Considering Mohawk

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Considering Mohawk

Explore the exciting opportunities available at one of Canada’s top colleges. Mohawk College has ranked as the #1 college in the Greater Toronto/Hamilton Area for the 8th straight year!

Learn More About Mohawk!

Your journey to Mohawk College and your new life in Canada have many considerations. Before you apply review these helpful resources and supports to ensure you make the right choice for your educational goals.

If you are a parent of an international student please visit our parents’ webpage for more information.

Discover Mohawk

One of the largest government-funded colleges in Ontario, Mohawk College has an annual enrolment of over 13,000 students including more than 3000 international students from 80+ countries around the world. We pride ourselves in offering our students a rich learning environment that includes an amazing variety of experiential learning opportunities from co-op programs to labs and simulations.

Our dynamic faculty teach 160 programs in our specialties which include healthcare, technology and business, skilled trades, as well as a vast array of other subjects. Check out the 90 programs open to international students!


Check out our 2022 - 2023 International View Book (PDF, 6.3mb)

 


Our international student population is a thriving part of the Mohawk College culture. We support our international students with dedicated staff, services, social opportunities, language training and more. See our range of events just for international students!

In addition, international students come from around the world to learn English from English-speaking Canadian teachers at Mohawk in our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) ESL programs.

 

Welcome to Mohawk College

Open House at Mohawk International

Understand admission requirements and deadlines

To qualify for admission to Mohawk College programs, there are certain requirements all students must meet.

i) Age Requirement

Effective September 2019 all International students must be at least 17 years of age at the start of classes. All International Students under 18 years of age at the time of study at Mohawk College are required to provide a completed, signed and notarized Custodianship Declaration (IMM 5646) on file with the International team. Students who do not provide proper document will have a hold recorded on their account to prevent registration.

For more information please visit the IRCC website.

 

ii) English Language Requirement

All applicants are required to submit proof they have successfully completed an Ontario Secondary School Diploma & English Credit (Grade 12 U, M or C), or equivalent, prior to commencing studies. Below is a listing of the acceptable English Language Proficiency tests. 

Note: SDS Express Visa Program applicants are required to submit an acceptable IELTS Academic only to be considered for admissions. Other examinations will not be considered.

 

Certificate &

General Post Secondary Programs^

Post Graduate &

Advanced Post Secondary Programs^

IELTS 6.0 (no band below 5.5) 6.5 (no band below 6.0)
TOEFL iBT 80 83

CAEL

(Including CAEL Online)

50 (no band below 40) 60 (no band below 50)
CEFR (C1) 169 (no band below 162) 176 (no band below 169)
CLBT 7 (no band below 7) 8 (no band below 8)
PTE 50 (no band below 43) 58 (no band below 51)
Or successful completion of Mohawk College General Arts & Science – English for Academic Purposes program

^Refer to the Admissions tab on the Program website for program specific information

Interim Acceptable Tests
iTEP* 3.7+ 3.9+
Duolingo* 105-110 115-120
**These tests will be accepted on an interim basis through July 2023 starts only. This information is subject to change at the discretion of Mohawk College.

 

English Speaking Countries

All applicants are required to submit proof they have successfully completed a senior level English language credit (or equivalent) prior to commencing studies. Applicants may be exempt from submitting external English Proficiency Evaluation (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL etc.) if they meet one of the following requirements:

  1. Received an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or Canadian provincial equivalent), studying a minimum of two years of full-time study, and completing a senior level English credit (Grade 12 U, M or C). 
  2. Completed at least one year of full-time post-secondary studies in a Canadian Post Secondary institution with the completion of a College level Communication (or equivalent).  
  3. Completed a minimum of two years of full-time secondary or post-secondary education in a country where English is an official, or the only language of common usage, along with completion of a senior level English credit (or equivalent). Refer to approved listing of English Speaking Countries.
  4. Successful completion of the Mohawk College EAP program or authorized Mohawk College ESL pathway program.

*At the discretion of the International Operations Support Officer.

