The top 10 universities in Canada

After we have explained the methods of obtaining a study visa in Canada through our previous article, Study in Canada. We will now mention the most prominent universities that entered the global rankings of the best universities in Canada.

It is worth noting that Canada has become a prominent destination for university study for international students due to the quality of life and the high level of university education in it. We are here to help you to decide which type of course and career you want to follow, applying for a specific university in order to indulge in the study in Canada where you will be able to reach your goals.

Based on international rankings, 26 Canadian academic institutions were included in the list of best universities, and here are the 10 best Canadian universities we have chosen for you.

The best university in Canada: the University of Toronto

Toronto University

The University of Toronto comes at the top of the best universities in Canada. Moreover, it ranks 24th internationally. The main language of teaching is English. The university exists for nearly 2 centuries, and is today one of Canada’s leading institution when it comes to discovery, learning and knowledge creation. It hosts more than 10,000 international students.

The university’s driving force being to invent and innovate, it provides more than 1,000 programs of study across 3 campuses in the Greater Toronto area. And these subjects of study vary from architecture to science and medicine, to business and anthropology.

Learn more by visiting the university’s website.

University of British Columbia

British Columbia University

British Columbia University ranks second among the list of the top 10 universities in Canada. Besides, it ranks in the top 50 universities internationally. Moreover, the language of teaching is English. Being considered as the most international university in North America, the institution welcomes more than 18,000 foreign students from 140+ nationalities.

The university has 2 main campuses: one in Okanagan and one in Vancouver. Moreover, UBC provides also clinical education at more than 80 training sites to its medicine students. Study subjects are as various as arts and social sciences, engineering, management, forestry, architecture, etc.

Application link for international students

McGill University

McGill University

McGill University ranks third in the list of the best 10 universities in Canada. It ranks among the top 30 internationally and the top 50 universities when it comes to research performance. Basically, the language of teaching are English and French. Moreover, McGill University counts a little more than 10,000 international students.

McGill is also the oldest university in Montreal, since it exists since 1813. Formerly named McGill College, the institution was also established as the country’s first faculty of medicine in 1829. Throughout its 11 faculties, 11 schools and 300 buildings, the university offers programs in business and economics, education, engineering, pure and applied sciences, health sciences, as well as various other disciplines that you will find when visiting the university’s website.

International students can apply by visiting the university’s website

University of Montreal

University of Montreal

The University of Montreal comes in fourth place, in our list of the top 10 Canadian universities, while it ranks in the top 125 best universities internationally. Moreover, the language of teaching is French, with some specializations that depend on English in teaching. Furthermore, the University of Montreal hosts over 9,000 international students.

Established in 1878, the university also has 2 affiliated schools: the École Polytechnique and HEC Montréal. Moreover, the University of Montreal is also the largest university in Quebec and the second-largest in Canada. It provides programs in business and management, engineering, law, medicine and health among other subjects you can check on the institution’s website.

Learn more about the Université de Montréal.

University of Alberta

University of Alberta

The fifth institution in our ranking of the top 10 universities in Canada, the University of Alberta is also among the top 100 worldwide. It came into being in 1908 in Edmonton and has 150 buildings spread throughout 4 campuses. The university’s language of institution is English, while the institution hosts more than 11,000 international students.

As for the study subjects, the University of Alberta boasts in its excellence in the fields of business, creative arts, engineering, humanities, conservation and environmental sciences. You can also check other fields of study on the university’s website.

Application link for international students.

McMaster University

McMaster University

Next in our list is McMaster University, which ranks sixth-best university in Canada and ranks among the top 175 worldwide. Basically, the language of teaching at this university is English. Moreover, the number of international students is 3,831 students.

Located at a one-hour drive from Toronto, McMaster University’s main campus is in Hamilton. The institution is renowned for its medical school. However, it also stands out for their programs in engineering, business, humanities, science.

Learn more on the university’s website.

University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

Next in our ranking of the best universities in Canada comes the University of Waterloo. Born in 1957 through the initiative of a group of business leaders, the institution ranks among the top 200 worldwide. It hosts more than 42,000 students throughout its 4 campuses and 6 faculties. Moreover, the number of international students is 4,767 students.

Furthermore, the University of Waterloo is also the number one in Canada when it comes to experiential learning and employer-student connections. It provides programs in arts, engineering, environment, science, health and mathematics.

International students can check and apply after they visit the university’s website.

University of Calgary

University of Calgary

At the eight position in our list of the top Canadian universities is the University of Calgary, which also ranked among the top 200 universities worldwide. It also belongs in the top 50 research universities in Canada.

The university came into existence in 1966, making it the youngest institution in our list. Moreover, it hosts more than 33,000 students, spread between in 5 campuses and 14 faculties. Besides, the University of Calgary offers more than 150 programs, including medicine, arts, architecture, law, nursing, science or engineering studies.

Learn more about the other programs and how to apply on the university’s website.

University of Ottawa 

Next on our list of the best universities in Canada is also the largest bilingual university in the world. Offering teaching both in English and French, the University of Ottawa is located at the heart of Canada’s capital city. Its origin dates back to 1848 under the name of College of Bytown, before taking the name College of Ottawa in 1866. The institution becomes a university by royal charter in 1889. 

What else to say about the university? uOttawa’s researchers are world leaders in research related to brain and mental health, vascular and cardiovascular health, Francophonie, public policy and social justice. In its 10 faculties, the university hosts around 45,000 students. They are provided with 550 programs in more than 100 subjects at undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Learn more about the University of Ottawa on the institution’s website.

Western University 

The last institution in our list of the best universities in Canada is also one of the top research universities of the country. Ranking among the top 200 universities worldwide, Western university also has one of the Canada’s most beautiful campuses. Located in London, Canada, it hosts a community counting around 30,000 students. 

The institution also has a solid international community. It welcomes students from 117 countries, getting fundamental as well as applied knowledge at the university. Moreover, more than 60% of Western University’s research publications are the fruits of international collaborations.

Learn more about Western University, admission, programs, etc. on the institution’s website.

At last, we hope we succeeded in giving you the necessary information on the top 10 Canadian universities. It’s now very clear that study in Canada will give you many opportunities not only in the country but also across the world. We advise you to study in Canada in a university which you feel passionate about what it teaches.

We are keen to meet you again in our following article: “Conditions for admission to access Canadian universities.

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