I am 24 and currently working as a software engineer from past 3 years. I completed my BCA in 2018 and currently looking to study abroad. I having interest in Canada and Australia?

Getting confused with the selection of university and courses, would like to have your advice about this?

Asked by Nikhil Gosain about 2 years ago

Answers 1
Muthanna Qudimat

Muthanna Qudimat

Microsoft Student Ambassador | A BCA Undergrad Student

Please consider providing a more thorough explanation of your inquiries.

The students may study in Canada even if they have a break of up to five years. Additionally, suppose a student with a study gap of more than five years can give a sincere and honest explanation. In that case, they may still be eligible for a student visa in Canada. A study gap of up to five years is allowed in Canada for students looking to enroll in a postgraduate degree. The country allows a study gap of up to two years.

Universities in Australia let students list gap years on their resumes as long as they can show valid justifications backed up by credible documentation. However, remember that a gap of more than a year can affect your ability to be admitted to higher-ranked universities.

One of the most popular programmes, BCA, will help you land respectable positions like web developer, web designer, network administrator, system manager, computer programmer, software developer, software tester, etc. The bulk of MNCs is looking for candidates that are skilled in the area of computer application.

Top Canadian colleges that take BCA grads with drop years (with average cost of any course per year):

  1. The McGill University : $11045-$13000
  2. The University Of Calgary: $15000-$16345
  3. The McMaster University: $23790-$25000
  4. The York University : $26975-$27890
  5. The Dalhousie University: $20182-$22000
  6. The University of Manitoba : $14700-$15000

Top Australian colleges that accept BCA grads with gap years(with average cost of any course per year): 

  1. The University Of Melbourne: $39628  
  2. The University Of Queensland: $42768
  3. The Australian National University: $42960
  4. The University Of New South Wales : $46680
  5. The Monash University: $38300 

System engineers, technical architects, java developers, and other job categories in the IT and computer industries are open to BCA graduates from India and those who pursued their degrees abroad. In addition to a BCA degree and a master's degree in computer science or a similar discipline, the job listings frequently call for 4-5 years of work experience.

Career Profile that can be considered: 

  • Canadian Technical Architect
  • Nigerian Contec Global Group Network Administrator
  • Dubai CyberSec IT Consulting McAfee Administrator
  • Entec Solutions Private Limited, USA, Java/J2EE Developer
  • Japan's Data Scientist Serving Skill,


Therefore, while learning, you might work in Australia and Canada. Alternatively, you can apply to any of the universities mentioned earlier, regardless of your gap year. Let me know if you want to know more on this.


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