Australia is bisected by the Tropic of Capricorn. The northern Australia enjoys a tropical climate, and the southern Australia experiences a temperate one. The tropical states Queensland and the Northern Territory have highly predictable weather. Snow falls on the higher mountain during the winter months which enables skiing.
International English Language Testing System
Test of English as Foreign Language
Graduate Record Examinations
Graduate Management Admission Test
Student checklist for travelling to Australia:
Travel insurance certificate
Letter of Acceptance by the educational institution
Key addresses and phone numbers
A bank statement showing proof of funds
Prescriptions for any medication you are carrying
Traveler's cheques—if applicable
Medical and immunisation records
Academic history and university transcripts
Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program:
Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program funded by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT): Graduate Students Exchanges (GSEP) are hosted by Canadian institutions for a period of five or six months and provide up to $10,000 to cover transportation, living and other related expenses during the students' stay in Canada.
Canada Asia-Pacific Awards (CAPA):
Canada Asia-Pacific Awards funded by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT): This award will support scholars in universities or research institutes in the Asia-Pacific Region to undertake short term research, including collaborative research, contributing to the understanding of bilateral and multilateral relations between Canada and the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region.
Professional Development Awards (PDA) by International Development Research Centre (IDRC):
Professional Development Awards (PDA) are granted to Canadians, Permanent Residents of Canada and citizens of developing countries with a Master's, PhD or Post-Doctoral and some career experience.
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship:
It is funded by Government of CanadaThe Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program attracts and retains world-class doctoral students and helps establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. The scholarship provides $50,000 per year for three years and is open to both Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian universities.
Average cost of accommodation in Canada is about CDN $ 400- 800 per month.
There are various accommodation options for international students in Canada.
School Provided Homestays
School Provided Residence/ Dormitory
India is 9.30 hours ahead of Canada, which means when it is 8:00 am in Ottawa Canada, it is 5:30 pm in New Delhi India
After dialing 00, dial 1 for Canada, followed by the 3 digit area code and then dial the phone number
The currency for Canada is Canadian Dollar (CAD). The currency is abbreviated with the $ sign or C$, to distinguish from dollar dominated countries.
Canada has two official languages – English & French
Canada's climate is not as cold all year around as some may believe. In winter, temperatures fall below freezing point throughout most of Canada. During the summer months the southern provinces often experience high levels of humidity and temperatures that can surpass 30 degrees Celsius regularly.