An international student is defined as a foreign-born student whose parents do not reside in Canada and who want to study in Canada.

International students pay fees. International students who travel outside their home country to study in Canada must have a valid study permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada if the length of study is more than 6 months. In addition, the student must obtain authorization from the International Students Education Program office before being accepted.

Foreign student applicants are required to meet Canada Immigration requirements with respect to the provision of a valid study permit. Please visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada for more details.

This program is not intended for foreign born students who have:
  • landed immigrant status
  • refugee status
  • parent is here on a work permit
  • parent is studying at university in a two year program
  • parent has a permanent resident card.

If you answered yes to any of the points mentioned above, please contact the St John Reception Centre or the International Students team at international@cssd.ab.ca.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance into the International Students Program is by invitation and is based on overall academic achievement. Each applicant’s acceptance into the program will be determined by the following criteria:
  • The applicant’s educational background and present academic standing as indicated on the transcripts/school reports and reference letter.
  • The availability of space in the International Students Program.

Age Requirements

  • Applications from students who are 20 years of age or older, or who will turn 20 prior to September 1 of the year for which they apply, are not accepted.
  • Elementary applicants (Kindergarten to Grade 6), must be accompanied by a parent for the entire duration of their stay in Canada. Custodianship to any other individual will not be allowed at any given time.

Non-Resident Student General Information

An international student is defined as a foreign-born student whose parents do not reside in Canada and who want to study in Canada.

International students pay fees. International students who travel outside their home country to study in Canada must have a valid study permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada if the length of study is more than 6 months. In addition, the student must obtain authorization from the International Students Education Program office before being accepted.

Foreign student applicants are required to meet Canada Immigration requirements with respect to the provision of a valid study permit. Please visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada for more details.

This program is not intended for foreign born students who have:
  • landed immigrant status
  • refugee status
  • parent is here on a work permit
  • parent is studying at university in a two year program
  • parent has a permanent resident card.

If you answered yes to any of the points mentioned above, please contact the St John Reception Centre or the International Students team at international@cssd.ab.ca.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance into the International Students Program is by invitation and is based on overall academic achievement. Each applicant’s acceptance into the program will be determined by the following criteria:
  • The applicant’s educational background and present academic standing as indicated on the transcripts/school reports and reference letter.
  • The availability of space in the International Students Program.

Age Requirements

  • Applications from students who are 20 years of age or older, or who will turn 20 prior to September 1 of the year for which they apply, are not accepted.
  • Elementary applicants (Kindergarten to Grade 6), must be accompanied by a parent for the entire duration of their stay in Canada. Custodianship to any other individual will not be allowed at any given time.
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