Last updated on: September 22, 2022

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for international students are listed below in the following categories:

For other FAQs relating to COVID-19 and Carleton University, please visit Carleton’s COVID-19 website.


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Immigration: Study Permits and Applications to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Work and Post-Graduation Work Permits

Information for New Admissions

Travelling to Canada and Quarantine Support

Vaccination Information

This information relates to specific questions regarding vaccinations for international students. For general vaccination information, please visit Carleton’s main COVID-19 resource website.

University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)

The University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) is a mandatory health insurance plan for all international and/or non-residents (and their dependents) studying or working at Carleton University. If you are taking classes from outside of Canada for all of part of Fall 2022 and/or Winter 2023, UHIP is not required. Please complete the UHIP Opt-Out Form and the UHIP charge will be removed from your student account.    When your travel plans are confirmed to come to Canada, please email for further guidance and we will reinstate your UHIP coverage based on travel date.     You can find online class offerings at

Please note: If you have chosen or choose to leave Canada voluntarily during the academic year, your UHIP cannot be terminated as it will cover some emergency out-of-country expenses. No refund will apply in this case.

Intercultural Programming and Support

Outgoing Exchange Students

Incoming Exchange Students

Student Exchange Agreements

COVID-19 Financial Support

Social Insurance Numbers