International Application Deadlines

Application deadlines for international students are set by the department delivering the program. Deadlines may be as early as 12 months before the program begins.

Applicants should contact the department well in advance because:

  • department deadlines are often tied to funding and award consideration, and
  • international applicants generally need plenty of time (up to six months in some cases) to make arrangements to enter Canada (where applicable).
(Note: You can access the department’s website via the program page hosted on this site; each page provides preliminary information and a link to the department site, located at the bottom of the page under “Contact.” Be sure to consult the department site for the most up-to-date information on application deadlines.)

Study Permit Deadlines for In-Canada Studies

Departments must submit completed international applications—including all documentation—to GPS by the following dates:

  • July 1 for September admission
  • November 1 for January admission
  • March 1 for May admission
  • May 1 for July admission

Learn more about Travel to Canada During COVID and study permits.