Durham College


Requirements for International Students

Students whose first language is not English must submit proof of proficiency in the English language to be admitted. A paper based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 and Test of Written English (TWE) 5.0 (written), or 213 on the computer based TOEFL is needed. Students must have an essay rating of 5.0. TOEFL requirements vary according to program. Check the website for more details.

Procedure for International Students

1. Complete and mail a Durham College international student application form. Applications can be submitted at any time. Applications should be sent as soon as possible to allow students sufficient time to obtain a student visa. 2. Original or certified copies of all documentation and academic records should accompany the application. The student must send proof of graduation as well as courses taken and marks received. Students who are not graduating until later in the year should send current transcripts along with mid-term marks. 3. A letter of acceptance will be sent out as soon as the College has reached a decision, usually within two weeks of receiving the application. 4. An applicant granted admission to a program must confirm acceptance of this offer by sending a non-refundable deposit of $540.00 to Durham College. 5. The student must apply to a Canadian embassy or consulate for a student visa. The student visa must be obtained in the student's home country; it cannot be obtained in Canada. 6. Finally, full tuition must be paid by the semester deadline. The tuition fee, health insurance, and other compulsory costs are $11,442.00. In addition, there are fees for books, materials, etc. Immigration Canada also requires proof of money for living expenses, approximately $10,000.00. Please visit the website for further information.

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesJanuary, September
Notes:Durham College operates on a semester system for the majority of post-secondary programs. Most of these programs begin in September. Some programs allow students to begin in January. For programs offered at the Skills Training Centre at the Whitby campus, the college may offer flexible timetabling and customized services.
Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on August 04, 2020