Are you the same Rob, who inquired about visiting!! Studying in Canada can be exciting and challenging! The University of Calgary is a great school! The first step is finding a course of study that suits your needs - that you are interested and eligible for. You must first get accepted into a course of study and pay part of your tuition fees. Once you have a letter of acceptance and receipt of tuition, the process of applying for a student permit can begin. You are required to have a valid passport, an acceptance letter from what we call a DLI or designated learning institute (and U of C is that), and proof of sufficient funds to support yourself. Of course you must also be admissible to Canada . Some general things to note - the course of study should generally make sense in terms of your career path, and past study. The Canadian Government will want to make sure you are a genuine student and will examine things like "ties to home country, previous travel, work and study history, previous compliance or immigration history, and want to see that you are willing to comply with conditions imposed." There are other things to consider as well, such best place to place to apply for a study permit, option of dependents (if any), and consideration of future immigration plans. Often the first step is beginning with "study" This is very general information and for more in depth questions, or issues that may be more complicated, please visit one of the registered consultations at this website. They are all Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants. Some of them specialize in study permits and also assist the applicant in the "school process" as well - in helping look for the right school. Do your due diligence and opt for at the very least a proper consultation. Good luck in your studies! One final note, do make sure the school of choice is a DLI, and that graduation from the school, can lead to a possible post graduate work permit. Ask your Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant about that option!