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Anyone who is planning to study in Canada for longer than six months is required to have a study permit. After you have paid your tuition fees, you must apply for a Canadian study permit. If your program includes co-op/work placement, you should apply for a co-op work permit together with your study permit application.
You are advised to plan ahead to apply for your study permit as the processing time varies for each country. Visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website to apply for your Study Permit.
As a new student at Seneca, you may be required to write the Skills Assessment, even if you have already written a pre-admissions test. The Skills Assessment is a tool to determine your academic placement in mathematics. We use the results of this assessment to prepare your timetable. Students accepted into a graduate certificate program do not need to complete this assessment. While there is no assessment fee, if you do not write the assessment on time, you may be charged a $30 late fee. Learn more about Skills Assessments and how to book and find practice assessments, workshop schedules and study guides.
Transfer Credits are granted for courses taken at another accredited postsecondary institution which are deemed as equivalent to a course at Seneca. If you have a college or university level course that’s similar to a Seneca course, you may be eligible to apply for Transfer Credit at Seneca. Eligibility information and steps for how to apply can be found on the Transfer Credit web page.
After paying your fees, you will be eligible to view your course schedule. Depending on your program, you may or may not have to enrol in classes. To check your enrolment in classes visit your online Student Centre and find the “enroll” option on the top left corner. You will need your Seneca student login information (username and password) to access Student Centre.
All international students have mandatory health insurance coverage while studying at Seneca. The coverage will be active for the current academic year (September 1 to August 31), depending on your program start date. It is highly recommended that you buy travel insurance when you purchase your airline ticket. Contact your local travel agent for information on travel insurance.
Seneca provides free airport pick-up for all international students arriving in Toronto for their first semester of study. Any requests for an airport pick-up must be made 72 hours in advance of the flight arriving in Toronto.
After receiving your request, our Seneca International staff will send you an email confirming your pick-up. Requests made without 72 hours (3 days) prior notice may not be guaranteed.
Please complete the Airport Pick-Up Request form to submit your request.
After you have arrived in Toronto, you must visit your Seneca campus and confirm your arrival and complete other important procedures.
Submit your Study Permit
You must submit a copy of your Study Permit to the International Admissions Office upon your arrival at Seneca. You may submit online by scanning and emailing a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person to the Registration Office of your campus.
Submit an Address in Canada Form
You must submit an Address in Canada Form to the International Admissions Office. Seneca requires your new address in Ontario to reach you during the year. Seneca should always have your current local Ontario address on file.
To help you get off to a great start at the College, we encourage you to attend one of our Welcome Events for international students.
The Welcome Event will provide you with all the essential information you need about important dates, study permits, visa information, health insurance, work requirements in Canada and activities for international students.
Please register to ensure your spot at the event, seats are limited.
Welcome Event for Winter 2020 at Newnham Campus
Friday, January 3, 2020
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Newnham Campus, Room K2100A
|1 p.m.||Official Welcome from Seneca Administration|
|1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.||International Student Workshop
|3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.||Questions and answers|