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Top Universities Offering International Education Programs: Study Abroad Canada

Updated on June 19, 2013

With globalization at its finest stage, the competition for an outstanding career in global companies is becoming very stiff. Most of the multinational companies now prefer to select few people with experience in working with varied cultures, superior academic merits, global work ethics, and holds advanced degree from the foremost universities around the world.


The Canadian Way of Education

Canada is one of the strongest magnets for international education because of its excellent educational system and cutting-edge international programs highly adaptive of the digital age. Many foreign students now are looking for study abroad Canada programs to increase their chance of landing a promising career in the global arena.

Primarily, the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is tasked by the government to promote the country’s foreign relations through international education. It implements government initiatives like scholarships and grants for foreign students. Meanwhile, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) serves as the voice of academic institutions and implements initiatives and self-regulation efforts in ensuring the quality of international education in the country.

Here are the top universities that offer study abroad Canada programs for foreign students.


McGill University : Montreal, Quebec

QS World University Ranking 2012/2013: 18

The top university in Canada, McGill University supports international education with over 300 programs. It partners with government and private organizations to enrich its programs for foreign students. Most international students studying in McGill University are taking up advanced study abroad Canada programs at Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill School of Environment, Faculty of Medicine, and Schulich School of Music.


University of Toronto : Toronto, Ontario

QS World University Ranking 2012/2013: 19

University of Toronto is one of the strongest academic and research facilities in Canada, offering excellent foreign students with a highly intellectual setting. It is the home of about 10,000 foreign students from over 150 nations around the world. U of T offers varied resources and programs to help students to adapt to the Canadian culture. It primarily provides services through the Centre for International Experience about health insurance, immigration services, accommodation, and many more.


University of British Colombia : Vancouver, British Columbia

QS World University Ranking 2012/2013: 45

The University of British Columbia is one of Canada’s prominent research universities. It houses more than 54,000 students not only from Canada but also from 140 countries around the world to its two primary campuses - Vancouver and Okanagan. UBC has various innovative study abroad Canada programs, integrated with an international standing for research and instruction, offer foreign students with the skills and knowledge required for the modern globalization.

Other Canadian universities that provide top-notch education for international students are University of Alberta, Montreal University, McMaster University, Queen's University, University of Waterloo, The University of Western Ontario and Simon Fraser University.


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