Canada

Before applying to one of our partner universities in Canada, it is important to understand how the higher education system works. OAES will help you know what to expect in terms of classes, accommodation, tuition fees, admissions and entry requirements.

In Canada, the degree structure is more flexible and mainly à la carte. Each course (or class) is assigned a certain number of credits. To complete their degree, students must have studied and validated a given number of credits. Each semester, students select courses from a wide selection offered by their department of studies. In doing so, they also get to choose their own workload: from two to six courses a semester in general. The more courses they study each semester, the more credits they validate and the quicker they graduate. As a consequence, students get to build a curriculum that is flexible and mirrors their personal interests.

The grading system in Canada also differs from the one used in France. Grades are expressed in percentages (for instance 60% instead of 12/20). Each percentage band corresponds to a letter: A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D and F. For instance, the percentage band corresponding to an A+ is 90-100%, while the one corresponding to a B is 72-75%. For a course to be validated, students must obtain a minimum average of C, which corresponds to 60-63%. The average of all the courses of a semester is called the Term Grade Point Average (TGPA); this in turn will help determine the Grade Point Average (GPA).

UK

The UK higher education is valued all over the world for its renowned standards and quality. Its higher education’s prestige it also emanates from its graduates’ work afterward. Many eminent people in many different areas whose work reached global recognition came out of British universities. Some of these universities and other higher education providers are ranked at the top among universities in the world. The UK capital city, London, not by accident, is considered to be the world’s capital city of higher education. With its four universities being ranked in the world’s top ten, London has the highest number of top worldwide ranked universities per city.

By definition, the UK higher education is the level of education that follows the secondary school at the hierarchy of educational system in the UK. When the high school is over, Britons have to sit in a standard examination, which makes them eligible or not to continue their education in the higher level of education.

In the UK education system in contrast to the US higher education, there is a difference between college and university. While in the US there is no distinction between college and university with most of the people referring to a higher education provider as a college, in the UK this is not the case. Here, a college is a Further Education institution which prepares its students to earn degrees, while a university is licensed HE institution so, at the end of it, students will gain a degree.

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USA

The school calendar usually begins in August or September and continues through May or June. The majority of new students begin in autumn, so it is a good idea for international students to also begin their U.S. university studies at this time. There is a lot of excitement at the beginning of the school year and students form many great friendships during this time, as they are all adjusting to a new phase of academic life. Additionally, many courses are designed for students to take them in sequence, starting in autumn and continuing through the year.

The academic year at many schools is composed of two terms called “semesters.” (Some schools use a three-term calendar known as the “trimester” system.) Still, others further divide the year into the quarter system of four terms, including an optional summer session. Basically, if you exclude the summer session, the academic year is either comprised of two semesters or three quarter terms.

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