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The University of Toronto offers an unparalleled array of academic opportunities and experiences. Find out about U of T’s undergraduate admission requirements and what you will need to present based on your academic background. Learn about specific program requirements, English language requirements, transfer credit information, and important application dates and deadlines.

How to Apply

Ready to apply to the University of Toronto and join one of the world’s top universities? Select the appropriate online application in this section and learn about each step in our application process. You’ll also learn more about submitting academic records and other required documents, and how to monitor the status of your application after you’ve applied.

Find out which application you should use , depending on whether you’re a current Ontario high school student, an applicant from another Canadian province or territory, an international applicant, or in another circumstance.

Make sure you check the Important Application Dates to find out when your application, required documents, and other supplementary documents are due.

It depends on what you’re applying to, but most programs do not require additional applications. Some programs, colleges and campuses ask students to fill out an added application or profile. You should receive an email that will indicate if you need to fill out an application, where you can find it and what the deadline is. You can also find this information by looking up your intended program’s requirements in the Program Finder .

Find out about academic requirements for applicants from outside Canada .

Find out about U of T’s English Language Requirements and proof of English facility .

If you have completed college or university studies, AP, IB, GCE, CAPE, or French Bacc. examinations you may be eligible for transfer credit at the University of Toronto. Transfer credits are assessed after admission.

Find out more about transfer credits at U of T.

All changes to your application should be made before the application deadline .

If you have applied using the OUAC Undergraduate Application and wish to make changes to your initial application, you must do this by logging in to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre website .

All other applicants (International/Internal/Part-Time/Non-Degree) should log onto JOIN U of T , click on Check Status, and follow the instructions for making changes to your application.

We do not accept any changes or corrections via email or telephone.

You will receive an acknowledgment from U of T, with login instructions for our applicant website, JOIN U of T , about two weeks after you submit your application.

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HOW TO APPLY TO CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES

Now that you’ve decided studying in Canada is right for you, what’s next?

Choose an Institution

Determine what you’d like to study and where. This Directory of Canadian Universities is a good place to begin. It includes profiles of institutions and listings of their programs. You may want to research individual university websites as well. An easy way to access those is through our searchable database of study programs .

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Prepare and submit an application

After you’ve identified your preferred universities, find out on their websites what the admission requirements are and what the application process entails. Application rules vary across institutions, but you’ll need to consider the following:

Are you eligible?

In Canada, each university has its own entrance requirements and will assess you on an individual basis. However, graduation from a secondary school and good academic standing are typically the minimum requirements for undergraduate study.

What documents are needed?

You may need to supply official documents, such as transcripts from secondary or postsecondary school. It may be necessary to have those documents assessed and translated into English or French. Consult your country’s educational authorities or the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials ( cicic.ca ) for more information on degree recognition.

Do you meet the language requirements?

International students in Canada must demonstrate proficiency in either English or French, depending on the university they apply to. Many English-language universities require that you attain a minimum score on a standardized language test. French-language universities usually assess applicants on a case-by-case basis.

If your language skills are insufficient, there is a host of Canadian programs you can enroll in before applying to a university in the country, offered by universities, colleges and private institutions. For more information, go to the Languages Canada website ( languagescanada.ca ).

What is the application process to study in Canada?

Application processes vary by province. In some provinces, students can apply through a central application service. In others, you must apply directly to the university. You may also want to apply to more than one program or university in case you aren’t admitted to your first choice.

What are the application deadlines?

Deadlines vary, but generally, you should apply at least eight to twelve months in advance. Typical entry points for international students are the September and January semesters. However, many universities have a “rolling admissions” procedure to consider international students throughout the year.

Obtaining a study permit

Once you’ve received a letter of acceptance from a Canadian university, you must apply for a study permit if you intend to study in Canada for six months or longer. You must apply for the permit before you come to Canada.

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To study in Quebec, you must also obtain a Certificate of Acceptance of Quebec (CAQ) from that province. You can find further information online ( immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/immigrate-settle/students ).

To obtain a study permit, you must prove you have enough money to pay your tuition fees, living expenses for yourself and family members who come to Canada with you, and return transportation for you and any family members who come. In some cases, you will also need to pass a medical examination that proves you are in good health.

To study in Canada, you must be law-abiding, have no criminal record and not be a risk to Canadian security. You may have to provide a police certificate.

You also need to prove to the visa officer that your primary reason for coming to Canada is to attend university, and that you will leave Canada at the end of your studies.

Working while in Canada

Since 2014, newly arrived full-time international students with valid study permits have been allowed to work in Canada without a work permit. They can work on-campus for an unlimited number of hours and, if their program lasts at least six months, they can work off-campus up to 20 hours per week while school is in progress, and full-time during study breaks.

International students who wish to work while studying must obtain a Social Insurance Number (SIN) from Service Canada. They can work as soon as they have their SIN.

International students in Canada are also allowed to work as part of a co-op or internship program as long as the work is part of their educational program. Students in these programs will require a work permit in addition to their study permit.

After university: working and gaining permanent residency in Canada

The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) allows international students who have graduated from a program of at least eight months’ duration at a Canadian university to get work experience in the country. This permit allows students to work for the same period of time that their university program lasted, up to a maximum three years. If certain criteria are met, a student’s spouse may be able to obtain an Open Spousal Work Permit.

Canadian experience as a skilled worker through the PGWPP helps graduates qualify for permanent residence in Canada through a process called Express Entry, the system through which most immigrants obtain permanent residence in the country. And under new rules introduced in November 2016, getting a degree in Canada also makes it easier to gain permanent residence. With permanent resident status, you get most of the social benefits, including health-care coverage, that Canadian citizens receive. Permanent residents can subsequently apply for Canadian citizenship after having lived in Canada for a predetermined number of years.

For more information on study permits, visit canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada.html

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Admission to UBC is competitive, and your requirements change depending on your degree and campus of choice. All applicants must meet UBC’s general admission requirements and English Language Admission Standard.

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English language competency

English is the primary language of instruction at UBC. Before you’re admitted, you must demonstrate a minimum level of English. There are nine different ways to meet this requirement, such as completing four or more consecutive years of full-time education in English in Canada. If you haven’t yet met the requirement, you may be interested in one of our academic English development programs.

