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I Am an International Applicant

Do you live outside of Canada, or are you currently studying in Canada with a valid study permit?

If so, you are an international student.

Tips for International Applicants

  1. Find out which application you should use.
  2. Refer to the application guide and university websites to find out if you are eligible to apply for the program(s) you are interested in.
    • Make sure the program is open to international applicants.
    • Allow yourself plenty of time to complete your application and submit all required documents. Program deadlines vary by university and program.
  3. Complete your application.
    • Your application will tell you which documents and transcripts you need to submit.
  4. Apply for your study permit.
    • Depending on the country you live in, getting a study permit can take anywhere from 1 to 9 months. 
    • You must have an official acceptance letter from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) and a valid passport or other travel document to apply for a study permit.
  5. Search for scholarships.
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