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Education in Canada

Why Study in Canada

Studying in Canada gives you a highly respected degree and real-world experience that can lead to a career anywhere in the world. Institutions like Royal Roads University offer practical degrees, valuable internships, and the opportunity to work in Canada after you graduate.

World-class Education

Canada has one of the highest education budgets in the world, meaning your education here is a priority. Standards are high, and degrees are respected by employers and education institutes worldwide.

There are three levels of degrees:

  • Undergraduate or bachelor's degree - Students can begin their higher education with undergraduate programs, which take three or four years to complete. Degrees are classified as either Bachelor of Arts (BA), or Bachelor of Science (BSc).
  • Graduate or master's - After successful completion of an undergraduate degree, you can choose to continue your education with a master’s degree, taking one or two years to complete. Degrees can be research-based, course-based or focused on a specific industry.
  • Doctoral degree - A doctorate is the highest level of degree and can be earned in almost any subject. It involves independent research on an original topic and takes three to four years to complete.

Supporting International Students

Many universities offer pathway programs for international students. These courses can enhance your subject knowledge and English language skills, and introduce you to the Canadian style of teaching. At Royal Roads University International Study Centre, our pathway programs will prepare you for undergraduate and graduate degree study with the:

Unique Way of Learning

Royal Roads University and the International Study Centre offer a world-class Canadian education. You will gain the knowledge, training, and connections you need to succeed in your degree and future career.

To help you get more from your studies, all degree programs at Royal Roads University follow an enhanced learning model. You will study in small groups (cohorts) that make it easier to share ideas, communicate and challenge each other. You will take it in turns to lead and follow, which helps you to develop your leadership and teamwork skills.

Career-focused Degrees

Royal Roads University offers practical degrees that have been created with the help of industry leaders. Career preparation begins at the International Study Centre. Here, you’ll follow a structured program of skills development and career planning called CareerAhead. You can gain practical work experience during and after your studies, and many degrees include internships.

Excellent Career Preparation

During your degree, institutions like Royal Roads University help you to gain international work experience and life skills. This can make you stand out in job applications and interviews. As an international student at Royal Roads University, you can work part time during your studies, and full time work during vacations.

Many degree programs include internship options, giving you the chance to apply what you learn in the classroom to practical, real world experiences. Internships are a great way to improve your CV, develop new skills and gain a better understanding of your academic subject area while also experiencing the industry that interests you.

When you graduate, the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program provides the unique opportunity to live and work in Canada for up to three years, and may help you qualify for permanent residency in Canada.

Giselle from Paraguay testimonial at Royal Roads University

"I chose Royal Roads University because it's one of the best universities in Canada, and also because it has a high quality of education for international students."

Gisella from Paraguay Master of Global Management

Top employers

Royal Roads students work with top employers, including Boeing, Carnival Cruise Lines, Hilton Hotels and Resorts and PepsiCo Beverages.

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