Canadian universities are publicly funded and largely autonomous. They have the power to set they own admission criteria, academic standards, degree requirements, and are able to manage their own financial affairs and program offerings. Furthermore, they offer a wide array of courses with the possibility of continuing studies in master’s and doctorate degrees. There are around 10,000 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as professional degree programs and certificates. University degrees are offered at three consecutive levels: bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees.