Visa requirements

In Canada a student visa is often referred to as a 'study permit'.

The following six steps outline how IDP Education will guide you through the process of applying for a study permit in Canada.


Step 1: Visa advice

Step 2: Collate visa documents

Your IDP Education counsellor will check all the documents you collate in support of your application for a study permit to Canada. The general sets of documents you will require for your study permit application comprises:

  • Passport 
  • Passport-size photographs 
  • Unconditional letter of acceptance 
  • Fees receipt (recommended) 
  • Scholarship letter (if applicable) 
  • Any relevant correspondence with the institution 
  • Financial documents 
  • Academic documents 
  • Test scores 
  • Work experience certificates (if applicable) 
  • Medical report (if already undertaken). 

Your IDP Education counsellor will assist you to complete the study permit application forms.

Step 3: Check provincial guidelines
Step 4: Submit application through VFS Canada
Step 5: Provide additional information or documents
Step 6: Let you know the decision on your study permit application.