If your New Year’s resolution includes pursuing higher education, an international grad school could provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. While many people limit themselves to Canada or the United States when thinking about applying to graduate school, enrolling at an international grad school can bring about many benefits. Immersing yourself in a new culture can create unique learning opportunities, and some countries even have shorter semesters. Another advantage to studying overseas is that some global universities offer extremely affordable (or even free) tuition.
If you don’t find a program that offers tuition-free schooling, financial aid or scholarships are usually available to international students to help cover tuition costs. Additionally, many international grad schools offer assistantships, scholarships or on-campus work that can be applied toward costs.
One thing you’ll never have to worry about while attending an international grad school is how to send money overseas. With Hudson’s Bay Financial Services and OFX, you can transfer money to a bank account in 197 different countries and in more than 50 different currencies. You can make a transfer or receive support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and it’s usually less expensive than using a bank service. OFX has no transfer fees on transactions over $10,000 CAD, and you can earn up to 5,000 Hudson’s Bay Rewards points on transactions over $21,000 CAD.1
If you’re considering going back to school, don’t discount going international. With Hudson’s Bay Services and OFX, you can safely and securely transfer money to pay for tuition, books, accommodations or day-to-day living expenses.
1 Earn 2,000 Hudson’s Bay Rewards points on currency transactions of $2,000 to $9,999 CAD, 3,000 Rewards points on currency transactions of $10,000 to $15,999 CAD, 4,000 Rewards points on currency transactions of $16,000 to $20,999 CAD and 5,000 Rewards points on currency transactions of $21,000 CAD or more.
Foreign exchange services are provided, and money transfers are arranged for, by OFX Limited. OFX is registered with FINTRAC (registration number M08560392).
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