Frequently Asked Questions by International Students

What are the requirements for admission into Seneca College?


  • High School graduation transcripts.
  • If you are applying to a Graduate Certificate program or Bsc, then Diploma and post secondary transcripts are also required.
  • An IELTS/TOEFL test score (recommended not mandatory)- only if the country’s official language is not English.
  • International Students Application Form and a non-refundable application fee of $65CAD.


What are the requirements for English?


  • A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) OR
  • A minimum IELTS SCORE of 6.0


You can study at Seneca College even if you don’t have TOEFL or IELTS score. You can apply to your program plus ELI (English Language Institute) at the same time.


When should I begin the application process?


You should apply at least 6 months before the start of particular semester you are interested in attending.

You will need 3 – 4 months to apply for a study permit in certain countries.


Can I work while I am studying?


Yes. Co-op or internship programs are an excellent way to make money for each upcoming school semester.


What are the housing options available?


International students can live with host families or in the on-campus residence, and use all Seneca facilities and resources.


What are my expenses as a student?


  • Seneca Fees per year $12000 – $14000CAD per year (depending on the chosen field of studies).
  • Books may cost $400 – $900 per semester.
  • Housing: $450 – $850 per month.
  • Transportation: $100 per month. (Unlimited city bus/transit pass)


After graduation, what do I need to know to apply for permanent resident card?


First of all, you need to be employed and have at least 1 year of full time skilled work experience in Canada.

For more information, please visit the Canadian Experience Class page on the citizenship and immigration Canada website (


Do I have to pay a fee to use your education consultants?


CGEC Inc. offers free consultation


  • Skype: canadiangec
  • Tel: 1-647-955-8871
  • Email:


You will pay $95 CAD for assistance with Seneca College application form on receipt of admission acceptance letter.