Universities in the USA & Canada Blog

  • Getting a student visa or permit

    Student visas for USA and Canada

    Posted 29 September 2015

    North America, with its high concentration of some of the world's best universities has long been a prime study destination for international students. Gaining acceptance to a Canadian or American university is a challenge in and of itself, but many international students don't fear acceptance as much as the visa process. Get tips on how to prepare for your student visa.


  • US University ranking

    US university ranking explained

    Posted 11 September 2015

    With so many reputed publications ranking more than 4,000 universities in the USA, what really matters when selecting an American university that is an ideal fit? Read on to understand how universities in the USA are ranked, and how important that rank is in choosing your university for undergraduate or graduate study.


  • What to pack for university

    What to pack for university study in North America

    Posted 25 August 2015

    You have your visa in hand, and you're pumped to start on the incredible adventure of student life at a university in the USA or Canada. This will be your "home" for the next 2-4 years. What will you take to your new home? Read on to see what's realistic for you to pack.


  • Grading system in the USA

    How American universities calculate the GPA

    Posted 30 July 2015

    US universities use a grading scale to calculate a student's GPA. Students earn their grades through their overall performance during the entire academic year. Read on to see how the grading scale is used to calculate a GPA.


  • Canadian university grading system

    Understanding the numbers - Canadian university grading system

    Posted 14 July 2015

    Your academic record is critical in your acceptance to a university in Canada, however, given the differences in grading systems in your home country versus your study destination, it is often hard to evaluate your eligibility. Read on to understand how Canadian universities determine a student's GPA.


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