International FAQs

Program Information

Where can I find program information?

Please visit program information page.

What programs are accepting International Applicants?

Any programs accepting international applicants will be listed on international admission procedure & requirements page. Applications open in October of each year (with a deadline of February 1).

Application and Admissions

Who is considered to be an International Student?

Students who are a citizen of a country other than Canada and do not hold Canadian citizenship or Permanent Residency.

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 to submit an English Language Test (TOEFL or IELTS)?

  • If you graduated from a 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 successful completion of two years of full-time post-secondary education;
  • If your education was completed in a country that is not English language dominant (refer to the English Language Requirements page to determine which countries are exempt from submitting an English language assessment). If you have completed your education in a country that is NOT on the list, then you will have to submit either a TOEFL, IELTS, or MELA, even if you have completed your education in English.

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

For Fall 2021, Michener will not be accepting Full-Time international students.

For Fall 2022, please check back in October of 2021. Note that applications to Michener’s full-time programs are submitted on the Ontario College Application Services (OCAS).

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

For critical dates and application processes please visit our application to programs page.

Do you have an application deadline?

Yes. For full-time Fall intake programs, applications open at the beginning of October and the annual application deadline is February 1st. We recommend that you apply as early as possible in the October to February 1 application window.

If you are applying to  the Medical Radiation Sciences Program ( joint program with The University of Toronto (U of T), you will need to apply directly through OUAC. For additional information please contact:

MRS Program, Enrolment Services – Undergraduate Medical Education
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
1 King’s College Circle, Room 2124, Toronto, ON M5S 1A8

For Full-Time programs do I need to pay an application fee?

Applicants must submit their application online through OCAS ( or for joint programs with the University of Toronto). Refer to their websites for current application fee information.

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

Submit the Part-Time Program Application Form and supporting documents directly to Michener. Part-Time Program International applications should include the following:

  • Completed Part-Time Program Application Form
  • A non-refundable application fee of $95.00 CAD
  • Credential Assessment showing proof of meeting admission requirements
  • English language Assessment

Study Permit

What do I need to study in Canada?

International students accepted into programs six months or longer at Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs) in Canada must apply for a Study Permit from the government of Canada. This requires as a minimum (additional requirements may be established  dependent upon circumstances):

  • Proof of Acceptance;
  • Proof of Identity;

For more information, visit the Canadian Immigration and Citizenship website.

When should I apply for a Study Permit?

Apply for your Study Permit once you have been accepted at Michener and have paid the non-refundable* deposit.  You will receive two letters from Michener as follows:

  1. Offer of Admission: This letter is sent by the Registrar’s Office and is proof of obtaining a seat in the program. The letter must be signed and returned with the non-refundable* deposit to confirm acceptance of the offer;
  2. Study Permit Letter: Once the non-refundable* deposit is received the International Department will issue a Student Permit Letter including student name, student ID number, program name, program start date and expected completion date and Michener’s Designated Learning Institution (DLI) number.

*This deposit is refundable less a $100.00 processing fee if a Study Permit is not issued.

What is The Michener Institute’s Designated Learning Number(DLI #)?

The DLI# is a number assigned by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (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 Study Permit application kit?

Refer to your local CIC office. Some countries have distinct or additional requirements. Canada Immigration information is located at


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

Yes. Students who have received an Offer of Admission from Michener will need to pay a non-refundable deposit* of $1500.00 to hold their seat and then must pay the balance of their first-semester tuition by published deadlines (usually one month prior to class start). Details will be provided in the Offer of Admission.

*This deposit is refundable less a $100 processing fee if a Study Permit is not issued.

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 decline from the Government of Canada must be submitted to receive your refund.

Michener’s withdrawal and refund policy.

Tuition, Fees and Payment

Are the tuition fees the same for all 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 are due one month prior to the start of each semester.

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 an offer of admission in a Michener Full-Time program, the student will be required to pay International Fees for one 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 (a 2.5% surcharge will be added), bank draft, money order, certified cheque* or by debit in person.

*Personal cheques are not accepted.


Do you have scholarships for International Students?

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). For more information, go to: Work off campus as an international student.

Health Insurance

Do you provide health insurance for International Students?

Yes. All International Students enrolled in full-time program are provided with health insurance as part of the Mandatory Non-tuition fees. For more information visit the International Tuition Fees web page.


Do you provide student or a 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.

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