CALDO Virtual Fair – Latin America! October 2021

Do you want to study a Master or PhD program abroad? The CALDO Virtual Fair is coming back on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. Register now for FREE. All students and professionals interested are invited.

Canada is currently considered the #1 country for quality of life, and it ranks #4 as one of the best countries for education? (Best Countries for Education 2021)

CALDO consortium is your gateway to connect with top Canadian universities, offering high ranked programs in English and/or French, to students from Latin America. If you are interested in pursuing Master’s or PhD’s studies in Canada, attending this virtual fair will connect you with representatives from CALDO member universities, help you to learn more about:

  1. The admission process
  2. Language and academic requirements
  3. Financing opportunities in Canada and in your home country, and so much more. Come and join us!

When: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Time: From 16h00 – 20h00 (Ottawa time). To find out the time of the virtual fair in your time zone, please click here.
Who should attend? Candidates interested in pursuing Master’s or PhD’s programs in Canadian institutions from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.

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The following CALDO Member Universities will be participating at this fair:


¡No faltes!     À ne pas manquer!     Don’t miss out! 



How to prepare for the Virtual Fair?

In order to maximize your time with the Universities’ Representatives we strongly recommend you to prepare beforehand. We invite you to find out more about the CALDO Member Universities as well as the cities in which they are located. You can also learn more about the different Master and PhD programs offered at our universities via our Program Browser.

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What is CALDO and how does it work?

CALDO is a consortium of Canada’s leading universities, offering top-ranked programs in English and French.

  • We offer free tailored and personalized support and guidance to prospective candidates from Latin America on how to find graduate programs.
  • We are your single point of contact with top universities in Canada.
  • We offer free support and guidance on how to navigate the application process and get to know scholarship options from your home country.

Which Universities are part of the CALDO Consortium?

What other services does CALDO offer?

Our personalized services allow candidates to receive detailed information on programs of study they are interested in, and support with the application process. The service is comprised of the following:

  1. Identifying programs of study that align best with the candidates’ interests
  2. Assisting candidates in identifying the admission requirements and application deadlines for their program of interest
  3. Assisting the candidates in identifying and gathering the required academic documents for the application process (statement of research, academic CV, suitable langue test scores, etc.)
  4. Proving support in navigating the application process.

What are the application requirements?

Application processes, requirements for admission, and program costs vary greatly from one university to the next and one program to the next. Students must ensure to confirm the requirements on the individual program or department websites.

In general, students must meet a minimum academic average (or GPA) as well as a minimum language requirement. The minimum scores vary and meeting those minimum scores does not guarantee admission.

What are the minimum language requirements?

The minimum scores vary one university to the next and one program to the next. All of our Universities generally accept either the IELTS or the TOEFL language proficiency tests.

On average, universities require at least 6.0 on the IELTS or 86 on the TOEFL Internet-based Test. Some Universities and some programs require higher scores.

See more information here.

See each University’s minimum language requirements below:

Do I need a research supervisor?

For Research Master’s and Doctoral studies, you will be working closely with a faculty research supervisor. A supervisor is a faculty member who mentors graduate students and for most of our academic programs.

Many research-based graduate programs expect students to identify a prospective supervisor prior to applying for admission. At CALDO we can also help you determine if this is a requirement, and also what steps you need to take to be successful in contacting a supervisor.

You will find information on how to contact supervisors here. You will need to include a Statement of Research when contacting supervisors. You can find more information on this subject here.

Can I receive a scholarship awarded by CALDO?

CALDO does not offer scholarships directly but rather cooperates with international partners, including government agencies and educational institutions, to establish agreements that facilitate higher education mobility from Latin American countries and who offer full scholarships for Master’s and/or PhDs. Under the agreements CALDO signs with Funding Agencies in Latin America, some Research Master’s programs, and PhD programs, are co-funded by the Funding Agency and the CALDO Member host institution.

  • For Research Master’s programs, the University of Alberta, the University of Saskatchewan, and Western University will cover the International Differential Tuition fee (IDF) (the difference between the cost of tuition for domestic students and the cost of tuition for international students). The difference is covered by the funder.
  • For PhD programs, all CALDO member universities will cover the IDF and the difference is covered by the funder.

CALDO can help you determine if your program of choice would be eligible under the different agreements.

CALDO is partnered with sponsoring agencies in 9 Latin American countries: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. Find out more here.

Visit our FAQ page for more answers to frequently asked questions.