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Tip: Admission Requirements differ slightly from country to country. If you are unsure of what is required from your county, contact your Market Specialist for more information.

iii) Academic Requirements

International students applying to Mohawk College must provide proof of their academic standing equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12 High School). The specific certificate or proof required depends on what country you are applying from. Your Market Specialist can help you understand what documentation we will require from your country.

For some students, it may be necessary to successfully complete one or more upgrading courses at Mohawk College before entering a post-secondary program. Your acceptance letter from Mohawk will list any academic conditions that we may require.

iv) Visas & Permits

Canadian regulations require all international students who would like to study in Canada to apply for a student visa (sometimes called a study permit).

You cannot apply for a student visa until you have your Letter of Acceptance from Mohawk. The Visa application process takes longer from some countries than from others. We recommend you begin the process as soon as you receive your Letter of Acceptance Mohawk. You can find details on the Visa Application and different Express Visa Programs (SDS) here.

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Tip: The smallest error in your visa application can result in the application being denied. Be sure to review your application carefully.

v) Foreign Credentials Requirements / Advanced Academic Standing

Transfer Credit or Exemptions

If you are transferring from a post-secondary school outside of Canada and wish to use foreign credits or credentials for admission, you must provide an assessment of your documents by a recognized credential assessment service as determined by Mohawk College.

Services We Recognize at This Time Include:

International Credential Assessment and Authentication Services:

Ontario Immigration recognizes the following credentialing services:

  • Telephone: 1-800-321-6021

 

Recommended for College Entry:

 

Recommended for Entry to College and Employment in Regulated Professions:

 

After having your credentials evaluated by one of the above institutions, please submit your original documents (or verified photocopies) along with the Credential Evaluation Report to the college.

vi) Prior Learning & Assessment Recognition

If you have work experience or education credentials that are not typical, but you feel should be considered in your application, please review Mohawk’s policies on `Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR).

Understand fees and deadlines

Fees

Please review the Mohawk College fee information page before applying. You will find information on:

  • Deposit amount required
  • Total fees, which may vary by program
  • Payment due dates so you can plan your finances
 

All Mohawk fees are listed in Canadian dollars (CAD). Please note, fees may be changed without notice.

 

Payment Methods

Payment from Outside of Canada (Flywire)
To make paying fees from your home as simple as possible, we have partnered with Flywire, an innovative online fee payment service for payment by wire transfer.


Payment from Within Canada
Paying fees from within Canada is also simple. You can pay by cheque, money order, bank transfer, or credit card. 

Please refer to your admissions documents for additional payment options.

 

Refunds

Mohawk offers fee payment refunds, less an administration fee, only under certain circumstances. Please review our refund policy for full details.

International Student Financial Assistance
Each year, Mohawk College makes available a number of scholarships and bursaries for international students only. During your application process, please review our Scholarships & Bursaries page for more information and to learn how to apply.

Download Mohawk International App from iCent

Our suite of mobile apps can help throughout the application and acceptance process.

Download the mandatory Mohawk International app, from iCent App today and have all the information you need at your fingertips!

The iCent App is your complete guide to help you get ready for the transition to Mohawk and Hamilton, and is FREE for new international students at Mohawk College.

Learn about all the next steps after receiving your offer letter, from checklists before leaving your country, key information you need to know before beginning your studies, to the services available and more.

 

To access the app, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit the App Store or Google Play and download the app

  2. Enter Canada in the “Institution Country” field

  3. Enter Mohawk College International in the “Institution Name” field

  4. Use your email to register for the app, you will be sent an email with your PIN. Please remember to check your Junk Mail inbox. 

  5. Use your PIN to log in the app. 

Should you have any questions and/or trouble logging in, write to: support [at] iCentapp.com

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Note: Google Android in China: We are aware that there have been some download issues for iCent in mainland China. If you are in China please download below. 

Download iCent

Two Dashboards to serve you better - Once your visa has been approved by IRCC, and you have confirmed your intention to study at Mohawk, you will be able to transition from the future student dashboard to the current student dashboard. Please watch your email for details closer to the start of classes.

Apply Now!

We are excited that you are interested in applying to Mohawk College!

