How to Apply and Fees: Belleville Campus

Applicants

An international applicant is a person wishing to study in Canada who is neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident as defined by the current Immigration Act. The mature student clause does not apply to international student applicants.


Application

International students may apply by the following methods:

1. Education agent

Loyalist College has partnered with education agents around the world. Agents are very knowledgeable about our programs, services, processes and procedures. Using an agent to submit your application can make the process more efficient. Connect with a Loyalist College International Agent Partner.

2. Direct application – student

International applicant will now apply directly to Loyalist College’s via ontariocolleges.ca International Application Service (IAS). Within the International Applicant Service portal, you will be able to:

  • Create a new application
  • Upload supporting documentation (e.g. transcripts, payment receipts and study permits)
  • Receive offer notifications and Letter(s) of Acceptance (LOA)
  • Download proof of payment documentation for a VISA application
  • Download LOA for a VISA application
  • Upload a copy of the VISA/Study Permit approval to notify the College

For live program availability please click here.

Direct application steps:

STEP 1 – Create an account

Apply Now

STEP 2 – Pick the program(s) and upload documents

Applicants can select program(s) they are interested in applying to at Loyalist College on the IAS portal. Our team will require the following documents to complete the review. 

Gap in Studies

If there is a gap between education and application to Loyalist College, the applicant is required to submit a curriculum vitae or resume along with their application package.

For more information, contact InternationalAdmissions@loyalistcollege.com.

STEP 3 – Pay the application fee

Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable fee of $100 to Flywire

STEP 4 – Submit the application 

Once the applicant has paid the application fee via Flywire, it is important to return to the IAS portal and click SUBMIT to complete the application. 

Applicants are able to monitor the status of the application, upload supporting documentation and review offer decisions on the IAS Portal. It is important that applicants meet all deadline requirements to maintain admission.

  • If the application is approved, the applicant will receive a LOA; for details, view the International Student Offer Package.
  • If the application is not approved, the applicant will receive email notification through the IAS portal. The application may be closed to allow future applications.

STEP 5 – Download LOA

Applicants can now download their LOA. 

Note: Applicants will need to download their LOA to support their VISA application. 

STEP 6 – Pay the tuition and download the receipt

Applicants will need to confirm their offer of acceptance and make the tuition deposit by the deadline indicated in their LOA. Missing payment deadlines may result in loss of admission. Payment must be made on Flywire. Applicants will receive a receipt from Flywire for their payment(s). Once the full payment has been received successfully, the applicant will receive a confirmation of payment from Loyalist College through the IAS portal. Payment receipt will be issues within 3-4 Business days of receiving the fund.

Note: Applicants will need to download proof of payment to support their VISA application. Receipts will only be issued once a full payment has been received by the College. 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. 

STEP 7 – Apply for a visa/study permit

After receiving their LOA, applicants should contact the nearest Canadian embassy or consulate as soon as possible to begin the process of applying for a student visa/permit (cic.gc.ca). Once the visa is approved, the applicant should upload their visa/study permit to the IAS portal and click Visa-received to trigger pre-registration on the IAS portal. Once pre-registered, information regarding registration and myLoyalist protal access will be shared. Applicants should refer to the College’s key dates when making travel arrangements. 

STEP 8: Apply to Residence 

Applicants may wish to consider applying to Residence at this time. 

 

Deferral:

All deferral request must be requested on the IAS portal. Deferral are granted according to availability and Loyalist College can not guarantee approval. We recommend that applicant withdraw and request deferrals on the IAS portal as soon as they are able and that they follow deadlines outlined in our academic calendar.

For more information on our refund policy please visit our refund web page.


When is the application deadline?

International students should apply as early as possible in order to allow enough time to obtain student visas and study permits, which can take several months depending on their home country. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they have enough time to apply for their study permit and/or student visa.

As space in some programs may be limited, applicants are also strongly encouraged to apply to their desired intake. Applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis.

For live availability please refer to our program search page.


Credential assessment

As the educational documents provided to support an application to Loyalist College are international documents, applicants may need to arrange to have a Credential Assessment Report for Loyalist College to continue processing the application for admission. Once Loyalist has reviewed the documentation, the College will notify the applicant if further documentation is required. Applicants may need to contact one of the following companies to provide Credential Assessment Reports for international documents. Please visit the following websites for further information and instructions on how to obtain the required report.

International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS)
Ontario Agricentre
100 Stone Road West
Suite 102
Guelph, Ontario N1G 5L3
1-519-763-7282
icascanada.ca

World Education Service (WES)
2 Carleton Street
Suite 1400
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1J3
1-416-972-0070
wes.org

Any transcripts not in English or French should be translated into English. Applicants should provide word-for-word translations of all documents in the same format as the original. All records (official certificates and transcripts) of your high school, college and university education must be sent with your application form. These records must include the original copies or certified “true” copies in the original language and the English translation.


Admission Requirements

International applicants must provide proof of academic standing equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) (Grade 12), along with transcripts from any post-secondary education (if applicable).

