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Requirements for International Students

Admission to most Conestoga College programs requires:

  • An Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent (usually graduation from secondary school in most countries).
  • Grade 12 Mathematics or equivalent (usually mathematics at the senior level in secondary school).
  • Grade 12 English or equivalent (usually English at the senior level in secondary school or a TOEFL score of 550 (CBT 213) (IBT 79) with a TWE of 4.5 or an IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 5.5).

Please Note: Students who do not have the required English language skills will find Conestoga's ELS/English Language Studies program the best way of obtaining these skills.

Procedure for International Students

Documents and fees required for international student admission are:

  • 1. Completed Conestoga College international application form available online at
  • 2. Copies of all secondary and post-secondary transcripts and certificates (in English or translated into English*).
  • 3. Copy of TOEFL/TWE (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) examination results.
  • Or

  • Indicate that you wish admission to Conestoga's ELS/English Language Studies program on your application.
  • 4. An application fee of $100.00 CAD. A certified cheque, bank draft, or money order for $100.00 CAD must be received to process the international student application form. No processing will take place until the fees and supporting documents are received.

*All translated documents must be notarized and included with the non-translated documents.

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesJanuary, March, May, June, September

Some programs have a winter intake. Please contact the College for further information.

The ELS/English Language Studies program offers six intakes per year to international students: September, October, January, March, May, and June. Please contact the International Office for more information at (519) 748-3556.

Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on January 23, 2023

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