International Student Offer Package


Congratulations on your Offer of Admission to Loyalist College! 

We are delighted to have you join us at Loyalist College.

Loyalist is a wonderful learning and living environment where students come first. In our close-knit College community, you’ll receive customized attention from faculty and staff who are committed to helping you succeed personally and professionally. Our superior student services, faculty excellence, small classes, and valuable field placements set Loyalist apart.

Please read the information below for information on everything from campus and Residence life to key planning information and dates.  

Confirm your Offer of Admission

Confirm your Offer of Admission by logging in to your application on the International Applicant Portal or by contacting your agent. Upon receiving your Letter of Admission (LOA), you should contact the nearest Canadian embassy or consulate to begin the process of applying for a student visa and/or study permit (

Key dates 


Spring 2019

Fall  2019

Winter 2020

Offer Acceptance Deadline

Refer to LOA

Refer to LOA

Refer to LOA

Payment Deadline  

Refer to LOA

Refer to LOA

Refer to LOA

Visa Approval Submission

March 31

July 31

November 30

Arrival Dates

after April 22

after August 15

after January 2

First Day of Classes

April 29

September 4

January 7

Last Date to Arrive*

May 6

September 13

January 17

Health Insurance Coverage**

April 29, 2019 – 
April 30, 2020

September 1, 2019 –
August 31, 2020

January 1  –
December 31, 2020

*Based on program availability; please contact before booking any travel to Canada.
** Health Insurance coverage will be organized by the College on your behalf.

Get ready for College checklist

In preparation for September, review this checklist to ensure you have everything you need for a successful start at Loyalist College. Also, be sure to check out this page with a list of what to bring as well as other important info. 

Student Life

Loyalist is a tight-knit community of unique and talented individuals coming together to build a brighter future. The people you meet here will be a big part of your College experience. You’ll study together, learn from each other, and forge relationships that will last a lifetime. Consider joining a club or trying out for Loyalist Lancers varsity athletics

Student Government enriches the lives of students with a variety of programs and services, welcoming facilities and truly amazing social and recreational events. We’re here for you – academically, socially and personally. Meet your Student Government leaders and check out upcoming events.

Student Success 

Going off to College is a new and exciting experience! You are going to meet new people, learn new things and start or restart your career. Working towards that job you have always dreamed of opens up all kinds of possibilities. College can be one of the most fulfilling times of your life, but it can also be a little overwhelming. No matter how well prepared you think you are, you may still feel anxious. Did you know, it usually takes most students a semester to really settle in and feel comfortable? 

Loyalist Student Success is here to help. Click here to learn about the many services available.

Campus Life

Where to eat
We have four dining locations on campus with options to suit every taste bud and budget, and a tax-free meal plan available to all students. To learn more about dining on campus or to purchase a meal plan, click here.

You won’t want to miss Resto 213, a fine-dining restaurant operated by Loyalist Culinary students. The Loyalist Market, just across from Resto 213, offers gourmet fresh and frozen take-out, also created by our five-star Culinary students. 

Textbooks, school supplies, trade books, software, clothing and giftware are all available at the Loyalist College Bookstore.


Our Residences are peacefully tucked into a wooded country setting, just minutes from downtown Belleville. We have five suite-style residence buildings with space for 476 students. We also have 104 spots for upper-year students in four brand new, fully furnished townhouse buildings. With transit that stops right on campus, you’ll have easy access to all the perks of city living, with the convenience of waking up within walking distance of your classes. To learn more about Residence, click here or apply now.

Off-Campus Accommodations

The International Centre has a listing of apartments and homes within the Belleville community for every preference and budget. Off-campus housing can range from $400 to $700 per month with personal expenses extra. Please budget and plan accordingly. International Centre staff can work with you upon arrival to find suitable accommodation. 

Visit to find the right place for you – just enter Loyalist College in the school search and click GO to search local listings, post a profile, and find potential roommates. Please note that the College does not inspect any of the homes listed; it is the student’s responsibility to judge their suitability. The College cannot and does not accept responsibility for housing arrangements made using the site.

Community Life

Loyalist sits on the border between Belleville and Quinte West, just north of Prince Edward County. These scenic waterfront regions are tucked in among agricultural producers and some of the province’s hottest tourist destinations. The result is a unique community that combines the convenience of big-city living with small-town warmth. For information, maps and photos, check out


As part of immigration requirements, international students are required to prove that they have sufficient funds to fully support themselves during their stay in Canada. Funding for international students is limited, but each year Loyalist College awards a number of smaller scholarships to international students through the International Centre. Students will be provided with the information to apply for scholarships when available.

You may also qualify for international scholarships made available by Global Affairs Canada and other Canadian federal government departments. For more information, visit and


Please bring Canadian currency to cover immediate costs when you first arrive in Canada. Upon request after arrival, the international coordinator can arrange an appointment at a bank within the community to set up a personal bank account.


Please contact the International Centre at