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As a UBC applicant, you have a number of crucial deadlines to meet. Find out when to apply, how you can be considered for scholarships and awards, and learn about many other important dates along the way.

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Most Indigenous students are admitted based on a comprehensive review of their academic average and personal profile, within the curriculum they are studying. However, UBC offers a number of pathways to a post-secondary degree.

Visiting, unclassified, and Access Studies

Visiting, unclassified, and Access Studies students are part of Non-Degree Studies, which is for students taking UBC courses without pursuing a UBC degree. Non-Degree Studies is an option for you if:

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  • You are completing an undergraduate degree at another institution
  • You want to take courses through distance education outside of a degree program
  • You want to take a course for professional upgrading
  • You want to take courses for general interest outside of a degree program

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STEPS Forward’s BC Initiative for Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (BC-IPSE) provides support for students with developmental disabilities to access post-secondary education.

If you are eligible, you may enrol in UBC courses for four years in a specific area of study. You’ll be part of the same classes as UBC students studying for their degrees, but complete modified exams and assignments. At the end of your studies, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion at convocation alongside students earning their Bachelor’s degree in the same field.

During your time at UBC, you’ll enjoy student life in the same clubs and social spaces as other undergraduates, and be supported in individualized ways to make decisions about what you want to explore on campus.

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Canadian University Application Centre (CUAC) History  

Canada's first international student recruitment organization was launched in 1997. It was formed by two Canadians who first met when they started university and were randomly matched as on-campus residence roommates. They each went on to gain international experience: in one case, as an award-winning journalist with Canada’s national broadcasting corporation (the CBC), and in the other, as a lawyer representing refugees in Canada.

In their travels, they became excited about the idea of helping international students follow

their dreams to Canada. Their vision was to bring reliable, accurate information about Canadian higher education options to students in communities around the world.

These two friends were motivated by a recognition that Canadian higher education, and the values and culture of Canadian society, had much more to offer potential students than so many knew about.

Since launching their first office in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the CUAC can now be found in nearly two dozen cities across Asia, Africa and South America, from which they serve students from all over the world.

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We know Canada.

We have nearly 25 years experience guiding tens of thousands of students about whether they should choose Canada as an option and what the key reasons are for doing that.

We know the education systems and institutions in all ten Canadian provinces and three territories. For such a big decision, you need professionals at your side.

We are expert counsellors.

Our counsellors have the experience to consider your personality, your career goals, your academic strengths, and other factors that help us determine on which Canadian campus you would fit in well.

We will educate you about Canadian society, values, and customs, the different feeling on different campuses, and the different qualities and attractions of various towns.

We choose carefully.

The thousands of students that have come to Canada through our services like that we screen the institutions.

Students come to know that we choose to work with institutions that offer a combination of academic quality, efficiency in administrative matters, and general support to students regarding scholarship awards and career preparation.

We take care of you from start to finish.

We counsel students on different choices. Once the choice of institution has been made, we offer support on part-scholarship possibilities for academically strong high school students, on residence (on-campus housing) registration, on course registration, and on pre-travel preparation and travel logistics.

We give a general overview on Canada’s immigration system including the study permit process, post-graduation work permits (PGWP) and options that may be available for Express Entry, Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP), or other options leading to Permanent Residence status (PR).

We've been recognized.

We are the only organization recruiting students to Canada to be recognized in a report of our national universities body to Immigration Canada.

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Prepare to study as an international student in Canada

Choosing a program and school, applying to a school, and the list of learning institutions for international students.

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In Canada, each province and territory is in charge of their own education system.

Get more information about schools and the education system:

  • EduCanada – information for international students about education in Canada, with study program search, costs, and more
  • Ministries and departments responsible for education – information about the education system in each province and territory

Primary and secondary schools

Schools that teach students up to the grade 12 level are known as primary and secondary schools. Primary usually means grades 1-8 and secondary usually means grades 9-12.

All primary and secondary schools in Canada can enrol international students.

There are special rules for minor children studying in Canada .

Post-secondary schools

Post-secondary schools are:

  • universities
  • private career colleges and
  • vocational and technical schools

Each post-secondary school has its own set of rules on how to apply, including the level of English or French you need to be accepted.

Get more information on post-secondary schools:

  • Universities Canada – profiles of Canadian universities, a large study programs database and help to plan your university education
  • Colleges and Institutes Canada – profiles of colleges and institutes
  • Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials – information on getting your past education assessed against Canadian standards
  • National Association of Career Colleges – find out about schools that teach trades and vocations

Also visit  EduCanada  to get detailed profiles, requirements, application and admission information for programs of study at Canadian CEGEPs, vocational schools, colleges and universities.

Important:  Each province and territory in Canada is responsible for designating schools at the post-secondary level that may enroll international students. The  designated learning institution list  includes universities, colleges, CEGEPs, vocational schools and private career colleges and language schools. If you apply for a study permit and your letter of acceptance is from an institution that is  not designated  for international students, your application will be refused.

Private career colleges

Provincial governments do not necessarily regulate private schools. Make sure that the private school you apply to meets provincial education requirements and is included on the designated learning institution list .

Language schools

Many schools in Canada teach English or French as a second language. For more information about private language programs, contact Languages Canada .

Studying in French

There are many ways to study in French across Canada.

  • French-language education in Canada  has information on schools and institutions that offer courses in French.
  • The  Association des universités de la francophonie canadienne  has information on university programs in French, English, or both.

Provinces and territories approve (or “designate”) schools that can enrol international students. These schools are known as designated learning institutions (DLI).

If you need a study permit, your acceptance letter must be from a DLI. If it isn’t, we will refuse your application.

All primary and secondary schools in Canada are DLIs. You can search a list of the post-secondary schools, such as colleges and universities, and language schools that have been designated.

Find a designated learning institution .

How to apply to a school, college or university

Once you choose a school, college or university, you must apply to go there. Every school has different rules on how to apply.

