Services > Study Permits
foreign national may not study in Canada unless he/she is in possession
of a study permit. It should be noted, however, that if the course or
study program lasts for six (6) months or less, a study permit is not
Please take note of the following general information regarding studying in Canada:
Canadian university, technical school or community college sets its own
requirements. The registrars of these schools can provide information
on tuition fees, health insurance, scholarships, lodging and living
expenses, and language requirements.
student in Canada has to pay tuition fees. The fees vary from school to
school and from year to year. The registrar will help the student to
determine the fees required.
Canada has two (2) official
languages: English and French. The student will need to know one or the
other to follow course lectures and reading assignments. Some
post-secondary schools might ask the student to take a language test.
They may charge a fee for this test, which the student will have to
pay. Language requirements are set by each school. Once again, school
registrars can give the student information on language requirements.
Once the student has decided on
the courses he/she wants to take, officials at the school where the
student applies will tell the student if he/she qualifies. If accepted,
the student will receive a confirmation letter from the registrar, the
school board or the school, itself.
To be acceptable to Canadian Immigration
officials, the letter should be the original, not a photocopy, specify
in detail the courses the student is taking, confirm that the applicant
has been accepted as a student, and indicate the length of program or