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Step-by-Step Guide to Enrolling in the OSSD Programme and Moving to Canada

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The OSSD programme is a useful route for Sri Lankan students aspiring to study in Canada, as it is an effective preparation for the academic system in the country. This diploma is recognised in many countries and gives you the opportunity to enter universities across the world, including the best Canadian universities. This article will guide you on how to apply for the OSSD programme offered by ISC Education Sri Lanka and transition to studying and possibly living in Canada.

A detailed guide on how to enrol in the OSSD programme

  1. Research and Choose an OSSD Provider: ISC Education provides the OSSD program in Sri Lanka. In addition, ISC Education is affiliated with the Canadian Ministry of Education for a true OSSD experience.
  2. Gather Application Documents: Check with the particular institution of your choice for the admission details. Documents that are usually submitted are academic records from previous schools attended, birth certificates, and proof of English proficiency for international students, for instance, IELTS.
  3. Apply and Secure Admission: Enclose your application package and any of the required fees to the institution. Admission might be at different periods of the year; therefore, one has to consider the time factor.
  4. OSSD Programme Structure: The OSSD programme is for the high school level, which is from grade nine to grade twelve. You will have to take 30 credits or more in basic subjects such as English, mathematics, science, and the options of your choice, depending on the university you want to join later.
  5. University Applications: It is advisable to begin the search for universities in Canada as early as possible. Check out their admission requirements, the programmes offered, and the specific application dates. Use the OSSD programme’s counsellors from ISC Education to guide you through the application process.

Transitioning can be a difficult process for anyone, but here are some tips to make the process go as smoothly as possible.

  • Embrace a New Curriculum: It is possible that the OSSD programme is different from the curriculum in Sri Lanka. Attend classes, engage in discussions, and use any academic resources available to do well.
  • Prepare for Standardised Tests: Most Canadian universities demand students sit for standardised tests such as the SAT or ACT. It is recommended to begin preparation early in order to achieve good results.
  • Explore Scholarships and Financial Aid: Scholarships for international students are available at Canadian universities, and you should also look for funding that may be available to help with the costs.
  • Connect with Canadian Universities: Take part in university webinars that are conducted by the OSSD providers. Get in touch with the universities to understand more about what they offer and how to apply.
  • Immigration Considerations: If your plan is to work and live in Canada after completing your studies, it is advisable to begin researching Canadian immigration policies early enough.
  • Living Arrangements: Students may opt for accommodation from universities or even engage in home staying in order to familiarise themselves with the Canadian way of life.
  • Cultural Integration: Consider it an opportunity to get to know a different culture. Engage in students’ activities and interact with the inhabitants of the region.

Bear in mind that the journey is long and needs hard work and proper planning, but all the struggle is worth it for a better education and a chance to live in Canada.

For inquiries regarding your higher education options, feel free to contact our experienced student counsellors at 0777 55 66 66.

ISC Education: 4A Cambridge Place, Colombo 7

Website: www.isceducation.lk

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