Application Process

  • A staff member assists students at the welcome desk.
  • George Brown College offers more than 150 career-focused certificate, diploma, postgraduate and degree programs – one of the widest ranges of full-time college programs in Canada. Most of our programs have work placement components which put students in actual jobs in their field of interest.

  • Before You Apply

  • Step 1: Choose A Program of Interest

    Select a program below to check on its availability at this time.

    Please note that final program availability will be subject to the program availability status at the time that your application is processed.

  • Step 2: See Admission Requirements

    Select a country and program credential type below to view admission requirements.

  • Submitting Your Application

    Step 3: Find Out 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.


    *Applications for conditional admission through English for Academic Purposes (EAP) will be processed throughout the year according to the EAP start dates.

    Step 4: Apply

    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.

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    Conditional Admission Through EAP (ESL)

    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 click 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 Business Development Officer for your region.

    After you Apply

    Step 5: Your Letter Of Acceptance (LoA)

    After we receive your complete application it will be reviewed by our admissions officers once the admissions cycle has begun. For programs that require review by the academic department (under Divisional Selection) it may take longer to process your application.

    If all required documents and payments are in order, we will issue a Letter of Acceptance. This letter must be included in your Study Permit (visa) application to the Canadian Immigration Office at the Canadian Embassy or Consulate.

    Step 6: Pay Fees And Accept Offer

    Login to your account at to make the required fee payment by the deadline and accept your offer to confirm your seat. When registration opens for your program, register for your program and complete course selection at

    Step 7: Apply For Study And Work Permits

    Study Permit

    After receiving a letter of acceptance, you must apply for a study permit. Please note that Study Permits are not issued inside Canada. You must apply online or at the nearest Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate. Official information on requirements can be obtained from an IRCC (formerly CIC) office in Canada, a Canadian Embassy or Consulate overseas and/or the IRCC (formerly CIC) website at:

    Note: If you are transferring from high school to college studies, you must apply for and receive a new Study Permit for postsecondary level studies before beginning classes at the College.

    Study permit applicants must record the Designated Learning Institution (DLI) Number on their study permit applications. George Brown College Designated Learning Institution (DLI) Number: O19283850612

    Work Permits

    If your program includes a co-op position or any kind of field education(co-op, externship, practicum, clinical, etc.), regardless of length, you must apply for a co-op work permit as well as a study permit. You can learn more about how to apply for a co-op work permit on the IRCC (formerly CIC) website:

    For information on other types of work permits, whether or not you will need one and how to apply, please visit this webpage:

    Note: A small number of programs may not be eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit due to the % of online delivery in the program. Please check with the IRCC (formerly CIC) to confirm eligibility.

    Step 8: Activate Your Email Account

    All George Brown students are given an e-mail address which must be activated. Activate your account after you register for your courses and before classes begin.

    It is vital that you activate this account because important notices from the College, including your invoices, assignments from your teachers, and communications from College staff will be made through your George Brown e-mail account.

    Activate your account using Outlook Web Access here

    Questions? Visit the College’s Information Technology Systems page.

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