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About Carleton University

Established in 1942, Carleton University is known well for its faculty and pedagogical methods. It is a public research university in Ottawa city of Ontario. Its proximity to public places for academics like libraries and government institutes makes it the Capital University of Ontario. It has a history of serving World War II veterans. It now provides undergraduate and graduate programs in social sciences, science and engineering, arts, business, health, media and communication and has a thriving intellectual pool.

There are six distinct faculties in the university - Arts and Social Sciences, the Sprott School of Business, the Faculty of Engineering and Design, the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, the Faculty of Public Affairs, and the Faculty of Science.

Thousands of students enroll in programs at all levels and more than 20% of them are international students. The university thrives in the field of research and is known for modifications in the existing programs and development of new ones. Hands-on experience is encouraged in classrooms and students are motivated to develop entrepreneurial spirit no matter the program. This prepares them to adapt to a constantly changing job market.The exceptional setting of Carleton University in Ottawa enables it to offer unmatched experiential and co-op opportunities with the public sector, business sector, and technological industries.

Services and Facilities

The community at Carleton comprises talented, committed and enthusiastic faculty and staff. They specialize in providing unique and personalized learning experience, thereby making the environment dynamic for students from over the world. With a strong sense of community and numerous outreach programs, the university’s links and works are ever expanding.

Additionally, at Carleton, social activities, councils and clubs, workshops, and events are a part of scheduled terms. Students get an all-rounded experience and a chance to develop and hone soft skills.

The career services provide job openings, resume and cover letter writing assistance, host fairs and workshops and advising sessions.


Carleton University’s housing facility has single and double rooms for residents. The facility comes with a meal plan, internet/Wi-fi, residence association membership and utilities for the academic year. The houses Dundas, Glengarry, Grenville, Lanark, Lennox and Addington, Renfrew, Russell, Stormont are traditional style residences, Frontenac, Leeds, and Prescott Houses are undergraduate suite-style residences, whereas the Leeds House is graduate suite-style one.


Carleton University offers one of the most generous scholarships and bursaries in Canada. A few of them are listed below:

  • Entrance Scholarships
  • Prestige Scholarships
  • Additional Entrance Scholarships
  • Carleton University Entrance Bursary

Facts & Figures

  • 1942Founded Year

  • 31200Total Students

  • 0Total International Students

  • CAD $ 11000Avg. Cost of Living

  • CAD $ 0 - 43kAverage Tuition Fee PA

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Admission to Carleton University is subject to certain requirements and the eligibility requirements vary as per the program a student applies to.

  • The student should be 18 years of age before taking admission.
  • The student must have taken either TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or an equivalent English language proficiency exam.
  • The student is required to submit their original transcripts from all the academic institutions they have attended. (If the transcripts are not in English, then translated copies must be submitted along with the original ones.)



Minimum Age

18 years and/or grade 12 education

Language Proficiency Test


Documents Required

Class 10th and 12th marksheets and/or transcripts, Passport


January, May, September

Additional requirements depend on the programs applied to, at Carleton University.  

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