Carleton University is a public comprehensive university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The university is reputed for its strength in a variety of academic fields such as Humanities, International Business, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and many of the disciplines in its Faculty of Public Affairs. The university is also renowned for the strong performance of its men’s basketball team, which won seven consecutive Canadian national championships between 2006 and 2017,
Carleton University offers more than 65 undergraduate and graduate programs across a wide range of disciplines and has 30,000 students and has produced more than 140,000 alumni.
Programmes of study
Carleton University offers a range of programmes of study that include Commerce (Business), Cognitive Science, Commination, Media Studies, Journalism, Health Sciences, Engineering and so on. Full details of the majors on offer can be found on the Carleton University website.
Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at Carleton University.
Learn more about campus activities and events
At Carleton University, there are hundreds of ways to get involved and make the most out of your university experience. Find out what it’s like to be a Carleton student by reading their student blogs. Their extensive network of clubs and societies is another great way to meet new people and pursue your interests outside the classroom. With more than 200 clubs and societies to choose from, you will certainly find a venue for your interests. There is are a diverse range of clubs and societies at Carleton University, including academic, cultural, hobby-interest, philanthropic, political, religious, social and volunteer.
In addition, the Department of Recreation and Athletics offers a variety of programs, facilities and sports teams to suit every level of fitness. As a Carleton student, you can take full advantage of first-class athletic facilities, conveniently located in one area of campus. You can sign up for a fitness class, swim laps in the pool, lift weights or run on a treadmill in the brand new 11,000 sq. ft Fitness Centre, or just get together with friends to play one of your favourite sports during open recreation time.
Travel & accommodation
Visas & insurance
Living costs in Canada tend to be higher than those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have a created a simple cost comparison between the UK and Canada: