Application Process for International Students

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  • 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.

    Please note that not all programs are available to international students.

    Choose a program from the drop down menu below to check on its availability.

    To be admitted into the post-secondary program of your choice you must meet the admission requirements. Choose your country from the drop down menu below to view general requirements, academic requirements, supporting documents and special notes.

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    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.

    Application Cycle

    Event Sept. 2019 Start Jan. 2020 Start May 2020 Start
    Intake open for submission of applications Nov. 19, 2018 Mar. 4, 2019 July 8, 2019
    Application review and Offer issuance begins Jan. 28, 2019 July 8, 2019 Oct. 21, 2019
    First day of classes Sep. 3, 2019 Jan. 6, 2020 May 4, 2020

    *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.

    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.

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