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International Students

Discover Your Path in Canada

Yorkville University welcomes international students from around the world. In fact, students from more than 100 countries have graduated from our career-focused degree programs.

Whether you choose to study on campus in Vancouver or Toronto, our small class sizes, vibrant international student community and friendly student services team help you feel comfortable in your new home.

If you graduate by continuously studying full time on campus for the majority of your courses, you may be eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), which offers a path to using the skills and networks you have gained during your program in the Canadian job market.



Full-Time International Students



Countries Represented in Our Classrooms


Campuses In Toronto and Vancouver


In Scholarships and Bursaries

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Yorkville University Advantage

Yorkville University programs are aimed at helping you achieve your personal and professional goals. Online or in class, across Canada, Yorkville University’s programs are flexible, fast paced and above all, lead to transformation through education.


Flexible Learning

Course scheduling and online/hybrid course options allow you to make time for part-time work and other life priorities while completing your program. 

Accelerated Programs 

Graduate faster with our year-round study option. We also provide optimum credit transfers based on your previous learning.

Year-Round Start Dates 

Start your program as soon as you are ready with four intakes throughout the year (January, April, July, October).

Resources & Support

Student Assistance

Our program advisors assist you every step of the way in your academic journey, from finding the right program to graduation, and beyond.  

Student Success Centre  

Get 24/7 online support, access to writing and math labs, and links to tutoring and one-on-one support.  

Career Services  

We assist you in creating impactful resumes, cover letters and portfolios, prepare you for interviews, and help find work opportunities that match your ambition. 

Enhanced Learning

Small Class Sizes

Get personalized attention in an average class size of 20 students and learn through active participation.


Build lifelong relationships with students and professors as part of teamwork, discussions and assignments.

Experienced Faculty

Benefit from the knowledge of experienced faculty who use their expertise to help you achieve your own career goals.

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Student Services & Support

Discover a pathway to success with Yorkville University’s support services. From accelerated degrees allowing for quicker graduation to post-graduation work permits pathways, our student-centric approach empowers you to achieve your goals.
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Launch Your Career With Confidence

Career-focused degrees prepare you to be job ready with the professional skills, knowledge and designation prerequisites that employers value.

Some of our degree programs are also recognized or accredited by industry associations and allow you to apply for professional membership.

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Explore Your Housing Options

Discover your ideal living space with ease using our Student Housing Guide. From student residences to rentals, explore a range of accommodation options near campus. Download the guide and find your perfect place to call home.

International Housing Guide
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Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP)

If you continuously study full time on campus for the majority of your courses, you may be eligible for a PGWP, which can be valid for up to three years.

For more information about PGWPs, visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website here.

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Accelerated Degrees

Graduate in as few as 2.5 years with year-round study and a full course load or approved transfer credits, and begin earning employment income sooner.

Choose your own pace of study and take courses that fit your schedule during the day, evening or on the weekends.

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Incredible Student Life Experiences

Four start dates during the year on campuses in Vancouver and Toronto — exciting, multicultural cities that offer you incredible student life experiences.

Make new friends, explore new communities and cultures, and balance your studies with fun activities in and outside the city.

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Enhanced Learning Experience

An average class size of 20 students ensures active participation and gives you an opportunity to network with peers and industry-experienced faculty.

Student services and a vibrant international student community also provides you with help and fun in your learning journey.

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Work While Studying

If you are enrolled in an on-campus degree program, you may be eligible to seek part-time employment as determined by the Canadian government. For current regulations, please see the IRCC website.

Earn income to help support your educational journey, lower your living expenses or use the extra money for entertainment or exploration on the weekends.

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Free Career Support

Our partnership with Devant gives you free access to their career support portal — home to their Get Hired Master Class, weekly live workshops, live Q&A with immigration lawyers, Artificial Intelligence-driven resume builders, mock interview tools, and a whole lot more.

With the right knowledge, tools, and connections, you can successfully display your skills and experiences to future employers and move closer to realizing your professional goals.


Experience the global impact of education at Yorkville University through the words of our international students. Explore how Yorkville University has become a home away from home, fostering academic excellence and a sense of belonging in an international community.

Manav Sharma

Bachelor of Business Administration graduate

“As I’m nearing my graduation, if I look back, it’s been a pretty amazing journey with all the ups and downs with all my peers at Yorkville.”


Manav Sharma

Bachelor of Business Administration graduate

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Fatima De Luna Diaz

Bachelor of Business Administration graduate

“I’m happy with my decision to study here because it was exactly the career that I want and they provide me exactly the service that I needed.”


Fatima De Luna Diaz

Bachelor of Business Administration graduate

Chandanpreet Kaur

Bachelor of Business Administration graduate

“I was the first one in my family to come from India to Canada. I had to plan for my future and so I thought that Canada is a good option. I stepped out of my comfort zone and I would say the thing that stood out for me was the accelerated program. It’s usually done in four years, but I completed it in two and half years.”


Chandanpreet Kaur

Bachelor of Business Administration graduate

Admission Requirements

To apply to our programs, you will have to complete the following steps:


  1. Create an account here and submit your online application form.
  2. Pay the $150 application fee
  3. Submit the following documents:
    1. Official transcripts
    2. Resume
    3. Detailed course descriptions if applying for transfer credits
  4. For international students only: provide proof of English language proficiency

Professional Designations, Accreditations, and Partnerships

Yorkville University offers students the opportunity to earn prerequisites to apply for a variety of professional designations and stand out in the competitive job market.

