Carleton University

Carleton University ( is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  Situated on a beautiful campus bordered by the sparkling Rideau River and Canal, Carleton is just minutes from the heart of our nation’s government and enjoys easy access to the many organizations, associations and businesses which thrive in Ottawa the Nation’s Capital. The city core is only 7 kilometers from campus and offers a variety of entertainment from world-class events at the National Arts Centre, museums and galleries.

Our University is diverse and dynamic with 23,000 students coming from every province and from over 100 countries around the world.  More than 2,000 professors and staff members constitute a dedicated team offering 65 programs of study.

Students are truly VIPs on the Carleton campus and enjoy residence and recreation programs.  There is much to do at Carleton, from listening to world renowned speakers, participating in a multitude of social and cultural activities, to hanging out with friends in one of the student run pubs or restaurants.   Carleton has a welcoming environment for new students and there are many student associations available to connect students to an abundance of recreational activities on and around campus in the areas of sports, arts, or social and cultural groups.

Course Syllabi & Courses
Other courses offered at Carleton University

Additional Information
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Course Selections
A wide array of courses is available during the Fall and Winter semesters.  Information on course choices will be shared as the course calendar becomes available.

Admissions Information
Exchange semesters are from September to December or January to April. There is a summer semester (May to August) but course options are limited.

Applications are due April 15th for the September semester and October 15th for the January semester.

Other Information
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
TOEFL for incoming students (where is English is not the primary language) is required at 580 (paper based) or 250 (computer based)  Upon application please provide proof of TOEFL or documented language testing form your University. 

University Health Insurance Plan

All international students and exchange students must enroll in UHIP.  No waivers are given and enrolment in UHIP is mandatory. Cost for one term is approximately $290.00 (cdn).  For further information please visit


Mexican students are required to obtain a visa to come to Canada.  For further information please visit
The International Office of Carleton University recommends that all international students obtain a Study Permit if they wish to seek employment on campus.  Generally students who come to Canada for 6 months of study or less are not required to obtain a Study Permit unless otherwise stipulated by the Government of Canada.

Housing Options

We "highly" recommend students live in the campus residences to experience the vibrant social life on campus, as well as save money on transportation and commuting time.  All of the residences are connected to campus buildings by underground tunnel -- a great advantage during rainy, cold or snowy days.  There is a great residence for our incoming exchange students. The 5th and 6th floor of the Leeds Residence is reserved exclusively for graduate students.  This apartment style residence has a fridge, burner stove stop and is exempt from the meal plan unless you would like to receive it.General Residence link (please note that there is an option to have a meal plan). Click here for more information about the Leeds Residence and here for other on-campus residential options.

Many exchange students have opted to rent housing in the surrounding community.  Living in the community is approximately $400-$800 and may or may not include utilities (i.e. gas, electricity, internet, telephone).  To see current listings please visit:

Please be aware of the distance from campus and access to public transit if considering offsite housing.  

Contact Information:
Sandy Jones
Program Manager
Non-profit and Philanthropic Leadership
Carleton Centre for Community Innovation (3ci)

Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Dunton Tower, Room 2103
Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6
Tel.: 613-520-7444

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