An “International Student” is a foreign national who
is authorized to study in Canada under a Study Permit, as defined by the
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations. A foreign national is a
person who is neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident.
Application fee for International Students
is $200 and is not refundable.
Residents of the Northwest Territories
receive first priority for admission into Aurora College programs.
International Student applications will NOT be
reviewed until all domestic applications have been considered.
A response to International Student applications
should not be expected before July for programs that begin in September. This
may affect the ability to receive a Study Permit.
International Students will not be accepted into
programs if they are unable to attend class on the first scheduled day.
New International Students will be required
to provide results of an English Language proficiency test at the time of
International Student applicants must
provide sufficient information for the Admissions office to assess transcripts
and determine Canadian equivalencies.
Canadian equivalencies cannot be determined based on what has been submitted,
the application will be rejected. International Students are strongly
encouraged to review the program admission requirements to determine
eligibility prior to applying.
Transcripts should be submitted in one of Canada’s
official languages (English or French.)
It is strongly recommended that applicants have
transcripts interpreted by a recognized Canadian transcript assessment service,
such as International
Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS).
Aurora College reserves the right to refuse
incomplete applications and those suspected or deemed to be fraudulent.
Tuition and Fees:
Tuition for International Students (as of July 1,
2017) is $4,500 plus student fees per semester for most degree, diploma and
certificate programs. One exception is the first semester of Environment and
Natural Resources Technology Diploma, which is $6,675 plus student fees.
Residents of the Northwest Territories have first
priority for student accommodations. If accepted into a program, International
Students are responsible to find their own accommodations within the community.
Aurora College does not maintain an
International Students Office, and is unable to provide supports beyond those
available for domestic students.
Aurora College does not offer ESL (English
as a Second Language) courses for International Students looking to study
The Cost of Living in the Northwest
Territories is higher than in most other regions of Canada. International
Students attending Aurora College should ensure they have adequate funds for
tuition, accommodations, transportation, and living expenses.
International Students who want to work
while attending Aurora College should read the information contained on the
following website: CIC
Student Permit Information
Aurora College is situated in Canada’s far
north. The weather, especially in winter, can be extreme, with temperatures
regularly falling below -30C. International Students planning to attend Aurora
College should be aware of and prepared to deal with extremely cold
temperatures. Special clothing and gear is required that is not necessary in
Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs
Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Business Administration Certificate & Diploma
Environment & Natural Resources Technology Diploma
Office Administration Certificate & Diploma
Social Work Diploma