We offer free study guidance and answer all of your questions about studying in Ottawa, the capital of Canada. We tell you how you can finance your studies in Ottawa, how to find student accommodation, how to apply for scholarships and we even handle all of the paperwork for you. We help you with:
- Semester/Study abroad students (for gap year students & for students already enrolled in a university in their home country)
Who can study at Carleton University?
If you have completed a Upper Secondary School in your home country, you can study in Ottawa. Receive our free study guidance if you wish to:
- enjoy a gap year in Canada - study at Carleton University for a semester or two while you study courses of your interest and have the time of your life
- enjoy a Study Abroad semester ie. if you are currently enrolled in a university in your home country and wish to study a semester in Canada and transfer your ECTS-points
- enroll in a Bachelor in Canada
What can I study at Carleton University?
You can study almost anything at Carleton University. How about Architectural Studies, Social Work, Humanities, Industrial Design, Information Tech, Interactive Multimedia and Design stream, Journalism, Music, Arts, Cognitive Science, Commerce, International Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Global and International Studies, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Network Technology & Photonics, Laser Technology streams, Mathematics, Science, Public Affairs and Policy Management, Marketing, Business, Journalism and much more.
Why study at Carleton University and in Ottawa?
- One of Carleton’s greatest assets is its central location in Ottawa, only minutes from downtown
- Ottawa, like the rest of Canada, is a very welcoming and multicultural place
- Carleton is a good option if you wish to work and study simultaneously, as you can work part-time, do an internship or do a co-op placement (some of them are paid)
- Carleton University has great on-campus accommodation for students that you can apply for (we help you)
- Carleton University is among the top in Canada for scholarships, and there are several for international students
- You do not need a car to get around as the public transportation is safe and convenient.
- Ottawa is a great place for outdoor activities, the city has interconnecting waterways, park-like greenery, extensive walking and biking trails, annual festivals, movie theaters and nightclubs
- Ottawa is known as the Technical Hub of Canada, sometimes called Silicon Valley North
Carleton University offers a dynamic, student-centered academic experience. 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.
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.
Study and work in Canada
International students are able to work on campus, or apply for an off-campus work permit after 6 months of full-time academic studies. During the academic year, students are permitted to work for a maximum of 20 hours a week and are allowed to work full-time during holidays (winter break, March break, summer).
Co-operative education: Selected program areas provide co-operative education options that combine academic studies with paid work experience. Students alternate between terms of full-time study and full-time employment.
Work after graduation (post-completion): Students completing a minimum two-year program of study may apply for a work permit to remain in Canada to work for up to three years following graduation to gain work experience.
Student life at Carleton UniversityCarleton’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 UniversityIf 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.