Students who are considering studying or working overseas as part of their academic program are often concerned about the financial costs.

What costs will I be responsible for?
All students are responsible for paying their own accommodation fees, travel costs (return airfare), health and travel insurance, visa application fee (if applicable) and all other livings expenses while abroad.

How do I pay my tuition fees for my study or work abroad experience?
All students who participate in an international program pay their tuition and placement fees to George Brown College. No tuition fees are typically paid to the host institution.

Will I still receive funding from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)?
Students may qualify for financial assistance through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) or the financial aid program from their home province for study or work abroad if:

  • Students are registered for the period in which they are studying or working abroad, and have made necessary fee payments, including deferrals
  • Studying or working abroad is a mandatory component of the program in order to receive the certificate, diploma or degree

Students should contact George Brown College’s Financial Assistance Office at least two months prior to departure, in order to make all necessary arrangements, and must meet all criteria to qualify for OSAP. The study or work abroad component will be considered a regular part of the OSAP assessment.