Process for Application for International Students
1. Complete the
A paper version of the application is available upon request.
2. Scan and upload the necessary documentation.
- A scanned copy of the first page of the student’s passport, indicating legal name and date of birth
- Scanned copies of transcripts from the current and previous two years of study. Please also include the most recent report card with teacher comments.
- Immunization records
- Custodial forms if available
These scanned copies are acceptable but the original documents must be brought to the intake appointment.
3. Once the application has been accepted, an invoice for the tuition and application fees will be issued. Failure to provide payment will result in the student acceptance being withdrawn. The administration fees, tuition fees and insurance fees must be received prior to the letter of acceptance (LOA) being issued by the School Board. Please see Fees and Payment
for specific information on making payments.
4. Upon acceptance, the Letter of Acceptance will be issued; the letter will need to be taken to the Immigration Office in the home country to obtain a Study Permit. If the medical is submitted with the Letter of Acceptance to the Immigration Office, it will help to speed up the process of obtaining the Study Permit. Students will receive their study permit once they have been processed through Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) at the point of entry.
5. Custodianship forms are attached, which need to be completed and notarized to identify who will be responsible for the student during the study time in Canada. These forms can also be downloaded from the
. If the student’s parent/guardian will be staying with the student in Canada, this form is not necessary.
6. Students should book their flight to arrive two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. This allows sufficient time for orientation, the English language assessment, and course selection. This is important if the student wishes to begin classes the first day of the semester.
The student or agent will provide the School Board with their flight arrival information in order to arrange an appointment at the Welcome Centre.
You must bring the originals of:
- Study Permit
- Identification of parent/guardian or custodian
- Notarized custodianship documents (if applicable)
- Immunization records
- Private health insurance (which must be arranged in advance)
- Proof of address of where student will be staying (Any two of the following documents: lease or deed, car registration, utility bill, residential telephone bill, moving bill, property tax bill, bank statement, credit card statement, correspondence with a government agency)
- Homestay information – name, address, home phone number, cell number and email address
- Original academic transcripts with updated marks
Please contact us if you have any question about becoming an international student in Halton.
Halton District School Board
International Students Program
HDSB Welcome Centre
215 Ontario Street South
Tel: 905-335-3665, ext 3435
Toll free: 1-877-618-3456