What is the study permit?

International Students going to study in Canada are issued Study Permit. A Study Permit is a document issued that allows foreign nationals to study at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) in Canada. Most foreigners need a study permit to study in Canada. Before applying, make sure you have all the required documents. The application fees is CAD 150. The processing time varies from country to country but normally it takes 10 weeks.

What is the process of applying for study permit?

Study permit is applied before you come to Canada. The documents required are:

  • Proof of Letter of acceptance from a designated learning institution (DLI)
  • Proof of Identity (A valid passport)
  • Proof of Financial Support (Minimum funds needed to support yourself and the family member accompanying you)
    • Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from a participating Canadian financial institution
    • proof of a student or education loan from a bank
    • your bank statements for the past 4 months
    • a bank draft that can be converted to Canadian dollars
    • proof you paid tuition and housing fees
    • a letter from the person or school giving you money, or
    • proof of funding paid from within Canada, if you have a scholarship or are in a Canadian-funded educational program
AMOUNT OF FUNDS REQUIRED per year (excluding Tuition Fees)
You (the student)CAD 10,000
First Family MemberCAD 4,000
Second Family MemberCAD 3,000
1 per below 18 yrsCAD 6,569
1 person above 18 yrsCAD 13,133
2 person above 18 yrsCAD 19,264
  • Medical Exam is required, if you plan to stay for more than 6 months.
  • After VISA application, biometrics (fingerprints and photo) is done. An appointment needs to be booked for this.