How to Write a Study Plan
Being admitted to a university and receiving a letter of acceptance does not guarantee a study permit will be issued. Below are insights into what should be addressed in the study plan:
Purpose of Visit
- What makes Canada so special to you?
- Why do you want to study at your university?
- What distinguishes your university from other learning institutions?
- Why have you chosen your program of study?
- What distinguishes this program from those being offered at other learning institutions in Canada, or elsewhere?
- Why are you not pursuing a similar program in your country of residence or citizenship?
- What is your education goal?
- How will this program enhance your employment opportunities in your country of residence or citizenship?
Personal Assets and Financial Status
- How are you funding your education?
- Is anyone supporting you financially?
- Have you already paid your tuition?
Family Ties and Country of Origin
- What ties you to your home country?
- What factors ensure that you will return once you complete your studies?
- Who are you leaving behind that you will return to?
- If you have relatives in both your home country and Canada, how are your ties to your relatives in your home country stronger?
- What obligations or responsibilities will take you back to your home country?
Provide details of your education history
- List all the schools you have attended up until this point in time
Provide details of your work history
- Explain your work history. State any jobs you had and how these may possibly help you with your studies.
Summarize your education and goals and reasons why you want to study in Canada. Thank the person for their time and consideration.