How to Apply

Step 1: Choose a program and confirm availability

Durham College (DC) offers over 140 full-time programs and is committed to relevant, engaging and industry-focused teaching. Also, make sure there are seats available for when the program starts.

Step 2: Check Program requirements

Every program has different requirements, take a look at the program and make sure you meet all the necessary requirements to apply.

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Step 3: Check country requirements

Check the specific country admission requirements and also English language score requirements if applicable.

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Step 4: Upload documents

In preparation of submitting your application, the following information and documents will be required:

  • High school (secondary school) transcript.
  • High school (secondary school) diploma (if applicable).
  • Post-secondary (college or university) transcript – if applicable.
  • Post-secondary (college or university) degree – if applicable.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (if required).
  • Passport.
  • Application fee of CAN$100 (non-refundable).

All documents are to be scanned and uploaded as part of the online application. It is important to save each document as a separate document (PDF or JPEG documents only; PDF preferred). If the document is several pages in length (university transcripts for example), save as a multi-page PDF when possible.

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Step 5: Check your application status

Within 15-20 business days of submitting your application, you will receive login information to your self-serve application portal. This portal can be accessed at here. On this portal, you can:

  • View the status of your application to DC.
  • Upload any documents which are still required.
  • See a record of any admission letters and important email correspondence from DC International Admissions.
  • Confirm your attendance at DC if you have received a letter of acceptance.
  • Pay tuition fees (you must have first received a letter of acceptance and confirmed your admission in order to do this).
  • View and print your official DC fee receipt once tuition fees are paid.
  • View the given reason for refusal to individuals who have been declined admission to DC.

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Step 6: Accept your program and confirm your seat

  • If your application is successful, your letter of acceptance will be available to view and print from your self-serve application portal.
  • Accept your offer by confirming through your portal.
  • Pay your tuition fee. To find out what the cost of tuition is per semester go to page 2 (box 25) on your invoice, to know the tuition for your full year go to the bottom of page 3 on your invoice.

DC will issue an official fee receipt once the confirmation and fee payment has been received. This fee receipt should be included with your study permit application.

Step 7: Prepare to travel

In order to study at DC, international students will need to obtain a Canadian study permit, and in some cases, a temporary resident visa.

Apply for the necessary documentation from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and notify us once you have received your study permit confirmation.

Check your email for important information to prepare yourself for travel to Canada to begin your studies including:

  • Important dates for new international students including the compulsory International Student Welcome Orientation.
  • How to register for your timetable.
  • Arrival services information (i.e. how to book airport pickup, temporary accommodation options, etc.).
  • What to pack and bring with you to Canada.