You’ve always wanted to study in Canada but you also know it’s impossible to fund your studies for the entire 4 years!
Well the good news is, it is still possible for you to graduate in Canada, but the not-so-good news is you will not be in Canada for your entire undergraduate studies. After all, you will still graduate in Canada with a Canadian degree.
The average Bachelor’s degree in Canada starts from CAD 11,500 – CAD38,000 (USD 8,700-28,800) per year depending on the type of program and institution you’re looking for. Although tuition fees in Canada is considerably low compared to Australia, USA and the UK, it is still a lot of money for some families.
Ever heard of the American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP)? The name of the program may sound misleading but this program will eventually lead you to studying in Canada.
Here’s how it works, you study 1 or 2 years in Malaysia, and complete the remaining years in Canada. Most students choose the 2+2 option because it’s the most economical way to study in Canada. By doing the first 2 years in Malaysia, you’re able to save money on living expenses and tuition fees.
Unlike the British or Australian undergraduate degree in which you’re required to choose your major right away, the American education system has a different approach. Students will study general subjects in the first 2 years of their undergraduate degree, and can decide on a major during the final 2 years. That’s how students are able to transfer to Canada for their final 2 years.
Canada and USA adopt holistic education where education is not just about exams but one’s interpersonal skills. Such interactive nature is developed through individual or group projects, assignments, presentations, and continuous short quizzes. Students are even encouraged to speak, ask or even challenge lectures during discussions. Yup, a class debate is very normal in a North American classroom.
By studying in Malaysia first, it will be an easier transition to the education style practiced in America. You will still be exposed to the holistic approach within an Asian country, therefore less “teaching-learning shock”.
Another great thing about ADTP is, you’re not limited to just Canada or USA. You can transfer to the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, South Korea, France, Scotland, Spain and many more!