Employers value graduates who are members of relevant professional associations and who demonstrate a commitment to upgrading their professional skills.

Earn prerequisites towards applying to become a Chartered Professional Accountant, Professional Project Manager, or other career-enhancing possibilities.

Our Locations

Vancouver, British Columbia

Yorkville University’s West Coast Campus is located in beautiful Vancouver, a global urban centre with strong cultural connections to the Asia-Pacific region and known for its unfettered access to an endless number of outdoor activities.

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Toronto, Ontario

Yorkville University’s Central Campus is located in Toronto, a vibrant, multicultural city that is a global hub for business, fashion and entertainment with a high quality of life.

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Steps to Get Started

Start your academic journey at Yorkville University with these five steps. We try our best to accommodate the diverse paths our students take before applying for our program. If you need any help with your application, please get in touch with us.


Check Admission Requirements

To apply to any of our programs, you will need official high school or post-secondary transcripts, a resume, Statement of Interest, proof of English language proficiency, and a completed online application. You are encouraged to check the requirements for your program of interest before you start your application.


Apply Online

Click Apply Now and start by creating an account with your email and password. This is where you select your program of choice and the campus location (if applicable).


Pay Application Fee

The application fee for all our programs is $150. Pay the fee and move on to the last step of your application process.


Submit Documents

Submit your documents listed in Step 1 and the program-specific ones, if any.


Check Application Status

Once all the steps are completed, you can log back in to check the status of your application process. We are usually able to provide an admission decision within 5-7 business days.


Why should I apply to Yorkville University?

Yorkville programs are flexible, fast-paced, and, above all else, lead to transformation through education. With our accelerated degree option, you can graduate in as few as 2.5 years with a full course load or approved transfer credits and launch your career sooner.

Is Yorkville University approved to offer degree programs in Canada?

Yorkville University is officially approved by the provincial governments of New Brunswick, Ontario, and British Columbia to offer degree programs. Additionally, Yorkville University is an approved DLI in both the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia.

What degrees are offered at Yorkville University’s campuses?

Each campus offers different degree programs. Yorkville University has two physical campuses in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Toronto, Ontario, and a virtual campus for 100% online students in Fredericton, New Brunswick. You can learn more about our programs here.

How do I apply?

Please visit our program pages for more information. All our programs offer multiple start dates throughout the year. You may also contact an Admissions Advisor for further information.

Do I need a study permit to attend Yorkville University?

All international students must obtain a study permit before classes start. You can find all the information about eligibility, processes, and documents on the Government of Canada website.

Can I apply for a PGWP if I study at Yorkville University?

International students who continuously study full-time on campus for the majority of their courses and graduate may apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), which can be valid for up to three years. Please see here for more information.

How is it possible to shorten my program duration?

Yorkville University operates year-round with four academic terms and intake periods. To shorten their program duration, students can study for four terms each year (instead of three) by not taking an approved term break.

If you have previous post-secondary education, you can also apply for transfer credits from past college or university courses toward completion of the program, which can further shorten your study time.

Can I substitute on-campus courses with online courses?

You may be able to substitute on-campus courses with online courses depending on availability.

However, for international students who would like to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) in Canada, at least 50% of total courses must be taken on campus with full-time student status.

What is it like to study on campus?

Studying on campus is a great way to make new friends and develop lifelong relationships with other students. Yorkville University has a vibrant international student community.

Students who study on campus also benefit from small class sizes, engaging faculty, and team-building assignments. Many faculty can also offer career advice and help students develop networking opportunities.

Our on-campus programs are offered in Vancouver and Toronto, which are exciting, multicultural cities that offer incredible student life experiences.

Can I work part time and still complete my degree?

During study periods, your study permit may allow you to work up to 20 hrs. per week or up to 40 hrs. per week during study breaks. You can find the most updated information here. Our Career Services team is a great resource for students to prepare for and find part-time jobs.

How much are living expenses?

Living expenses will vary depending on each student’s needs. Both Vancouver and Toronto are cities that offer more affordable living expenses and a higher quality of life than many cities in the U.S., U.K., and Australia. 

Please note that below are approximate estimates in Canadian dollars. Each student will need to evaluate their own unique costs and budget accordingly.

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses:

  • Housing – $600-$1500
  • Food – $200-$400
  • Transportation- $130-$200
  • Entertainment – $100-$200
  • Phone – $70-$100

Total Monthly Budget – $1100-$2400

Does Yorkville University have on-campus accommodation?

You can find fully furnished apartments, private rooms, or shared rooms, with all utilities included, with a number of our off-campus housing partners such as 4Stay. Please contact an Admissions Advisor for further information.

Do I need health insurance?

Yes. All international students, who study in our on-campus programs, are automatically enrolled in a mandatory Health Insurance that renews yearly. You can learn more here.

Does Yorkville University offer any scholarships?

While we do not offer scholarships to international students, we do offer a number of bursaries, and we are committed to helping you evaluate different financial aid options and payment schedules. Please contact an Admissions Advisor for further information.

Can I apply for Canadian provincial student loans?

Only domestic students are eligible to apply to Canadian provincial student loan programs such as the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) or StudentAid BC.

What if I have more questions?

Please see the FAQ for each program. If you have further questions, please contact an Admissions Advisor.

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