Changes to the International Student Program came into effect as of June 1, 2014.
Read an explanation of the changes, which include our guide on how to change designated learning institutions.
To study in Canada, you may need a study permit and/or a visitor visa.
Prepare to study
Find out what you need before you apply for a study permit in Canada.
Determine your eligibility
Find out if you or your child can study in Canada.
Apply for a study permit
Discover how to apply, where to get application forms and guides, and what documents to provide with your application.
Check processing times
Processing times vary depending on the Canadian visa office where you submitted your application.
After you apply: get next steps
Find out what you should do after you apply for a study permit.
Prepare for arrival
Be prepared and know what to expect when you arrive in Canada.
How-to videoA Step-by-step look at biometrics
Schools you can attendFind a university or college on the designated learning institutions list
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