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 48 hours of submitting your application, you will receive login information to your self-serve application portal. This portal can be accessed at www.durhamcollege.ca/mycampus. 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.

*Make sure you allow internationalapplications@durhamcollege.ca as a safe sender on your email or else emails may be automatically misplaced in your junk inbox.

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 at confirmationinternational@durhamcollege.ca 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.