Entrance Requirements

How to enroll as an international student in an Ontario public school?

Each of the OASDI member public school boards has individual admission and application processes for international students. Use the interactive map of the Province of Ontario to determine which area of the province is preferable, and check which school boards in a specific area accept international students. Refer to school board websites to find information about international student programs. In most cases applications can be submitted online or by mail.

While there may be some differences in the process and the specific forms required amongst school boards, most of the school board websites will include information about the following:

  • Admission Requirements (e.g., academic requirements, English/French language ability, accommodation requirements, application deadlines, etc.)
  • Application Process (e.g., certified and translated report cards, letters of recommendation, application forms, Homestay application form, application fees, etc.)
  • Acceptance Letter (followed by submission of required forms such as a Custodianship Form, Immunization Record Form, Medical Insurance Form, etc.)
  • Study Permit (following a Final Letter of acceptance and issued by the nearest Canadian Embassy, Canadian Consulate or High Commission)
  • Fee Payment
  • Arrival in Canada
  • Assessment, Orientation, and School Placement

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