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05 August 2022 by AECC Global

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Psychology Courses in Canada for International Students 

Are you planning on studying psychology in Canada? Then you have made a great decision as you can rest assured of receiving the best training and the necessary skills. If you have a bachelor's degree in psychology, you can easily find a job in Canada. Not only that, but it also opens up Master's, PhD, and Doctor degrees for you.

If you are an international student who wishes to pursue Psychology in Canada and have a great future, this article is for you. We have listed the best colleges and psychology courses available in Canada and discussed how to apply to Psychology and apply for a Canadian Student Visa. Read on to find all the information you need before applying. 

 

Best Psychology Colleges in Canada for International Students 

Here we list some of Canada's best psychology colleges for international students.

  1. The University of Toronto
  2. The University of British Columbia
  3. McGill University
  4. The University of Calgary
  5. Lakehead University
  6. The University of Ottawa
  7. Queen's University
  8. Dalhousie University
  9. Trinity Western University 
  10. Western University
  11. The University of Montreal
  12. The University of Waterloo
  13. York University
  14. Brock University 
  15. The University of Alberta
  16. Carleton University
  17. The University of Manitoba
  18. University of the Fraser Valley
  19. Nipissing University
  20. Université du Québec à Montréal
  21. University of Regina
  22. Concordia University
  23. The University of Victoria
  24. University of Lethbridge
  25. Ryerson University

 

Cost Of Studying Psychology in Canada for International Students 

Degree Name

Avg. Tuition Fees

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

20000 CAD to 60000 CAD 

Master’s Degree in Psychology

18000 CAD to 48000 CAD 

PhD in Psychology

17000 CAD to 57000 CAD 

 

Psychology Courses in Canada: Eligibility & Requirements

To be eligible for this program, we have discussed below the basic requirements you need to fulfil. 

  1. Students must have completed high school with courses with a minimum B average.
  2. A science degree from an accredited university typically requires the completion of high-level mathematics and biology, chemistry, or physics courses.
  3. To apply for a Master's in Psychology,  you must hold a Bachelor's in Psychology degree or equivalent course from a recognized university to qualify for enrolment in Canadian institutions.
  4. If your native language is not English, you need to submit test scores on English language proficiency tests such as IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, etc., to prove your English language skills.
  5. You will need to submit high scores on competitive exams such as the GRE. Make sure to check with your university for any other exams that may be required.
  6. In addition to this, you also require a recommendation letter and a Statement of Purpose (SOP).

Best Psychology Courses in Canada for International Students 

 

College Name

QS World University Rankings 2022

Psychology Courses

Duration (in years)

Approx. Tuition Fees

(1st year in USD avg.)

University of British Columbia

46

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

4

$33,028

University of Toronto

26

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours)

4

$43,560

McGill University

27

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

4

$34,195

York University

494

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours)

4

$23,955

Queen’s University

240

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology [Major]

4

$38,216

University of Waterloo

149

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 

3-4

$30,633

University of Alberta

126

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

4

$22,536

Dalhousie University

272

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

4

$16,822

McMaster University

140

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

$27,888

University of Victoria

334

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

4

$20,094

 

Psychology Diploma Courses in Canada for International Students 

College Name

QS World

University

Rankings 2022

Psychology Courses

Duration (in years)

Approx. Tuition Fees (1st year in USD avg.)

Mohawk College

N/A

Graduate Certificate in Autism & Behavioural Science

1

$13,741

Capilano University

N/A

Applied Behaviour Analysis (Autism) Post Baccalaureate Diploma  

2

$12,070

University of the Fraser Valley

N/A

Graduate Certificate in Child Life & Community Health

2

$5,780 plus $481 for each additional credit

St. Lawrence College

N/A

Graduate Certificate in Autism & Behavioural Science

1

$10,760

St. Clair College

N/A

Graduate Certificate in Autism & Behavioural Science

1

$10,336

Durham College

82

Graduate Certificate in Autism & Behavioural Science

1

$10,096

Concordia University of Edmonton

N/A

Graduate Diploma in Psychological Assessment

N/A

$2,575

Niagara College

N/A

Graduate Certificate in Autism & Behavioural Science

1

$11,025

York University

494

Graduate Diploma in Health Psychology

N/A

$14,262

 

Psychology Courses in Canada After Graduation for International Students 

College Name

QS World University

Rankings 2022

Psychology Courses

Duration (in years)

Approx. Tuition

Fees (1st year in USD avg.)

