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Yorkville University is proud to welcome career-driven students from around the world to our campuses in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia.

We offer students a welcoming and supportive environment that extends beyond the classrooms, and a goal-focused education to get them started on their successful careers in Canada or at home. Both our campuses feature:

  • Small classes for increased interactivity
  • Accessible faculty
  • Fast-track graduation opportunities
  • Scheduling that allows students to maximize off campus part time work opportunities

Canadian students studying on-campus can enroll in some or all their courses online. This added flexibility allows students to select a delivery mode according to their preferences and what best suits their learning needs, at any given time.

Note: International students in Canada with a study permit will need to complete the majority of their courses on-campus.  These international students must maintain a full-time course load, with the majority of their courses completed on-campus, per term, and satisfy all other requirements as set out by the Federal Government of Canada in order to be eligible to apply for the Post Graduation Work Permit Program.

Learn more at Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.




 British Columbia


The Bachelor of Business Administration program at Yorkville University is structured in a three-term year.  A standard course load, is four courses per term for three terms per year with the summer break commencing in July. Yorkville University admits students four times a year – in January, April, July and October.  Students starting in October would qualify for their three-month summer break in July of the following year. All students qualify for an approved break after completion of 30 credits regardless of their intake date. The approved break runs from July to September. Students who are interested in accelerating their studies and taking courses during the summer break are welcome to do so depending on course availability. 

International Students must be registered in and complete a minimum of 3-4 courses (per academic term) per year to meet the requirements for full time study status.

Students may apply to take one ‘approved term break’ after they have completed 30 credits of full time study.

Students may use their ‘approved term break’ to register for a lighter course load (less than 3 courses) in this term.


Access to Post Graduation Work Permit

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) policy (available at ) states that you ARE eligible to apply for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program IF you graduated from a: Canadian private school that can legally award degrees under provincial law (for example, Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree) but only if you are enrolled in a study programs leading to a degree as authorized by the province.

Graduates of Yorkville University’s on-campus Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a specialization in Project Management program and on-campus Bachelor of Interior Design in Toronto, Ontario will be eligible to apply for their Post-Graduate Work Permit. Learn more at Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.

Graduates of Yorkville University’s on-campus Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with specializations in Project Management, Accounting, Supply Chain Management and Energy Management in Vancouver, British Columbia will be eligible to apply for their Post-Graduate Work Permit. Learn more at Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.

Yorkville University recommends that all students interested in applying to extend their stay in Canada reach out to the IRCC or to a qualified Immigration Consultant for more information.

*The Designated Learning Institution (DLI) Number for Yorkville University (British Columbia) is O129034707957.

*The Designated Learning Institution (DLI) Number for Yorkville University (Ontario) is O19396019511.



Want to find out about programs offered at Yorkville University? Go to the Request Information form.  Our admissions advisors will be happy to help you and provide you with personalized service as you prepare your application and embark on your journey.



Yorkville University accepts qualifying applicants from all countries. Applicants must:

  • Submit high school or post-secondary transcripts.
  • Be proficient in English.
  • Meet program specific requirements.



To apply to a program, complete an online application form and send us:

  • Officially translated copies of your secondary or post-secondary transcripts.
  • Officially notarized copies of your original secondary or post-secondary transcripts.
  • ESL proficiency test results.
  • If you are applying for a credit transfer from a post-secondary program, please also send translated program outlines and course descriptions.
  • Application fee ($75 CAD).



Yorkville University encourages applications from students transferring from other post-secondary institutions. In addition to meeting admissions requirements, you must submit translated course descriptions and a program outline in order for your course to be considered for transfer.



If English is not their first language, students must provide proof of English language proficiency:

  • International students are required to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting the results of an approved standardized test.
  • International applicants with international documentation and transcripts who wish to wave the standardized testing English requirements (TOEFL, IELTS), must present evidence of:
    • A minimum of three years of full-time study in an English language secondary school and/or school system (the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English).
    • Successful completion of at least two years of study in a recognized college in English
    • Successful completion of at least one year of study in a recognized university, or successful completion of a one-year post graduate certificate at a recognized college in English.


Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT 80 CBT 213 PBT 550
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic 6.0
Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST) – Reading/Listening/Speaking – Writing 4.5 4.0
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) 76
Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) 60
Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment (CLBA) – Average on reading, listening and speaking 6
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic 55
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176


If you meet the admission requirements, but do not have the required ESL proficiency score, you may be admitted by successfully completing an English as a Second Language program. The following is a list of approved ESL programs and levels:



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