Friday, October 29th, 2010

Report: Manitoba Colleges and Universities a Hot-Spot for Foreign Students

Canada's a Hot Spot for Foreign Students

Manitoba’s popular with foreign students.

Statistics Canada released a report saying more students are choosing to study in Canada, with Manitoba seeing the biggest increase.

Their report, Education Indicators in Canada, an International Perspective compares the provinces with each other, while measuring Canada against the rest of the world between 2000 and 2007. Their data factored in post-secondary grad rates and economic productivity.

According to the report, Manitoba’s growth rate in foreign student enrolment jumped almost 15 % in seven years (14.6% from 2000 and 2007). Whereas, the second highest jumps were seen in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, who saw growth of 12.9% and 11.4% respectively.

This fall saw foreign undergrad enrolment at the University of Manitoba increase 7.6% over last year to 2,346 students. Their graduate enrolment also increased 13.8 percent this year.

Many point to Manitoba’s relatively low tuition and cost-of-living as a big selling point for their schools. According to the Winnipeg Free Press, an international first-year bachelor-of-arts or science student would pay $11,285 in fees at The University of Manitoba, versus $21,344 at The University of Toronto.

Find out more about Canada’s surge in enrollment.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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