Get a study permit

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.

Application form

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