Recognition in Germany
You should inform yourself in advance about the recognition of the Canadian master’s degree in Germany. In general, the Canadian master’s degree enjoys a good reputation internationally. The ministries of culture and science of the individual federal states and the state examination offices or the future employer decide whether the academic degree is recognized in individual cases in Germany.
The anabin database of the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK) provides an overview.
Costs and funding options for a Masters in Canada
The tuition fees in Canada for a master’s degree vary depending on the number of courses attended, subject of study and college. Sometimes the universities calculate the credits individually. For a Master’s degree in Canada, you have to expect at least Can $ 8,000 to about Can $ 34,000 per academic year. In addition, there is the cost of living in Canada, which is on average higher than in Germany. It all depends in which province and in which city in Canada you are studying.
There are various financial aids so that students with a smaller budget can also afford a master’s degree in Canada. For example, the DAAD and various foundations offer partial and full scholarships for students with particularly good performance.
An education or student loan can also help make the dream of completing a Masters in Canada come true.
In addition, the Canadian universities themselves award scholarships to international students or they arrange assistant positions that at least partially finance their stay in Canada.
In this database you can search for International Scholarships for studying in Canada, a major country in North America listed on clothingexpress.
Part-time job during a master’s degree in Canada
Regardless of whether on- or off-campus: You don’t need a special work permit for a part-time job in Canada. The study permit is sufficient for this. During the semester you can work up to twenty hours a week; even full-time during the semester break. Another way to finance your master’s degree in Canada while getting to know the country and its people.
Study permit and health insurance
A formality that you do during a student trip of more than six months must, is applying for a study permit (study permit). It is best to apply for this in advance of your master’s degree in Canada. Among other things, you have to prove that you are able to cover the costs of your master’s degree in Canada.
Ideally, you should also seek adequate health insurance in advance. In Canada there is compulsory insurance for students and Canadian universities often offer insurance packages for international students. Some grants also contain insurance packages. Often, however, foreign health insurance for Canada taken out in Germany is the cheapest option.
Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Canada
In Canada – as in the USA – there is no uniform national higher education system. Instead, there are different laws and regulations for quality assurance in higher education in each of the ten provinces and all three territories.
Who ensures the quality of Canadian universities?
State universities in Canada are empowered by legislation in most provinces to organize their own quality assurance. In some cases, however, organizations commissioned by the respective government are also responsible for this. Private universities must be approved by the provincial government. Constant monitoring of confirmed courses is also possible. Canadian state colleges and institutes have widely varying degrees of autonomy and responsibility. Private colleges and institutes appear in a wide variety of names. They must either be registered or licensed in most provinces so that they can offer courses and the associated qualifications.
External and internal quality assurance
Canada generally has both external and internal quality assurance measures in higher education. Their specific design can differ depending on the province or territory. External reviews take place primarily in the context of program accreditation for study programs.
There is no national accreditation agency for quality assurance in Canada. However, with the AAAC (Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada) there is a national umbrella organization for the various accreditation agencies. The AAAC draws up the guidelines for the procedure for accreditations.
The internal reviews at universities, colleges and institutes can, in turn, be designed in very different ways. You can deal with specific courses or the institution as a whole.
Universities Canada Membership
Despite all the diversity in the Canadian higher education landscape, there is a nationwide mark of compliance with acceptable quality standards at universities and colleges: membership in the Universities Canada organization. Together with the legal regulations of the respective provincial government, this signals that a university or college offers courses of an acceptable quality. Universities Canada only includes universities and colleges that also award academic degrees – mostly the Bachelor’s Degree. Universities Canada does not cover purely vocational institutions.
Canadian Degree Qualifications Framework (CDQF)
The Canadian Degree Qualifications Framework (CDQF) was created by the Council of Ministers of Education Canada (CMEC). It sets all-Canadian standards for each degree level and is intended to simplify the comparability of degrees from different Canadian provinces and territories.