University of British Columbia

46

Master of Arts in Psychology

2-3

$6,731

University of Toronto

26

Master of Arts in Psychology

3

$16,147

McGill University

27

Masters in Psychology

4

$13,451

University of Waterloo

149

Master of Arts in Psychology

2

$16,299

Queen’s University

240

Masters in Psychology

1

$9,681

McMaster University

140

Master of Science in Psychology

2

$8,536

York University

494

Master of Arts in Psychology

2

$9,504

Dalhousie University

272

Master of Science in Psychology

2

$12,526

University of Alberta

126

Masters of Arts in Psychology

2

$6,517

 

You can find out more about the various psychology courses in Canada that you can apply for as an international student here.

How to Apply for Psychology Courses in Canada?

Follow this step-by-step guide with AECC Global to successfully apply for a psychology course in Canada. We can increase your chances of getting selected with our trusted and expert services.

Step 1: The first step is to select a university. We can help you choose the best university for studying Psychology in Canada as per your needs and fees budget.

Step 2: You should apply to at least five universities to increase your chances of selection. Before applying, you need to see which intake will be best for you. Then, you can directly use the universities' websites.

Step 3: Write a Statement of Purpose (SOP) for each university stating why you are applying for psychology in that university. We can help enhance your SOP to increase your chances of getting selected. 

 

Follow these steps next to get by this process.

  1. Visit the university's official website if you are interested in pursuing psychology.
  2. Check the curriculum and eligibility criteria.
  3. Click on the application form. You will be required to make an account using your email or smartphone number.
  4. You will receive the login details.
  5. Login to your account and enter your details.
  6. Enter your academic qualifications and submit the essential documents.
  7. Select your course and pay the fees. Please note that it varies as per university, and you can use a debit card, credit card, or internet banking to pay.
  8. Lastly, submit your application form. You can also keep track of the application status on your account.
  9. If you are selected, you may be called for a virtual interview.

 

Step 4: After applying, wait for your confirmation letter and apply for the Student Visa if you are not a Canadian National. If your application gets refused, you can plead your case with the university.

How to Apply for a Canada Student Visa?

The application procedure for the Canada Student Visa might be a complex one. Still, at AECC Global, we make these complex processes much easier for students wishing to study abroad in Canada. Here we have tried to explain the procedure as simple as possible in a step-by-step guide.

Step 1: The first step is to gather your required documents. Please check the list below. 

We can also help you arrange these documents faster and adequately.

  1. You will need an Acceptance Letter from your university.
  2. You need a valid passport covering your course duration.
  3. You need proof that you can pay for your expenses while in Canada.
  4. You will also need to submit passport-size photographs. We recommend having at least 5-10 copies if more are required.
  5. You need a medical certificate showing that you are in good health.
  6. You must submit your Statement of Purpose. (SOP), we can check and help you make a better SOP. (if needed)
  7. Your Canada Study Permit.
  8. You need an English language test scorecard like the IELTS.
  9. Lastly, you must have a police certificate stating that you have a clean image.

 

Step 2: The next thing is to check the processing times. It usually takes 3 to 4 weeks. However, please check the Canadian Consulate website to know the time. Please note that it will be an estimated time.

Step 3: You can apply online, for which you will need a scanner or camera to make digital copies of your documents and a credit card for payment. You need to go to your regional VAC to scan your fingerprints. Furthermore, you also need to go to the VFS office to submit passports, the fee paid confirmation, and form confirmation.

Step 4: You can apply on paper by downloading the visa application kit, reading the instructions, and filling in your details.

Step 5: Fill and attach your VFS Consent form to your application to get VFS services for the procedure.

Step 6: You need to pay the Visa application fees and the VFS fees. Please note that the processing fees are non-refundable.

Step 7: Now, to wrap it up, visit your nearest VFS office, hand them your visa application, pay the charges, and get a receipt, which has a unique number you need to track your application process online.