International Student FAQ
This information is correct as of November 18, 2020. Please monitor IRCC’s Coronavirus: International Students page regularly for up-to-date guidelines regarding travel and study permit applications.
Are you still accepting international applications?
Yes! It is past the deadline for international students to apply for Winter 2021 (January intake), but we would love to have you apply for September 2021. Visit the apply page to begin your application.
Are international students allowed to travel to Canada?
Note: Please review the Government of Canada website before booking travel for the most up-to-date information on restrictions and guidelines.
To be able to enter Canada as a student, you must meet 2 requirements:
- You must have a valid study permit (returning students) or a letter of introduction that shows you were approved for a study permit (new students).
- You must be attending a designated learning institution (DLI) with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by its province or territory (The King’s University has been approved and is one this list).
Your travel to Canada will be considered essential (non-discretionary) if you have all of the required documents and your DLI is on the approved list (the King’s University is on this list).
As a student, your travel to Canada won’t be considered essential (non-discretionary) if:
- your study program has been cancelled or suspended
- you’re entering Canada for any reason other than to study
You will need to create a detailed Quarantine Plan for your first 14 days in Canada and follow all other international travel guidelines put in place by the Government of Canada. For more detailed instructions, see Arriving in Canada.
I’m an international student and will need to apply for a study permit. What does this mean for me?
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is continuing to accept and process online applications for study permits. We recommend you review Study Permit Application Requirements and Processing Times to get an idea of when would be the best time to apply.
You will receive an email with travel deadlines and instructions after you are admitted.
I’m an international student and concerned about paying the $5,000 deposit in the current situation. What happens to my money if I can’t come?
Tuition Deposits are normally non-refundable. However, international tuition deposits:
- May be carried over to a future semester with one or repeated delayed/deferred admissions as necessary.
- Are refundable if your most recent study permit application has been refused.