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Application Process

Minimum Requirements

Pick a Program and Confirm Availability

Admission to Humber can be competitive, and as a result, program availability is subject to change throughout the year. The following link provides definitions of the program availability statuses. Applicants should note the status of the availability prior to submitting an application.

Educational Requirements

Admission to a Postsecondary Diploma or Certificate program

  • Secondary School transcripts (including school profile) with a minimum grade of 60% in required program subjects.

Admission to a Bachelor’s Degree program

  • Secondary School transcripts (including school profile) with a minimum grade of 70% in required program subjects.
  • Include transcripts for any post secondary programs or courses completed.

Admission to a Graduate Certificate program

  • Bachelor’s degree and University transcripts

These are minimums cut-offs and the admissions decision is at the discretion of Humber Institute. Admissions requirements may change at any time.

Alternative Testing for English and Math Proficiency

If your English and/or math score does not meet Humber's minimum requirements, you may request additional testing in your home country.

Applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB)

As an International Baccalaureate student we recognize your potential.


2015-2016 International student fees per academic year (two semesters) in Canadian Dollars

Below are some of the yearly costs to expect during your studies at Humber.

Application Fee

Application Info
One-time non-refundable fee $75 

Tuition Fees*

Tuition Info
Postsecondary diplomas and certificate programs $14,200** 
Bachelor's degrees $14,800**
Postgraduate certificates $14,800**
English for Academic Purposes (each 8-week level) $3,025

Please note: programs range from eight weeks to four years.
*Tuition includes health insurance and incidental fees (athletic centre, library services and student federation services), but does not include books or living expenses.
**If splitting tuition to pay by semester, health insurance ($575) and a $40 split-fee will be added in the first semester. 


Humber is proud to reward our finest students for their achievements. Visit the calendar page to view external awards offered through our academic schools. Visit school sites to view internal awards.

Working in Canada

The Cost of Living in Canada Per Academic Year (Two Semesters) in Canadian Dollars

Studying abroad is a huge step that requires financial planning. You should budget for books & supplies, housing & food, transportation, entertainment, clothing and general living costs. The following costs are for a 2 semester period.

The Cost of Living in Canada

On-Campus Residence & Meal Plan 

Approximately $8,130 – $10,500

Books & supplies Approximately $1,200
Clothing Approximately $1,100
Public Transportation (optional) Approximately $800
Miscellaneous  Approximately $2,000
Total (including tuition): Approximately $27,000 - $30,000 (overall price depends on your lifestyle)

Please note: Expenses above are based on the 2015-2016 schedule and are subject to change without notice.

Other Costs

Off-Campus Accommodations


Homestay Accommodation with meals

or Rental Accommodation 
Approximately $9,000 - $10,200
+$190 placement fee (one-time) 
Approximately $3,600 - $8,000
Food Approximately $2,800
Books & supplies Approximately $1,200
Clothing Approximately $1,100
Public Transportation (optional) or
Driving (including gas, insurance & parking) (optional) 
Approximately $800
Appoximately $4,500 
Miscellaneous Approximately $2,400
Utilities (for rental — if not included in rent) Approximately $400
Telephone (not including long distance) Approximately $500
Cable Television Approximately $400
Internet Approximately $500
Total (including tuition): $27,000 - $36,200
(overall price depends on your lifestyle)

Please note: Expenses above are based on the 2015-2016 schedule and are subject to change without notice.

Forms and Documents

Complete the 2-page application form

Ensure that both pages of the form are complete.

 Note: Humber accepts photocopied documents, if however, you choose to submit original or attested copies, please note that they will not be returned.

Include the following with your form:

Application Fee

$75 CAD non-refundable application fee. This can be paid by bank draft, money order or credit card. 

Proof of Academic Standing

SEND transcripts, IELTS* or TOEFL*, and any other required documents.

Copies (attested to by the educational institution of issue) of records that prove the student has achieved academic standing equal to 12 years of primary and secondary education for postsecondary programs, or completion of a university or college program for postgraduate programs.

Proof of English Language Proficiency

Proof of English Language Proficiency varies depending on the type of program to which the student is applying.

Additional Program Requirements

If admission requirements for the student’s program include other documents (portfolio, writing samples, questionnaires) you will be contacted after acceptance.


Admission is competitive. Humber recommends that international students submit completed applications by the following dates:

  • September/Fall Intake: February 1st*
  • January/Winter Intake: November 1st*
  • May/Summer Intake: March 1st*

*Applications received by these guideline dates do not guarantee seat availability as many of our programs are highly competitive.

Applications for high demand programs (with Fall admission) must be received by February 1st in order to be considered for admission. Many programs will continue to accept applications after this date (when space is available).

It is the student's responsibility to ensure that they apply in sufficient time to receive a student visa. Please refer to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website for approximate times. 

Students should also consider the time required for visa applications in their home country. View processing times.

Submit with Payment

Send application along with the $75 CAD application fee and other required documents.

We strongly recommend submission of all application documents (application form, transcripts, IELTS* or TOEFL*, and any other required documents) in one application package. Failure to do so may result in the delay of application processing.

*Based on the admission requirements for your home country.

Note: The $75 CAD international application fee is non-refundable.

How to Submit Your Application and Application Fee


Submit the following to

  • Your filled out online application form (do not print and scan)
  • Required documents
  • $75 credit card application fee payment (provide information on application form)
Note: all applications received by email must be typed and include an application fee payment. 


Mail the following

  • Your filled out online application form 
  • Other required documents
  • $75 CAD application fee (payable by International money order or bank draft)

To this address

Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
International Centre, Room D224, 205 Humber College Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario CANADA M9W 5L7

Payment Options

Methods of accepted payment include: VISA, MasterCard, money order or bank draft.

Credit Card

Humber accepts payments via: VISA or MasterCard.

International Money Order or Bank Draft

Bank drafts should be issued in Canadian funds. Fees may be paid in U.S. funds but any discrepancies with conversion to Canadian funds are the student’s responsibility. 

What happens next

Application processing typically takes 2-4 weeks upon receipt of a complete application.

Acceptance Letter

If you meet all the requirements for your program (and space is still available), an acceptance letter/invoice will be emailed to you. If additional information is required, such as a portfolio, an audition or a questionnaire, it may take more time to assess and process your application.

Missing Documents

If documents are missing or you are required to complete additional testing and/or submit additional requirements an email is sent to notify you of what is needed. Three emails will be sent over 4 weeks asking for any missing documents or requirements and if you do not respond within the 4 weeks your application will be withdrawn automatically.  

Request Status of Application

If you have not received an acceptance letter from Humber after three weeks, you may send an email to request the status of the application.