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

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 the academic quality of applicants. For the best chance of acceptance, apply early and be aware of all application deadlines.

For more information visit the Applying to Mohawk website.

Attend an Online Get to Know Mohawk event

Our online events offer you a good idea of what Mohawk is all about and introduce you to many members of the Mohawk College community. Please plan to join us for an online introduction to Mohawk College, also known as Webinar Wednesdays, which are scheduled at convenient times throughout the year. Check out our 2022 Calendar now - also if you missed a webinar you can review our 2021 Webinar Wednesday Recordings below:


Webinar Wednesday Calendar 2022

International Team Drop-In
Wednesday January 19, 2022 
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Join us as you get acquainted with the school, your courses and services. We look forward to welcoming you back or welcoming you for the first time to Mohawk College! Register today! 

This is Mohawk!
Wednesday February 2nd, 2022 
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Join the team and learn everything you need to know about Mohawk College and the area around our campuses. Get information on how to apply, deadlines, competitive programs and admission requirements.

Working in Canada – What you need to know
Wednesday February 9, 2022 
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

During the webinar we will focus on career development, skills, tips and finding a part-time job while you are studying. Register today!

International Team Drop-In
Wednesday February 16, 2022 
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Join the team and get all of your questions answered! Register today!

Co-op and Requirements for Co-op
Wednesday February 23, 2022 
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m

Join the team and meet our Co-op Specialist to walk you through the co-op processes and help you navigate your next adventure! Register today!

International Team Drop-In
Wednesday March 2, 2022 
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m

Join the team and get all of your questions answered! Register today!

Getting to Know Hamilton!
Wednesday March 9, 2022 
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m

Join the team to learn about the many supports available to International students in Hamilton and beyond. Get more information on  the community, supports and opportunities to plug into the community. Register today!

Budgeting - how do I make it all work?
Wednesday March 23, 2022 
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m

Join the team and Financial experts from the college to discuss exploring Financial planning for your future in Canada. Register today!

Pre-Departure Part #1 (Arriving Safely & Smartly!)

Wednesday March 30, 2022 
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m

Join the team and our Arrival experts as they walk you through all the requirements you need to follow in order to arrive to Canada to start your studies safely and smartly. Register today!

Pre-Departure #1 - Mohawk Mississauga (Arriving Safely & Smartly!)

Thursday March 31, 2022 
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m

Join the international team and the team from Mississauga to help guide you on making your plans as you get ready to start your plans for Mohawk! Register today!

Pre-Departure #2 - Mohawk Mississauga (Your Transition to Canada)

Thursday April 5, 2022 
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m

Everything you need to know about housing, access to campus , health insurance, banking, cell phone and more. This webinar will cover what you need to know post quarantine and before starting studies. Register today!

Pre-Departure Part #2 (Your Transition to Canada)

Wednesday April 6, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m

Everything you need to know about housing, access to campus , health insurance, banking, cell phone and more. This webinar will cover what you need to know post quarantine and before starting studies. Register today!

Pre-Departure Part #3 - Mohawk Mississauga (Get Ready to Start your Studies)

Tuesday April 12, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m

Join the team to learn your steps to complete new student check-in, register and select your timetable, discuss student support services, Your Key to Success’ , Student Life, and more! Register today!

Pre-Departure Part #3 (Get Ready to Start your Studies)

Wednesday April 13, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m

Join the team to learn your steps to complete new student check-in, register and select your timetable, discuss student support services, Your Key to Success’ , Student Life, and more! Register today!

International Team Drop-In #1

Wednesday April 20, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.mJoin the team to learn your steps to complete new student check-in, register and select your timetable, discuss student support services, Your Key to Success’ , Student Life, and more! Register today!

International Team Drop-In #2

Wednesday April 27, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.mJoin the team to learn your steps to complete new student check-in, register and select your timetable, discuss student support services, Your Key to Success’ , Student Life, and more! Register today!


Drop-In Session #1 - Mohawk Mississauga 

Tuesday April 19, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m

Have questions on registration? Need to trouble-shoot timetable selection? Connect with our Mississauga campus team to get your questions answered live and make sure you are ready to go from the start of classes! Register today!

