Why students from Colombia study in Canada
Every year, thousands of Colombian students choose to study in Canada. In Canada, you can enjoy:
- a high quality of life
- a safe and inclusive society
- exceptional education options with Canada’s education system
- career opportunities after graduation
Study in Canada
You can send your child to Canada to attend elementary or high school or prepare for their post-secondary education at one of our English or French language schools. They will develop language skills while experiencing a new culture and building international friendships.
Canadian academic credentials are recognized worldwide. Study costs for international students are generally lower than in other English-speaking countries (QS Top Universities, 2022). You can apply for scholarships to help you cover some education and living expenses.
There are many pathways to college and university in Canada. Choosing between college and university depends on your interests and goals. Canadian colleges and universities offer flexibility. If you study at one school and wish to transfer to another you’re typically able to receive academic credit for courses you already completed. Some people even choose to attend both college and university.
Learn more about featured study programs in Canada for students from Colombia.
Live and work in Canada
As a full-time student in Canada, you can work during your studies. This can help you pay for your education, while gaining valuable international work experience. If you’re looking to take advantage of career opportunities in Canada, there are also many ways to work in Canada after your studies.
Canada consistently ranks as one of the top most livable countries in the world according to the United Nations Human Development Index. The ranking is based on health, education and standards of living measures.
Canada-Colombia fast fact
In 2023, Canada and Colombia are celebrating their 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations. Learn more about Canada-Colombia relations from Global Affairs Canada.
Did you know?
Canada was ranked number 2 in the world for quality of life according to a survey from U.S. News and World report. International students in Canada benefit from the same freedoms which protect all Canadians: respect for human rights, equality, diversity and a stable, peaceful society.
- Government of Bogota: do you live in Bogota and want to study in Canada? Here’s what you need to know (Spanish only)
- Mitacs Globalink Research internship: open to international undergraduates from various countries and regions, including Colombia
- Universities Canada: Canada and Colombia strengthen research and innovation ties
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