Carleton University offers a dynamic, student-centred academic experience in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. It is a comprehensive campus-based university on a beautiful 62 hectares just a few minutes from downtown. Approximately 10% of the 26,000 students come from 153 countries worldwide. Carleton students gain hands-on experiences through co-operative education programs, work placements, and field trips and internships.
Why Study at Carleton University?
Carleton University offers a dynamic, student-focused academic experience in Ottawa, Canada's capital city. Our location in Ottawa provide our students with access to unique resources and we have earned a reputation as one of the foremost universities in Canada in the fields of journalism, international affairs, and high technology.
As the seat of the federal government, Ottawa is home to some of Canada's most influential government and nongovernmental organizations. It also boasts a vibrant business sector, numerous museums and embassies and one of Canada's largest concentrations of clinical, medical and life sciences research facilities. Over the years, the university has forged strong links with these industry and government partners resulting in valuable research and work placements for our students and graduates.
Examples of study fields
At Carleton University you can study Business, Marketing, Journalism, Biology or what about Anthropology or Games and Interactive?
Student life at Carleton University
Carleton’s campus is lively, diverse and caring. Students come from all over Canada and over 150 different countries. There is a strong sense of community among faculty, students and staff and you will find a welcoming environment in which you will quickly feel at home. Bordered by the Rideau river and the UNESCO designated Rideau Canal, Carleton's beautiful campus is easy to navigate.
The Library and academic buildings are clustered together around a large outdoor green space. Carleton's residences sit at the foot of the academic buildings, close to their first-class athletics facilities. The University Centre, the hub of campus life, buzzes with activity. Several coffee shops, the bookstore, a food court, and a variety of offices serving students' needs are spread over several floors. The flags of dozens of countries hang from the ceiling of the interior atrium reflecting the university's connection to the world and commitment to ensuring that those from other nations always feel welcome.
In september, Carleton's Fall Orientation, a six-day extravaganza of social and academic events, is held to introduce you to Carleton and your classmates before classes begin. Orientation ends with a New Student Convocation where first-year students will be honoured in a ceremony to officially mark the beginning of their academic journey at Carleton.
Applying to Carleton University
If you are interested to apply to Carleton University, please contact our study advisors for detailed information on application deadlines, admissions and housing applications.
The exact entry requirements vary depending on the specific degree you want to apply for, but generally, Carleton requires a good academic average from previous studies, as well as proof of English skills. In certain cases, Carleton can consider the English results from your Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate, or you might be required to take a standardised English language test like TOEFL or IELTS.
As the English requirements vary from country to country and from year to year, we suggest that you contact us to hear about the current requirements. We will be able to help you throughout the entire application process!