Bangladesh and Canada have discussed ways to help students pursue higher studies in Canada through Student Partnership Programme (SPP).
Founder and Chairman of Canadian University of Bangladesh Dr Chowdhury Nafeez Sarafat recently organised a meeting among diplomats, eminent businesspeople and key stakeholders focusing on the SPP between Bangladesh and Canada.High Commissioner of Canada in Bangladesh Benoit Prefontaine and High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Canada Mizanur Rahman attended the meeting held in Toronto, said a press release on Saturday.
SPP is an arrangement that provides quick and easy visa for studying in Canada.
The Canadian High Commission had previously entered into SPP arrangements with India and China which facilitated thousands of students from these two countries.
A large number of Bangladeshi students apply for studying in Canada each year but significant number of these applications gets declined as students are unable to meet eligibility criteria.
Once implemented, the proposed SPP in Bangladesh will result in faster visa processing, less documentation and streamlined admission and visa guidelines for all SPP participating institutions, said the press release.