International Student Admissions Policy

International Student Admissions Policy
Creation DateDecember 7, 2016
Approval DateMay 7, 2020
Effective DateSeptember 8, 2020

Organizational Scope

This policy pertains to the admission of international students into all full-time and part-time funded academic programs offered at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN (“Michener”). International students are defined as those students who are not Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada.

This policy does not apply to The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, School for Continuing Education.


The purpose of this policy is to outline how Michener enrolment quotas for international students are set and to verify how approved Michener admission requirements apply to international students.


Domestic Students: Domestic students are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada.

International Enrolment Targets: Each year Michener will establish targets for international enrolment in full-time base funded programs.

International Students: International students are defined as those students who are not Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada.

Study Permit: A visa issued by the Canadian government which provides permission for an international student to study in Canada (required for programs with a duration of six months or longer).


International applicants must meet all admissions requirements including English language requirements. All Michener application and registration processes and timelines must be followed.

Note: Applicants to programs with academic partners (e.g. the University of Toronto for MRS programs or Laurentian University for Radiation Therapy) must follow the academic partner’s processes and timelines. 

International Full Time Enrolment Targets

Year one international targets are reviewed annually by Michener leadership and are subject to change. All international students accepted to Michener’s full time programs are considered over and above Michener’s overall domestic targets. The international admission target will take into consideration that international students will complete their clinical education at an affiliated clinical partner site in Canada as determined by the program.

International Student Tuition

International student tuition is approved annually by the Michener Board. Board approved fees are based on relative costs and market comparisons between other similar programs offered in Ontario and are published on the Michener website.

Academic Standards

International students are required to meet all of Michener’s academic and non-academic standards for performance, including the completion of all credential requirements.

Associated Documentation

Revision History

Date Reviewer Change(s) Made
August 9, 2019 AAC AA “The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, School for Applied Health Sciences (“Michener”)” added to scope
May 7, 2020 Cathy Carson, Carolyn Menezes Policy updated to: Add definitions; Clarify Study Permit required for programs six months or longer in duration; Remove specific admissions processes; Clarified setting of international enrolment targets.