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Algoma University in Canada

Address: 1520 Queen St E, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2G4, Canada

Description Algoma University in Canada

  • Year of foundation: 1967 (founded as part of Laurentian University), 2008 (received an independent status)
  • Location: Su-Sainte-Marie, North Ontario, Ontario, Canada
  • Age: From 16 years old
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of Institution: private university
  • Number of students: about 1200 people
  • Accommodation: residence, host family, apartments.
  • Algoma University in Canada is a small prestigious university located in the border river town of Su Sainte Marie in Ontario. It was founded in 1967 and was a subsidiary of the Laurentian University, but in 2008 it received the status of independent, and since then about 2000 highly qualified bachelors have come out of its walls. The educational institution is accredited by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. Training is conducted in English.

    In total there are 11 faculties with 1200 students: about 10% of students are foreign students, 85% are Canadian citizens (15% of the total number of students are indigenous).

    Due to the small size, all teachers and students know each other, an individual approach is applied to each, teachers help teenagers to reveal their talents and abilities. It is a rule that more than 70 people can not attend one lesson. To date, the institution offers only bachelor's programs (more than 30) in the humanities, arts, science and professional disciplines, as well as ample opportunities for research.

    Algoma University in Canada is an excellent choice for higher education, the diploma of which gives an opportunity to work in prestigious companies in North America and other countries. Many graduates continue their studies, entering the magistracy departments of higher educational institutions.

    Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Algoma University in Canada

    Program name
    from 9 658 $CAD / semester

    Bachelor's program

    1. Age of participants: from 17 years

    2. Duration of training: 4 years (standard programs)

    3. Beginning of classes: September, January

    4. Level of English: IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 79-80

    5. Level of Education: Diploma of School Graduation

    6. Language of instruction: English.

    Algoma University in Canada offers quality training programs for students from anywhere in the world. Applicants entering the university must have completed secondary education, a high level of knowledge and English. In the event that the level of English is insufficient, you can take special courses at the university before the start of the admission process.

    Bachelor's degree is represented by more than 20 directions, some of them contain different specialties. Training lasts 3-4 years. Students choose basic and additional specializations (Major and Minor): the main one is characterized by a large number of courses and disciplines, a wide disclosure of topics and questions. There are fewer courses for additional courses, but it gives great advantages, as it significantly expands the competencies and qualifications of graduates. Subsequently, many graduates in professional work develop not only in basic, but also in additional specialization.

    All curricula have a carefully designed structure and correspond to the best Canadian and world standards. Classes are conducted exclusively by highly qualified specialists with academic degrees and recognition. The small size of the university and the small number of people in the groups make it possible to give maximum attention and individual approach to each, explain all the complex issues and topics. Teachers and students in the class communicate on an equal footing, exchange opinions, together come up with and test theories and ideas. There are different types of classes:

  • Lectures
  • Extended lectures
  • Standard and Extended Workshops
  • Research work
  • Laboratory works
  • Field studies
  • Individual projects, work in mini-groups and groups
  • Professional study of sources and literature
  • Lectures and seminars with the participation of invited experts and specialists.
  • A lot of time is devoted to developing students' skills of independent work and research: the university has excellent centers and laboratories, so that bachelors receive support and the opportunity to use the latest scientific developments.

    To control the progress of various types of work:

  • Exams and "invisible" exams
  • Tests
  • Essays and Extended Essays
  • Research Reports
  • Presentations with presentations and reports
  • Participation in the debate
  • Term papers.
  • As additional courses seminars on development of skills of employment and career advancement are spent: students get acquainted with the basic rules of the labor market of Canada and the USA, study correctly to make the resume and to pass interview.

    In case of successful fulfillment of all requirements and passing the curriculum, the student is given a state diploma and is awarded a bachelor's degree in the relevant field of science. Graduates of Algoma University in Canada have excellent opportunities for employment in prestigious companies in Canada, the United States and other countries. They can continue their studies by going to the magistracy.

