Conditions for enrollment in Canadian universities

With half a million foreign students coming to Canada every year, Canadian universities continue to be a top choice for international students.

After we listed the top 10 universities to study in Canada in our previous article, now we will get to know the conditions for enrollment in Canadian universities.

Notes for holders of study permits from visa-exempted countries

  • It is worth mentioning that the study permit does not replace the visa. Moreover, it does not give you the right to book your trip to Canada. Besides your study permit, you will need an eTA to travel to Canada.
  • If you renew your study permit, you must be aware that the eTA travel permit is not renewed automatically. Indeed, in order to be able to obtain it, you need to submit a new application. That means that you need to apply for the study permit and the ETA separately. To learn more about extending the study permit, visit the website.

In most cases, you must obtain a study permit if you are one of those who wish to complete their studies in Canada, and note also that the study permit does not replace the visa or the eTA travel permit.

Conditions to be eligible to study in Canada

To be able to study in Canada, you need to meet the following conditions:

  • Obtaining admission by one of the Canadian universities or educational institutions.
  • You must provide the necessary proofs that clarify your financial situation.

As an illustration, proof that you have enough money to pay for tuition fees, living expenses for yourself and any member of your family who come with you to Canada. Also, a proof of travel fare as well as the price of the flight ticket back and forth for yourself and for any person from your family members who come with you to the state of Canada.

  • You must be a law-abiding citizen, have no criminal record. Also, who does not represent any threat to the security of Canada neither to its citizens.

Moreover, you may have to provide a certificate from the police station near your residence. In addition to a certificate of good conduct and criminal behavior.

  • You must be in good health, ready to work and complete a medical examination, if necessary.
  • At last, you must provide the necessary evidence to the Canadian Immigration Service to prove that you will leave Canada at the end of your authorized residence period.

Exceptions to the study permit

Short study duration

In some cases, you do not need a study permit to complete your studies in Canada, and these cases are as follows:

  • If you want to study a short-term program or course
  • You do not need a study permit if you plan to study a course or program for six months or less.

Representatives of foreign countries

Now, If you are a family member of an employee or employee of an organization representing another country. This country should be accredited by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), you will not need a permit to study in Canada.

However, you must contact your country’s embassy in Canada who will then contact the GAC Protocol Office. It will help you coordinate your study matters.

Members of the foreign Army forces

If you are a member of a foreign Army force under the Visiting Forces Act, you do not need a permit to study in Canada. In addition, your family members, including minor children, can benefit from this exemption as well.

At last, you must choose the right Canadian university and start your study journey in one of them.

Now that you have learnt the conditions for enrollment in Canadian universities, see also how to obtain a study visa in Canada.

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