Canada Study Visa

Canada Study Visa Requirements

For Undergraduate and Post graduate Students


  • In Canada, the IELTS score is necessary as proof of English Language Proficiency.
  • For undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in every four sections with an aggregate score of 6 is required.
  • For postgraduate courses, a minimum score of 6 in every four sections with an aggregate score of 6.5 is required.


To study in Canada, you must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Even though there is no age limit, you need a study permit and Guardian if you are a minor. Though the age limit varies with the province.

  • You must be a Canadian or foreign youth of age between 18 to 35.
  • Canada also accepts a study gap of 2-5 years for undergraduate and post-graduate courses.
  • A study permit is not necessarily required if your course lasts six months or less.


Proof of Funds or Financial Capacity is one of the basic requirements of the student visa application. This is required to give evidentiary proof that the students can pay for the fees as well as the normal living expenses during the stay in the country. A bank statement is one of the documents that is accepted as proof of funds.

  • Student need 10,000 CAD in their GIC account for their social or settlement expenses.
  • Candian colleges have fees ranges varries from 18,500 CAD to 30,000 CAD.
  • Students must show sufficient funds around to get positive result.
  • The statement should be in the name of the person specifically required. If parents/guardians are to support the education, the statement should be of the person’s savings account.
  • It should be scanned copy, duly stamped and signed by the bank. It cannot be sent through an Email.
  • The bank statement should be original, on the bank’s letterhead.
  • Most universities specifically ask for six months’ bank statements.
  • The tenure required should be specified.




Document requirements under SPP and General

Canada Student Visa Checklist

Below is a document checklist that needs to be submitted along with the application. The documents should be submitted in a fixed order, and the processing of the application could be delayed if any of the documents are missing or incorrect.

  • Application for study permit made
  • Family information
  • Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union
  • Fee payment in an applicable format
  • A valid passport
  • Letter of acceptance from the university
  • Any additional documents required by the responsible visa office


Canada Student Visa Checklist under SPP

Student Partnership Program (SPP) is an arrangement between selected Canadian colleges and the Canadian High Commission in India that enables students an easy and quick study visa. It requires fewer documents, and a student needs to apply to an SPP college.

  • Acceptance letter from the college
  • Valid Passport and two passport size photographs
  • Photocopy of IELTS test results
  • Proof of funds
  • Medical exam report


Canada Student Visa Checklist under General Category

Students who don’t qualify under the SDS program can apply under the general category, which also requires strong proof of financial background. The documents required are the same as documents under SPP.

  • Passport
  • Acceptance letter
  • Grade 10 and 12 marks sheet
  • Bio-metric
  • IELTS results
  • Medical Exam Report