears the name of William McMaster, a prominent Canadian senator, and banker who bequeathed C$900,000 to its founding. It was incorporated under the terms of an act of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1887, merging the Toronto Baptist College with Woodstock College. It opened in Toronto in 1890. Inadequate facilities and the gift of land in Hamilton prompted its relocation in 1930. The Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec controlled the university until it became a privately chartered, publicly funded non-denominational institution in 1957. McMaster University – Wikipedia

Entry Requirements

Undergrad Entry Requirements

McMaster University requires 3A Levels with minimum Bs or More.

Postgrad Entry Requirements

McMaster University requires a minimum of 4 years of study with 1st Division (70%)

English Language Requirements

IELTS – Minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 5.5

TOEFL– minimum score of 92 (internet-based),

(paper-based), minimum of 20 per band;
for the Faculty of Engineering a minimum score of 88 (internet-based)

Tuition Fee

Undergrad Tuition Fee

Business Degree: $ 38,224 – 41,984 annual fee
STEM Degree: $ 31,469 – 48,996 annual fee
Arts Degree: $ 33,147 – 39,196 annual fee

Postgrad Tuition Fee

Business Degree: $ 16,813 – 20,660 annual fee
STEM Degree:
 $ 16,813 – 20,660 (38,900 Health science)  annual fee
Arts Degree: $ 16,813 – 20,660 annual fee
MBA:
$ 41,325 – 42,915
Research Ms Program: $ 11,397

Intakes and Deadlines

Intakes: January, September, and May


Application deadline:

  • 1st January
  • 1st February
  • 1stApril
  • 15th Nov for Jan intake

Application Fee

McMaster University Application Fee is $ 110 – 150 (MBA).

Scholarship

Provost Entrance Scholarship for International Students


Value: $7500 (Up to 10 awards available per year)


Eligibility for Award: merit-based


Criteria: This award requires a letter of reference from an official from their high school (i.e. principal, department head, guidance counselor, etc.) who can comment knowledgeably about your academic achievements, character, community service, and leadership potential


Deadline: February 12, 2021

The University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo (commonly referred to as WaterlooUW, or UWaterloo) is a public research university with the main campus in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The main campus is on 404 hectares (998 acres) of land adjacent to “Uptown” Waterloo and Waterloo Park. The university also operates three satellite campuses and four affiliated university colleges. The university offers academic programs administered by six faculties and thirteen faculty-based schools. Waterloo operates the largest post-secondary co-operative education program in the world, with over 20,000 undergraduate students enrolled in the university’s co-op program. Waterloo is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada.

The institution originates from the Waterloo College Associate Faculties, established on 4 April 1956; a semi-autonomous entity of Waterloo College, which was an affiliate of the University of Western Ontario. This entity formally separated from Waterloo College and was incorporated as a university with the passage of the University of Waterloo Act by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1959. It was established to fill the need to train engineers and technicians for Canada’s growing postwar economy. It grew substantially over the next decade, adding a faculty of arts in 1960, and the College of Optometry of Ontario (now the School of Optometry and Vision Science), which moved from Toronto in 1967. University of Waterloo – Wikipedia


Entry Requirements

Undergrad Entry Requirements

The University of Waterloo requires CCC-3A* depending upon the major you choose.

In Pakistan or other than Cambridge board, it requires 90%+

Postgrad Entry Requirements

The University of Waterloo requires a minimum of 4 years of study with 1st Division (75%)

English Language Requirements

IELTS – Minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, (6.5 writing, 6.0 reading, 6.0 listening, 6.5 speakings)

TOEFL–test: iBT: At least 90 overall (25 writing, 25 speaking)

IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.5, speaking 6.5) for Masters

Tuition Fee

Undergrad Tuition Fee

Business Degree: $ 61,614 – 63,000 annual fee
STEM Degree: $ 44,000 – 63,000 annual fee
Arts Degree: $ 42,000 – 43,000 annual fee

Postgrad Tuition Fee

Business Degree: $ 21,333 – 21,494 annual fee
STEM Degree:
 $ 29,358 annual fee
Arts Degree: $ 10,719 – 29,358 annual fee
MBET:
$ 61,614 annual fee
Research Master’s: 19,914/year – 22,439.85/year

Intakes and Deadlines

Intakes: January, September, May


Application deadline:

February 1st for UG

P.G: March 27

Additionally, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score (only for those applicants who completed their degree outside of Canada and the United States).

