Canada Summer Intake 2022: Timeline and Admission Requirements

By Subhashri Roy Updated On - Jul 08, 2021 04:10 PM

Looking forward to studying in Canada? Check out our timeline for Summer 2022 Intake in Canada. Learn about the right time to take the tests, apply for a study permit, education loan among other significant details.

Hosting almost a million international students every year, Canada has been a great choice for international students not only because of the high tech country that it is but also for the high education standards, safety, affordability, flexible immigration, ample research opportunities that it offers among other things. 

Unlike a single intake in India, Canadian universities offer three intakes: Fall, Winter and Summer. While Fall and Winter are comparatively more popular, the Summer intake in Canada also sees a considerable number of applications owing to several reasons, one of which less competition. 

The Summer intake in Canada starts in May every year, with application deadlines falling between January and February. This article shall further elaborate on the same along with providing a timeline and step-by-step guide to apply for Summer intake 2022 in Canada. Also, find Canadian universities offering summer intake in the 2022-23 academic year.

About Summer (May) Intake in Canada

Here’s all you need to know about the Summer intake in Canada: 

  • It is offered by a limited number of universities/colleges and courses.

  • Courses on offer are shorter in duration

  • The pool of applicants is very small, making competition less fierce

  • It is not a mandatory semester

  • Usually, language programmes for non-English speaking students may be on offer.

Also Read: Study in Canada: Timeline for January 2022 Intake

Timeline for May Intake 2022 in Canada

Here is an overview of how much time it would take for you to finally commence your studies in Canada during the Summer intake 2022:



Check your Options (April-August 2021)

Find out which universities meet your requirements

Attempt Tests (September-December 2021)

Book and attempt tests such as GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, or whichever applicable

Apply to Universities (January-February 2022)

Fill out your application forms and submit all necessary documents to apply to selected universities

Wait to Universities to Respond (February-March 2022)

Wait for universities to reach out to you with your admission decision 

Apply for Loan and Study Permit (April-May 2022)

Check your finances, apply for an education loan (if required)/scholarships and Canadian study permit

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Step-by-Step Guide to Apply for May Intake 2022 in Canada

Confused about how to go about applying for Summer intake in Canada? Here are the steps you need to follow:

Canada Summer Intake Timeline

Analyse your Options: April-August 2021

Given that the Summer intake in Canada offers a limited number of courses and universities, your first step should be to find out which universities offer Summer intake and if the course of your choice is on offer. If you can shortlist at least 4-5 universities/colleges, jot down their application deadlines and admission requirements in order to ensure a smoother admission process. 

While picking universities, it is also important to check if the universities are managed well to combat the Coronavirus. However, as the Canadian government has released an exhaustive list of Designated Learning Institutions with approved Covid-19 readiness plans, you can browse through the list to select universities with Summer intake.

Prepare, Register and Take the Admission Tests: September-December 2021

Although standardized tests may not be a general admission requirement in Canadian universities, the admission requirements may vary from one university to another. In case your universities do require test scores, register and take the required tests including the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, or any other appropriate test during this period. 

Test scores of English language proficiency tests such as the TOEFL or IELTS, would, however, certainly be required. 

Apply to Universities: January-February 2022

Now is the time to apply to universities you have shortlisted, for which you may either contact us at 9990 990 or apply directly to the university by visiting their official website. 

Usually, universities would require the following details/documents for a successful application:

  • Application fee

  • CV

  • Test Scores (GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Letters of recommendation

  • Transcripts from secondary and post-secondary institutions

Wait for Universities to Respond: February-March 2022

The Summer intake in Canada comes with the advantage of fewer applicants, as compared to Fall and Winter intakes. This gives more chances to you to be offered admission at a top-ranked Canadian university. 

Universities usually take two to three weeks to accept or reject an application. So, simply sit back and wait for an email from the university. You may also try and add value to your application by submitting other important details.

Also Read: Canada September 2021 Intake: Timeline & Admission Requirements

Arrange your Finances and Apply for a Study Permit: April-May 2022

Find out how much the tuition fee, living expenses along with other expenses would cost you overall. Once you have a number, make certain how much of it you or your guardian can cover. In case the numbers do not add up, you can visit a bank and apply for a student/education loan that would cover almost every expense in Canada. 

Also, Canadian universities usually offer a number of scholarship opportunities to international students, which often help ease the financial burden. Make sure you explore your options and apply to the ones you are eligible for. 

Now that you have your finances dealt with, apply for the Canadian study permit that meets your requirements. The time taken to process your visa application would range from three to five weeks. 

Universities in Canada with Summer (May) Intake in 2022

Given below are the top Canadian universities offer admission in May/Summer 2022:

Name of the University


Tuition Fee Range

University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario

INR 10-30 Lakhs

Ryerson University

Toronto, Ontario

INR 11-19 Lakhs

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba

INR 6-18 Lakhs

Carleton University

Ottawa, Ontario

INR 9-20 Lakhs

University of Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario

INR 14-29 Lakhs

University of Calgary

Calgary, Alberta

INR 9-18 Lakhs

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia

INR 4-28 Lakhs

University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta

INR 4-13 Lakhs

University Canada West

Vancouver, British Columbia

INR 11 Lakhs

Trent University

Oshawa, Ontario

INR 4-10 Lakhs

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