Application Process

To ensure your application to Algonquin College has the best chance of success, follow our simple 10-step process

STEP 1: Confirm your program is open here: Open Programs

STEP 2: Review Admission Requirements per Country


                Algonquin’s English Language Proficiency Requirements

STEP 3: Review Visa/Study Permit/Work Requirements


                Check Study Permit application times here: 

STEP 4: Start the online Application process

                Create password for the online Application Portal.

                Login to upload your documents and pay your application fee 

STEP 5: Receive Letter of Acceptance via the online application portal.

STEP 6: Pay Your Fees

STEP 7: Apply for a Visa/Study/Work Permit

Please note that there are specific instructions for students from China, India, and Vietnam.

STEP 8: Complete a Bridge pre-arrival course which covers your health/dental insurance plan, accommodation option and will help prepare you with your next steps. Watch for your email invitation to register for the Bridge Course, approximately 1 month before the semester start date.

STEP 9:  Register and attend your International Student Orientation, where you will meet new friends, have fun and learn important information about Algonquin and about being an International student in Canada 

STEP 10: Arrange for travel/airport pickup

You can also download a step-by-step guide here

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the International Recruitment Team. We’re always happy to help!