International FAQs

 Application and Admissions

Who is considered to be an international student?

Students who are a resident or citizen of a country other than Canada.

Students who apply as an international student and accept an international seat, and whose status subsequently changes to Permanent Resident (PR), will be required to pay International Fees for one (1) academic year.

What is the English proficiency requirement? Do I have to have TOEFL or IELTS to apply?

Please refer to our ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS.

If I graduated from high school in Canada or another English-speaking country, do I still need TOEFL or IELTS?

If you graduated from high school in Canada you do not have to submit either TOEFL or IELTS.   If you are an international student in Canada and have completed two years of full-time post-secondary education you do not have to submit TOEFL/IELTS but you have to submit proof of attendance of the two year full-time education. Please check ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS to determine which countries are exempt from submitting an English language assessment.  If you have completed your education from a country that is NOT on the list then you will have to submit either TOEFL or IELTS or MELA, even if you have completed your education in English.

How do I apply to Full-Time programs as an International Student?

Program applications must be submitted online from the following application services:

  1. The Ontario College Application Services (OCAS) for most programs; or
  2. The Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) for joint programs with the University of Toronto.

The application deadline for all programs is February 1st. Please review all application requirements carefully as supplemental information may be required for some programs.

 

How long do I need to wait to get the decision from your institute after sending my application?

Please view the critical timelines below

  • Joint Michener/University of Toronto programs in the Medical Radiation Sciences: Applications are assessed by the University of Toronto. Please refer to the university for their critical dates.
  • Joint Michener/Laurentian University program in Radiation Therapy: Applications are assessed by Laurentian University. Please refer to the university for their critical dates.

February 1 – Application Deadline

February 9 – Date by which all supporting documents (transcripts, English language test scores, etc.) must be received at Michener.

February – April: Completed application files are evaluated. All communication with students will be made by email during this period in order to expedite requests for additional information

April: Top ranked candidates will receive information regarding their program of choice and will be required to sign and return to Michener a Statement of Intent. This will indicate a candidate’s interest to continue with the admissions process

April – May: Top ranked candidates will receive an invitation to Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) week at Michener

May – First round of admission offers will be mailed out

Do you have an application deadline?

Yes. For full-time Fall intake programs, the application deadline is February 1st . We recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

If you are applyling to the Medical Radiation Sciences Program (joint program with The University of Toronto (U of T)), you will need to apply directly through OUAC. The application deadline is February 1st. For additional information please contact: Medical Radiation Sciences Program, 222 St. Patrick Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1V4 Telephone (416) 596-3117 or toll free 1-800-387-9066; Fax (416) 596-3122; E-mail radsciinfo@michener.ca

Do I need to pay an application fee?

Potential students must submit their application online through ontariocolleges.ca or ouac.on.ca (for joint programs with the University of Toronto). Refer to their website for current application information.

Where can I find program information?

Please visit Academic Program for more information.

Registration

Do I have to pay my fees before I can register?

Yes. If you have received a letter of offer from us you must make payment before classes start. Please refer to your invoice for details and payment options.

What is your refund policy?

For those international students enrolled in a full-time on-site program, that are unsuccessful in obtaining a study permit, the full amount of tuition paid to date will be refunded minus a $100 CAD fee to cover bank transfer surcharges (proof of refusal must be provided). International students who officially withdraw within ten business days from the beginning of a semester are entitled to receive a 50% refund of the semester fees and a refund in full of tuition fees paid in advance for subsequent semesters. Students who officially withdraw after ten business days (from the beginning of a semester) receive no refund for that semester but are entitled to a full refund of any fees paid in advance for subsequent semesters.

Accommodation

Do you provide student housing or a dormitory?

Yes. First-year students can apply to stay in Schatz Hall, a five-storey residence which is a wing of Michener’s main building. For more information please visit the Residence page.

Tuition, Fees and Payment

Are the tuiton fees the same for Professional and Advanced Diploma Programs?

No. Tuition fees vary for each Program. Please visit the International Tuition Fees web page for more information.

Do I have to pay a full year’s tuition fee all at once?

No. Full-time program tuition fees can be paid by semester, subject to a $75 surcharge.

What if my status changes during the application process? Do I still have to pay International Fees?

International Applicants are required to pay International tuition fees. If a student’s status changes from International to Domestic during the application process, and if the student is granted a seat in the program, the student will be required to pay International Fees for 1 academic year.

When should I pay my tuition fee?

Please refer to your invoice for this information.

How should I pay my tuition fee?

You can pay by wire transfer, credit card, bank draft, money order, certified cheque* or by debit in person.

*Personal cheques are not accepted.

What is the cost of living in Toronto?

Depending on your lifestyle, you would usually expect to spend up to $16,00-37,000 CAD per year in addition to your academic costs.

Scholarships

Do you have scholarships?

Yes. For details please visit the Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards page

Employment/Work Permits

Can International students work on campus?

Yes, if you are registered and attending a full-time program at Michener and have a valid study permit and a Social Insurance Number (SIN).

Can International students work off campus?

Yes, if you are registered and attending a full-time program at Michener and have a valid study permit and a Social Insurance Number (SIN).

Health Insurance

Do you provide health insurance for international students?

Yes. All international students enrolled in a full-time program at Michener are provided with health insurance as part of the mandatory non-tuition fees. For more information on what Mandatory non-tuition fees include visit the International Tuition Fees web page.

Study Permit

The Michener Institute of Education at UHN issues two letters to students for submission to the Canadian Embassy/Consulate/ High Commission.

1) Offer of Admission letter:  This letter is proof of obtaining a seat in the program. The letter must be signed and mailed back to confirm acceptance of the offer.

2) Study Permit letter: includes student name, student ID number, program name, program start date and expected completion date.

What is The Michener Institute’s designated learning number (DLI #)?

The DLI# is a number assigned by CIC to a designated learning institute. This number is required on an application for a study permit. The Michener Institute’s DLI# is: 019395677373.

Where can I obtain the application kit?

Refer to your local CIC. Some countries have distinct or additional requirements.

1. Canada Immigration

2. Study in Canada

 

Contact Us:
Phone: 416-596-3101 ext. 3147 or 3178
Fax: 416-596-1207
E-mail: intlstudent@michener.ca

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