International Admissions FAQs
During the January 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.
You can begin your classes while outside Canada and complete up to 50 per cent of your program online (until April 30, 2021), provided you finish the remaining 50 per cent of your program in Canada.
If you plan to study at Seneca from outside of Canada, you must have a study permit or approval of a study permit before starting your online classes.
Submit study permits/approvals to firstname.lastname@example.org before beginning classes.
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.
Any time spent studying online from outside Canada since spring 2020 now counts toward the length of a PGWP. (Previously, only the time spent studying online after you were approved for a study permit counted.)
You won’t have time deducted from the length of your PGWP for studies you complete outside Canada until April 30, 2021.
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 January 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 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.
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.
Please scan all documents and email them to email@example.com. 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.