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Apply Online

Applying to George Brown College as an international student is easy. Once you’ve decided what program you would like to apply for, simply complete and submit your application online attaching scanned copies of necessary supporting documents.

You can find more information about what supporting documents are required in the Admission Requirements section.

When to Apply

Most programs begin in September or January. Many programs fill quickly, so we strongly recommend that you apply at least SIX MONTHS in advance. However, applications received closer to the start date will be considered if there is space available in the program.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted into the post-secondary program (Diploma / Certificate / Postgraduate / Degree) of your choice you must:

  1. Have graduated from senior secondary school or equivalent (those applying for a postgraduate program must have graduated from a university or college)
  2. Be 18 years of age or older at the time of registration.
  3. Pay the non-refundable $65 application fee

This can be paid by credit card (MasterCard, VISA, AMEX), or electronic bank transfer as specified on the online application.

  1. Provide proof of English proficiency. If English is not the official first language in your country, you must have one of the following (attach a copy of the Test Report)

 Diploma / CertificatePostgraduate ProgramDegree Program
IELTS (Academic) 6.0, minimum 5.5 in each skill band 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each skill band 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each skill band
TOEFL80 (Internet-based) minimum 20 in each skill band 
(550 Paper-based) 84 (Internet-based) minimum 21 in each skill band 
(570 Paper-based) 92 (Internet-based) minimum 22 in each skill band 
(580 Paper-based)
George Brown English for Academic Purposes ProgramLevel 8 Level 8 (non co-op programs)
Level 9 (co-op programs) Level 9*
George Brown Admissions Test (only offered in Toronto)Available Available Not Available

* Not applicable to collaborative degree programs e.g. Early Childhood Education (C118)

You may also be able to meet our English proficiency requirements by completing the appropriate ESL level at one of our language school partners. For more information, please see

Supporting Documents

Supporting documents required for postsecondary (diploma/certificate/postgraduate) programs are as follows:

  • Notarized translations of your diploma and transcripts from senior secondary school and/or other level of postsecondary education completed (for applications to postgraduate certificate programs)

  • Copies of originals should be attested as “true copies” by the educational institution or by a notary.

  • Copy of passport page containing your photo and personal information

  • If you are under 18, you must submit custodianship documents

Please attach all documents required in support of your application but do not send any extra documents that are not required.

George Brown College Admissions Officers reserve the right to request original documents if there are any doubts or questions with regard to authenticity or legibility of documents submitted electronically.

Conditional Admission Through EAP

Applicants from eligible countries† who do not meet George Brown’s English language entry requirements may be offered a conditional acceptance for College diploma, postgraduate and degree programs which will be subject to successful completion of level 8 or 9 of George Brown’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program.

Please see here for more information on the EAP Application Process:

† For applicants from some countries (e.g., countries where English is the first/official language and countries in South Asia) we are not able to provide the option of a Letter of Acceptance to the George Brown College English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP) as it has been our experience that Study Permit applicants from specific countries are rejected by the Canadian visa office for a Study Permit (visa) when there is an ESL (English as a Second Language) component requested. For applicants from South Asian countries (India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) it is highly recommended to submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Using an Authorized Agent

George Brown College maintains a network of authorized international agents who play an important role in aiding prospective students through their application process while representing the College in a professional and trustworthy manner at all times. Some agents charge a fee for visa counselling. We encourage students who plan to use the services of an agent representative to ask, in advance, what those fees are. Please note that George Brown College does not process applications from unauthorized agents. 
If you have any questions or concerns related to hiring an agent please contact the appropriate Recruitment Manager for your region.
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