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International Students

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 Process:

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.

o   International Student applications will NOT be reviewed until all domestic applications have been considered.

o   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.

o   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 application.

International Student applicants must provide sufficient information for the Admissions office to assess transcripts and determine Canadian equivalencies.

o    If 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.

o   Transcripts should be submitted in one of Canada’s official languages (English or French.)

o   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.

Download Application form

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.

Residence and Accommodations:

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.

Important Information:

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 abroad.

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 most climates.

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


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