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Everything You Need to Know About Study Intakes in Canada for 2024


If you are looking for a second home away from your home to study, what can be better than Canada? A majority of Indian students choose Canada as their study destination because of its amazing natural scenery, diverse cultures, and excellent education. If you want to study business, science, technology, or the arts, Canada is your go-to country.

Let’s understand study intakes, university choices and admission criteria in detail for the year 2024.

Intakes In 2024

There are three main occasions to apply to study in Canada: the fall, winter, and summer intakes. In Canada, the summer lasts into April and May. While the majority of applications are due in late February, some Canadian universities may want your documents by mid-January if their programmes begin in May, Summer, or Spring of 2024. You can always get in touch with overseas education consultants in Chandigarh to know more about a study visa in Canada.


1Algonquin College (May & September)College of the Rockies (May)Memorial University Grenfell (May)Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (May)
2Conestoga College (May)Capilano University (May & September)Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (May)
3Brock University (May)Fraser International College-BA (May)Lakeland College-Alberta (May)
4Centennial College (May)Yorkville University (May)Portage College (September)
5Fanshawe College (May)Langara College (May & September)NAIT (September)
6Cambrian College (May)Douglas College (September)Northwestern Polytechnic (September)
7Fleming College (May)North Island College (September)
8George Brown College (May & September)Thompson River University (September)
9Humber College (May & September)University of Canada West (September)
10Seneca College (May & September)Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) – Vancouver (September)Vancouver Community College (September)
11Durham College (May & September)Vancouver Community College (September)
12St Clair (May)Vancouver Island University (VIU) (September)
13Trent University (May & September)
14Northern College (May)
15Lambton College (May)
16Yorkville University (May)
17University of Windsor (May & September)
18Georgian College (May)
19University of Guelph (May)
20Niagara College Toronto (May & September)
21International Business University (May)
22Algoma University (May & September)
23Confederation College (May)
24Toronto Metropolitan University International College (May)
25Sheridan College (September)
26Lakeland University (September)

It is pertinent to note there are other colleges/ universities, too that offer courses in May/September.

Eligibility Criteria for May/September Intake 

To get admission into a Canadian university, students must fall into the following eligibility criteria:

Course LevelsRequirements
For Undergraduate/Bachelor’s CoursesEnglish proficiency test score: IELTS – Overall 6.0 Band, with 5.5 bands in every module, PTE – Overall 60Minimum overall score: 60% in 12th
For Graduate/Master’s CoursesEnglish proficiency test score: IELTS – Overall 6.5 Band, with 6 bands in every module, PTE – Overall 65Bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall score of 55%.

Tuition fee

The fees outlined below are in Canadian Dollars (CAD) and are basic estimates for the 2021-2022 academic year. These estimated fees do not include extra fees for certain courses. 

  • CAD 13,000 to 45,000- Undergraduate (per year)
  • CAD 7,000 to 15,000- Doctoral degree (per year)
  • CAD 17,000 to 45,000- Postgraduate master’s degree
  • CAD 20,000 to 60,000- MBA

It’s important to note that the average tuition fee is CAD 18,000, the GIC is CAD 20,635, the embassy fee is CAD 235, and the medical fee is CAD 110. It is advised to check with the university for detailed information.


You, now, have a good understanding of the best colleges, admission requirements, and intakes for 2024. Remember that applications usually end in February for both the summer and fall intakes, so don’t delay. Don’t let money stop you from pursuing your dreams—scholarships and financial aid are widely available.

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