Applying for a Study Permit


Once you accept your offer of admission to Carleton, it’s important to apply for your study permit as soon as possible!

*Note – in most countries, you can apply for a study permit with a conditional offer.

Watch helpful videos about applying for a study permit:

Applying for your study permit

Get ready

In this video:

Supporting documents

In this video:

  • Documents must be in digital format
  • Tips on file sizes, merging documents
  • Passport, Letter of Acceptance, financial documents, biometrics (fingerprints and a photo), other documents
  • Study Plan recommended!
  • Instructions for the visa office in your country
  • Documents in English or French

Personal info, submitting & fees

In this video:

  • Personal history and tips about answering questions
  • Letter of explanation if application form doesn’t allow you to tell your story
  • Consent for sharing information between Government and Carleton University
  • Electronic signature
  • Cost of applying

Write a Study Plan

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Information for students in India

Tips for students in India

In this video:

  • When to apply for your study permit (hint: as soon as you accept an offer of admission)
  • Where to view your offer of admission
  • What documents to provide in support of your study permit application
  • “Student Information for a Study Permit” is all that is required to upload to your online application as your “Letter of Acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution” requested by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

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