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 – Complete and Submit the Incoming Study Abroad Application Form with Supporting Documents

Complete the Incoming Study Abroad Application form. Applications should be typed– hand-written forms will not be accepted. Documents should be originals and officially translated into English.

Be sure to read the section on course selection very carefully and to include all course prerequisite information.   DO NOT SELECT A COURSE IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE.

Application Deadlines: 

  • April 15, for September admission
  • October 15, for January admission

Email (sarah.lanoue@carleton.ca) or mail your completed application to:

Sarah Lanoue, Coordinator, Immigration and International Projects
International Student Services Office
128 University Centre, Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1S 5B6

Step 2 – Wait for your Acceptance Letter

After you have submitted your Application Form, the ISSO will review your application. Upon acceptance to the study abroad program, the ISSO will send you your acceptance letter. In the acceptance letter you will find your Carleton University Identification Number (CUID), which you will use to set up you Carleton Central account and to apply for on-campus housing, if required. If you require a student visa, submit a copy of this acceptance letter with your application to the nearest Canadian Embassy/Consulate/High Commission.

Step 3 – Read Over and Follow the Pre-Arrival Instructions

Once you have received your acceptance letter, there are several important steps that should be taken. Consult the Current International and Exchange Students Page, and be sure to read the Pre-arrival Information for important steps you should take before arriving at Carleton.


Questions? Contact Sarah Lanoue, Coordinator, Immigration and International Projects:

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