High Commission of Canada to Kenya

Looking for an unforgettable experience that will last a lifetime?

Almost 240,000 international students selected Canada in 2011 for a premier education, access to global career opportunities and an exciting cross-cultural experience. You can choose from among Canada’s top-ranked colleges and universities for the highest quality education in English or French and return home with a globally recognized degree or diploma.

IMAGINE STUDYING IN CANADA – visualize vibrant cities, beautiful spaces and welcoming multi-cultural communities. Providing exceptional standards of living, safety and healthcare, Canada is also internationally recognized for a competency-based teaching approach that prepares students to be productive in the workplace immediately after graduation.

Canadian universities and colleges are primarily publicly-funded and highly accountable for quality assurance in teaching, research and campus facilities. What’s more, tuition is affordable when you compare rates among the top destinations for study abroad.

Canada’s Education System
Canada’s college and university system commences after high school. You can also choose to complete some or all of your high school education in Canada in either the public or private system. Both offer global graduation standards to continue post secondary studies, as well as exceptional student services. Beyond high school, career choices are endless with thousands of post-secondary options to suit every interest!

How It Works
Semesters typically run from September to December and January to April. Some institutions offer May-August options.

Colleges
Programs are taught by highly experienced faculty and take two or three years to complete, offering vocational credentials applicable to the workforce or qualifications to transfer on to university.

Universities
Undergraduate studies run three to four years, providing options for in-depth research and progression to graduate-level masters or doctoral programs.

Professional Programs
At least two years of undergraduate study is often required before applying to programs like medicine or law. These programs are extremely competitive – you should choose an undergraduate program based on your needs for the first few years. It’s important to excel in your studies before applying to a professional school.

Research Focus
Canada’s universities are engaged in innovative research in the fields of health, nanotechnology, biotechnology, high-performance computing, environmental technologies, nutraceuticals and renewable fuels, among other sectors. R&D cross-funding between the private sector and universities is high by international standards.

New economic research is also highlighting the important role of universities as knowledge hubs connecting business, government and universities with commercial firms that help deliver on discovery. If you’ve got ideas to change the world, we’ve got the programs to help you realize them!

For information on colleges and universities in Canada, as well as admission requirements, you need to contact the institution in question. You are able to find the full directory of colleges and universities on the following websites:
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) – www.aucc.ca
Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) – www.accc.ca

For information on applying for study permits, please visit www.kenya.gc.ca or www.cic.gc.ca