Canadian Embassy organizes educational fair
KUWAIT: The Embassy of Canada in Kuwait organized the 12th annual Edu-Canada Middle East and North Africa (MENA) fair, composed of approximately 10 leading Canadian institutions and colleges, on Sunday at the Symphony Style Hotel. Speaking to Kuwait Times, the Counselor at the Embassy of Canada, Tammy Ames said, “After the oneday fair, the group of universities will visit a number of schools to hold a mini fair for the students considering attending the University in Canada.”
She noted that this fair mainly targets Kuwaitis and expatriates who want to pursue their bachelor’s degrees but will also answer questions related to Master’s and PhDs. “This is the second fair that we had this year and we are planning for another one in February. Kuwaiti students who have excess to the scholarship program through the Ministry of High Education and expats who are self-funding or have a scholarship through other sources can also apply,” Ames said.
Shedding light on the application process, Ames said that the embassy will direct the students, adding, “If the students miss the fair, we will direct them to the right people and get them in touch with the universities that can provide them with more information. Once the student receives the acceptance from the university, they can apply for the visa as it may take up to six weeks, so it is better to apply sooner. For Kuwaiti students it depends on their scholarship.”
Ames pointed out that student must apply in January but also check with the university for availability. She said that 54 Kuwaiti students went on scholarship this year. “Canada provides amazing opportunities for students. Just like Kuwait, we are open to people of different cultures and we have a public educational system where quality education is available throughout Canada, and each university has something exciting to offer.”
Representatives from the institutions met
54 Kuwaiti students went on scholarship to Canada this year
with students, parents and other members of the education community, and provided information about educational opportunities in Canada. Canadian higher education offers superior academic curricula, cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art campuses, and professional and personal experience to last a lifetime. Canada is home to a safe, multicultural, vibrant society and a dynamic 21st century economy. With almost most of the world’s ethnic groups represented in Canada, students interact with many different cultures; broadening their mindset and giving them more international perspective which is a valuable attribute that attracts employers worldwide.
The schools participating on the tour are: College of New Caledonia, British Columbia, Thomson River Island University (TRU), British Columbia, Sheridan College, Ontario, University of Waterloo, Ontario University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Brock University, Ontario, Huron University College, Ontario, University of Windsor, Ontario, Algonquin College, Ontario and Golden Hills International School.
KUWAIT: Students attend the 12th annual Edu-Canada Middle East and North Africa fair.