There are literally hundreds of schools, colleges and universities that a student can pick from when applying into a program. Finalizing the program or a university/college can be a daunting task for any student, for a foreign national making this decision without ever having set foot in this country can be even more challenging. It is important to do some research when making this decision. Thankfully we are living in a time when this information is easily available to us over the internet and one can make an informed decision if one uses the right approach. Here are some of the key things to consider when choosing an institute:
Once the applicant finalizes a certain program, he/she must then shortlist a few different universities/colleges offering the same program. Keeping these choices open is like having Backup Plans. While it’s important to apply into the program that one desires, there is no guarantee of selection into that program which is why one must apply into various programs and different colleges.
Colleges can also be further divided into Private Colleges and Public Funded Colleges and the student must ensure that the college that he/she is applying into is a Designated Learning Institute (DLI). For an institute to be included into the list of DLIs is like getting a stamp of verification from The Canadian Government which helps a student in a foreign land, make the right decision. Moreover, for obtaining a Study Permit, an acceptance letter from a DLI is one of the minimum requirements. The list of DLIs is constantly updated and can be found on this link.
It is imperative that one does a thorough analysis before finalizing the place of study. We at SAAB Immigration offer specialized services to international students to help you choose the right program and school based on your individual profile. Book an appointment with us to assess what option(s) may be available to you. Ipply online or submit a paper based application for extension of your study permit. The processing time may vary from time to time.