Applying to Mohawk as an International Student

We are excited that you are interested in applying to Mohawk College! You’ll find everything you need in the sections below.

Due to high application volume, we process international applications on a priority basis, with visa-processing times, program availability, and regional application volumes as key considerations. Applications are also considered based on academic quality of applicants. For the best chance of acceptance, apply early and be aware of all application deadlines.  

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Student Direct Application

For the students applying directly to the College without the support of an authorized Mohawk representative

Agent Supported Applications

For authorized Mohawk representatives submitting an application on behalf of an international student

Applying via OCAS

Our quick and easy, online application system.

The OCAS International Application Service (IAS) application process will only take a few minutes. If you need to stop in the middle, your progress will be saved and you will be able to continue right where you left off when you return.

Begin your application:

Click the link to start the process. You will be asked basic information including 

  • Name - Enter both a first and last name in indicated fields if you have no last name and more than one first name. 
  • Birthdate
  • Country of Birth
  • Program of Interest

 

Remember, at points in the application process you may be asked to upload a document or additional information. It can be helpful to prepare these items in advance.

Some items you may require include:

  • A copy of Passport - Picture and Address Pages
  • All Academic Transcripts - High school and higher
    • High School Transcripts/Mark Sheets and Completion Certificates
    • Degree/Diploma Transcripts/Mark Sheets and Completion Certificates
    • Notarized and translated in English (online results not acceptable)
  • English Proficiency Score Cards (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.) or equivalent (if applicable) (online results not acceptable)
  • Notarized Custodian Declaration (for those under the age of 18 by start of the class)
  • Applicants already in Canada must also include:
    • A copy of your valid study permit (or proof of your status to remain in Canada), and
    • Proof of attendance from another institution (Letter of Acceptance and transcript) / completion certificate from a Canadian Educational Institution
    • Applicants will be required to pay the non-refundable tuition deposit of $2,200 upon receiving their Offer of Admission to receive their Letter of Acceptance. 

 

Not all uploads are required for every student. Save time and determine what’s needed for your application.

Important Timelines

Below you will find the application deadlines for each intake. Applications received after these deadlines are considered based on program availability, visa application status and visa processing time by region.

Intake Applications Submission Opens Application Submission Deadline

May 2022

(July 2022 EAP only)

October 2021 February 2022

September 2022*

(November 2022 EAP only)

February 2022 May 2022

January 2023

(March 2023 EAP only)

May 2022 August 2022

May 2023

(July 2023 EAP only)

October 2022 February 2023

*Applicant deadline for High Demand Health Science program is March 1, 2022. Applicants will receive an application decision after March 1, 2022. Programs: Practical Nursing (715), Cardiovascular Technician (728) and OTA/PTA (746).

Note: Information is subject to change. Mohawk reserves the right to limit applications and impose application deadlines by region.

Acceptance Checklist

The details below highlight the steps the applicant is required to complete following application submission. 

Following application submission all applicants will receive an email from Mohawk College with their log in details for MyMohawk. Upon receipt, log in with your temporary details, create a personalized password and begin to explore the services and supports available to students.

  • Upon receiving your Offer of Admission ensure you meet all the requirements of the Acceptance Checklist and remain eligible to commence your studies as scheduled. 

    1. Accept & Pay - Upon receipt of your Offer of Admission take a moment to review all the details, understand the important deadlines and confirm if you have any outstanding conditions. Those wishing to accept their Offer of Admission to Mohawk College, and receive their Letter of Acceptance (for immigration purposes), must follow the steps below:
      • Accept your offer in the OCAS International Applicant portal, 
      • Make payment as outlined in your offer, 
      • Upload proof of payment to your applicant profile on OCAS
    2. Letter of Acceptance & Outstanding Tuition Payments - Upon receipt of your Letter of Acceptance you will be required to pay any outstanding tuition fees (if applicable) by the deadline listed.
    3. Apply for Study Permit - Follow the Government of Canada website for more details on how to apply for your Study Permit. You can also check out our ‘Tips’ section for submitting a successful application.
    4. Clear Conditions – If your Offer of Admission or Letter of Acceptance indicated an academic or language conditions you must submit updated transcripts or score cards at least 2 weeks prior to the start of classes. Upload documentation via the OCAS International Applicant portal for review and confirmation by the International Applicant Support team.  Share updated details early to remain eligible for your program of choice. Failure to meet a deadline could result in the loss of admission to Mohawk College.

    5. Visa Confirmation – Once you receive confirmation that your Study Permit has been approved, upload proof of approval to the OCAS International Applicant portal as soon as possible. Following confirmation, watch for an e-mail from the Mohawk International team about 6-8 weeks before the start of classes with more details on how to finalize your registration and select your timetable. 

