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Student Partners Program (SPP)


Student Partners Program (SPP)

The Student Partners Program (SPP) is an administrative framework created by a partnership between the Canadian Visa Offices in India and China, and Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).

To speed up the application process, we ask that you complete the SPP forms/kits and attach them to your Canadian Study Permit Application Form and mark SPP.

Below are the minimum eligibility criteria to qualify for an SPP Canadian study permit:

  • Submit IELTS (International English Language Test Score) test results taken within the last 24 months showing an average of 6.0 or higher with no bands less than 5.5.
  • Undergo a medical examination before submitting your application.
  • Provide a copy of the receipt from the College confirming payment of the tuition fees for the first year of study.
  • Submit a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from a participating Canadian financial institution for $10,000 to cover living expenses for your first year.

At present, Scotiabank and ICICI Bank Canada are the only participating Canadian financial institutions.

Persons who have previously been refused any Canadian study permit application are not eligible to apply under SPP.


Please click on the following links to get all the details and the forms needed to apply.

Student Partners Program (SPP) & Study Permit Forms

Visa Application Centre (VAC) in India for Submitting the Study Permit Application

Visa Application Centre (VAC) in China for Submitting the Study Permit Application