Getting ready to study in NL

Study Permit
is required for all international students wishing to study in Canada
After you have selected your desired program in one of the institutions in Newfoundland and Labrador, it is time to make sure you have all the necessary documents and visas to come to NL.

How to get a study permit

Before you apply for a study permit, you need:
  1. A letter of acceptance from a designated learning institution (DLI)
  2. A valid passport or travel document
A designated learning institution is a school approved by a provincial or territorial government to host international students. All primary and secondary schools in Canada are designated learning institutions.
If you plan to attend a post-secondary school, such as a college or university, make sure it’s on the list.
If you need to take certain courses before you are accepted into your program (conditional acceptance), you’ll be given a study permit for the duration of those courses. Once the college or university accepts you into your chosen program, you must apply to extend your study permit.

If you plan to attend a college or university in Quebec, current provincial rules state that international students can only attend a designated learning institution chosen by the Quebec government. You’ll also need a study permit from the Government of Canada to study in Quebec.

About your study permit

As an international student with a study permit, you must:
  1. Always be enrolled at a designated learning institution
  2. Make progress toward finishing your study program
  3. Respect the conditions listed on your study permit
  4. Stop studying if you no longer meet the requirements
  5. Leave Canada when your permit expires

Don't forget about:

  1. Accommodations - are you staying on campus, or are you renting? If you are renting, check out our Useful Tools section for information on the best marketplaces.
  2. Transportation - where are you flying to and how are you getting to your final destination? Read our Transportation section for more info.
  3. Find more information about health care here.