    6. Arrival & Registration – Review the Pre-Departure checklist and Pre-Registration procedures on the Get Ready to Start website. More details will be shared closer to the start of classes.

    Note: If you are working with an authorized representative of Mohawk College, you will need to work directly with the agent to update your application in the OCAS International Applicant portal.

    Tip: It is important to pay close attention to all timelines and deadlines to ensure your eligibility for registration and timetable selection. Be sure to review all documents in detail to understand your requirements.  Failure to meet a deadline could result in the loss of admission to Mohawk College. 

Accept Offer of Admission & Make Payment

Be sure to accept your Offer of Admission, and pay your fees, by the due date.

Upon receipt of your Offer of Admission take a moment to review all the details, understand the important deadlines and confirm if you have any outstanding conditions.  Those wishing to accept their Offer of Admission to Mohawk College, and receive their Letter of Acceptance (for immigration purposes), must follow the steps below: 

  • Accept your offer in the OCAS International Applicant portal, 
  • Make payment as outlined in your offer – see the Payment website for details, 
  • Upload proof of payment to your applicant profile on OCAS

 

The Offer of Admission is not a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) and can be conditional or unconditional. This Offer of Admission cannot be used to obtain a study visa.

Some tips to keep in mind:

  • You may confirm one Mohawk program and maintain your place on a waitlist for another Mohawk program.
  • If you are currently completing required subjects, you may be admitted on the condition that you complete academic subject requirements. 
  • Any additional criteria such as portfolios and/or questionnaires may be required.
  • See the Payment website for details on How to Pay.

 

Note: If you are working with an authorized representative of Mohawk College, you will need to work directly with the agent to update your application in the OCAS International Applicant portal.

Offer of Admission Disclaimer

Mohawk College, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to alter information, including but not limited to, modifying program availability, program length, campus locations, or curriculum, or to adjust fees, admission requirements, policies or procedures at any time. The College would make such changes to meet competencies in the job market and/or as prescribed by its governing Ministry, or for budgetary reasons or for other reasons it deems necessary. The College reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. Prompt notice will be given to all affected applicants and students. The College shall not accept any liability for the consequences of these changes.

Letter of Acceptance (LOA)

Your Letter of Acceptance is an important document full of time-sensitive information. 

Upon receipt of your Letter of Acceptance (LOA) ensure you understand all timelines and deadlines by reviewing the document. Your Letter of Acceptance will contain one of 2 messages:

Accepted: If your letter indicates you have been accepted unconditionally to your program, your next step is to pay any remaining tuition by the deadline.

Accepted with Conditions: A condition may be as simple as providing additional academic documentation, or it might be something like needing to upgrade English or math skills. 

All conditions must be cleared at least 2 weeks prior to the start of classes. See the Conditions section on how you can share updated documentation. 

Next Steps
Your next step is to pay any remaining tuition by the deadline (if applicable) by the deadline listed on the LOA. If the tuition deadline has already passed, then full fees are due immediately. See full instructions on your LOA.

Payments can be made, in CANADIAN dollars, by Visa, MasterCard, money order, certified cheque or wire transfer. All payment details can be found in the Letter of Acceptance or, please refer to our Payment website.

Note: If you are working with an authorized representative of Mohawk College, you will need to work directly with the agent to update your application in the OCAS International Applicant portal.

 

What is ApplyProof?

Mohawk College has partnered with ApplyProof, to support the success of students enrolling at our institution. The ApplyProof platform allows our students to know that their documents are authentic and can be verified by immigration officials. 

When students apply for a study permit, they can have confidence in taking their next steps to study abroad. The secure access portal, powered and protected by ApplyProof, provides password protected security for students.

Step 1 - Using the ApplyProof Link:

Upon receipt of your Congratulations message a link will be included for you to access your official document electronically, by entering the passcode.

Step 2 - Using a Passcode to retrieve the document:

Instructions for entering the passcode are available in the message. Those unsure of how to access their secure document should contact their Market Specialist.

When you will receive your Letter of Acceptance and Record of Payment it is important to review in detail and ensure that all you understand all timelines and deadlines to hold your seat in your program of choice. For May 2022, the Letter of Acceptance and Record of Payment are sent via email directly to the student. 

 

What to do next:
Review your Letter of Acceptance in detail to ensure you meet all College deadlines, including tuition.  If the tuition deadline has already passed, then full fees are due immediately. See full instructions on your LOA.

Payments can be made, in CANADIAN dollars, by Visa, MasterCard, money order, certified cheque or wire transfer. All payment details can be found in the Letter of Acceptance or, please refer to our Payment page.

Apply for Study Permit

In some countries, this can take up to 6 months. DO NOT DELAY.

To study in Canada, international students must have a Study Permit (sometimes called a study visa) issued by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada. In some cases, a Temporary Resident Visa is required in addition to the Study Permit. Please see the Canada Immigration website to determine if you require a Temporary Resident Visa.

