International Student Admissions Policy

International Student Admissions Policy
Creation DateDecember 7, 2016
Approval DateMarch 23, 2017
Effective DateSeptember 5, 2017

Organizational Scope

This policy pertains to the admission of international students into all full-time and part-time funded academic programs offered in The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, School for Applied Health Sciences (“Michener”).  International students are defined as those students who are not Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada, and who require a Study Permit/Student Visa to enrol in their studies at the St. Patrick campus of The Michener Institute of Education at UHN.

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 admission requirements for international students;
    • to ensure the admission target for international students in full and part time programs is reviewed annually at the same time as domestic admission targets.


Admissions and Enrolment Criteria

International applicants to the academic programs must meet all the admissions requirements expected of domestic applicants (which also include the English language assessment i.e. Michener’s English Language Assessment (MELA)/ IELTS/TOEFL).  With the exception of admissions to the Medical Radiation Sciences program, which is administered and managed by the University of Toronto, all applicants, including international applicants, must apply through the Ontario Colleges Application System (OCAS), and must also meet all non-academic criteria.  Non-academic criteria include:

  • An interview: prospective students who meet individual program admission criteria are invited to either participate in Michener’s Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) process, if they are in Canada, or interview via Skype if they are offshore;
  • Completion of a Supplementary Application.

All students, including international students, are accepted based on their combined admission scores, which includes Grade Point Average (GPA) and Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) scores.  International students are then offered a seat in a program based on the admission targets for that program.  As needed Academic Chairs are consulted as part of the acceptance process (e.g. Chairs can be consulted at the admissions stage to review certain applications or at a later stage just prior to a Letter of Offer being sent out).

Once admitted into a program, all students, including international students must submit proof of the following Health Services and Requirements:

  • Health and Immunization
  • Mask/Respirator Fit Testing
  • Vulnerable Sector Check (if applicant is a Canadian resident) or a Police Report (if the applicants is offshore)

 International Full Time Admission Targets

  • All international students applying to the full time programs are considered over and above Michener’s overall domestic admission targets. The international admission target must take into consideration that international students will complete their clinical education at an affiliated clinical partner site in Canada as determined by the program.
  • All CE and part-time programs (e.g. Imaging Informatics, Clinical Research Associate/Diabetes Educator etc.) do not have a set enrolment target.
  • Year one international targets are reviewed annually by the international department in consultation with the Director of Finance, Academic Program Chairs and the Registrar, and are subject to change.


International students who are accepted at The Michener Institute pay an international tuition fee, which 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.

Academic Standards

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