30 January 2019 landmark
Can I Apply for Canada Study Visa? If I have IELTS 5.5 Bands in each?
There is a whole lot of confusion regarding the IELTS band requirement for Canada Study Visa . some say it requires 6 bands, not less than 5.5 bands each. Some say you can get study visa without IELTS. How does this work? Let me clear it for you. Canadian Government has three categories for students who want to complete their study in Canada.
Student Partners Program (SPP):-
If you want to apply for Canada study visa under SPP category. You have the option to choose from 47 colleges which will confirm your seat to study in their college.
A requirement for applying under SPP category?
- You need to have 6 bands not less than 5.5 in each. Means if you have 6 bands not less than 5.5 in each you can apply right now.
Course you can apply for under SPP category?
- Advance Diploma
- Postgraduate Diploma
- Graduate Diploma
- You can also apply for bachelors degree as well
These are the courses available for you
When to apply under SPP category?
- September is the month when you can apply for any of the above course in any of the 47 colleges which come under SPP category.
Non-Student Partners Program (Non-SPP) category.
There are many more colleges in Canada which are legal and have their individual license number. But they do not participate in any of the rule regulation set by SPP category colleges (47 Colleges). They work Individually and they work under their own protocols.
How and who can apply for Canada student visa under the non-SPP category?
There are two types of student who can apply for a student visa under non-SPP category.
a) A student with average academic marks and they scored IELTS 5.5 band to 6.0 band and they just want to give it try, whether he can or cannot get a Canada Study visa.
Chances of getting a student visa?
If you are applying for Canada study visa under this category then chances of success are totally dependent on the visa officer. or you can say it, it’s 50-50.
b) A student with good academic marks and have IELTS 6 band not less than 5.5 each. He chooses his course but still, he/she failed to get Canada study visa under SPP category. Then, he realizes his mistake. He overcomes from that mistake, then that students can apply under Non-SPP category for any of the college. (SPP Colleges + Non-SPP Colleges)
What do you need to apply for Canada study visa under University Category?
a) The University of Canada says,
If the student is applying for the bachelor’s degree they won’t charge any fee, until he/she gets the Canada study permit. The application fee is chargeable only by the selected colleges and the rest are free.
b) Once you apply, they directly provide you Letter Of Acceptance (LOA). So, once you get your LOA, the summit that LOA to the High Commission for your visa.
Once you get your study visa, then you suppose to pay the university fee and after that, you can start your studies over there.
What about the English or IELTS score?
If you manage to score 90% marks then we don’t need the IELTS score. Just come to us and start your studies.
few University says, You have low marks in academic but still you have IELTS 6 bands, 5.5 in each then you can come to us, after getting your Canada study visa. We will take the test and if you manage to get equivalent marks as per our requirement then we will provide you a seat in our college.
How to improve your English after getting a Canada student visa?
Canadian University gives an option for English for Academic Purposes ( EAP ) course. If you have 5.5 bands, you can apply for the EAP course. EAP is a 3-month course, then afterward you can start your study.
Like if you join the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course in September then your main study will start from January, if you join it in January then your main course will start in May.
This is all three categories you can apply for a Canada Study visa. You can consult Landmark Immigration for more valuable information.