Drop-In Session #2 - Mohawk Mississauga 

Tuesday April 26, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m

Connect with our Mississauga campus team to get your questions answered live and make sure you are ready to go from the start. Register today!

Drop-In Session #3 - Mohawk Mississauga 

Tuesday May 3, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m

Have questions on registration? Need to trouble-shoot timetable selection? Connect with our Mississauga campus team to get your questions answered live and make sure you are ready to go from the start of classes. Register today!

Spotlight on Mohawk College Programs!

Wednesday May 18 2022
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m

Join us for highlights on three of our amazing programs led by professors and faculty leads from the Music, Health, Wellness & Fitness and Early Childhood Education program! Register today and let us know what you want to know about!! Register today!


2022 Webinar Wednesday Recordings:

Topic: International Team Drop-In
Start Time: Jan 19, 2022 08:47 AM

Meeting Recording: Watch Jan 19, 2022 Meeting recording
 

Topic: "This is Mohawk College"
Start Time: Feb 2, 2022 08:47 AM

Meeting Recording: Watch Feb 2, 2022 08:47 AM Meeting recording

 

Topic: “Working in Canada” – What you need to know”
Start Time: Feb 9, 2022 08:49 AM

Meeting Recording: Watch Feb 9, 2022 Meeting recording

 

Topic: International Team Drop-In
Start Time: Feb 16, 2022 09:00 AM

Meeting Recording: Watch Feb 16, 2022 Meeting recording
 

Topic: “Co-op and Requirements for Co-Op"
Start Time: Feb 23, 2022 08:49 AM

Meeting Recording:
Watch Feb. 23 2022 Meeting recording
 

Topic: International Team Drop-In
Start Time: Mar 2, 2022 08:50 AM
Watch Meeting Recording March 2, 2022
 

Topic: Hamilton - Getting to know your new city
Start Time: Mar 9, 2022 08:50 AM
Watch: Meeting Recording March 9, 2022
 

Topic: Budgeting - How do I make it all work?
Start Time: Mar 23, 2022 08:44 AM
Watch: Meeting Recording March 23, 2022
 

Topic: Pre-Departure Part #1 (Arriving Safely & Smartly!)
Start Time: Mar 30, 2022 08:45 AM
Watch Meeting Recording March 30, 2022

Topic: Pre-Departure #1 - Mohawk Mississauga (Arriving Safely & Smartly!)
Mar 31, 2022 
Watch Meeting Recording March 31, 2022

Topic: Pre-Departure #2 - Mohawk Mississauga (Arriving Safely & Smartly!)
April 5, 2022 

Watch Meeting Recording April 5, 2022
 

Topic: Pre-Departure #2 - Your Transition to Canada
Start Time: Apr 6, 2022 08:48 AM
Watch Meeting Recording April 6, 2022
 

Topic: Pre-Departure #3 (Mohawk Mississauga) Get Ready to Start
Start Time: Apr 12, 2022 08:50 AM
Watch Meeting Recording:
 

Topic: Pre-Departure #3 - Get ready to Start
Start Time: Apr 13, 2022 08:47 AM
Watch Meeting Recording:

Topic: International Team Drop-In
Start Time: Apr 20, 2022 08:48 AM
Watch Meeting Recording:

Topic: Drop-In Session (Mississauga Campus)
Start Time: Apr 26, 2022 08:44 AM

Watch Meeting Recording:
 

Topic: International Team Drop-In
Start Time: Apr 27, 2022 08:47 AM
Watch Meeting Recording:

Topic: Drop-In Session (Mississauga Campus)
Start Time: May 3, 2022 08:54 AM

Watch Meeting Recording:
 

Topic: Spotlight on Mohawk College Programs!
Start Time: May 18, 2022 08:38 AM
Watch Meeting Recording:
 


2021 Webinar Wednesday Recordings:

Topic: Welcome to Hamilton! Learn all about the home Of Mohawk College
Start Time : Mar 24, 2021 08:47 AM
Meeting Recording: Watch the March 24 meeting video 
 
