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Carleton University

Address: 1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6, Canada

Description Carleton University

  • Year of foundation: 1942
  • Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Age: from 18 years old
  • Type of institution: university
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Form of study: full-time, distance
  • Type of housing: student residence, apartment rental.

Carleton University is a well-known and prestigious university with an in-depth study of technical and computer sciences, welcoming Russian and foreigners who want to get a foreign professional education. According to The Times rating in 2010, the university is in the TOP-10 universities of Canada and currently has a high rating, so there are always a lot of people who want to study here. The teaching staff consists of 2000 first-class specialists, and the number of foreign students is 17% of the total number of students.

Main faculties of Carleton University :

  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FASS)
  • Faculty of Engineering and Design
  • Social and Political Department
  • Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences
  • Sprott Business School.

Graduates are undoubted leaders in their chosen field of activity and have a high percentage of employment: in 90% of cases they find a well-paying job immediately after graduation. During their studies, they receive a huge amount of theoretical knowledge, learn from the experience of teachers, exchange ideas with students, practice, work in laboratories and are very motivated in development and career growth. Prestigious international companies are happy to recruit students for Carleton University .

Admission to Carleton University offers students the opportunity to travel around Canada, and Ottawa has all the conditions for a comfortable life: a large number of cultural sites, parks, places for recreation and entertainment, museums, cafes, restaurants, business centers, shops.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Carleton University

Program name


  • Age: from 18 years old
  • Duration of program: 3-4 g.
  • Tuition: 25000-29500 $ CAD / year.

Carleton University offers academic undergraduate degree programs - an ideal opportunity for students who want to expand their intellectual horizons, the range of potential career opportunities and receive a prestigious diploma. Teachers transfer students knowledge and experience from different areas, maintain close ties with international leaders in the field of modern and relevant areas of activity. Students at Carleton University already work with the best companies during their studies and undergo paid internships with them.

Students create an individual curriculum based on their personal interests and learning objectives: they have the right to choose general and specific subjects to choose from, as well as study interdisciplinary sciences. The undergraduate degree from Carleton University offers great opportunities for achieving career success. The big advantage is the availability of distance and mixed-type education: some of the subjects can be studied in person on campus of the university, and the rest - online.

from 25 000 $CAD / year

Master and Doctorate

  • Age: from 20 years
  • Program duration: 3-5 l.
  • Tuition: 8500-13000 $ CAD / year.

Postgraduate education in graduate and doctoral studies allows you to delve into the professional field of activity, to obtain additional knowledge and, as a result, to improve their qualifications. Some faculties offer discounts to students who graduated with honors from undergraduate programs. Duration of education depends on the chosen program and curriculum, some courses can be studied remotely.

Accommodation, housing and food

Average housing prices in Ottawa while studying at Carleton University:

Type of housing

Average tuition per year

Student hostel

11693 $ CAD - 13044 $ CAD

Rent an apartment for one

$ 8,000 CAD - $ 10,000 CAD

Rent an apartment for four people.

$ 10,000 CAD.

During their stay at the university campus, three meals a day are organized for students, the opportunity to spend more time with peers, make new acquaintances, practice their English - these are the main advantages of living in a student dormitory.

Also, many foreign students rent an apartment while staying abroad. There is a railway station on the campus, so students living in the countryside can easily get to campus every day.


  • Impeccable quality of education
  • Modern methods and methods of teaching
  • High standard of living in Canada
  • Immersion in the language environment
  • A variety of academic programs
  • Opportunity for Russian and foreigners to receive a grant or scholarship
  • Active development of communication skills abroad
  • Getting a foreign diploma of higher education
  • The opportunity to have an internship abroad
  • Location in the capital of Canada
  • A large number of outstanding professors and teachers.

Equipment Carleton University

Carleton University has 30 student campuses and a student dormitory for 2,800 students: the territory of the university is so large that the academic buildings are even connected by underground tunnels. For Russian and foreigners, all the comfortable conditions for living, studying and recreation are created: classrooms and laboratories are technically equipped with the latest equipment, and a comfortable homely atmosphere is created in the hostel.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The minimum tuition fee for a long-term program for higher education is from $ 8,500 CAD / year, taking into account food and accommodation, the amount will be from $ 1,5019 CAD to $ 9,959 CAD per year.

Additional expenses:

  • Registration fee
  • Round trip flight
  • Round trip
  • Consular and visa fees
  • Service fee for the selection of programs and preparation of documents
  • Medical insurance
  • Teaching materials, textbooks, books - $ 1200 / year
  • Optional excursions, clothing, entertainment, pocket money - $ 3000 / year
  • English courses
  • Additional individual lessons.

The academic year is divided into three semesters:

  • Summer Term: May - August
  • Fall semester: September - December
  • Winter Term: January - April.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

You can apply for admission to Carleton University online, through the Ontario Universities' Application Center or the official representative of the university through the Ontario Provincial Admissions Office.

According to the general requirements, if a student enters a university immediately after graduation, he is obliged to provide a secondary education diploma (some departments set a minimum average score for admission).

Students from other educational institutions have the right to transfer to Carleton University if the established requirements for admission are met: submit an application, confirm the level of knowledge of a foreign language, provide grades for the last years of study.

For Russians and foreigners who do not have English as their first language, there are several conditions for admission to CU :

  • Provide confirmation that the student has been studying at a school, college or university in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom or any other country in which the main language is English and where the language of instruction in the relevant educational institution was exclusively English
  • Pass the language exam:

- Minimum 70 points on the results of the CAEL exam (The Canadian Academic English Language)

- At least 6.5 points for IELTS exam results

- At least 86 points for TOEFL iBT

- Passing other language exams (ESLA, MELAB, PTE) in compliance with the minimum requirements for the number of points.

  • Sign up for an additional specialized ESLR course, if the number of language exam scores is not enough for enrollment, and after completing it, continue studying on the main academic program.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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