Study Abroad

International Students We're providing our students with learning opportunities abroad while opening our doors to international students.

Every year thousands of Canadian students leave the country to pursue undergraduate, graduate, or professional degrees while gaining valuable experience living and studying abroad.

If you're considering studying abroad, check out the following resources.


Planning information for students studying abroad is available on the following websites:


Apply directly to colleges and universities outside of Ontario. Visit their website for more information.

Transfering Your Credits

Not all credentials (degrees, certificates, or diplomas) obtained abroad are recognized in Canada by employers, regulatory bodies or postsecondary schools (and vice versa).

That's why you should fully investigate your options before you apply.

Contact your school and the Canadian Information Centre For International Credentials for more information.


Be prepared to pay international student tuition fees. They're often higher than fees charged to Canadian citizens at Canadian universities. Financial assistance is available.

OSAP For Schools Outside of Ontario

OSAP provides financial assistance for studies at approved institutions outside of Ontario or overseas. Check to see if your school is approved.

If you're approved, the Student Financial Assistance Branch of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities acts as your financial aid office — if you have any questions, contact the Student Financial Assistance Branch directly:

Student Financial Assistance Branch
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
PO Box 4500
189 Red River Road, 4th Floor
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6G9

Our general inquiry telephone service is available Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Eastern time zone):

Telephone: (807) 343-7260
Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD): 1-800-465-3958
Toll-free in North America: 1-877-OSAP-411 (1-877-672-7411)
Fax: (807) 343-7278

Other Financial Aid

The Federal government also offers scholarship programs: