Navigating the Application Process

By Nipissing University Modified on November 08, 2017

Helpful hints for preparing to study in Canada.


Studying in Canada will be one of the most fulfilling experiences of your lifetime, and there are some important details to consider before starting your journey.

How long you stay in Canada depends on whether you enroll as an International exchange student at an educational institution abroad, or apply to complete an undergraduate degree or graduate degree program. Exchange students typically study in Canada for one or two semesters. Alternatively, degree and graduate programs take 3-4 years to complete and lead to a Canadian degree. If you plan to study for longer than 6 months, you must apply for a study permit before you travel.

Each educational institution has something unique to offer its students, and it’s important to find the school that best suits your needs. If you want small class sizes where you get to know your professors and peers, a comprehensive list of courses, and accessible student services within a picturesque natural environment, then Nipissing University is a great option for you. Nipissing University is focused on student success, offering a quality education, creating an inclusive community culture and a safe, personalized student experience.

As you narrow in on your options, be sure you have all of the prerequisites for admission. Each school and program has their own admission requirements, specific course requirements and language proficiency expectations, so it’s important that you research each one individually. If you are planning to complete an exchange, you must meet the requirements of your home institution.

The International Office at Nipissing University provides easy access to all the support systems you will need when you get here. It won’t take long before you feel that you are right where you belong.