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The International Centre is open, and our hours of operation for Humber North, Humber Lakeshore and the Humber International Graduate School are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Our phone lines are also operational.

North and Lakeshore: Walk-ins to see our International Student Advisors are available 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. If you would like to have a virtual call instead, please use this Contact Form to make an appointment.

IGS: Students can use the IGS portal to ask a question/book an appointment with advisors.

The Return to Campus microsite provides important information, health and safety measures, and resources for individuals coming to campus.

Students can find a complete list of programs with downloads including program and course details at Current Student Resources

Planning to begin your studies at Humber? Here's what you need to know about study permits, refunds, and post-graduation work permits. Current approximate application processing time is approximately ten weeks.

If you have any questions please get in touch by using this Contact Form. Please check Humber Updates for the most up-to-date information. Please also check Humber College’s and Humber Global’s social media accounts.


Essay questions are designed to test one's grasp of concepts and ideas and give students an opportunity to articulate what they've learned. While the length of essay responses can vary from a few paragraphs to several pages, essay answers are fundamentally about being able to make convincing arguments. The following are common kinds of essay questions you might encounter on an exam:

Analyze: Critically examine the merits and weaknesses of an argument.
Categorize: What concept is the idea or ideas related to?
Compare and Contrast: How are ideas similar or different from each other?
Decipher: Explain an idea, identify what an idea is about or interpret its meaning.
Weigh: Examine the arguments in favour of and against an idea.


Many first-year college students complain that they have never learned how to study. What tips could you give to help students with weak study habits? Explain and support your statements with evidence from your own personal experience and from concepts and theories learned in class and from your textbook readings.

student holding his paper with an A+


  1. Read the question thoroughly and make sure you understand how you are being asked to respond.
  2. Create a skeletal outline of how you plan to structure your answer taking care to outline your main points and ensure that they are well supported. Make sure your answers are as concise as possible and lead with your strongest points.
  3. Pace yourself so that you have time to answer each question completely and don't run out of time.
  4. Ensure you leave enough time to review your answers to check them for spelling, grammar and completeness.