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
- Find out which application you should use.
- 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.
- Complete your application.
- Your application will tell you which documents and transcripts you need to submit.
- 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.
- Search for scholarships.
- Search the universities’ websites to find scholarships open to international students.