Yes, we are pleased to receive your nominations and will respond as quickly as possible.
Are you currently processing Visiting International Student Program (VISP) applications for the Spring 2021 term?
Yes, we are pleased to receive your students’ applications and will respond as quickly as possible.
Can I travel to Canada to start my semester as an exchange or VISP student this Spring 2021 semester?
As per the travel ban exemptions, only international students issued study permits or study permit approvals on or before March 18, 2020 can travel to Canada at this time. If you do not have a study permit or were not approved for a study permit before March 18, 2020, you cannot come to Canada. As the situation is rapidly changing, please be sure to monitor Canadian travel advisories for ongoing updates.
If I received a study permit or study permit approval prior to March 18, 2020, and I wish to travel to Canada, will I need to quarantine upon arrival?
Yes. International travellers returning to Canada are required by law to quarantine (self-isolate) for 14 days and submit a self-isolation plan for approval prior to or upon arrival. If you’re travelling by air, you will also need to pass a health check conducted by an airline before you’ll be allowed to board your flight. Please review our Travel and Self Isolation guide for International Students-October 22 2020 (PDF) for specific instructions and find out what you need before you travel to Canada.
(Updated October 23, 2020)
As an exchange or VISP student, I am unable to travel to Canada, but still want to pursue the Spring 2021 term at CapU via online means from my home country. Can I do this?
Yes, with a permission from both CapU and your home institution. If you are unable to travel to Canada in the spring due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, you are permitted to enrol as a full-time student and take online courses at CapU from outside of Canada. You do not need a study permit to do so. To be considered a full-time student, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 9.0 CapU credits.
However, please note that before you are able to register for your online courses, both CapU and your home institution must be in agreement that your online courses will transfer back and meet our exchange partnership agreement.
As an exchange student, I am unable to travel to Canada and want to defer my application to the Summer or Fall 2021 term. Is this possible?
Yes, provided that we exchange for the term you wish to defer to. You must inform your home institution and email email@example.com by December 21, 2020 about your decision so we can guide you through the process.
As a VISP student, I paid my $5,000 acceptance deposit and want to defer my application to the Spring 2021 term. Is this possible?
Yes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by August 17, 2020 and we will guide you through the process of applying your $5,000 acceptance deposit to the Spring 2021 term.
As a VISP student, I paid my $5,000 acceptance deposit, but wish to withdraw my application for the Fall 2020 term and not defer it to another term? Will I receive a refund?
Yes. Due to the current exceptional circumstances of COVID-19, we will refund 100% of your acceptance deposit if you do not wish to defer your application to another term. If this is what you would like to do, please email email@example.com as soon as possible and we will guide you through the process.
As a VISP student, I paid a $135 application fee for the Fall 2020 term and wish to defer my application to the Spring 2021 term. Will my re-application fee be waived?
Yes. Due to the current exceptional circumstances of COVID-19, we will waive your $50 re-application fee if you wish to defer your application to another term. If this is what you would like to do, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible and we will guide you through the process.