    Bachelor's programs at Algoma University in Canada (Major), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree:

  • Accounting
  • Language and Culture of Ojibwe (Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe Language))
  • Biology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Specializations: Accounting, Economics, Human Resources Management, Marketing)
  • Community Development
  • Community Economic and Social Development
  • Computer Science (specializations: Mobile Software Engineering, Computer Games Technology, Computer Games Technology / Creative Arts)
  • Economy (Economics)
  • Engineering
  • English-language literature and cinema (English & Film)
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance and Economics (Finance and Economics)
  • Geography
  • History and Philosophy (History & Philosophy)
  • Law and Justice
  • Political Science
  • Psychology (Psychology)
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Visual arts (Visual Arts).
  • The cost of study in a bachelor's degree (for international students) = from 9028 $ CAD / semester, from 17252 $ CAD / year.

    from 3 750 $CAD / 14 weeks

    English as a Second Language (ESL)

    1. Age of participants: from 17 years

    2. Duration: 14 weeks (EAPP), 3-6 weeks (STEP)

    3. Classes start: during the year

    4. Level of English: minimum IELTS 4.0 / TOEFL 49

    Courses of English at the university can be passed by applicants who need to improve their level before entering the undergraduate programs, as well as all those who wish. The university offers a high-quality and carefully developed program, Russian as a Second Language (ESL), which contains two types of courses:

  • Academic English (English for Academic Purposes Program (EAPP))
  • Short-term ESL course (Short-Term ESL Program (STEP)).
  • Academic English language (English for Academic Purposes Program (EAPP)).

    The course is focused on preparing students for higher education and academic studies. Here, special vocabulary, ways and methods of expressing scientific ideas and thoughts, and other aspects are considered. The program contains 5 levels that go one after another, and each involves mastering certain skills. Each stage lasts 14 weeks, and the total duration of training depends on the existing level of ownership (the lower the level, the longer the training). The load ranges from 24 to 32 lessons per week. Students go through a process of active adaptation to the education system and lifestyle, learn to write essays, prepare and present presentations, and conduct discussions.

    Short-Term ESL Program (STEP) is a short-term ESL course.

    Short-term program for everyone who wants to improve their level of English. The duration of participation is from 3 to 6 weeks. Students attend language classes, go in for sports and physical activities, attend recreational activities and excursions, and can also practice their favorite hobbies. Professional courses of business, fine arts, local culture and professional English are available as an option (for specialists of a certain profile).

    Cost of English language courses (ESL):

  • Only the training course: from 3500 $ CAD / course
  • Training course, payment for accommodation and fees: from 7426 $ CAD / course.
  • Accommodation and food

    The University provides comfortable living conditions for the entire period of study, providing a choice of 3 types:

  • Student residence
  • Host family
  • Rent of apartments / hotel / apartments.
  • All residences are located in the center of the city, literally two minutes from the educational buildings, which saves time. The second type - host family - is also very popular and interesting for foreigners: here teenagers live in the house of a local family and occupy a separate bedroom, enjoy all the comforts and facilities of a home. Especially for first-year students, the Algoma University Homestay Program (AUHP) is in place, which helps to adapt and learn from people who do not have the experience of living and studying in another country. All families are screened and monitored by the monitoring bodies. When living in a family, children get acquainted with the traditions, culture and norms of behavior in society, actively improve their English skills. If you want, you can rent an apartment or apartment individually or together with other students: despite the small size of the city, you can always find suitable offers.

    Meals in the residence and the host family are arranged according to the principle of a boarding house. Students receive a balanced 3-times meal with the possibility of various diets and personal wishes. When renting housing, you can eat in institutions on campus or independently purchase products in stores.

    The cost of accommodation and meals is:

  • Residence: from 6000 $ CAD to 11000 $ CAD / year
  • Host family: from $ 2900 / semester
  • Rent: from 5000 $ CAD to 9000 $ CAD / year.
  • Subjects, specialties

    Subjects list: Accounting, Anishinaabe Studies, Anishinaabemowin, Biology, Business administration, Community Development, Community Economic and Social Development, Computer Games Technology, Computer Games Technology/Creative Arts, computer science, Early Access Program, economics, engineering, English and Film, Environmental science, Finance and economics, Geography and Geology, History and Philosophy, Human Resources Management, Law and Justice, Marketing, Mobile Software Engineering, music, OFFSITE PROGRAMMING, political science, psychology, SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & ECONOMICS, social work, sociology, Visual arts

    Events Algoma University in Canada

    Great importance in the education system is played by sports and creative education: students conduct an active lifestyle, professional coaches and mentors work with them:

    1. Professional groups:

  • Men's Basketball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Male curling
  • Female Curling
  • Fight
  • Skiing.
  • 2. Sport and physical activity:

