Master’s and PhD studies in Canada

Transform your future with a graduate degree from a Canadian university. With a global reputation for excellence in education and research, Canada is the ideal choice for your master’s or PhD studies.

Benefit from world-class academic institutions

Canadian master’s and PhD programs are internationally recognized for high academic standards. Canada is home to 8 of the top 200 ranked universities (Times Higher Education, World University Rankings, 2021) and has a thriving research culture. In fact, Canadian universities conduct research at one of the world’s highest rates.

In 2018, the government of Canada made its biggest investment to date in research and development in Canadian universities: $925 million for science and an additional $275 million for internationally focused social science research.

Canadian universities offer world-class facilities with highly-skilled researchers and professors who stand out in their fields. Pursuing your studies at a Canadian university will launch your career and help you create a network of colleagues and researchers at the top of their fields – connections that will last a lifetime. Learn more about universities in Canada and their top research areas.

Enjoy Canada’s high quality of life

Canadians and international students in Canada enjoy a high standard of living. It’s a great place to live, study and work. In fact, we rank #1 in the world when it comes to quality of life (U.S. News and World Report, Best Countries, 2020).

When you come to Canada, you’ll find a welcoming country that embraces diversity. From urban centres to small towns, Canada is considered one of the safest countries in the world for international students.

Study in English or French

Choosing Canada for your master’s or PhD studies gives you the option to study in English, French or in both languages. Opportunities to live in an English-speaking community while completing your studies in French are also available.

Stay and work in Canada

Completing your master’s and PhD studies at a Canadian university will help you increase your employability in Canada and around the world.

As an international student who has come to know and love Canada, you may wish to stay and work here. For eligible candidates, there are a number of programs that can help facilitate this process after graduation.