Topic: Program highlights & Career Outcomes - Mohawk International
Start Time : May 26, 2021 08:48 AM
Meeting Recording: Watch the May 26 meeting video
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Topic: Everything you need to know about accommodations in Hamilton
Start Time : Jun 23, 2021 08:47 AM
Meeting Recording: Watch the June 23 meeting video
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Topic: Everything you need to know to prepare to come to Canada (Pre-Departure Part#1)
Start Time : Jul 21, 2021 08:50 AM
Meeting Recording: Watch the July 21 meeting video

 
Topic: Program Highlights + Mississauga Campus Experience (Mohawk Mississauga)
Start Time : Jul 22, 2021 08:19 AM
Meeting Recording: Watch the July 22 meeting video
  

Topic: How to Apply to Mohawk College - Winter 2022
Start Time : Aug 4, 2021 08:50 AM
Meeting Recording: Watch the August 4 meeting video


Topic: Your Transition to Canada (Pre-Departure Part #2)
Start Time : Aug 11, 2021 08:43 AM
Meeting Recording: Watch the August 11 meeting video


Topic: Pre Departure Orientation (Mohawk Mississauga)
Start Time : Aug 12, 2021 08:17 AM
Meeting Recording: Watch the August 12 meeting video
 

Topic: Get ready to Start your Studies!
Start Time: Aug 25, 2021 08:43 AM

Meeting Recording: Watch  Aug 25, 2021 Meeting recording
 

Topic: Welcome to your first day of Mohawk College – International Team Drop-In
Start Time: Sep 8, 2021 08:46 AM

Meeting Recording: Watch Sep 8, 2021 Meeting recording
 

Topic: January 2022 - Everything you need to know!
Start Time: Sep 15, 2021 08:48 AM

Meeting Recording: Watch Sep 15, 2022 Meeting recording
 

Topic: January and May Program updates
Start Time: Oct 6, 2021 08:48 AM

Meeting Recording: Watch Oct 6, 2021 Meeting Recording
 

Topic: Career Supports & Services
Start Time: Oct 27, 2021 08:40 AM

Meeting Recording: Watch Oct 27, 2021 Meeting Recording

Topic: Welcome to our new Online Application Services - OCAS
Start Time: Nov 3, 2021 08:45 AM

Meeting Recording: Watch Nov 3, 2021 Meeting recording
 

Topic: Supports and Services in Hamilton for International students with Jamie Wang
Start Time: Nov 10, 2021 08:45 AM

Meeting Recording: Watch Nov 10, 2021 Meeting recording

Topic: Pre-Departure Part 1 (Arriving Safely & Smartly!)
Start Time: Nov 17, 2021 08:47 AM

Meeting Recording: Watch Nov 17, 2021 Meeting recording
 

Topic: International & Arrivals Team Drop-In
Start Time: Nov 24, 2021 08:46 AM

Meeting Recording: Nov 24,2021 Meeting recording

Topic: Pre-Departure - Part 2 (Your Transition to Canada)
Start Time: Dec 1, 2021 08:48 AM

Meeting Recording: Watch Dec 1, 2021 Meeting recording
 

Topic: Pre-Departure - Part 3 (Get Ready to Start)
Start Time: Dec 8, 2021 08:47 AM

Meeting Recording: Watch Dec 8, 2021 Meeting recording

Topic: Pre-Departure Orientation  (Mississauga Campus)
Start Time: Dec 9, 2021 08:15 AM

Meeting Recording: Watch Dec 9, 2021 Meeting recording

Topic: International Team Drop-In (Final one of 2021)
Start Time: Dec 15, 2021 08:49 AM

Meeting Recording: Watch Dec 15, 2021 Meeting recording


 

Access virtual resources

We maintain a library of information resources for you to review online.

Talk to a Market Specialist

We are proud to support international students from over all over the World. Our dedicated Market Specialists support you based on the country that you come from and are here to answer your questions and support your educational journey. If you are interested in learning more about studying at Mohawk please contact your market specialist.

 

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