International Admissions FAQs

      

For the May 2021 term, Seneca programs will be delivered in a hybrid format. Many of our academic programs will be online, and courses that include labs and hands-on learning activities will be delivered on campus.

Courses delivered on campus will be scheduled with appropriate physical distancing measures and protective equipment, as required. Students with on-campus learning activities will be contacted by their program areas with information about scheduling and preparing to come to campus.

Please continue to check Seneca's COVID-19 website for updates or email health@senecacollege.ca.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced that international students taking classes online can complete 100 per cent of their studies online from outside of Canada and still be eligible for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP).

To be eligible, you must

  • meet all the other PGWP requirements and
  • have been enrolled in a program that was in progress in March 2020, or
  • have started or will start a program between spring 2020 and fall 2021, and
    • you have a study permit, or
    • you’ve been approved for a study permit, or
    • you applied for a study permit before starting your study program (your study permit must eventually be approved)

All your time studying online outside Canada between spring 2020 and Dec. 31, 2021, counts toward the length of a PGWP. This applies even if you are completing two study programs.

If you’re completing two study programs, you can finish 100 per cent of your studies online if the programs were ongoing or started between March 2020 and fall 2021, and

  • both study programs are completed within two years
  • each program meets all PGWP eligibility requirements and is at least eight months long

Time spent studying outside Canada after Dec. 31, 2021, will not count towards the length of a PGWP.

Reference our checklist as you plan to study from home.

To ensure you are fully equipped to learn online from your home country, please be sure you have the technology needed to engage in virtual class sessions and complete assignments and presentations online. This includes ensuring you have the required hardware, software, mobile devices and mobile apps. Learn more about technical requirements for online learning.

For questions related to visas and permits, please contact international.services@senecacollege.ca.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced that international students taking classes online can complete 100 per cent of their studies online from outside of Canada and still be eligible for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP).

To be eligible, you must

  • meet all the other PGWP requirements and
  • have been enrolled in a program that was in progress in March 2020, or
  • have started or will start a program between spring 2020 and fall 2021, and
    • you have a study permit, or
    • you’ve been approved for a study permit, or
    • you applied for a study permit before starting your study program (your study permit must eventually be approved)

All your time studying online outside Canada between spring 2020 and Dec. 31, 2021, counts toward the length of a PGWP. This applies even if you are completing two study programs.

If you’re completing two study programs, you can finish 100 per cent of your studies online if the programs were ongoing or started between March 2020 and fall 2021, and

  • both study programs are completed within two years
  • each program meets all PGWP eligibility requirements and is at least eight months long

Time spent studying outside Canada after Dec. 31, 2021, will not count towards the length of a PGWP.

Yes, Seneca is still accepting applications. Apply online through the International Student Web Application portal located on the “How to Apply” page.

Review program availability for international students. To view May programs, select the tab labelled “2020-2021” located at the top of the chart.

It is recommended that you apply as soon as you can, as spaces fill up quickly.

Review program availability for international students. To view September programs, select the tab labelled “2020-2021” located at the top of the chart.

It is recommended that you apply as soon as you can as spaces fill up quickly.  

Seneca offers admission to students up to the first day of classes. However, applications will not be accepted once a program becomes full. Therefore, it is recommended that you apply soon.

Review program availability for international students.

Please scan all documents and email them to international.documents@senecacollege.ca. Be sure to include your Seneca ID number or application number on all correspondence to avoid any delays in processing your application. 

Seneca accepts several English proficiency tests. Some of these are offered online and include at-home options including TOEFL iBT and Duolingo. Applicants from some English-speaking countries are exempt from submitting English Language Proficiency test scores. View the complete list of exempt countries (PDF).

Please also review English proficiency requirements.

To apply to Seneca's English Language Institute, you do not require IELTS or other Seneca recognized English tests.