SPP Visa Requirements and Checklists

SPP Visa Requirements and Checklists

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Updated on Jun 3, 2020 15:09 IST

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

The SPP program was started in 2009 and it is still running successfully with a very high approval rate. The full form of SPP is the Student Partners Program. You need to apply to SPP colleges like you would to any other college. After getting your acceptance letter from the college, you need to apply for the student visa. You need to meet certain eligibility criteria and requirements before you can apply for the student visa

Eligibility for applying under SPP Visa program

Only those student can apply for a visa under SPP who have:

  • Passed out from 12th standard in the last 2 years or have completed Bachelors degree in the last 5 years
  • IELTS score of at least 6 with no less than 5.5 bands in each module (for undergraduate courses); IELTS score of 6.5 bands with no less than 6 bands in each module (for postgraduate courses) in the last 2 years
  • Scored at least 50% in their latest qualification

Requirements for applying for Visa

Application form of your student visa has to be submitted once you receive the acceptance letter from the SPP College. You must have -

  • Acceptance letter from college
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to pay tuition fees and living expense of the first year. According to new rules SPP applicants are required to deposit CAD 10,000 in Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) at Scotia Bank for living expenses.
  • Education Loan from an approved Indian bank
  • Medical examination report

Apply for Visa

You can apply for the Canadian student visa online as well as offline or through recognized body like VFS. The process of application for SPP visa is same as under Canadian student visa. You will have to provide certain documents and proof of sufficient funds in order to get the student visa.

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To apply under SPP, you should have never been refused the student visa to Canada previously. If you were refused the visa once before, then you will have to apply outside SPP.

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Piyush Kohli

4 years ago

Dear Jashanpreet, you can apply to Canada, however, if you wish to enroll in reputed universities, then minimum IELTS score of 6 in each module would be better.


navdeep kaur

5 years ago

i have applied for canada study visa online....under general category......conestoga college jan 2019 intake...... 6.5 overall in ilets.....not less then 6 in each. 68% in 12th CBSE board. 87% in 10th in CBSE board. what are chances of visa....will i get visa approval??

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Bhavani Vijay

5 years ago

I have applied for gic. It's been one week now. I haven't received the gic certificate yet. Help me

Reply to Bhavani Vijay

I got overall 6 bands not less than 5.5 and 64%in +2 with arts stream please tell me can I eligible for study in Canada or not

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6 years ago

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