Make sure you apply at least

  • six months in advance if you want to study at a primary or secondary school, or
  • a year in advance for a post-secondary program

Contact the school where you want to study to learn how to apply. They will give you the list of all the documents you need to send them. Your school will be able to tell you about

  • the cost to apply
  • tuition fees
  • health insurance
  • rent and how much it costs to live in Canada
  • language tests

Fill out the application forms for the school or schools of your choice. Follow their instructions to submit them.

If the school admits you as a student, they will send you a letter of acceptance. You need this letter to apply for a study permit.

Health insurance

The Government of Canada doesn’t pay for the medical costs of foreign students.

Health coverage for foreign students is different depending on where you live. Contact the school you are applying to for more information about health insurance.

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With its outstanding natural beauty, welcoming society and globally recognised universities, it’s easy to see why so many international students choose to study in Canada.

In fact, two of the country’s top institutions, the University of British Columbia , are together home to the greatest number of international students in North America.

The multicultural country is consistently ranked as one of the best nations in the world for quality of life, with Vancouver and Toronto regularly placing in the top 10 most liveable cities globally.

Applying to universities in Canada has its own timelines and processes, so we’ve collected the information that you’ll need to secure your place as an undergraduate.

Where to apply

Some international students hope to experience life in one of the country’s bustling metropolises, while others look forward to studying in a small Canadian town. There are 147 public post-secondary institutions in Canada within the nation’s 10 diverse provinces and three territories, so you have many options to choose from.

If you’re looking for a competitive university, you’ll find some of the best in the world in Canada. Five institutions in the country place in the top 100 in the McGill University .

No matter where you apply, you can enjoy an active lifestyle with national parks, lakes, mountains, ski slopes, ice rinks and more within easy reach, as well as a vibrant arts and culture scene across the country.

Choosing what to study

When you apply to a Canadian university, you’ll typically choose a general area of study that interests you, such as arts, science, forestry or kinesiology. You’ll then have the option of specialising further after a year or two of study.

You might be interested in engineering, for example, and discover that you want to focus on environmental engineering after your first year. Or perhaps you’ll study a combination of subjects that suits your career trajectory, such as music and management, through many universities’ dual-degree or double-major options.

A number of Canadian institutions also offer the opportunity to customise your degree to your interests beyond the classroom. You might want to give undergraduate research a try, or gain international experience studying at partner universities across the world. Many Canadian universities also provide cooperative education programmes, which are paid, full-time placements in a variety of work settings relevant to your degree.

No matter which path you choose, you’ll be able to design a flexible degree programme and take part in academic activities that will set you up for success after graduation.

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Depending on the institution, you can start your degree at various times – generally September, January or May – although most universities are set up for you to begin the year in September.

Applications usually open 11 months before a programme starts. Deadlines vary for each institution, but most need to have received your application by spring at the latest.

In addition to your academic performance, Canadian universities will sometimes consider supplementary information such as a written personal profile, a video or a portfolio. Recommendations or reference letters are generally not required.

You’ll most likely apply directly to the institution, unless you hope to go to university in the province of Ontario, when you’ll use the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) system. In both cases, you should expect to pay a one-time application fee; and in some instances, you’ll be asked for the results of an English competency test, such as Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Test System (IELTS).

Graduates from Canadian universities maintain an excellent reputation with employers, so investing in a degree from the country can offer a high return.

Tuition fees for international undergraduates vary significantly. They can range from C$11,000 to C$59,000 per year, depending on what you want to study and which institution you choose. You’ll be able to discover what your tuition fees are by type of degree programme by checking each university’s website.

Those websites will also provide information on scholarships and financial awards for international students. Most of these scholarship programmes are merit-based, meaning that your previous academic performance will determine whether you are eligible.

Some universities also have hybrid awards, which are scholarships given on the basis of merit and financial need. Some examples of these hybrid awards are University of British Columbia ’s International Scholars Program.

The Canadian government, too, provides a selection of scholarships for international students.

Although funding support is available, most international students will need to plan on self-financing the majority of their education and living costs.

Study permits

Before you come to Canada, you’ll need to apply for a study permit if you’re going to be at university for more than six months. A study permit is a document issued by the Canadian government that allows foreign nationals to study at a designated learning institution in Canada.

Once you’ve received your letter of acceptance from an institution, you’ll need to apply for your permit. It will be your own responsibility to secure a study permit, but a number of universities offer step-by-step guides or checklists to help you work through the process of gathering documents and information.

Your study permit will allow you to work on or off campus without applying for a separate work permit, within certain restrictions. Should you wish to remain in Canada after graduation to obtain some work experience, you are able to pursue this through Canada’s Post-Graduation Work Permit Program.

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High school students outside of Canada and international students in Canada are invited to our online drop-in sessions. Join anytime and ask our international recruitment team about programs, applying, co-op, residence, scholarships, and more. 

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  • An online student guide that covers before you arrive through first year

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Home to two universities and a college, the city of Waterloo caters to the 50,000 students who call the area home. Enjoy shops, restaurants, and festivals throughout the year.

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It's great to meet new friends, but sometimes it's nice to connect with students from home. Among our 250+ clubs are the African Student Association, Indian Cultural Association, Muslim Students' Association, and more.

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Where is Waterloo?

Distances to nearby cities

  • 118 km (73 miles) to Toronto
  • 150 km (110 miles) to Niagara Falls
  • 290 km (180 miles) to Detroit
  • 640 km (400 miles) to Montreal

Flights from Toronto to

  • Boston or New York City: 90 minutes
  • Vancouver or San Francisco: 5 hours
  • London: 7 hours
  • Dubai: 13 hours
  • Delhi: 16 hours
  • Singapore: 21 hours

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What programs does waterloo offer.

Waterloo offers 100+ programs across our six faculties . There's something to fit everyone's interests.

Not sure what to study? Check out our tips on how to choose a university program .

Where will I call home?

Waterloo offers various on-campus residence options that comes with perks such as social opportunities, study spaces, and more!

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  • #1 in Canada among comprehensive universities for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) grants ( Maclean’s University Rankings 2021 )
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  • Ranked #26 among Canada’s research universities ( Research Infosource, 2021 )

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1. find a program, 2. learn the requirements and deadlines, 3. apply for admission, 4. check your application status, 5. submit your supplemental items, 6. accept your offer, 7. plan to start.