  • Swimming
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Frisbee
  • Field hockey
  • Hockey
  • Softball
  • Netball
  • Tennis
  • Run
  • Lacrosse
  • Cross-country running.
  • Available types of creativity:

  • Theatrical art and drama
  • Acting at the cinema
  • Directing
  • Producing
  • Dancing
  • Sculpture, architecture
  • Painting
  • Drawing and graphics
  • Musical Directions and Tools
  • Singing and Vocal
  • Sound recording and mixing.
  • On the campus there are about 30 clubs and sections on interests: academic, cultural / religious, musical, social; In addition, there is a special center for the interaction of cultures, religions and languages. Students are waiting for an exciting life and entertainment, various events are held:

  • Festivals and holidays
  • Meeting and dedication of freshmen
  • Religious holidays of different faiths
  • Musical concerts
  • Theatrical productions
  • Sports
  • Feast of Eid-ul-Fitr at the end of Ramadan
  • Chinese Spring Festival
  • The Japanese Night
  • Salsa Dance Party
  • Night while movies
  • South Asian Party
  • Korean night
  • The Caribbean Pub.
  • Advantages

  • Prestigious educational institution
  • Small size - only 1200 students
  • Professional Bachelor's Programs
  • Highly qualified teachers and staff
  • Accreditation by specialized organizations and supervisory bodies
  • Ability to take English courses
  • The opportunity to engage in serious research
  • Comfortable level of equipment and accommodation
  • Students from different countries of the world
  • The opportunity to get to know the culture and traditions of the peoples of Ontario and the indigenous peoples of Canada
  • Su-Sainte-Marie is a small and cozy city on the banks of the river.
  • Equipment Algoma University in Canada

    The campus is located in the center of the city in a beautiful park area with many trees, bushes and other vegetation. There are 15 buildings on the campus, as well as sports grounds and walking / running tracks:

  • Administrative buildings and classrooms
  • Auditoriums for classes and lecture halls
  • Library
  • Research Center
  • Innovation Center
  • Computer classes
  • Student center
  • Dining room and cafe
  • Residences for students
  • Sports grounds
  • Sports center and gym
  • Term dates and fees

    Beginning of classes: January, September.

    The academic year is divided into semesters

  • Autumn: from September 5 to December 19 (Christmas holidays from December 22 to January 5)
  • Winter: January 8 to April 21
  • Spring: during the period from May to July, additional sessions of different duration are held.
  • The cost of study in a bachelor's degree (for international students) = from 9028 $ CAD / semester, from 17252 $ CAD / year.

    Cost of English language courses (ESL):

  • Only the training course: from 3500 $ CAD / course
  • Training course, payment for accommodation and fees: from 7426 $ CAD / course.
  • Additional charges:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit for tuition
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).
  • Extra fees:

    • Application fee 125 CAD

    Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

    For undergraduate:

    1. Age: from 17 years old

    2. Diploma of completed secondary education

    3. High scores of final exams and tests

    4. Level of English: IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 79-80

    5. Confirmation of financial solvency

    6. Portfolio

    7. Official extracts from educational institutions.

    For English language courses (ESL):

    1. Age: from 17 years

    2. Knowledge of English: IELTS 4.0 / TOEFL 49

    Scholarships Algoma University in Canada

    The University provides talented and gifted students with the opportunity to receive scholarships and financial assistance to pay for tuition, and foreign students can take part in the competition for receiving certain scholarships. Types of scholarships (bonus amount per year):

    1) Chancellor's Awards:

  • Amount: $ 5000 CAD
  • Required level of English: TOEFL 83, IELTS 7.0, ESL Level 4-80%
  • Level of academic achievement - A + (or equivalent)
  • Renewable scholarship (to be awarded in the next year it is necessary to keep the progress at 80%).
  • 2) President's Awards:

  • Amount: 2500 $ CAD
  • Available to freshmen, not renewable
  • A high level of academic achievement A + (or equivalent) is required.
  • 3) Dean's Award:

  • Amount: $ 1000 CAD
  • Available to first-year students, given 1 time
  • The required level of achievement is a minimum of B + (or equivalent).
  • 4) Award of Excellence: $ 500

  • Amount: 500 $ CAD
  • Available to first-year students, given 1 time
  • The required level of achievement is a minimum of B (or equivalent).
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    Recommendations on when to apply

    Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
    - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
    - there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
    - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
    - some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
    - some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
    - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
    - for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

    - recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
    - the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
    - for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
    - for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
    - MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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