I took 5 years to complete my 3-year BSc degree. I want to study in Canada now, Can I?

Asked by Kota Om Sai Kumar almost 2 years ago

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XAVIAR X

XAVIAR X

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Yes Universities both in Canada and UK accept three years Undergraduate diploma for their masters Programme. But make sure, you fulfil different eligibility criteria, like english proficiency, GMAT /GRE if required and work experience.

For a Master’s Degree in UK without MBA you are no longer required to take GMAT and no work journey is required too. Only few Universities accept no GMAT and zero work experience for their MBA prog, but I would recommend you consider the other factors like : location, how old is the university, ranking etc.

Similar is the situation with Canada, besides that they would require GMAT/GRE for each their Masters and MBA prog. You would need to in my view test the pre requisites. However, some Universities do take college students with NO GRE /GMAT too. There’s a thumb rule: higher ranking universities will constantly have excessive eligibility criteria: better educational scores, IELTS and GMAT/GRE.


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Sonali Bisht

Sonali Bisht

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 Yes, you can definitely apply for further studies in Canada. When applying to Canadian universities, it’s crucial to address the extended duration of your BSc degree transparently in your application. This can be done effectively in your statement of purpose or in the additional comments section of your application form.

Explain any extenuating circumstances that contributed to the delay, and more importantly, emphasize how overcoming these challenges has prepared you better for future academic and professional success. Showcasing your perseverance and commitment to your field of study can turn a potential weakness into a testament of your strength.

When preparing your application, focus on other strong aspects of your profile like any relevant work experience, skills, academic achievements, and extracurricular activities. Additionally, ensure that you meet the specific admission requirements for the program you are interested in, which can include prerequisites in certain subjects, a minimum GPA, and language proficiency tests like IELTS or TOEFL.

Given the competitive nature of admissions, especially for international students, consider applying to a range of universities to increase your chances of acceptance. Also, engaging in additional preparatory courses or certifications relevant to your intended field of study can strengthen your application further.

 


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