* Qualified applicants will be invited to complete the application questionnaire and submit a portfolio and resume electronically. Details on these supplementary requirements will be communicated at a later date to qualified applicants, as part of the review process. Qualified applicants may also be invited for an interview.
To be admitted into the post-secondary program (Postgraduate) you must:
- Have graduated from senior secondary school and university or college.
- Be 17 years of age or older at the time of program start.
- Pay the non-refundable $95 application fee. This can be paid by credit card (MasterCard, VISA, AMEX), or electronic bank transfer as specified on the online application.
- Provide proof of English proficiency. If English is not the official first language in your country, you must have one of the following (upload a copy of the Test Report)
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5, minimum 6.0 in each skill band|
88 overall, minimum 22 in each skill band
|PTE (Academic)||60 overall, minimum 55 in each skill band|
|George Brown English for Academic Purposes Program||Not available for this program|
|George Brown Admissions Test (only offered in Toronto)||Only Offered in Toronto. For more information, please visit our Admission Assessment page. |
|ESL from other Ontario colleges||Not available|
View list of countries eligible for exemption from providing proof of English proficiency.
You may also be able to meet our English proficiency requirements by completing the appropriate ESL level at one of our language school partners (in Toronto only). For more information, please see our International Partners page.
- Copy of your passport page containing your photo and personal information.
- Translated and attested copies of University/College transcript & Degree/Diploma.
- For most countries, copies of originals should be attested as “true copies” by the educational institution or by a notary.
- If you are under 17 at program start, 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.
English Language Proficiency
Applicants will be required to provide proof of English proficiency at the college level.
Please see our English Proficiency page for further information regarding requirements.
Important Immigration Information
Applying for a Study Visa to Italy
If you are a non-EU student, you will be required to apply for the proper study and residency Visas through your local Italian Embassy, Consulate, or local Italian authorities in your country. More information about this process will be added to this section at a later date.
Applying for a Study Permit to Canada
Please note: Students will require a Study Permit and “Co-op” work permit for the in-Canada portion starting in May 2021 and finishing at the end of August 2021.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) regulations state: “If the overall course of study is greater than six months, then the student requires a study permit for the in-Canada portion of the program, even if the in-Canada portion is less than six months. The duration of the study permit should be for the duration of the in-Canada portion only [4 months].”
The processing time for Canadian study permits in Italy is approximately 3 weeks, but this could change without notice.
Students should apply for their study permits and co-op work permits well in advance of arriving in Canada.
In addition, they will need to request the appropriate George Brown supporting documentation (i.e., an enrolment letter and a co-op work permit support letter) to be able to apply for their study permit and their co-op work permit.
Please note that students of this program are not eligible for a postgraduate work permit upon completion of the program, since the in-Canada component is only 4 months.
Please see our Study Permit for International Students page for further information.
Students are solely responsible for ensuring that they are in compliance with all Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) regulations at all times during their studies and while in Canada, including any medical or study and work permit-related requirements.
Applicants and students of George Brown College are encouraged to consult the CIC website or consult the CIC Call Centre at 1-888-242-2100 to confirm or clarify immigration-related information and requirements.