In the Fall of 2018, Carleton University received more than 1 lakh application for admission to its various programs. Carleton offers more than 150 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels through its six faculties. The university also offers various diplomas, graduate diplomas, and doctoral programs.
The admission to Carleton University is strictly based on merit. Candidates need to fulfill the general and program-specific requirements to be eligible for admission. International candidates can apply to Carleton University through the official website or OUAC.
|Application Portal||OUAC Application Portal and Carleton360|
|Application Fee||76 USD(for most of the programs)|
|Total No. of Students(Full-time)||25,179|
|Student to Faculty Ratio||33:1|
|Academic Calendar||Semester Based|
|Intake Season||Fall and Winter|
|Test Score Accepted||TOEFL, IELTS, GMAT, GRE, CAEL|
|International Students Helpdesk||Tel: +1 613-520-2400|
International students are offered admission to the majority of the programs at Carleton only in the Fall Semester. Fall terms begin in early September. The deadline date for the general application for Fall admission for international students is April 1. For U.S High School students, it is June 1.
International applicants are advised to submit their application for admission at Carleton well before the deadline date as it can take up to six months to obtain a student permit to study in Canada depending on the applicants’ country.
The general application deadlines for the academic year 2020-21 for international students are:
|Intake Session||Application Deadline|
|Fall 2020(September 2020)||April 1, 2020|
|Winter 2021(January 2021)||October 15, 2020|
Deadlines for some of the programs are mentioned below:
|Program||Application Deadline Date||Document Submission Deadline|
|Architectural Studies||February 1||Portfolio package by March 1|
|Social Work||February 1||Supplementary application by March 1|
|Humanities, Information Technology – Interactive Multimedia and Design; Journalism; Music||March 1||-|
|Industrial Design||March 1||Portfolio and Information Session Arrangement by April 1|
Note: Applicants are advised to check the deadline day for the specific program once by visiting the program page before applying.
Carleton University offers admission to International applicants strictly based on merit. International applicants have to satisfy certain additional requirements to be considered for admission at the university to complete their higher education in Canada.
Applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not completed a previous degree from the university in a country where English is the first language are required to provide fluency in the English language. They can provide the score of the following English tests to study in Canada. The minimum score required to be considered for admission varies according to the level of the program opted.
|Test||Minimum Score Required|
|IELTS||Overall 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band|
|PTE||Overall 60(60 in writing and speaking)|
|CAEL||Overall 70 with at least 60 in each band|
|TOEFL iBT||86 with a minimum score of 22 in writing, and 20 in reading and listening.|
|TOEFL iBT||100(with a minimum score of 24 in each section)|
|IELTS||Overall 7(with a minimum score of 6.5 in each section)|
International applicants have to show that they have sufficient funds to support their studies in Canada for at least one academic year. They should show approximately 30,000 USD to pay the tuition fee and take care of the cost of living.
A study permit or student visa in Canada is one of the essential documents for international applicants who are planning to study in Canada. They can apply for a study permit after they have received the admission decision from Carleton University.
Applicants are advised to apply for the required visa/student permit as soon as possible as it may take up to six months to obtain a visa. Following documents are to be submitted for the study permit and the temporary visa:
The university offers more than 200 diploma, certification, and bachelor’s degree programs at the undergraduate level. At present, around 22,000 full-time undergraduate students are enrolled in the various programs of the Carleton University.
Where to Apply: OUAC Portal or Carleton360
Application Fee: 194 USD(OUAC) or 76 USD
Some of the majors offered by Carleton have prerequisite course requirements to be considered for admission.
|Major||Required Course||Additional Requirements|
|Architectural Studies||English, Physics, Maths(with Calculus)||Portfolio|
|Engineering||Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics(with Calculus)||-|
|Industrial Design||Physics, Maths(with Calculus, and courses in visual arts and/or technological design||Portfolio|
|Science||Maths(with Calculus) and Two Science courses||-|
|Social Work||-||Supplementary Application|
Carleton offers more than 100 graduate programs to its students in a full-time and part-time mode of study. Admission Deadline, requirements, and intake season of the programs vary.
International applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree(4-years) or equivalent in a relevant field from a government-accredited institution. Applicants must also have a minimum average CGPA of “B-” with “B+” in the major subject.
Where to Apply: Carleton360 Portal
Application Fee: 76 USD and 113 USD(for MBA)
Details of some of the popular graduate programs offered by Carleton University is mentioned in the table below
|Program||Intake||International Deadline||GPA Requirement||GMAT/GRE||Work Experience|
|M. Arch||Fall||March 15, 2020||CGPA of “B+” for 3 year’s program||-||Studio experience|
|MBA||Fall||March 1, 2020||CGPA Average of “B”||550+ in GMAT or equivalent||Minimum of 2 years is recommended|
|M.Sc. in Management||Fall||March 1, 2020||CGPA Average of “B+” or higher||600 or more||Not Required|
|M. Eng: Civil||Winter, Summer, and Fall||August 1 December 1, 2019, and March 1, 2020||Honours in the Bachelor’s degree||-||Not Required|
|MS in Health Sciences||Winter, Summer, and Fall||October 1; March 1, 2020; and February 1, 2020||Overall CGPA average of “B+” or higher||-||Required|
Within five days of submitting the application, applicants will receive a confirmation email regarding the application from Carleton University. The mail will contain Carleton Application Number and several other details. This will enable them to access ‘Carleton Central’, where applicants can keep track of their application.
After review, if all general and program-specific requirements are met by the applicants. The applicants will need to send Original Transcripts of their high school or post-secondary studies to the university campus. Candidates will be notified about all the required documents on Carleton Central.
After this, the applicants who are selected will be given admission offers. The next step is to accept the admission offer. Carleton University usually takes 1-2 weeks to review the application. After that, the admission offer is given based on the evaluation of transcripts and how soon it reaches the campus.
All the official transcripts and test scores must be sent to the following address:
315 Robertson Hall
1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario,
K1S 5B6 Canada.
Telephone: 613-520-3663, Fax: 613-520-3847
Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs,
512 Tory Building,
1125 Colonel By Drive,
K1S 5B6 Canada.
Telephone: 613-520-2525, Fax: 613-520-4049
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