Applying to Mississauga Campus

International student on a laptop

We are pleased that you are interested in applying to our Mississauga Campus.


How to apply

An exciting and rewarding experience is waiting for you at Mohawk College  Mississauga Campus in partnership with triOS. Follow these easy steps below to start your educational journey. As you look through our application process, please remember, we are available to help in any way we can.

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 and international student body diversity.


Step 1: Contact a Market Specialist

With programs in high demand, it’s important to check the availability of your program for your preferred intake before applying. Connect with your market specialist to understand application requirements and deadlines.

Download the international application (PDF)

Step 2: Understand admission requirements

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 4656) on file with the International team. Students who do not provide proper documents 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.

Alternate English Proficiency Testing Options

All applicants are encouraged to complete the TOEFL iBT Home Edition. This test provides applicants with a secure method of evaluation, from a trusted testing leader in the community, while maintaining continuity amongst institutions. This new TOEFL iBT Home Edition is available worldwide from the student’s home computer.


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


(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 2022 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 the 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.

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 Mohawk Market Specialists can help you understand what documentation we will require from your country.

Step 3: How to submit your application

Submit to your Market Specialist

See the list of Market Specialists OR submit by email: intered [at] When submitting your application by email please include the following information:

Subject line: Application - [Your Start Date] - [Your Country] - [Your Program] - [Your Full Name]
For example: Application – September 2018 – China – Zhang Wei

In the body of the email: [Your Full Name], [Your Date of Birth], [Your Program of study]
For example: Zhang Wei, June 30, 1999, Business

Please ensure all required documents are submitted in one PDF file to the email address shown above.

Submit by fax:

To fax your complete application to Mohawk College, please use this number: 1-905-575-2362

Submit by post:

Applications can be mailed to the following address:

Mohawk College
International Partnerships & Recruitment (J107)
135 Fennell Avenue West
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L9C 0E5

Step 4: Application deadlines

Below you will find the application deadlines for each intake that is available.

Application deadlines
Intake Processing Begins Application Deadline
September 2021 January 2021 May 1, 2021
January 2022 May 2021 August 1, 2021
May 2022 October 2021 February 1, 2022

After application deadlines please confirm program availability with your Market Specialist.

*Please Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Mohawk reserves the right to limit applications and impose application deadlines by region.

Step 5: Fees and payment information


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

  • Tuition 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.


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

Step 6: Visas and 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 from Mohawk.

First Time Study Permit Applicants

Students applying for a Study Permit for the first time will need to apply through a local Canadian Embassy or Consulate, outside Canada. Please visit Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (opens new window), for a list of Canadian Consulates and Embassies abroad.

Students applying for a new permit will need to submit:

  • Passport
  • Mohawk College Letter or Acceptance
  • Proof of financial support for at least one year of academic study (approximately $20,000).

To begin your permit application, please visit the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada Study Permit page.

International Students Outside of Canada:

  • As per current IRCC regulations, students are now able to complete 100% of their programs online, overseas and maintain PGWP eligibility. This is valid for students who start programs from March 2020 through to September 2021.