Which is the best country to pursue a bachelor's in Computer science, Canada or USA?

I want to know everything about getting admission, best government universities for computer science and their fees, living and scholarships etc.

Asked by Kapil Mudgal almost 2 years ago

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Kimaya Nigam

Kimaya Nigam

MentR-Me Team

Country Expert : USA

The USA and Canada are two of the most sought-after locations for students pursuing a master's degree abroad, particularly Indians. Given that situation, it is critical to weigh various considerations and the advantages and negatives before deciding between MS in the USA and MS in Canada.

Average Tuition Fees   
US: USD  45,000 per year  
Canada: CAD 30,000 per year 

Cost of Living   
US: USD 3,000 to 3,500 per year  
Canada: CAD 1,500 to 2,000 per year 

US: USD 70,000 per year  
Canada: CAD 40,000 to 90,000 per year 

US: The candidate must hold a  bachelor's degree.   
Canada: The candidate must hold a  bachelor's degree. They must have scored a GPA of 3 on a scale of  4, 65% to 70%, or a CGPA of 7.0 to 7.5 for Indian students.  


US: Fulbright- Nehru Fellowships (Government-funded), Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program, AAUW International Fellowships,  Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation,  Asian Cultural Council Individual Grants. 

Canada: International Research Linkages funded by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Asia-Pacific Awards (CAPA) Vanier Canada Graduate, Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. 

Post-study Work Permit  
US: Graduates can apply for a 12-month temporary work permit called an OPT.
Canada: Graduates from qualified Canadian Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs) can get an open work permit through the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) to pursue employment in the nation.

Permanent Residency Opportunities  
US: After a drawn-out and drawn-out process that requires at least five years of employment, a Green Card will be given.
Canada: PGWP students may submit applications for permanent residence.

The United States dominates global university rankings. Only a handful of Canadian universities—7, to be exact—are included in the World Top 200. You must often submit a direct application to the university or department in the USA. Before applying to a university in Canada, it is customary to get in touch with a potential thesis supervisor. Canadian costs are 30–40% less than American costs. 

Canada and the USA both have cheaper costs of living. However, you can make 30–40% more money in the USA. Compared to the USA, obtaining a PR in Canada is marginally simpler.

Career opportunities are more plentiful and steady in Canada than in the US market. In comparison to Canada, the USA has a more significant job market. Overall, it depends mainly on the objectives you have for your MS.


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