Application Fee

The University of Waterloo Application Fee is $125.

Scholarship

University of Waterloo International Student Entrance Scholarship

20 scholarships, valued at $10,000 each

Eligibility & selection criteria: academic performance
Admission Information Form (AIF) may be also be considered
Euclid Math Contest results (Mathematics student)

Western University

The University of Western Ontario (UWO; branded as Western University, commonly shortened to Western) is a public research university in London, Ontario, Canada. The main campus is located on 455 hectares (1,120 acres) of land, surrounded by residential neighborhoods and the Thames River bisecting the campus’s eastern portion. The university operates twelve academic faculties and schools. It is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada.

The university was founded on 7 March 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth of the Anglican Diocese of Huron as the Western University of London, Ontario. It incorporated Huron College, which had been founded in 1863. The first four faculties were Arts, Divinity, Law, and Medicine. The university became non-denominational in 1908. Beginning in 1919, the university had affiliated with several denominational colleges. The university grew substantially in the post-World War II era, and a number of faculties and schools were added. University of Western Ontario – Wikipedia

Entry Requirements

Undergrad Entry Requirements

Western University requires 3A Levels with minimum Bs or More. Or minimum Grade 12 average of 80% or equivalent.

Postgrad Entry Requirements

Western University requires a minimum of 4 years of study with 1st Division (70%) in the last two years of bachelor’s degree.

English Language Requirements

IELTS – Minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5

TOEFL– iBT: the minimum score is 86, with no individual score below 20.
PDT (Paper-delivered Test): the minimum score is 65, with no individual score below 20.

A minimum score of 92 (internet-based),

(paper-based), minimum of 20 per band;
for the Faculty of Engineering a minimum score of 88 (internet-based)

Tuition Fee

Undergrad Tuition Fee

Business Degree: $ 38,691 – 54,198 annual fee
STEM Degree: $ 34,703 – 52,554 annual fee
Arts Degree: $ 34,678 – 38,691 annual fee

Postgrad Tuition Fee

Business Degree: $ 37512 – 40236 annual fee
STEM Degree:
 $ 15214 – 29156 annual fee
Arts Degree: $ 15214 annual free Ivey Business School MBA: $ 80,454 annual fee.

Intakes and Deadlines

Intakes: January, September, May, and July


Application deadline:

  • February 1
  • January 15 – Deadline for OUAC.
  • March 1 – Deadline for secondary school applicants.

Application Fee

Western University Application Fee is $ 120

Scholarship

International President’s Entrance Scholarships

3 scholarships worth $50,000 each are available to exceptional international students. Selection is based on outstanding academic performance, creative and innovative thought, and significant achievement in extracurricular activities.
Students must complete a National Scholarship application which includes
an essay and a nomination from their school.

The application is available in mid-November.
Application Deadline: February 14, 2020

Admission Scholarships

Western’s Admission Scholarships are automatically awarded upon admission to Western. No application is required to be considered for these scholarships.

Queen’s University

Queen’s, is a public research university in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. It holds more than 1,400 hectares (3,500 acres) of land throughout Ontario and owns Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England. It is organized into eight faculties and schools.