The permit approval process takes time and is longer for students from some countries. To begin the Study Permit application process, you must have already received a Letter of Acceptance from Mohawk College.

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Tip: We encourage you to begin the Study Permit application process as soon as you receive your Letter of Acceptance. Be sure to send upload proof of Study Permit acceptance as soon as you receive it, otherwise you may lose your seat. 

First time Study Permit applicants are encouraged to visit Visa offices outside Canada to learn more about the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) application process and to be aware of special programs available to applicants from specific countries like the Student Direct Stream.

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, if you are applying for a study permit from outside Canada, you must apply online. See the IRCC website for details.

When you receive your Study Permit, please notify Mohawk College (follow the instructions in your Letter of Acceptance). Then, you can start arranging travel to Canada and begin to organize where you’ll be living while attending Mohawk College.

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Tip: When submitting documents to immigration, keep a copy of your full application package and all documentation. Send your application via courier and record the confirmation number in a safe place.

If you are completing any type of work-integrated learning experience (co-op, field placement, volunteer placement, internship, etc.) that is required to complete your program of studies, you must apply for a Co-op Work Permit. Please see the International Co-op Work Permit page for more information.

For Questions Regarding Study Permits:

  • If you have general questions regarding immigration or other issues,

please call Mohawk International: 1-844-767-6871

Or, visit Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (opens new window)
Immigration Information Call Centre: 1-888-242-2100

  • Need to extend your Study Permit or apply for another type of permit?

visit Permits and Visas.

If you have been informed by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada that your application for a Study Permit has been denied, you have two options:

1) If you think you might be approved for a Study Permit in the future, you can defer your admission to an upcoming intake. If you would like to defer your admission, please take the following steps

  • Review the deferrals and refunds website
  • Submit a request to defer admission through the OACS International Applicant portal

 

2) If your Study Permit has been denied, you can request a refund. Please refer to our Refund Policy page for more information.

That covers the application process right up to your arrival at Mohawk!

The information we’ve supplied throughout the apply section should cover everything you need to know about applying to Mohawk.

Clear Conditions

If your Offer of Admission or Letter of Acceptance indicated an academic or language conditions you must submit updated transcripts or score cards at least 2 weeks prior to the start of classes.  A condition may be as simple as providing additional academic documentation, or it might be something like needing to upgrade English or math skills. Your Letter of Acceptance will have all the information.

Upload documentation via the OCAS International Applicant portal for review and confirmation by the International Applicant Support team.  Share updated details early to remain eligible for your program of choice. 

Failure to meet a deadline could result in the loss of admission to Mohawk College.

Visa Confirmation

Once you receive confirmation that your Study Permit has been approved, upload proof of approval to the OCAS International Applicant portal as soon as possible. Following confirmation, watch for an e-mail from the Mohawk International team about 6-8 weeks before the start of classes with more details on how to finalize your registration and select your timetable.

Under some circumstances, if a students visa has been denied or has not been approved in time to commence studies, a student may wish to defer their admission or withdraw their application from Mohawk College. For more details on how to update or change your application visit the Changes to Application Status website. 

Arrival & Registration 

Review the Pre-Departure checklist and Pre-Registration procedures on the Get Ready to Start website. More details will be shared closer to the start of classes. 

Acquiring Program Equipment

Some programs require students to acquire necessary equipment prior to first class.

Please review the Future Ready Toolkit for tools and resources to prepare you for your learning and life at Mohawk.

Please visit your Program webpage and review your course descriptions carefully and determine if there is any equipment or materials that might be needed. Make a plan to acquire these items before you leave home or when you arrive in Canada. If you wait until you arrive in Canada, please be sure to arrive early enough to allow time to find and acquire anything you might need. Some equipment is program specific and you may be required to purchase it once you have arrived in Canada.

Credit for Prior Learning/Advanced Standing 

Already have some post-secondary credits?

  • Exemptions - Students who have successfully taken a course at another postsecondary institution may be able to earn credit towards their Mohawk credential. Students considering an exemption with international credentials should have their credentials assessed prior to arrival. 
  • Advanced Standing - Students who have successfully completed Academic Post Secondary program at another postsecondary institution may be eligible for advanced standing into semester 2 or higher, based on approval from the Academic area.  Students with international credentials considering a request to begin a program in semester 2 or higher, should have their credentials assessed prior to arrival.
  • Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition - Students who have work experience or education credentials that are not typical, but you feel should be considered in your application, may be able to earn credit towards their Mohawk credential.  Learn more at Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition.


Learn more at course exemptions. Applicants wishing to be considered for Advanced Standing, to a semester other than 1, should contact the Applicant Support team directly to confirm next steps.