SPP Colleges Application Process

SPP Colleges Application Process

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Updated on Jun 3, 2020 15:07 IST

Note: The Student Partners Program (SPP) has been recently replaced by the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program in India.

Application process under SPP Canada, where SPP stands for the Student Partners Program, is not extremely different than applying to any Canadian university or college. However, it is essential to know the details of the application process to SPP colleges to make sure there is no lapse or error in any application stage. Here we have described the steps to get admission to an SPP college and visa. The most important factor to note are the finances. If you have sorted your finances early on, getting the visa stamped will become easier.

  1. Selecting an SPP college and course of choice

Depending on your budget and course of choice, you will have to shortlist colleges in Canada. Since only 40 odd colleges are under SPP program , your search will be limited to those. If region is an important for you, then take that into consideration as well.

  1. Appearing for the required tests

In most cases you will have to appear only for IELTS or TOEFL. Since the courses offered at SPP colleges are usually diploma/certificate, you will not be required to take GMAT or GRE exams which are considered more difficult.

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  1. Apply for course admission

Now you will have to submit your application form and all the required documents and transcripts. The required list of documents differs from college to college, but usually Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendations, Essay and exam scores are required. We have detailed coverage on each of these sections and have also provided sample SOPs and LORs for different courses.

  1. Medical Examination

A medical examination has to be taken by Indian applicants before applying for the visa by one of the Canadian Govt. approved medical centers. You will be provided with a receipt for the medical examination, which you will have to submit with your visa application.

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  1. Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC)

You will be required to purchase a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from Scotia bank for the amount of CAD $10,000 towards the first year living expenses. Or you can meet the financial requirement by submitting a copy of educational loan equal to CAD $10,000 taken from an Indian chartered bank as first year’s tuition fee payment. However you will have to check with your college whether they will accept the second option or not.

  1. Apply for the student visa

The last step to the application process is applying for the student visa. Once you receive your acceptance letter from the college you can start with the visa application process. The process of applying to SPP visa is simpler than normal student visa for Canada as less documents are required for verification.

You need the following documents to apply for a study visa:

  • Letter of acceptance
  • Original Passport and its copies
  • Proof of financial support/student loan

Finances required

You need to arrange minimum funds to ensure that your visa gets accepted. The amount needs to include one year tuition fees and living expense, fixed at CAD $10,000 or more by Canadian immigration laws.

  1. As proof of funds you need to produce some of the following documents
  2. Proof of Student/Education loan
  3. Bank statement of last four months
  4. Bank draft in convertible currency
  5. Proof of payment of tuition fee and accommodation rent to the college
  6. Proof of funding paid for scholarship from Canada (if any)
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7 years ago

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