International Admissions

Study in North American Universities.

Most American, Canadian, European and Australian universities seek international students one of the reasons being that the revenue obtained from these students are way higher than what they collect from local students.
Interestingly students from south and east Asia find it easy to get admissions and they do extremely well in the first year, obviously the question is why do they fair better than most local students.
Being a teacher and having taught in the American, Canadian and south Asian schools it is very clear that the curriculum content in most of the south Asian countries maintains a higher standards and expectations in math and science. Students who have completed CBSE with an A+ automatically gets their first year waived in some Canadian universities. This kind of clearly states how well the students are prepared.
The American and Canadian schools to improve educational outcomes and pass percentage because of political pressure has started to lower standards when it comes to content, and this is has a domino effect, as this is getting passed on to the higher education.
So if you are planning to get into any of these universities it is not that hard, if you have the marks and the bucks then you can do it and the process is pretty straight forward.
The Ivy League institutes in US

  • Harvard
  • Yale
  • Princeton
  • Columbia
  • Cornell
  • Brown
  • Dartmouth
  • UPenn
  • Best Medical Schools in US

There are a number of other universities where you can get general admission requirements here

The Canadian Universities to look out for would be

  • University of Toronto
  • McGill
  • University of British Columbia
  • Queens University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Mc Master University
  • University of Western Ontario

Some of the requirements to get into the the prestigious or ivy league institutions in North America would be to follow a systematic and planned approach.
You want to start when you get into your high school – High school starts in grade 9 in Ontario. Some of the areas you want to get involved in are.

  • Leadership programs
  • Science Fairs
  • Athletics
  • Voluntary work in the community.

Some of the academic areas you should focus on is:

  • SAT I & II(For American universities)
  • Strong Letters of recommendations indicating your strong academic, societal involvement, interpersonal skills, leadership involvements
  • Of course an 80 % + academic credit

One area the international students do face difficulty is in writing and presenting projects and reports, so being tech savvy is good; and being able to write reports and labs professionally makes your life real easy, otherwise this is going to be a steep learning curve.

Financial Aid: This is an area many international students do not focus on it is quite possible to get a number of them.

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This post is intended for international students planning to study in Canadian and American Universities.

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