We offer degree, diploma and certificate programs in more than 150 areas of study across our diverse colleges and schools.

  • Find a program

Admission requirements include things like required classes, minimum admission averages and proficiency in English. The requirements and deadlines you need to meet will depend on:

  • the program you are interested in
  • when you want to start classes
  • whether this is your first time going to university

Apply early to take advantage of benefits like early admission and access to scholarships. Some scholarship applications are due before the application deadline.

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To apply to most programs at USask, you will need to create an admissions account at apply.usask.ca . Use an email address you will have access to throughout the admissions process to ensure you can receive communications from the university about your application.

Need help accessing your account? If you think you already have a USask admissions account but aren't able to recall the email address you used to create it or no longer have access to that email inbox in order to reset your password, contact the Admissions Office at 306-966-5788 or [email protected] for help.

A USask admissions account is different from a PAWS account.

Fill out and submit your application

The online application takes about 30 minutes to complete. It is possible to start an application, save it and return to finish and submit it later if you need to.

When filling out the application, be prepared to provide:

  • Your name , contact information and biographical information
  • Your educational history ,   including previous post-secondary education 
  • Your planned program of study In general, you should only submit  one application for admission unless you are applying for multiple non-direct entry or graduate-level programs. If you are applying to university for the first time or are applying as a transfer student to most bachelor degree programs, you will be able to indicate a first and second choice program when applying.
  • A Visa or MasterCard to pay the application fee For most programs, a minimum, non-refundable $90 CDN application fee is required to submit your application.  Refer to your  program page  for specific fee information.
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Release of application information If another person, such as a family member, school counsellor, or other representative will be contacting the university on your behalf, you (the applicant) must give permission for us to disclose information concerning the application. You can provide this permission when filling out your application for admission or by providing an  authorization form .

Changing your application If you need to make changes to an application that you have already submitted, do not fill out a new application. Submit your request, along with your full name and date of birth to  [email protected] .

After submitting your application, you should log in regularly to check your application status.

You will be able to:

  • check when required supplemental items have been received
  • see whether additional items are needed
  • learn when a decision has been made on your application
  • Check your application status
  • Check document deadlines for your program

It is important to:

  • check your application status to learn what documents we will need to consider you for admission. You will also be able to see when items you submit have been received.
  • submit documents before the documents deadline which are listed with the application deadlines .

Commonly requested supplemental documents include:

Transcripts

Transcripts or report cards are used to calculate your admission average and to determine whether you have met or will meet prerequisite requirements for your program.

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Request official transcripts to be sent directly to the University of Saskatchewan by the Ministry of Education:

  • as soon as possible,
  • after January exams and
  • after June exams .

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International and out of province students

  • After you have applied, upload a copy of your most up-to-date report card or transcript.
  • When you graduate, arrange to have your final, official transcript of marks sent directly to the University of Saskatchewan via postal mail or courier by the appropriate authority, such as your school, school board or governmental organization.

Ordering transcripts in Canada

  • British Columbia
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • New Brunswick
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island: C ontact your current or former school directly.
  • Quebec: Submit your official CEGEP transcript.

International Baccalaureate (IB) students

  • Students enrolled in individual IB diploma courses will be considered for admission, entrance scholarships and bursaries based on individual scores out of 7 in addition to other high school (secondary) courses. Applicants should upload both preliminary statements of high school marks, such as a report card or transcript, and anticipated/predicted IB results for consideration.
  • Upon completion of your IB examinations, arrange for your official IB transcript of grades to be sent directly to the University of Saskatchewan by the IB organization.

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Advanced Placement (AP) students

  • After completing AP examinations, arrange to have your transcript sent directly to the University of Saskatchewan (designated institutional code: 0980) by the College Board. 

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Students from Nigeria and Ghana - WAEC Results Submission Procedures

With your permission and required information, our office can access the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) website to confirm your results (from 1992). Scratch card outlets can be found at www.waecdirect.org/megadealers.htm. Please upload the following information on your application's supplemental items:

  • Student Number (University of Saskatchewan - if known)
  • 10-digit WAEC Examination Number (This is your 7-Digit centre number followed by your 3-digit candidate number eg. 4123456789)
  • Examination Year (month/year)
  • Scratch Card Serial Number found on the reverse side of your Scratch card or your e-PIN Voucher Number.
  • 10-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your Scratch card or e-PIN
  • Your permission to look at your file

If you have taken university or college classes

  • Upload a copy of your most recent transcript showing marks for all the classes you've completed and listing classes still in progress. Transcripts you upload will be considered unofficial or preliminary, but may be used to make conditional admission decisions at USask's discretion, pending receipt of your final, official transcript(s).
  • Arrange to have your final, official transcript(s) sent directly to the University of Saskatchewan by the institution(s) you attended. Your institution(s) may send official transcripts electronically, via courier or by mail. Ensure you request your transcripts with sufficient time for them to arrive before any deadlines. OR
  • If you belong to a MyCreds member institution, arrange for your official transcript to be shared with USask by generating a link via MyCreds addressed to  [email protected] .

Non-direct entry programs that require previous post-secondary education for admission (e.g. Dentistry, Medicine, etc.) often have specific requirements regarding when and how to submit transcripts and other supporting documents. Please refer to your specific program page for details.

  • English language proficiency

You may be asked to show evidence that you are proficient in English to ensure you are prepared to study at USask. If you’ve taken a standardized test, you will need to arrange for your results to be sent directly to the University of Saskatchewan from the testing centre.

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Verification of Indigenous membership/citizenship

If the program you are applying to:

  • has seats designated for Indigenous candidates, or
  • is only open to Indigenous candidates,

verification of Indigenous membership/citizenship with documentation is required if you wish to be considered for one of these seats.

Indigenous membership/citizenship verification process

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and proud to support academic opportunities for Indigenous students. We continue to grow our partnerships with Indigenous communities across the province, nationally and internationally and value the unique perspective that Indigenous students provide to strengthen these relationships. Verification of Indigenous membership/citizenship at USask is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy.

