Get a study permit

Find out if you are eligible for a study permit, what you need to apply and how to apply. Also learn what to do after you submit your application and before you arrive in Canada.

What you need to study in Canada

What makes you eligible for a study permit and specific cases where you can study in Canada without a permit

Prepare to study in Canada

Finding a designated learning institution and the documents you need to apply

Apply for a study permit

How to apply, forms, fees and processing times

Check processing times

How long it takes to process your application

Find out what to do after you apply

Application review, changing your address and what happens when your application is approved or refused

Prepare for your arrival

Documents to have when you arrive in Canada, study permit terms and conditions, leaving and re-entering Canada, and health insurance

Learn about student life in Canada

Read more about what it's like to be a student in Canada and how to make the most of your experience.

Schools you can attend

Find a university or college on the designated learning institutions list

Questions about studying?

Find quick and direct answers to your questions about studying in Canada.

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