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Requirements for International Students

Admission requirements vary by program selected. Generally, applicants possessing the requirements necessary for admission to a recognized university in their home country may be eligible for admissions consideration. International applicants whose first language is not English are required to provide proof of proficiency in English. Nipissing accepts a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper) or 213 (computer based) as proof of English proficiency.

International applicants do not typically qualify for transfer credit for previously completed at non-Canadian institutions. Part-time university study is not available to international students.

Procedure for Canadian Students

Ontario secondary school students apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) 101 application process. A PIN number will be provided to them from their school guidance/student services office. Other applicants (Canadian citizens, permanent residents, university and college transfer applicants) applying to study full-time will apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) 105 application process. Visit www.ouac.on.ca. Applicants for part-time study should visit www.nipissingu.ca/registrarforms.

Procedure for International Students

International applicants apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) 105 application process. All international college and university transcripts must be assessed (Credential Evaluation Report, including a Course-By-Course Analysis) by World Education Services (WES). All applicants to Nipissing University undergraduate degree programs (excluding BEd) from countries where the dominant language of instruction is other than English are required to demonstrate proficiency in English for admission consideration.

Permanent Resident applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide proof of proficiency in English. Permanent Resident applicants whose first language is not English but who have lived at least three years in Canada, or a country where English is the dominant language may be exempt.

Applicants should refer to Nipissing University's most up to date English Language Proficiency policy and exemptions at: https://www.nipissingu.ca/english-proficiency.

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesJanuary, May, September
Notes:Full-time students attend the Fall/Winter Session: September to April.
Part-time admission is possible in January, May, and July.
Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on September 01, 2020