If the program you are applying to has seats designated for Indigenous candidates or is only open to Indigenous candidates, verification of Indigenous membership/citizenship with documentation is required if you wish to be considered for one of these seats.

Please visit the Indigenous Membership/Citizenship Verification channel in PAWS and proceed through the verification system.

You can learn more about learn more about deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapwewin at indigenous.usask.ca . If you have any questions or require additional information about deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapwewin please contact: [email protected] .

When a decision has been made regarding your application, USask will send an email notification to the email address in your USask admissions account. To review your decision, log in to your USask admissions account and open your application to download your decision letter. 

If you receive an offer of admission, you are required to respond electronically — either to accept or decline your offer —by the deadline given in your offer letter.

Accepting your offer is required before you will be able to register for classes and access some student services. 

After accepting your offer of admission, you will have access to important tools, such as:

  • a USask email account where the university and your college will communicate important information to you before you start your program and while you are a student, and
  • additional channels in PAWS , your personalized access to web services at USask, where you'll access class registration, tuition and fees, scholarships and bursaries, textbooks and more!
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International student tuition deposits

Effective for the 2024-2025 admission cycle and beyond, most international students are required to pay a non-refundable tuition deposit of $1,000 CAD when accepting their offer of admission.

This includes international students admitted to undergraduate programs in the Colleges of Agriculture and Bioresources, Arts and Science, Education, Engineering, Kinesiology, Nursing and Edwards School of Business. Other programs may require a deposit. You will be notified by email to the address in your USask admissions account when a deposit is required.

Accepting your offer and paying the deposit is required before USask will endorse you to the Government of Saskatchewan to receive a provincial attestation letter (PAL), a new document required by the Government of Canada to be included with your letter of admission/acceptance (LOA) in your study permit application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Your tuition deposit will be applied directly toward your tuition and fees when you enrol in classes. The tuition deposit is non-refundable in most circumstances, with limited exceptions .

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If you have dreams of studying abroad in Canada, now is the time to apply. The new enrollment term is about to begin and provinces like Ontario are opening their doors to international students who want to study at world-renowned universities.    

Many universities in Canada are preparing for new enrollments this fall with early applications starting in October.

Here is how you can stay ahead of the enrollment rush, and learn to apply to Canadian universities with these easy application steps.

Step 1: Do some research about universities you wish to apply for, make sure you have at least three options that you want to apply for just in case

Step 2: check their admission requirements for international students, this will cover:.

  • Admission times;
  • Language requirements;
  • Credit scores for the degree or program you want to apply for;
  • Application letter to the university; and
  • Personal profiles may also have to be sent, this is part of your student profile and takes around 30 minutes to complete. There are three questions you are given by the university to answer with a short essay and two short videos

Step 3: Submit all the required documents such as

  • A certified copy of your diploma or certificate;
  • A complete application form for your course;
  • An updated CV (if needed);
  • Letter of Intent (This states your intention to enroll in the college or university and any education course you wish to apply for);
  • Language results that are no more than one year old for English or French:
  • English tests that are generally accepted: IELTS, TOEFL, and C1 Advanced
  • French tests that are mainly accepted in Canada are: TEF, TCF, DALF, and DELF
  • Proof of funds to show that you can support yourself and anyone who immigrates with you during your studies;
  • If you are applying for a Ph.D. or Masters program, you will need to have two letters of Academic Reference, along with previous Letters of Employment; and
  • If you did not study in Canada, you will also need to have your education assessed with an ECA (Educational Credential Assessment)

Please note that all documents must be translated into either English or French by a certified translator and that the original documents must also be included in your application. 

Step 4: After your application is processed by the university, you will get your Offer of Admission which is also called an Acceptance letter

Step 5: apply for your study permit and prove that you:.

  • Have enough funds to support yourself;
  • Have a medical certificate from an approved doctor from the Canadian panel of physicians (if you plan to study in Canada for longer than six months);
  • Have the intent to come to Canada for the sole purpose of studying;
  • Inform the Canadian Immigration Office that you intend to leave after your studies are complete; and
  • Provide Police Clearance also known as a police certificate to show that you are a law-abiding person with no criminal record (this includes DUIs)

A useful tip to know is that you must have health coverage while you study in Canada because you cannot qualify for public health care unless you are either a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen.   

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Here is a list of what ECA versions you can apply for based on your location. 

  • Alberta : International Qualification Assessment Service
  • British Columbia : International Credential Evaluation Services
  • Manitoba : Academic Credentials Assessment Service
  • Quebec : Centre d’expertise sur les formation acquises hors du Québec
  • Saskatchewan : International Qualification Assessment Service
  • Ontario : World Education Services, Comparative Education Service and International Credential Assessment Service of Canada
  • Northwest Territories : International Qualification Assessment Service

Designated Learning Institutions

Institutions that are permitted to accept international students have their approval from the provinces and territories of Canada. The term "designated learning institutions" is used to describe them (DLIs). Therefore, the acceptance letter needs to come from a DLI if you need a study permission. If you fail to accomplish this, your application will be turned down. The good news is that all of Canada's top universities are Designated Learning establishments that are permitted to admit international students.

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Canada has some of the best universities in the whole world. It's no wonder that so many international students flock to the Great White North. Some of the most sought after secondary learning institutions are The University of Toronto, McGill University and the University of British Columbia. However, there are many more.

What are Universities in Canada Like?

Different universities have their own strengths. Some universities are best known for Law, like McMaster, while others pride themselves, such as the Vancouver Film School, on catering to more artistic students. However, university students in Canada, no matter where they study, have a great standard of education and a  good study-life balance.

Can I Afford to Study in Canada?

Even though some Canadian colleges are pricey, foreign tuition in the Canada is less expensive than in many other developed nations. In addition, you can apply for scholarships to help you pay for your education, and you can acquire part-time work that will help you pay for both your living expenses and tuition.