The following certificates are acceptable for admission:

  • India, Pakistan, Bangladesh: 10 + 12 with marks over 50%, Bachelors – less than eight backlogs
  • England, Wales, West Africa and Middle East: GCSE – General Certificate of Secondary Education (O Level) with grades of A, B, C (or 1, 2, 3) in five academic subjects
  • West Indies: General Certificate of Education (O Level) with grades of A, B, C (or 1, 2, 3) in five academic subjects, or Caribbean Examinations Council with grades of A, B, C (or 1, 2, 3) in five academic subjects
  • Hong Kong: Hong Kong Certificate of Education with credit standing in five academic subjects, or pass standing in six academic subjects, or the Chinese University of Hong Kong Entrance Examination with a pass in five academic subjects

Post-Graduate Program Admissions:

  • Require submission of proof of completed degree/diploma in a related field with transcripts
  • Degree must be second class or above

Language Requirements

All teaching within Loyalist is conducted in English. In order to be successful in a program, skills such as communication, listening comprehension, and reading and writing must be at a level sufficient to meet the demands of post-secondary studies. All applicants to Loyalist whose first language is not English, or whose previous education was in another language, will be expected to provide an English proficiency assessment for admissions approval.

Please forward test scores from one of the following tests with your application:

English Language Proficiency Test

Certificate/Diploma Programs/Advanced Diploma

Post-Graduate Programs/Fast-Track

TOEFL: (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
toefl.org

550 (paper-based test)

80 (iBT internet-based test with minimums of 20)

 

560 (paper-based test)

84 (iBT internet-based test) with minimums of 21

 

IELTS (International English Language Test Service)
ielts.org

6.0 overall with no bands less than 6.0 (under SDS)

6.0 overall with one band at 5.5 (generic category)

6.5 overall with no bands less than 6.0*

7.0 overall with no bands less than 6.5**

6.5 overall with no bands less than 6.0 in each section

CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment)
cael.ca

Overall band of 60, writing 60

Overall band of 70, writing 60

Cambridge English Exam
cambridgeassessment.org.uk

C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency

C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency

Pearson PTE Academic
pearsonpte.com/the-test

Overall 54

Overall 60

*For the following programs: Early Childhood Education, Developmental Services Worker, Fitness and Health Promotion, Recreation & Leisure Services – Sports

**For the following programs: Care of Vulnerable Populations, Personal Support Worker


International Student Fees*

Loyalist College recognizes that these are difficult times and we will work with students to resolve issues that are beyond their control on a case-by-case basis.

Future tuition payments will be required to be paid by Flywire account or Canadian bank transfer. Cash or credit card payments will not be permitted. International students are required to pay the following fees for the first year of their full-time post-secondary program. All fees are in Canadian funds. A minimum payment of one semester ($8,868) is required prior to the start of classes; however, students are encouraged to pay the entire academic year in one transfer.

2022/23

Fees charged for full- and part-time credit programs are established by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities and can be changed without advance notice. The fees indicated here are those in place for the 2022 – 2023 academic year.

Applicants who applied for a student visa may pay the following fees for regular full-time post-secondary programs (two semesters per year). Fees related to programs that are less than or greater than two semesters will be adjusted accordingly. Please note that a minimum payment equivalent to one semester is required prior to the start of classes. However, we encourage students to pay for the entire academic year in one transfer.

 

Year One** – Two Semesters
(Fall Start)

Year One** – Two Semesters
(Winter Start)

Year One** – One Semester
(Spring Start)

Year Two – Two Semesters

Year Three – Two Semesters

Tuition

$15,000.00

$15,000.00

$7,500.00

$14,429.00

$14,429.00

Full-Time Ancillary Fees

$1,536.00

$1,517

$749

$1,536.00

$1,536.00

Health Insurance for one calendar year (mandatory)

$600

$600

$600

$600

$600

Total

$17,136.00

$17,117.00

$8,849.00

$16,565.00

$16,565.00

For a list of the many services, activities and items included within the ancillary fees, and the related policies, download the 2022 – 2023 Ancillary Fee Schedule for full-time students.

*Fees are subject to change.
**Please note: Once finalized, tuition and ancillary fees for years two and three of a program will be reflected on a student’s myFees page in the myLoyalist portal.

No additional taxes.

The following programs require additional program supplies that will need to be purchased upon arrival:

  • Architectural Technician
  • Carpentry and Renovation
  • Culinary
  • Custom Border Services
  • Child and Youth Care
  • Computer Systems Technician
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Esthetics and Spa Management
  • Fitness and Health Promotion
  • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Pre-service Fire Fighter
  • Radiation Safety

First-year students: All semester fees are payable no later than the deadline date listed on your invoice provided at the time of receiving an offer. 

Returning students: All semester fees for returning students are payable no later than the following dates except when otherwise advised by the Registrar’s Office:

  • Fall: August 1
  • Winter: December 1
  • Spring: April 1 

If a student does not pay their fees before the deadline stated above, a $250 late fee charge will be applied to their student account. 

Other Expenses:

Other fees are included below for consideration when securing loans.

Expenses

Fees

Details 

Textbooks/Supplies:

Varies
$50 – $1,500/year

Requirements depend on program. Students will be able to purchase some required items at our on-campus bookstore.

Living Expenses:

Varies
$550 – $750/month

Consideration should be given to the cost of living for the duration of your program in addition to any breaks in the program (e.g. summer) if you are staying in Canada. Living expenses are approximate.

Budgeting for Loyalist College

This estimate is only a guideline and does not include any money for returning home or visiting other parts of Canada. This estimate will permit an adequate but far from luxurious standards of living. Your first month will be expensive because of settling-in costs such as paying an extra month’s rent as a damage deposit, purchasing warm clothing, textbooks and supplies.

 


Gap in Studies

If there is a gap between education and application to Loyalist College, the applicant is required to submit a curriculum vitae or resume along with their application package.

For more information, contact InternationalAdmissions@loyalistcollege.com.