Studying in Hamilton

Visa Requirements for Students

Each college and university sets its own admission standards. The standards can change from year to year. Please check the school’s website for the most current information.

Application deadlines for universities depend on the program and the school. Deadlines can start as early as September one year ahead of your program start. Applications for Colleges typically require you to apply before February 1 for enrollment the following September.

Study Permit

If you have been accepted into a college or university, you need to apply for a study permit if you plan on staying more than six months. You can apply for a permit at the Canadian Visa office in your country.

You can apply online for a study permit at

To view a list of International Visa Offices, visit