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Study in Canada: Apply Now for Carleton University International Entrance Scholarships: Deadline June 

Carleton University offers several international entrance scholarships to students. Most of the scholarships have expired. However, there are a few scholarships that you can still apply for. All of these scholarships have their deadline in June. The  Carleton University International Entrance Scholarship benefit is a tuition fee discount. The exact amount can differ depending on the scholarship type. Moreover, to apply for the entrance scholarships meeting the eligibility criteria is important. Carleton University ranks between 671 and 680 in the world as per the QS World Rankings. Therefore, it is one of the best universities to study in Canada.

Renewable Entrance Scholarships

Renewable entrance scholarships are available to international students securing an admission average of 80% or more. However, you must be a first-time applicant from high school,  meet the language requirements, and must not have any previous attendance at a post-secondary education institution To apply, you must send the application for admission and the required grades by Jun 15, 2024.

International Certificate Program (ICP) Awards for BGInS

The International Certificate Program (ICP) is given to 10 outstanding students applying for a Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS). The scholarship value is an amount of $1000. To apply for this scholarship, you must have graduated or is currently enrolled in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board ICP Program. You must also have secured a minimum of 80% and pursue your post-secondary education for the 1st time. Moreover, you need to submit a scholarship application before June 30, 2024.

Law Entrance Scholarship in Architectural Studies

The Law Entrance Scholarship awards international students with a valid study permit for Canada, who have received an offer of admission to the Bachelor of Architectural Studies program, and who are entering the 1st year of their post-secondary education for the first time. Therefore, eligible applicants must demonstrate their academic record and their previously attended high school in Hong Kong or China. The scholarship deadline is on June 30, 2024

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U.S.-Canada trade opportunities are growing, Canadian official says

Jill O'Donnell and François-Philippe Champagne sit on stage in the Nebraska Union's Swanson Auditorium.

Global trade conditions give the United States and Canada encouraging new opportunities to build on their close economic relationship, François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s minister of innovation, science and industry, said during May 3 remarks at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Increased U.S.-Canada trade can enhance supply chain resiliency and support the U.S. aim of redirecting its trade toward friendly nations, he said.

“Canada buys more from the United States than China, Japan and France combined on a yearly basis,” said Champagne, who has held various ministerial roles in the Canadian government, including foreign affairs, infrastructure and trade. “Thirty-five states in the United States have Canada as their first export market. So, basically, you’re sitting next to your best customer.”

“Nebraska has the privilege to be centrally located” and is well positioned to be a major player in promoting food security, said Champagne, a Quebec native who has a law degree from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio and has worked in the private sector in Italy, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Champagne, who also serves in the Canadian Parliament, spoke in a fireside chat setting with Jill O’Donnell, director of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance, in the Nebraska Union’s Swanson Auditorium. The institute cosponsored the May 3 event with the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska.

As the United States redirects more of its trade toward friendly countries, Champagne said, it makes sense to look to Canada, the top export market for the U.S. and Nebraska, and a leading trade partner for both.

Nebraska’s annual exports to Canada top $1.8 billion and recently included $247 million in agricultural machinery, $222 million in natural gas and other gases, $124 million in animal meats and $50 million in insurance services.

O’Donnell said that Clayton Yeutter, the institute’s namesake, cited the 1988 U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement as his No. 1 accomplishment in international trade negotiations. Yeutter (1930-2017), a Eustis, Nebraska, native, was a University of Nebraska alumnus who served as U.S. trade representative, U.S. secretary of agriculture and president and CEO of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

François-Philippe Champagne shakes hands with high school students in the Nebraska Union, as UNL Chancellor Rodney D. Bennett waves behind him.

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which took effect in 2020, will be up for review in 2026, but Champagne cautioned that the trade pact is working well overall and that tweaks, but not a major overhaul, are needed.

“We have to preserve everything that we have achieved,” he said. “Let’s try not to fix what’s not broken,” he said.

The integration of North American economies under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement builds on 150 years of continental trade and is “one of the most consequential agreements in the world,” he said. Trade between the U.S. and Canada totals $3.6 billion a day and more than $1 trillion annually.

“We are integrated in a way that is probably unseen in many parts of the world,” and Nebraska provides a good example, Champagne said.

Omaha-based Werner Enterprises annually ships nearly 20,000 cross-border loads between the U.S. and Canada, according to the Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis. More than 3,800 Nebraskans are employed by 63 Canadian-owned companies, the Consulate General reported.

“When you look at the state of the world and the geopolitical issues you have, I think that having supply chain resiliency on our shore and integrating between Canada and the United States is the best way to succeed in the 21st century,” said Champagne, who met with Nebraska business leaders during his visit.

Access to critical minerals is one of the central connections linking the U.S. and Canada, he said.

“Of the 30-something critical minerals that the U.S. has identified, about two-thirds are in Canada, and all of them are in North America,” he said.

Champagne directed many of his remarks to students in the audience, which included Yeutter Institute student fellows, as well as several students from Canada. He repeatedly sounded a note of optimism.

“Our best natural resources aren’t underground — they’re above the ground. They are you,” he said.

“The world you’re going to live in will be very different from what you see today,” Champagne said, pointing to the ever-evolving digital economy. “You need to think exponentially. We’re good at thinking linear.”

The 21st century world is closely connected, and “we all have a role to play,” he said. “You cannot insulate yourself.”

Champagne pointed to an example of positive change in his life. In the rural area of Quebec where he grew up, the nearby river for generations was off-limits to the public because it was filled with logs from a timber operation. Now, the area is fully open for public recreation and fishing.

The scene, he said, provides an important lesson: “Don’t be confined by what you see in the world. Imagine the world as you want it to be.”

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Here's a roundup of freebies, deals, discounts and other specials for National Nurses Week.

  • Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza: Nurses get a 20% discount on all orders with a valid ID from Monday, May 6, to Sunday, May 12.
  • BurgerFi: Nurses get a 20% discount on all orders with a valid ID from Monday, May 6, to Sunday, May 12.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: From Monday, May 6, to May 12, nurses get 20% off their orders with valid IDs on dine-in, call-in, and walk-in orders.
  • Buzz E-Bikes and Huffy Bicycles : Both United Wheels -owned companies give nurses 20% off online purchases year-round when verifying their ID.me at checkout.
  • Create Amor: Through June 7, get 25% off orders for scrubs (use the code NURSE25) and $1 per set (top and bottom) will be donated to the American Nurses Foundation. The scrubs brand will also donate 100% of proceeds from each Iris Five Pocket Top sold directly to the foundation.
  • Dunkin': Nurses can get a free medium hot or iced coffee, no purchase necessary, on Monday, May 6. (The deal excludes Frozen Coffee, Cold Brew and Nitro Cold Brew. Espresso shots, flavors, dairy alternatives & cold foam may be an additional charge.)
  • Firehouse Subs: The sandwich chain has a week of specials available starting Monday through its Firehouse Rewards loyalty program and app including (on Wednesday) BOGO Hook & Ladder Subs and (on Friday) two medium sandwiches for $12 or two large sandwiches for $18.
  • Free Rein Coffee Company: Nurses, first responders and medical providers get 20% off all year long from "Yellowstone" star Cole Hauser's brew brand by verifying with ID.me. Also eligible for the 20% discount: military members.
  • The Good Feet Store : The retailer, with more than 250 locations, will give nurses a complimentary pair of Architek Comfort Slip-Ons and three pairs of OS1st Comfort socks with the purchase of at least a Good Feet Store 3-Step Arch Support System. (Note: if Architeks are not available, a pair of Brooks running shoes will be provided. Valid nurse's ID is required.)
  • The Greene Turtle: All nurses and healthcare workers with a valid ID get a free meal (value of up to $15) on Monday, May 6.
  • Happy Joe’ s Pi zza & Ice Cream: Nurses get a 10% discount at participating locations from Monday to Friday, May 6-10.
  • honeygrow: Nominate a nursing team for $250 worth of catering from the fast-casual chain with 33 locations in the eastern U.S. Submit your nomination on the honeygrow website before Wednesday, May 8. Five winning teams will be announced on May 10 via honeygrow's social media platforms.
  • HTeaO: The iced tea chain will give healthcare personnel 50% off cups of tea from Monday, May 13, to Sunday, May 26, with a valid hospital, doctors office, and school nurse ID.
  • Insomnia C ookies: The Philadelphia-based late-night bakery chain with more than 240 locations is giving nurses a free Classic cookie in-store, no purchase necessary, all week beginning Monday, May 6. (Just show a valid ID; availability varies by location.)
  • KIND Snacks: Nurses get 15% off their purchases on the website all year long. Customers just verify with ID.me at checkout.
  • Landing: The flexible rental firm, with sites especially practical for travel nurses, is giving away prizes including three months' rent. Nurses can enter to win by submitting a 60-second video and others can nominate a nurse, too.
  • Logan's Roadhouse: Nurses get 20% off their entrée this week. Just show your badge.
  • McAlister’s Deli: Nurses can get free tea – either one big Sweet Tea, Unsweet Tea, ½ Sweet & ½ Unsweet Tea, or ½ Lemonade & ½ Sweet/Unsweet Tea (flavor shots excluded) – at McAlister's Deli from Monday, May 6, to Sunday, May 12, with their badge or ID. Offer valid in-store only; no purchase necessary.
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill: Cater a Moe's Southwest Grill meal for nurses from Monday, May 6, to Sunday, May 12, and when you spend $300 or more, get a $50 E-gift card (use code THANKYOU24). Good at participating locations; not valid with other offers or third-party delivery. Doesn't include tax, tip and fees.
  • Pancheros: Nurses can buy one entrée and get one free on Wednesday, May 8, at participating restaurants. (Offer good in-restaurant; just present a valid hospital badge at checkout.)
  • The Parking Spot: The parking company is giving healthcare workers 25% off parking during their trips; just signup with an associated healthcare email account .
  • Peter Piper Pizza : Nurses can get a free personal pizza every day Monday through Friday (May 6-10). Redemption is limited to once per day; valid nurse ID/credentials must be shown.
  • Postino: The restaurant chain, with more than 25 locations in five states , will give nurses its $25 Board and Bottle (bruschetta board, plus a bottle of wine) all day every day during the month of May with badge/ID. (The special is usually only available Monday and Tuesday 8 p.m. to closing.)
  • Potbelly Sandwich Works: Nurses get a free cookie or fountain drink with the purchase of an entrée by showing their ID Monday, May 6, to Sunday, May 12. Also, all customers can get free delivery on a catering order over $150.
  • Salata Salad Kitchen: On Monday, May 6, Healthcare workers get 20% off their order when they present their badge at checkout. Also from Monday to Friday, get 20% off catering orders of $200 or more, and get free delivery on orders through DoorDash.
  • Shipley Do-Nuts: Nurses who belong the chain's Do-Happy loyalty program can get a free half-dozen box of glazed do-nuts with any purchase on Monday, May 6.
  • Skechers: Nurses get a 10% discount on all styles during the month of May on the Skechers website (valid ID or form of employment required). Online shoppers can also round up the purchase price of May purchases to the nearest dollar with proceeds going to the American Nurses Foundation; donate $5 or more and get $10 off your next $100 purchase in June.
  • Smoothie King: Get $2 off your on Monday and Tuesday via Smoothie King’s Healthy Rewards App (use code THANKS2024). The promo code may be used multiple times. Also, Friday, May 3, to Friday, May 10, when you buy $25 or more in gift cards online, get a bonus of 2,000 Healthy Reward points.
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  • Yogurtland: Through May 14, the frozen yogurt chain is offering free delivery on orders of more than $15 made through the website or mobile app (use the code FREEDELIVERY).
  • Zaxby's : Nurses can buy one Boneless Wings Meal and get a second one free on May 7 at participating locations (redeemable through the Zaxby's app or website for Zax Rewardz members, while supplies last).
  • Zips Car Wash:  Nurses can get a $5 "Pro" Wash at any Zips Car Wash or Rocket Express location across the country through May 19 with wash code 3687.

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‘It’s very unfair’: Australia’s visa crackdown is disrupting international students and hitting university finances

Student applications and net arrivals fall as refusal rates reach a record high. The situation is set to worsen if visa fees are hiked in the upcoming budget

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It took Rajesh more than 12 months to receive his visa to study in Australia.

