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.

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 


Winter 2021

Spring 2021

Fall  2021

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

October 31, 2020

March 31, 2021

August 15, 2021

Arrival Dates

After January 2, 2021

After April 15, 2021

After August 15, 2021

First Day of Classes

January 11, 2021

May 10, 2021

September 7, 2021

Last Date to Arrive*

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Semester Day Ten

January 25, 2021

May 21, 2021

September 21, 2021

Health Insurance Coverage

January 1  –
December 31, 2021

May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022

September 1, 2021 –
August 31, 2022

Health Insurance coverage will be organized by the College on your behalf.

* Due to COVID-19, it is mandatory that students entering Canada complete a 14-day quarantine period under supervision of Loyalist College. For details, please see our Travel to Canada web page.

Academic Schedule 

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.

Housing Options

Securing accommodation is the responsibility of Loyalist College students. The College’s Residences are peacefully nestled in a wooded country setting on campus, close to many student life activities. With enough space for 476 students, Loyalist has five suite-style Residence buildings. The College also has 104 spots in four fully furnished townhouse buildings. Apartment-style off-campus housing can range from $400 – $800 CAD per month, plus personal expenses. Please budget and plan accordingly. International Centre staff can work with you to find suitable accommodations.

To learn more about on-campus and off-campus housing options, click here

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


Each year, Loyalist College does award a number of smaller scholarships to international students. Applications are only available to registered students at the College and the scholarships are awarded during the Fall semester. This is the only scholarship we offer to international students. No entrance scholarships are awarded. Students may qualify for additional scholarships offered online through and


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


Please contact the International Centre at