Application to Study in Canada, Study Permits

 Get help to open an application form or to complete an application form in the Help Centre.

New rules for prospective international students are now in effect. Read about these changes.

Starting June 16, 2014, applicants and study permit holders must indicate the Designated Learning Institution (DLI) number on the updated application forms. Previous versions of the study permit application will still be accepted, but only until July 15, 2014.

To apply for a study Permit you can:

Apply online

You must have:

  • Access to a scanner or camera to create electronic copies of your documents to upload, and
  • A valid credit card to pay with

Apply online for a study permit

Apply on paper

Read the instruction guide to get all the details to apply on paper.

Once you have read the guide, you can prepare your application package. You must select the country/territory from which you will be applying to get your local visa office instructions.

Find out if you are eligible

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