But Rajesh – not his real name – considers himself lucky. Two of his friends who also come from India have recently had their PhD offers expire after waiting for visas for more than 10 months.

“It’s frustrating … especially considering PhD students are crucially important,” says Rajesh, who comes from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, considered a red flag by universities trying to weed out non-genuine applicants. “They are fully funded and highly skilled individuals who contribute significantly to our academic community.”

As part of a bid to halve net migration by 2025 , the Australian government is cracking down on non-genuine students who use student visas as a back door for work and permanent residency. The federal government has announced a series of reforms, including tougher visa conditions, stronger English-language tests and rules for education agents who bring overseas students to Australia.

The latest home affairs data shows the proportion of offshore student visa applications being refused has reached a record high, with as many as one in five students having their visas rejected in the year to March. Visas granted to Indian students fell by 48% between December 2022 and December 2023, with Nepalese visas granted falling 53% and Pakistani visas falling 55% over the same period.

The department cites an increase in incomplete applications and fraudulent documentation, contributing to both higher visa refusal rates and longer processing times. The tougher visa conditions have prompted institutions to change their policies, with some even imposing blanket bans on Indian students.

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The home affairs minister, Clare O’Neil, says the federal government recognises “change is hard” but migration is “too high” and must be brought back to “sustainable levels”.

“We are working with the sector to help providers adapt, but we must restore integrity to the system to protect the sector’s international reputation,” she says.

But some say the approach is having a financial impact on institutions and disrupting the plans of genuine students who may be turned off studying in Australia altogether.

What’s going on?

The founder and president of the Pakistani Students Association of Australia, Zeeshan Malik, says many offshore students are experiencing visa refusals , while others are scared to travel back home lest their visas be cancelled on return to Australia.

While there have not been any reported cases of students having their visas cancelled on return, Malik says students feel they are being discriminated against based upon their country of origin.

“It’s very unfair,” he says. “Lots of students are struggling with mental health and other issues because of these confusing policies.”

A University of Sydney spokesperson says a “significant number” of students have been forced to defer or withdraw their applications due to visa processing delays, while others have been suspended to fulfil additional requirements.

“This has been very disruptive to highly capable young people from around the world who had paid their visa application fee and chosen to come to Australia for their studies,” the spokesperson says.

“We have moved our last date to apply for semester 2 to try to limit any such impact for future students.”

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The University of Melbourne has also “faced challenges” this semester, with a number of students yet to receive their visas for the 2024 intake. A spokesperson says it has provided an extension to allow enrolled international students to start later.

Central Queensland University has gone even further, writing to education agents confirming it will no longer offer English language programs to students from India or Nepal, or enrolments to applicants over 25 or married, except for research placements.

“With many universities witnessing an increase in student visa refusals, it has been necessary for CQUniversity to proactively reconsider admissions requirements on a regular basis,” a spokesperson says.

“We have a moral obligation to ensure that prospective students have the best opportunity to successfully obtain a student visa.

“Such an outcome is not good for the student, the university, or the reputation of Australia as a global study destination.”

Why universities are imposing blanket bans

Phil Honeywood, the chief executive of the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA), says stigmatising entire nations is a “blunt instrument” that ignores the benefits of diversity.

“We’re supposed to be a welcoming, safe nation,” he says. “It’s a shame sometimes blunt policy instruments go against other government policies.”

Honeywood says universities are imposing restrictive measures on international students in the hope it will improve their risk ratings, which are used by the federal government to reduce student numbers.

The system assesses universities based upon how likely they are to recruit non-genuine students who arrive in Australia primarily to work, not study. Visas are given a risk rating between 1 and 3, and only low-risk universities on level 1 have visa applications processed quickly.

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Earlier this month, the list was updated, with nine universities downgraded to a level 2 and two downgraded to a level 3.

According to Honeywood, less than 10% of international student visas are waiting to be approved at low-risk universities while universities at level 2 and 3 are facing extensive delays.

During a webinar hosted by the IEAA at the beginning of the university year, Charles Sturt University’s pro-chancellor, international, Mike Ferguson, said 40% of international students enrolled in his university – which is a level 2 – were still waiting on visa decisions in the first week of the semester.

“Speaking to my colleagues at other universities, I know many others are in similar situations,” he says.

“You’re looking at refusal rates for offshore students in most markets in the region of 50%.”

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Level 3 institution Federation University has faced significant budget pressure since the migration crackdown. It recently announced plans to cut 200 ongoing positions – the equivalent of just over one in 10 staff members.

A spokesperson for the university said the announcement came in response to a 49% decline in international student numbers between 2019 and 2023, which had been exacerbated by “unexpected but necessary changes to international student visa arrangements”.

Similarly, the University of Tasmania – also at level 3 – announced last month it would sell two of its Hobart hotels intended to house international students in anticipation of declining numbers.

Private institutions have also been hit hard. According to English Australia, the national peak body for more than 100 English language colleges for international students, visa grants plummeted by 68% in December 2023 compared with the previous year.

What the future holds

The share of international students is likely to decrease further with an anticipated hike in student visa fees in the May budget, making Australia “well and truly” the most expensive country to apply for a non-refundable visa, according to Honeywood.

Honeywood says international students are facing a “blame game” as the only migration market to Australia that can feasibly be reduced.

The former immigration department deputy secretary Abul Rizvi agrees. He says while higher visa fees are likely, it will be “poor long-term policy”.

“It will mostly deter high-performing students who have options of going elsewhere,” he says. “Policy must be designed to encourage and reward providers to compete for the best students not just those who can apparently afford to pay.”

Rizvi says the cautious approach being taken by providers, coupled with the ramping up of refusal rates for offshore student applications, led to a big fall in student visa applications in February and a fall in net student arrivals in March.

“That trend will likely continue over the next few months,” he says. “But while the flow of students is slowing, the stock is still rising and is now well over a record 700,000,” he says, referring to the number of international students in Australia.

“The industry is built on continuous growth. Under the risk rating system, lower tier providers are particularly vulnerable. They are the ones complaining the most.”

To Rajesh, the decline in quality lies squarely with universities and the government.

“Students are not responsible for that,” he says. “Blaming everything on students and their respective countries is not solving the problem.”

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