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Study Permit Requirements

International students are required to have a valid study permit from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in order to study at KPU. Additionally, international students will be required to submit proof of their valid study permit to KPU before the start of their program. 

Get a Study Permit

KPU does not issue study permits—all study permits are issued by IRCC. Apply directly to IRCC for a study permit after you have received your Letter of Acceptance from KPU. 

Consult the IRCC website for information on study permits.

Submit Proof of Your Study Permit

The deadline to submit proof of your study permit is based on your intake semester. If you are starting your program in:

  • Spring (January), the deadline to submit is December 15
  • Summer (May), the deadline to submit is April 15
  • Fall (September), the deadline to submit is August 15

Submit proof of your study permit by email, through the iCent app, or in person. 

By Email

Email a scanned copy of your original study permit as an attachment to international@kpu.ca. Make sure your submission meets the following requirements: 

  • The subject line of your email includes your name and KPU student ID
  • The entire study permit is visible and all the text is legible
  • The document has not been altered in any way

Through iCent

Submit a scanned copy of your original study permit through the iCent app (Arrival Checklist > Submit Your Study Permit). Make sure your submission meets the following requirements: 

  • The entire study permit is visible and all the text is legible
  • The document has not been altered in any way

In Person

Bring your study permit in person to KPU International during office hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

I will arrive in Canada after the study permit submission deadline, so I won't have my original study permit yet. What should I do?

If you will be arriving in Canada after the study permit submission deadline, submit either your Port of Entry (POE) Letter of Introduction or your Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) via email or iCent by the study permit submission deadline instead. Then, upon arrival in Canada, submit a copy of your study permit to KPU.

What happens if I miss the study permit submission deadline? 

If you miss the stated deadlines, you will be withdrawn from your program. This means that you'll be dropped from all registered courses and your seat will be given to another student. Your commitment deposit will not be refunded, unless your study permit application has been denied by IRCC (see below). 

My study permit has been denied. What now? 

If your study permit has been denied, let KPU International know as soon as possible. While your application fee is non-refundable, you can request a refund of your commitment deposit.

More Questions? 

Get in touch with KPU International.