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International Students

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Why Carleton?

At Carleton University, you will find a welcoming environment with a strong sense of community. We know that you are looking for a university where you will feel at home—so you are encouraged to get to know us through international visits, online webinars, chats, and social. We look forward to getting to know you!

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US and international costs

Here’s how much you can expect to pay in a year at Carleton University, as well the cost of tuition by program.



Yes! International students are eligible to receive Carleton University’s automatic entrance scholarships, and can also apply for Prestige Scholarships – our highest awards.

10 reasons to choose Carleton

  1. Oh Canada!
  2. Ottawa: Benefit from the capital advantage
  3. Academic excellence + a focus on solving real-world problems
  4. Work-study opportunities (“co-op“) in 100+ programs
  5. Automatic merit-based entrance scholarships
  6. Guaranteed spot in residence for qualified first year students
  7. Close-knit, supportive and diverse community
  8. A culture of giving back: Pursuing meaningful experiences
  9. Carleton campus: A green oasis in the heart of the capital
  10. State of the art facilities (take a virtual tour)
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I genuinely feel that there are so many resources at the university and they are so well spread out that if you wanted, you could get access to anything…. I think being aware of what is available is really crucial if you want to maximize the full potential here at Carleton.

Raj, Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) student

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