Future International Students

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Any questions? Email us at international@carleton.ca

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Applications for Fall 2024 are now closed. Applications for Winter 2025 and Fall 2025 open in September.

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26 bachelor’s degrees and hundreds of majors, minors, and concentrations are waiting for you!

Why Carleton?

Located in Ottawa, Canada’s scenic capital, Carleton University offers opportunities students won’t find anywhere else. Carleton consistently ranks in the Top 5 among comprehensive universities in Canada. Join the 4500+ international students from over 150 countries studying at Carleton University. Our application process is simple and fully online.

Costs and Scholarships

Learn 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.

Student Residence

All international students entering directly from high school are automatically offered a room in one of our 11 on-campus residence buildings if they receive an offer by mid-May. Hungry? Residence also comes with unlimited meals in our residence buffet-style cafeteria.


Carleton University is ranked #10 for employment outcomes among Canadian universities. Take advantage of paid work opportunities, career services, and our unique location to graduate with your career already in motion.

Study and Work Permits

Carleton University is authorized by the Government of Canada to host international students. Our expert staff will help you navigate the process of applying for a study permit to begin your studies and for work permits to work in Canada while you study and after you graduate.

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