FAQ

 

1. What can MCBC do for me ?

We can suggest to you which of our member universities or colleges in Canada that you may find suitable. We will link you to their websites and help you troubleshoot any difficulties.  MCBC can provide you with contacts to make your search easier. We are also a friendly face back here in Malaysia while you are studying in Canada. We also connect you with the people who can give advise on Visa issues and paperworks. 

2. What do you charge ?

Our services to you are at no cost as we are supported by MCBC and our education and business partners. 

3. Can I pay local rates for education in Canada ?

Tuition for Canadian citizens applies to the following students:

  • Citizens or permanent residents of Canada and their dependents.
  • Persons granted entry into Canada to come and work, and their dependents.

You must provide supporting documents to InfoService or to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies before you can qualify for Canadian fees.

4. What English level do I need ?

This depends on the institution. There must be proof of English proficiency such as TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL, MELAB. 

5. What is an undergraduate program ?

When it comes to universities in Canada there are several degree options. The biggest distinction is between graduate and undergraduate programs. Undergraduate programs are for students who have not yet graduated from a college or university, while graduate programs are advanced degrees for those who have.

If you are finishing high school you are looking for an undergraduate program. If you are finishing college or university you are looking for a graduate program.

Undergraduate programs are generally easier to get into than graduate programs. They require less experience, are often less competitive and less expensive. An undergraduate college degree involves an overview of many different subjects as well as some focus in a major area, and is very useful for many different types of entry-level jobs. Also, there is usually more financial aid available to undergraduate students.

6. When should I apply to the universities ?

You should file your paperwork at least six months prior to your intended start-date for best possible success. 

7. How long does it take before I know if I am accepted? What are the requirements for admission into Canadian universities ?

Each university in Canada has its own policy regarding admission requirements. Contact each university directly for the admission requirements of the program you’re interested in. Find a program and click on the name of the university for its website and contact information.

8. I have finished two years of my program in my home country. I would like to finish the last year of my program in Canada. Will a Canadian institution accept my first two years of study and allow me to start in the third year of the program in Canada ?

Each university in Canada has its own policy regarding transfer credits from other institutions. Contact the university directly to find out which transfer credits, if any, can be applied towards your intended program of study. You may also want to research if your current institution has any agreements with institutions in Canada that would allow for credit recognition. The international relations office of your university may be able to help in that regard.

9. Where can I get Visa information ?

www.singapore.gc.ca

www.canada.gc.ca

www.cic.gc.ca **

**This website applies to non-Malaysian as well (e.g. Being from another country). If you wish to bring family members with you while you study please refer to this website along with Canada.gc.ca Visas and Study Permits are administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Please direct all questions regarding your application status to them. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada has no involvement or influence in regards to Visas and Study Permits. Education in Canada is under the jurisdiction of the provinces/territories, so if you have a child that is a Canadian citizen but your family has been living outside of Canada for many years, you will need to contact the province or territory where you plan to live in. You will also need to contact your new city or town’s school board. As a Canadian citizen, your child would not be required to apply as an international student, and therefore would not need a Visa or Study Permit. 

10. What are the tuition fees in Canada ? Which province is less expensive ?

 Average undergraduate tuition fees for Canadian full-time students, by province

Country/Province

2012/2013

2013/2014

2012/2013 to 2013/2014

 

Current Dollars

 

% of change

Canada

5,586

5,772

3.3

Newfoundland and Labrador

2,644

2,644

0.0

Prince Edward Island

5,474

5,696

4.1

Nova Scotia

5,977

6,185

3.5

New Brunswick

5,940

6,133

3.2

Quebec

2,565

2,653

3.4

Ontario

6,975

7,259

4.1

Manitoba

3,720

3,779

1.6

Saskatchewan

6,106

6,394

4.7

Alberta

5,670

5,670

0.0

British Columbia

4,931

5,029

2.0