Eligibility and selection process

Student Eligibility

Durham College education abroad opportunities are open to Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents enrolled in full-time programs at Durham College.

Students must:

  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time Durham College student
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have no holds on their account
  • Have no records with security or student affairs
  • Complete the application form. The application form includes:
  • A Letter of Interest detailing the motivation for applying, advance preparation and knowledge of the program and country and qualities that are key to having a successful study abroad experience
  • A resume

There may be additional academic eligibility requirements based on the education abroad program. Full eligibility details will be included with the program information.

Student selection process

Student selection is a partnership between the International Education Office and the relevant academic area. The process is as follows:

  • The International office provides program details to the dean or associate dean, who decides if they would like to move forward with the opportunity.
  • The academic school sets additional eligibility criteria, where applicable.
  • The academic school promotes the opportunity and provides deadlines (in consultation with the International Education Office).
  • Students complete and submit an application to the International Education Office, who review it for eligibility and forward to faculty.
  • Faculty members shortlist applications, followed by interviews.
  • The International Education Office submits paperwork to students for completion.

Financial Support

Students selected for an education abroad opportunity may be eligible for a travel bursary of up to $1,500 CAD. Students may also be eligible for OSAP funding.

See: www.ontario.ca/page/study-abroad

*In special circumstances and with the approval of the program coordinator and dean/designate, students not currently in good academic standing may be considered.