Applying for your Study Permit or Visa
Depending on your length of study in Canada in you will probably need a study permit. Depending on your home country, you will also need an electronic travel authorization or visa in order to study at Acadia University. Also, depending on your age, you may require a Custodian in Canada. Below you will find links to all information regarding Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration regulations for studying in Canada. Please note: It can take up to six months to receive your study permit/visa. Start the process as soon as you get your letter of acceptance.
For any questions regarding these permits and documents please visit the official Canadian Citizenship and Immigration website or visit your local Canadian consulate or embassy.
Below are links to important information regarding applying for these documents:
- Do I need a permit to study in Canada? This link will take you to an "eligibility questionnaire". This helps to determine if you need a study permit to come to Canada. The questionnaire consists of 23 questions. If there is a blue "?" at the end of a question, you can scroll over this to have it explained in more detail. Please note: For question #8, Acadia is considered a designated learning insitution.
- Do I need a visa to come to Canada? If you do need a visa, you will select the button that says "Apply as a tourist or for a transit visa".
- How to apply for a study permit?
- What documents do I need to study in Canada?
- Avoiding Delays in Study Permit Processing.
- Find your closest Visa Application Centre.
- Where to apply now if you are in the U.S.A.
- Citizens of the US applying for study permit : You may apply at the Canada/US border or one of the visa offices. You will need to have all of the proper documents for a study permit application. Find those at this link.
- Entering Canada What to Expect
The official Canadian Citizenship and Immigration website link is: www.cic.gc.ca