International Admission Procedures & Requirements

What are International Admission Procedures & Requirements?

An international applicant is an applicant who does not hold permanent resident, Canadian Citizen, or landed immigrant status in Canada. International applicants applying to Full-Time programs require a Study Permit to study in Canada. Applicants in Canada on a work permit or student visa are also considered as international applicants.

International Applicants applying to Full-Time programs follow the same admissions process and timetables as Canadian applicants.  Apply online directly through The Ontario Colleges Application Service at See Admissions for more information.

International Applicants applying to Part-Time Programs are required to submit a hardcopy of the Part-Time International Application Form and supporting documents directly to The Michener Institute:

International Department
222 St. Patrick Street, 5th floor
Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1V4

Part-Time Program International applications should include the following:

Admission requirements and additional supporting documentation are specific to each program. Check the ‘Admission Requirements’ section under your program of interest for more information. A useful source of supplemental information can be found on our International Applicants FAQ page.

Supporting Documents

International Transcripts

The Michener Institute does not accept international transcripts or English translations of foreign documents, to support applications to our full-time or part-time programs.

Credential Assessments

All students must have the full academic equivalent of the individual program admission requirements.A credential assessment is used to verify that your credentials are valid and equal to a credential completed in Canada.Applicants with a foreign diploma, degree, certificate (or other proof of credential) applying to any of Michener’s full-time or part-time programs must have their transcripts evaluated to Canadian standards by a Course By Course or Comprehensive evaluation from an accepted credential assessment service. A document-to-document evaluation is not sufficient.   If you do not submit this evaluation when you apply, your application is incomplete. If you are only submitting a Canadian educational credential, you do not need to do this.Michener does not have an credential assessment service, but accepts assessments from:

IF YOU ATTENDED A NOW CLOSED INSTITUTION AND AN ASSESSMENT CANNOT BE COMPLETED. If the school(s) you attended is no longer in existence, or if it is impossible to obtain official documents from any school(s), you should ask the Ministry of Education in the country in which the credential was awarded to furnish an official statement testifying to the impossibility of obtaining records. The Ministry should also be requested to supply The Michener Institute with a list of courses taken and grades received by the applicant in that school or university

Applicants for Whom English is a Second Language

Since all lectures, seminars, and clinical laboratory sessions are conducted in English, an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English is essential for student success.This requirement of proficiency in English may be satisfied by passing ONE of the English language assessments listed below. Only tests taken in the last two years are considered valid.

  1. Michener English Language Assessment (MELA). The Michener English Language Assessment (MELA) measures English Language proficiency in four skill areas: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. The MELA test scores are reported using the Canadian Language Benchmarks which are a Canadian national standard of English Language proficiency. A minimum score of 8 on all components is required to be considered for admission to Michener programs.  Visit the MELA Registration link or for further information.
  2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The scoring for IELTS is an overall score of 6.5 with all components (bands) of the test being at a 6 or above. ‘Academic’ test format is required. Information is available from IELTS Office, University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, One Hills Road, Cambridge CB1 2EU, UK, telephone: (1223) 553311, fax: (1223) 460278, – website
  3. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Test of Written English (TWE). The scores required for TOEFL are a minimum TOEFL score of 100 (iBT) with a minimum of 22 on the Writing Section or 250 (computer) or 600 (written) and TWE of 5.0. Unless applicants have written a TWE along with the paper-based TOEFL test, they will be required to write that portion of the assessment. Applicants can also get information from their website at, by e-mail at, by phone (609) 771-7100, and by fax (609) 771-7500. The closest testing centre to Michener is located at Bloor and Islington, phone number (416) 236-2629. The Michener Institute’s testing centre code is 0323

Medical Radiation Sciences (MRS Programs)

If you are applying to one of the Medical Radiation Science programs (Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy and Radiological Technology), the following tests and scores are acceptable proof of English facility:

  1. TOEFL
    (a) Internet-based test, minimum requirement is a total score of 100 + 22 on Writing section
    (b) Computer-based test, minimum requirement is a total score of 250 + 5.0 on Essay
    (c) Paper-based test, minimum requirement is a total score of 600 + 5.0 on TWE
  2. IELTS Minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5 with no band below 6.0
  3. COPE
    Minimum requirement is an overall score of 86, with 32 in Writing, and 22 in Reading and Listening sections

You must submit your results to the University of Toronto.

Study Permit / Visa Requirements

International students are required to have a student visa, issued by Immigration Canada, prior to entering Canada. Study Permits are generally issued for the full length of your program. If you are currently studying in Canada on a Study Permit at another educational institution, you may need to transfer your Study Permit to The Michener Institute. The following designated learning number (DLI#) has been assigned to The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences. The number is : 019395677373. Note: You will need to reference this number on your application form. If you have more questions about immigration requirements, visit Immigration Canada’s Web site