Welcome to Northern College and International Studies
It is the goal of Northern to provide international students with the best possible learning experience in an environment conducive to individual success.
How to Apply
To apply, please download a copy of the PDF Version Application Form
There is a $100 application fee payable by credit card or wire transfer.
Contact 705.235.6841 for further details.
Tuition Fees (based on 2012 / 2013 academic year)
The Tuition and fees for 1st academic year is $12,170 CDN (2 semesters) and is inclusive of the Health Insurance fee for the year. Tuition fees vary accordingly for Co-op programs and other 3 semester programs. Please note that you may pay one (1) semester fees ($6,085) by the due date noted in your Offer of Acceptance letter, however the full amount of your first year tuition and fees will be due by September 13, 2013.
Documents to be Submitted
For students from India, scanned copies of Completed Northern application form; IELTS Score sheet, Notarized Academic Transcripts and copy of passport for students from India to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For China, please email email@example.com
All other countries, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Credential Assessments
An Assessment Report is required, describing your level of education completed Internationally for Comparable Canadian Standards. Northern College will recognise and accept Assessment Reports from the following Services Providers:
- University of Toronto - Comparative Education Service
- World Education Services - http://www.wes.org
- International Credential Assessment Service of Canada - http://www.icascanada.ca
Northern College would prefer ICAS Assessment Reports as all levels of education – secondary, postsecondary and technical – can be assessed.
English as a Second Language – Proficiency Tests
Proficiency Tests for International applicants for whom English is a second language must demonstrate proficiency in both spoken and written English by taking the following:
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
• Certificate and Diploma studies
- overall score of 6.0 must be achieved, with no individual Band Width score under 5.5.
• Post Graduate levels of study
– overall score of 6.5, with no individual band score under 6.0.
For additional details see the following: http://www.ielts.ca/index.php
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL):
• A score of 550 paper and 213 computer-based; 79-IBT
For additional details see: http://www.ets.org/toefl
If paying by Wire Transfer, please note your bank, the intermediary bank (if applicable), and the College’s bank each charge a fee to process your payment. The International Office recommends that you add $50 CAD to your payment to cover bank charges.
It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that the Application fee, Tuition and Fees are paid in full by the dates specified in their offer letter.
Visa Denials and Refund Information
To be considered for a refund due to a visa denial contact the International Office by e-mail before the start of the term or offering of registration with a copy of the visa denial letter issued by a Canadian Embassy or Consulate for that specific term or offering. A refund of tuition and fees will be assessed minus a $500 administration fee and a $50 wire transfer fee which is charged by our bank for the wire transfer refund. Alternatively, the registration may be deferred to the next available offering; only one deferral will be allowed.
Requests received after the start of a term or offering due to visa denial will be assessed a refund according to the date of withdrawal and subject to Northern College’s regular Refund Policy. A copy of the visa denial letter issued by a Canadian Embassy or Consulate for that specific term or offering must be presented.
It is the responsibility of the student to contact the International Office before the start of the term or offering of registration if there is a delay in obtaining a study permit. Students who begin their studies at Northern College without a valid study permit will be removed from classes and will be assessed a refund according to their date of withdrawal. A copy of the visa denial letter issued by a Canadian Embassy or Consulate for the specific term or offering is required at all times. Requests made without proof of visa denial will be assessed under the regular terms according to their date of cancellation or withdrawal.
Please note that if for any reason an international student is unable to attend at Northern College for their scheduled program, they must contact the International Office by e-mail at email@example.com before the start of the term or offering of registration explaining why they cannot attend. Once this email is received a refund of tuition and fees will be assessed minus a $500 administration fee and a $50 wire transfer fee which is charged by our bank for the wire transfer refund.
College Location and Campuses
Northern College is located in Timmins and is 1.5 hours flight from Toronto and has 3 Campuses available for International students:
Student applicants at Northern College can apply for Campus residence or can also apply for Home Stay accommodation where the student is provided with an option to choose whether he / she would like to stay with a Canadian or family from their country if available. Please provide at least one to two months time so the necessary accommodations or hostel arrangements can be made accordingly.
Information about Porcupine Campus Residence
Information about Kirkland Lake Accommodations
Contacts by Country
India - Krishnakumar Pai
Northern College, Recruitment Representative
Tel: (080) 4112 0891/892
Direct : (080) 40992765
China: Norman Chen
China Representative, Northern College
Jianwai SOHO, Bldg 17 #501,
39 East Third Ring Middle Road,
Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100022
Tel: +86 (10) 5869-2541
Fax: +86 (10) 5869-3749
Cell: +86 158-1041-8646
Contact for all other countries: Rosa Lavoie, Manager
Admissions, Student Recruitment & International Office
Tel: (705) 235 - 7230
Fax: (705) 235 - 7279