The Church of Scotland established Queen’s College in October 1841 via a royal charter from Queen Victoria. The first classes, intended to prepare students for the ministry, were held on 7 March 1842 with 13 students and two professors. In 1869, this was the first Canadian university west of the Maritime provinces to admit women. In1883, a women’s college for medical education affiliated with Queen’s University was established after male staff and students reacted with hostility to the admission of women to the university’s medical classes. 1912, Queen’s ended its affiliation with the Presbyterian Church and adopted its present name. During the mid-20th century, the university established several faculties and schools and expanded its campus with the construction of new facilities. Queen’s University at Kingston – Wikipedia

Entry Requirements

Undergrad Entry Requirements

University requires 3A Levels with a minimum 3Bs or More. Or minimum Grade 12 average of 80% or equivalent.

Postgrad Entry Requirements

The University requires a minimum of 4 years of study with 1st Division (70%) in the last two years of bachelor’s degree.

English Language Requirements

IELTS – Minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5 and 6.0 in each component.

TOEFL– iBT: the minimum score is 88, with 24 Writing, 22 Speaking, 22 Reading, 20
PDT (Paper-delivered Test): the minimum score is 65, with no individual score below 20.

Tuition Fee

Undergrad Tuition Fee

Business Degree: $ 24,300 – 25,463 annual fee
STEM Degree: $ 25,463 – 32,286 annual fee
Arts Degree: $ 24,300 annual fee

Postgrad Tuition Fee

Business Degree: $ 34,002 annual fee
STEM Degree:
 $ 21,463 – 34,002 annual fee
Arts Degree: $ 16,000 – 26000 annual fee
M.A Arts & History: $9000
MBA:
$ 34,002

Intakes and Deadlines

Intakes: January, September.


Application deadline:

  • 30th April fall & 30th Sep for January

Application Fee

Queen’s University Application Fee is $ 110

Scholarship

Principal’s Scholarship


Total Value: $4,000

Recipients of these scholarships will be selected automatically. By applying for admission to Queen’s all eligible applicants are automatically considered for the following admission scholarship



University of Calgary

The University of Calgary (U of C or UCalgary) is a public research university located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The University of Calgary started in 1944 as the Calgary branch of the University of Alberta, founded in 1908, prior to being instituted into a separate, autonomous university in 1966. It is composed of 14 faculties and over 85 research institutes and centers. Main campus is located in the northwest quadrant of the city near the Bow River and a smaller south campus is located in the city center. The main campus houses most of the research facilities and works with provincial and federal research and regulatory agencies, several of which are housed next to the campus such as the Geological Survey of Canada. The main campus covers approximately 200 hectares (490 acres). University of Calgary – Wikipedia


Entry Requirements

Undergrad Entry Requirements

The University of Calgary requires a minimum BBC in A-Levels. In High School completion of grades12 is 75% – 80% depending upon the major you choose.

In Pakistan or other than Cambridge board, it requires 90%+

Postgrad Entry Requirements

The University of Calgary requires a minimum of 4 years of study with 1st Division.

English Language Requirements

IELTS – Minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, (6.5 writing, 6.0 reading, 6.0 listening, 6.5 speakings)

TOEFL–test: iBT: Internet-based (IBT) 86. Paper-based (PBT) 560

Tuition Fee

Undergrad Tuition Fee

Business Degree: $ 31,435 annual fee
STEM Degree: $ 27,967 – $28,037.68 annual fee
Arts Degree: $ 23,529 annual fee

Postgrad Tuition Fee

Business Degree: $ 30,000 annual fee
STEM Degree:
 $19,099 – $36,057 annual fee
Arts Degree: $ 30,435 annual fee
MBA:
$ 26,557 – 29,087
Master of Architecture: $16,224
Research/Thesis Based Ms: $8,081-13,330

Intakes and Deadlines

Intakes: January, September, May


Application deadline:

For Fall admission is 15 December 2021 and 1 March.


Application Fee

The University of Waterloo Application Fee is $145.

Scholarship

University of Calgary International Student Scholarship

The scholarship is $15,000, renewable annually in the second, third, and fourth year
GPA of 2.60 or more over a minimum of 24.00 units in the previous fall and winter terms. The total amount over 4 years of the U.G program is $60,000.

minimum GPA of 3.20
The application deadline for the International Entrance Scholarship is 1 December.




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