Study in canada

Canada is increasingly becoming a popular destination for Nigerians desiring a postgraduate degree abroad. Other popular countries for postgraduate study are The UK, Germany, United States and Malaysia. The attraction towards Canada seems to be obvious, unfortunately, many Nigerians are still unaware. In fact, the benefits of a Masters or PhD degree from Canada could be more than studying else where.

Canada isn’t just the extreme of the Wild West, it is rather a land of opportunities and diversities. In particular, Canada’s quality of education is comparable to any other developed nation. Canadian universities rank among the first 100 universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education ranks. Universities like  University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, University of Waterloo, University of Calgary are some of the world’s best that Canada boasts of. They attract extremely brilliant students globally. These institutions also churn out top grade researches that impacts industry, government and the society at large.

Postgraduate study in Canada



It is evident that a postgraduate degree from Canada would be global recognition for a Nigerian. You can’t be a push over in the academia and every where else. The height of a world class tutoring that would be received, is a reason to consider a postgraduate study in Canada.

In addition, a postgraduate study in the Sciences, Environmental, Mathematics, Engineering and Health science are usually funded. This means that a Nigerian that receives admission for either a Masters or PhD is these areas of postgraduate study in Canada would have a tuition free education. STEM courses receive a lot of research funds from government and institutions. These monies is used to offset or subsidize the fees of postgraduate students who are favoured to be admitted. Only in rare cases do postgraduate students pay for their fees, in fact, PhD students even receive stipends as teaching assistants, research assistant etc. Some faculty even refuse admission to students, if there is no funds to cover the cost of education, because they don’t  believe the postgraduate student should be bothered about paying from his/her pockets. Imagine, receiving a world class postgraduate education for next-to-free- compare Nigeria. Such is the benefit of studying in Canada.

Finally, it’s the Postgraduate work experience that the government of Canada gives immigrants. What’s the high point of receiving a quality postgraduate education, and no opportunity to be allowed to practice, in the environment where you have the facilities and amenities to thrive? In some other countries like The UK, you are almost literally chased out of the country, once the student visa expires. Canada trains you and gives the opportunity to have work experience.


Nigerians and other International students who graduate from a post secondary school in Canada are eligible for a Post graduate work permit. This allows the holders to live and work in Canada for 3 years. It is important to gain experience and integrate with the Canadian society. After 3 years, an immigrant call apply for a permanent resident visa and become a citizen in a couple of years.

The opportunity of studying in Canada can be a dramatic positive turn around. Have you studied abroad or have questions about the postgraduate study chances in Canada? Make enquires about admission and immigration. Drop you questions in the comments box.



  1. Is there any university in Canada that accept Nigeria Polytechnics HND holder into post graduate diploma or certificate?

  2. Which course in particular can b tuition free for me in Master’s program in Canada and which of d schools afford such?Am a graduate of biochemistry in Nigeria….

    1. Hello.. there’s no tuition free master program in Canada. Except you win funding. But you need to apply first

  3. I need a school in Canada that offers scholarship on climatology. their requirements and how to go about it

  4. hello,
    i am currently doing my masters in electrical/electronic engineering , here in cyprus and i am looking forward in doing my phd in one of the Canadian university next year! please i need your guide!
    please i will really want to hear from you.

  5. 1. How can one seek for scholarship for Doctorate Degree and if there is none available, what is the tuition like?
    2. How do one secure admission for Doctorate Degree?

  6. Please I have interest in Masters Program while I had my Bsc in Mgt Science, is it possible to take up any other course?
    Secondly, is there any assistant to render?

  7. Which of the Universities admits PhD students for specialization in Architecture?
    Thank you.
    Charles Onunze

    1. I need to search to confirm. Meanwhile, check the website of university of Manitoba and university of ottawa

  8. I have interest I. doing my postgraduate study in Canada, how can I get the needed assistance.

  9. I actually discussed about going for my masters degree in Canada with one of my aunt who stays in Canada. But my greatest fear is just the cost of funding for sch fee. Pls how love to know more about the funding cos i really desire to study in Canada..would also appreciate if you could share ur contact so we could discuss more on the process and application..thanks

    1. It costs alot. So Canadian universities tuition cost up to 10million naira. If you graduated with a 2.1 and above, begin to search for university of choice and send in your application.

  10. what is the estimated / expected cost of tution fee, flight and others for a propose Msc student in Canada?

  11. Please i wish to go for my master degree program in Canada and i plan leaving towards the end of this year, but i need detailed steps on how to go about it without having any regrets or denial access to Canada

  12. Good day Mr ayodele. Please I want to run my masters program in HSE or OHS in Canada, I graduated with a 2.2 in statistics from a Nigerian university. What are my chances of getting a scholarship. Thanks

  13. I am interested in having my PhD in Canada, do you do consulting or can you be of help in getting admitted with scholarship

  14. I am a Graduate of Applied Biochemistry with 2.1, had my MBA from OAU . A banker with 12 years Banking experience.

    I want to pursue a master degree program in information Systems management , business Analytics or any IT related program. The world is being technologically driven now, so I want a course that can augment my job experience and academic background. To make me more marketable .
    Please what do you advise?

    1. Nice path. To be accepted in the IT world, you need skills and experience. Why not try a short course or master in data science. Google for more information

  15. I have 3rd class in Chemical engineering but have Pgd in environmental technology. Will I be accepted for masters in environmental technology?

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