Welcome to the Seneca International Academy (SIA) where you will obtain a world-class education from Seneca that is recognized by employers around the globe. Your studies will be centred in a multicultural community of international students. Together, you will be guided by Seneca’s expert faculty who bring years of industry experience to the classroom.
As an international student at SIA, you will have full access to Seneca’s range of support services including comprehensive, ongoing English language education designed to prepare you for professional success in the workforce.
Choose from the following high-quality academic programs in subject areas that align with today’s most in-demand industries:
English Language Institute (ELI)
Seneca’s ELI offers an intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program to improve your written and spoken English so that you can excel in your academic studies and professional career.
$500 OneCard Credit
SIA students may be eligible for a credit to their OneCard that can be used to purchase a number of goods and services on campus. This credit is available to students who meet the following criteria:
- enrolment in a SIA program commencing September 2020, including:
- ELI at SIA (Levels 1 through 8)
- ELI Short Level 8 (beginning in November 2020)
- tuition and fees billed to student accounts must be paid in full by Sept. 8, 2020
- Social Insurance Number (SIN) or Individual Tax Number (ITN) entered on Student Centre
Students who meet the above criteria will automatically receive a $500 credit to their OneCard by Sept. 30, 2020.
Frequently Asked Questions
Markham Campus will be renamed Seneca International Academy.
A dedicated on-campus academy specializing in education for international students, SIA provides:
- select programs designed to meet international student demand
- more opportunities for international students to obtain a Seneca credential
- English Language Institute (ELI) and comprehensive language support
- dedicated support services tailored for international students
SIA creates more opportunities for international students to obtain a Seneca credential. To meet the increasing global demand for quality Canadian education, SIA was established to provide international students with world-class academic programs.
SIA welcomes international students from around the globe.
Yes. Prospective students may select their campus of choice.
SIA provides more opportunities for international students to obtain a Seneca credential and enables them to learn in a multicultural community. SIA offers students a range of support services and a welcoming learning environment that is focused on local and international experiences, enabling students to thrive, learn and grow together.
No, the programs are the same. Students will study the same curriculum and earn the same credential regardless of where the program is offered.
SIA programs will be taught by new and existing full- and part-time faculty.
Programs will start in September 2020.
Services include career and learning resources, housing support, counselling, fitness centre and shuttle bus service to other Seneca campuses. SIA also offers dedicated on-site immigration advice. Students have access to all services offered at any Seneca campus.
No. This is a Seneca initiative. All programs are delivered by Seneca. SIA is Ontario’s first public postsecondary institution with a dedicated, on-campus international academy.
Unlike other institutions, SIA is fully integrated into the Seneca community, all programs are taught by experienced faculty and SIA students have access to the comprehensive services available at any Seneca campus.