Is 15 years of education a problem in Canada now?


Hi Guys,

My name is Ronit and I am from India.
Profile :
GMAT: 650
Work-ex : 2.5 years. Will be 3+ before sep,2018 intake.
+Experience of family business- 1 year
+ Volunteer work- 2 well known NGOs in India

I want to apply in the following universities:
1: Ryerson
2: York (schulich)
3: McMaster
4: McGill
5: Wilfrid

I think I have a strong profile, but my concern is that I have graduated from Delhi University (A well know indian university) - Economics honors and the degree in DU is of 3 years. Which makes my total education - 15 Years.
Will this be an issue in the Canadian universities?

[Edited by Ronit Sharma on Sep 07, 2017]

Hi Guys,

My name is Ronit and I am from India.
Profile :
GMAT: 650
Work-ex : 2.5 years. Will be 3+ before sep,2018 intake.
+Experience of family business- 1 year
+ Volunteer work- 2 well known NGOs in India

I want to apply in the following universities:
1: Ryerson
2: York (schulich)
3: McMaster
4: McGill
5: Wilfrid

I think I have a strong profile, but my concern is that I have graduated from Delhi University (A well know indian university) - Economics honors and the degree in DU is of 3 years. Which makes my total education - 15 Years.
Will this be an issue in the Canadian universities?
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Duncan
Yes. Surely you have read on there admission requirements web pages that they require a four year degree?
Yes. Surely you have read on there admission requirements web pages that they require a four year degree?
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Yes. Surely you have read on there admission requirements web pages that they require a four year degree?


Yes. Some of them have and some of them haven't. It's very ambiguous. There are students who have 3 years degree from India and have got an admit at Ted Rogers, Ryerson.
And there are many other schools as well. I just wanted to know whether the above mentioned schools have a strict criteria regarding the number of years of education.
[quote]Yes. Surely you have read on there admission requirements web pages that they require a four year degree? [/quote]

Yes. Some of them have and some of them haven't. It's very ambiguous. There are students who have 3 years degree from India and have got an admit at Ted Rogers, Ryerson.
And there are many other schools as well. I just wanted to know whether the above mentioned schools have a strict criteria regarding the number of years of education.
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Ayon
It depends from school to school. I remember talking with Schulich, McGill, HEC Montreal, JMSB back in 2011/12. I can't recollect correctly - but Schulich may accept 3 year, while JMSB has a strict 4 year policy. You may want to get your degrees evaluated from WES, or ask adcom if that will help your cause.

I think you should explore Canadian PR via Express Entry, this would - in theory - make your life and job hunting easier.
It depends from school to school. I remember talking with Schulich, McGill, HEC Montreal, JMSB back in 2011/12. I can't recollect correctly - but Schulich may accept 3 year, while JMSB has a strict 4 year policy. You may want to get your degrees evaluated from WES, or ask adcom if that will help your cause.

I think you should explore Canadian PR via Express Entry, this would - in theory - make your life and job hunting easier.
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It depends from school to school. I remember talking with Schulich, McGill, HEC Montreal, JMSB back in 2011/12. I can't recollect correctly - but Schulich may accept 3 year, while JMSB has a strict 4 year policy. You may want to get your degrees evaluated from WES, or ask adcom if that will help your cause.

I think you should explore Canadian PR via Express Entry, this would - in theory - make your life and job hunting easier.


Hey Ayon,
Thanks for the information. Yes, i have sent emails to all my target schools and i am waiting for a reply. i am certain that Ryerson and Schulich will have no issue in a 3 year bachlors.
Can you confirm this about McGill, McMaster and wilfred laurier?

I would have no issue in evaluating my degree but if the rules are strict for some schools then that won't help.
Delhi University is one the most recognized university in India. And most of the universities in India provide a 3 year degree.
i am not sure whether this degree is equivalent to the Canadian bachelors. But I am sure the number of hours are way more than the canadian degrees.
[quote]It depends from school to school. I remember talking with Schulich, McGill, HEC Montreal, JMSB back in 2011/12. I can't recollect correctly - but Schulich may accept 3 year, while JMSB has a strict 4 year policy. You may want to get your degrees evaluated from WES, or ask adcom if that will help your cause.

I think you should explore Canadian PR via Express Entry, this would - in theory - make your life and job hunting easier.[/quote]

Hey Ayon,
Thanks for the information. Yes, i have sent emails to all my target schools and i am waiting for a reply. i am certain that Ryerson and Schulich will have no issue in a 3 year bachlors.
Can you confirm this about McGill, McMaster and wilfred laurier?

I would have no issue in evaluating my degree but if the rules are strict for some schools then that won't help.
Delhi University is one the most recognized university in India. And most of the universities in India provide a 3 year degree.
i am not sure whether this degree is equivalent to the Canadian bachelors. But I am sure the number of hours are way more than the canadian degrees.
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Ayon
I am from New Delhi, so I know how reputable DU is. Many schools in US accept 3 yr degree, some don't.
Your best bet is to go with what their adcom has said. In some cases you'll be able to find such answers under their admission FAQs.
I am from New Delhi, so I know how reputable DU is. Many schools in US accept 3 yr degree, some don't.
Your best bet is to go with what their adcom has said. In some cases you'll be able to find such answers under their admission FAQs.
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I am from New Delhi, so I know how reputable DU is. Many schools in US accept 3 yr degree, some don't.
Your best bet is to go with what their adcom has said. In some cases you'll be able to find such answers under their admission FAQs.


Hey. Just got in touch with the admission team of all the universities. Only 2 schools have a strict rule of 16 years of education- Telfer and JMSB.
Others- Some accept 15 years of education, and some accept it given that the university is ranked "A" or above by NAAC. I have graduated from S.G.T.B Khalsa, DU and it has been graded 3.41 (A Grade) by NAAC, so ya I am safe there.
[quote]I am from New Delhi, so I know how reputable DU is. Many schools in US accept 3 yr degree, some don't.
Your best bet is to go with what their adcom has said. In some cases you'll be able to find such answers under their admission FAQs.[/quote]

Hey. Just got in touch with the admission team of all the universities. Only 2 schools have a strict rule of 16 years of education- Telfer and JMSB.
Others- Some accept 15 years of education, and some accept it given that the university is ranked "A" or above by NAAC. I have graduated from S.G.T.B Khalsa, DU and it has been graded 3.41 (A Grade) by NAAC, so ya I am safe there.
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mba hipste...
That's interesting. So do Rotman and Schulich take students with only 15 years of education?
That's interesting. So do Rotman and Schulich take students with only 15 years of education?
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That's interesting. So do Rotman and Schulich take students with only 15 years of education?


Rotman does.
Schulich would need additional 1 year of work-ex apart from the minimum requirement.
[quote]That's interesting. So do Rotman and Schulich take students with only 15 years of education?[/quote]

Rotman does.
Schulich would need additional 1 year of work-ex apart from the minimum requirement.
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Sk3lvir
Thank you for finding this out! Also I have 15 years of education and I am interested in going to the Rotman MBA. Did you also confirm with McGill?
Thank you for finding this out! Also I have 15 years of education and I am interested in going to the Rotman MBA. Did you also confirm with McGill?
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