1. What is study abroad?
  2. How can I apply for study abroad at Carleton?
    1. Step 1 – Read and understand the application instructions
    2. Step 2 – Complete and submit the online study abroad application with supporting documents
    3. Step 3 – Wait for your letter of acceptance
    4. Step 4 – Read over and follow the pre-arrival instructions

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Fall 2022 and Full Year Study Abroad Program is closed. The Winter 2023 program will open in August.

Please note that Carleton University is planning to offer in-person study abroad opportunities in the Winter 2023 term. The University continues to monitor the health and safety of students related to the COVID-19 pandemic globally.

Students are expected to comply with public health guidelines. Further information will be provided to students following acceptance into the Study Abroad program.

What is study abroad?

The study abroad program at Carleton is designed for undergraduate students who wish to study temporarily at Carleton and whose home institution is not one of our formal exchange partners. The study abroad program is not offered at the Graduate level. Study abroad students may study at Carleton for one or two academic terms, (Fall, Winter or Fall/Winter). As a study abroad student, you pay international tuition fees to Carleton.

How can I apply for study abroad at Carleton?

There are several steps that are required before studying at Carleton as a study abroad student. Carefully review the steps below and feel free to contact us should you require further information.

Step 1 – Read and understand the application instructions

In submitting your application for study abroad to Carleton University, it is important to ensure that all requirements are completed and supporting documents are uploaded into the online application..

Please use the following checklist for submission information and required supporting documentation:

  1. Incoming Study Abroad Application Form: submitted online by the deadline date (refer to the table below).
  2. Course Selection: Students should not select courses they do not have the academic background for. All applicants must present adequate evidence of sufficient preparation/background for the courses they are interested in. Please refer to the list of Courses Not Available. These are restricted courses and are not open to study abroad students.
  3. Official transcript (academic record). Document must be current and an original or endorsed by the home institution and translated into English.
  4. Portfolio for Architecture, Industrial Design, or Interactive Multimedia Design (IMD) course(s) (if applicable).
  5. Audition for performance course(s) in Music (if applicable).
  6. Official proof of English proficiency (required if the student’s first language is not English):
    1. Document must be original and translated into English.
    2. The test date cannot be more than 24 months from the time of application
    3. Acceptable test reports and required test scores are noted below:
      1. Internet Based TOEFL (iBT): 86 (minimum of 22 in writing and speaking, 20 in reading and listening)
        1. Note: we cannot consider a student based on their TOEFL MyBEST Scores. Eligibility will be assessed using the Test Date Scores.
      2. IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each band)
      3. CAEL: 70 (minimum of 60 in each band)
      4. DAAD (minimum B2 score)

Students must achieve the TOTAL minimum score indicated. They must also achieve the minimum score indicated for each BAND in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

Step 2 – Complete and submit the online study abroad application with supporting documents

Resources:

Incoming Study Abroad Application

Study Period Application Deadline
Fall term  (September – December) Closed
Full Year (September  – April) Closed
Winter term (January – April) October 15

Step 3 – Wait for your letter of acceptance

After you have submitted your application form, the ISSO will review it. Upon acceptance to the study abroad program, the ISSO will email your letter of acceptance. In the letter you will find your Carleton University Identification Number (CUID) and MyCarletonOne (MC1) credentials, which you will use to set up your Carleton accounts and apply for on-campus housing if desired. If you require a student visa or study permit, you should include the letter of acceptance with your visa or study permit application.

Step 4 – Read over and follow the pre-arrival instructions

Once you have received your letter of acceptance, there are important steps that should be taken. Please review the pre-arrival information for tasks to complete before arriving at Carleton.


Questions? Contact the International Student Services Office:

isso@carleton.ca or +1 (613) 520-6600