Check If You Are Eligible For Canada September 2024 Intake

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Meridean Overseas

Updated On 16 May 2023 & Read Time 5 minutes



One of the best countries that come to our mind when we plan to study abroad on an affordable budget is probably Canada. The country is known for offering high-quality education and amazing career opportunities for internationals. Undoubtedly, the quality of education and exposure you get in Canadian universities exceeds the cost of studying there.


The country offers three intakes for international students, i.e., January (Winter), May (Summer), and September (Fall). The primary intake is Fall. Almost all the top universities in Canada accept international students’ applications during this intake. So, now you must be eager to know how to get admission to Canadian universities. In this blog, let’s discuss the timeline and eligibility criteria to enrol in Canadian universities in the September 2024 intake.

Facts About September Intake in Canada

Let’s learn some amazing facts about the Fall intake in Canada:

  • The September intake is quite a popular intake among international students. Universities receive a large number of applications during intake. So to increase the chances of getting an offer letter, you must submit your application as soon as possible.

  • Since it is a primary intake, universities accept applications for all their programs. So if you are planning to pursue courses that are not popular or common, applying in this intake is likely to be your only option.

  • During September, the country has quite comfortable and mesmerising weather. So as an international, applying in the September intake would be a good decision as you can enjoy the beautiful weather.

  • The highest number of seats are available during this intake. This increases the chances of getting an offer letter from Canadian universities.

Time to Apply in September 2024 Intake

Now you must be wondering when to start your application process. So, let’s check the timeline for Fall 2024 intake:



May 2023

Search for the best universities which offer your preferred course and fall within your budget.

May-July 2023

Prepare for an English proficiency test and standardized admission test (if required)

September 2023 – December 2023

Complete the application form.(According to the universities and college application start date)

January-February 2024

Wait for the reply from the universities.


Manage your funds 


Prepare your documents and pay the first year’s tuition fee and GIC.

June (beginning)

Apply for your visa

July (end)-August (beginning) 

Get your visa approved and passport stamped


Book your flight tickets and start your study abroad journey.

Basic Eligibility Criteria to Apply

Beginning your educational journey in a different country is a whole new experience. The course curriculum that is being followed over there is quite different from ours. So, to get enrolled in Canadian universities, you may require the below-mentioned eligibility criteria.


For Diploma or Certificate courses-


  • English proficiency test score (minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5  with no band less than 6 or equivalent score in other proficiency tests that the university accepts). 

  • A minimum overall score of 60% in 12th grade.

For Undergraduate/Bachelor’s courses-


  • English proficiency test score (minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 or equivalent score in other proficiency tests that the university accepts).

  • A minimum overall score of 70% in 12th grade. 

  • Course-relevant subjects as majors in 12th grade.

For Graduate/ Masters courses-


  • English proficiency test score (minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 or equivalent score in other proficiency tests that the university accepts).

  • 4 years of bachelor’s degree from a recognised institution with a minimum overall score of 65 % - 70%. 

  • Standardise admission test scores if required by the university (like, GMAT, GRE)

  • Field-relevant work experience of a minimum of 3 to 5 years. 

NOTE: The above-mentioned criteria are just basic criteria. The exact criteria may differ from course to course and from university to university. 


Q: When should I apply for September intake in Canada 2024?

A: Typically, the application process for September intake in Canadian universities begins in the fall or winter of the previous year, and deadlines vary depending on the institution and program. It is recommended to submit your application well before the deadline. Most universities close their applications in January or February. 


Q: How long does the university take to evaluate the application?

A: The length of time that Canadian universities take to evaluate an international student’s profile depends upon various factors like study program, level of study, and number of applications they have received. However, universities generally take around 1 to 2 months for evaluation. 


Q: What is the deadline for September intake in Canada?

A: The application deadline varies from university to university. However, most universities close their applications in January or February.


If you are still unsure or would like to get deeper insight, we encourage you to have a word with our team of expert counsellors at Meridean Overseas Education Consultants (MOEC). If you are unable to travel to our offices, we offer online counseling services via our website. Our dedicated counsellors will provide you with the best guidance regarding your application to study in Canada. Don’t hesitate to contact us at or call us at 1800-1230-00011.

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