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Important announcement – please read carefully.

The International Centre is now 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.

While you can come to the International Centre for advice and help, students will not be able to book individual 1-1 appointments in person until early September. We will let you know when this option is available once we have a confirmed date. If you need to speak with someone from the admissions or student advising team, you can request a virtual appointment through the Contact form

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 six 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.

Humber College's COVID-19 Readiness Plan Approved

Work Permits, Refunds and PGWP Q&A

Planning to begin your studies at Humber? Here’s what you need to know about study permits, refunds, and post-graduation work permits.

Listed below are answers to common questions about IRCC documents required to study at Humber College, refund requests, and post-graduation work permits.

The Study Permit is an immigration document issued when you arrive in Canada.

The Letter of Introduction (LOI) is the study permit approval letter issued by a Canadian Embassy or visa application centre. The letter will include your UCI, application number, the issue date and expiry date. It will also indicate your application to study in Canada has been approved.

The Approval-in-Principle (AIP) letter confirms you have passed the preliminary eligibility assessment on your study permit application. While you await a final decision on your application you may commence your studies online.
Note: The AIP does not guarantee that the study permit application will be approved.

The Letter of Submission states that the study permit application was received on a certain date. This document can be found on your online account under messages from IRCC.

Can I begin my studies online outside of Canada?
You must receive and upload one of these documents onto MyHumber by September 15, 2020 to begin your studies online outside of Canada.


Can I travel and begin my studies in Canada?
To travel to Canada, you must have a valid Canadian study permit or a letter of introduction from IRCC dated on or before March 18, 2020.

You can begin your studies from outside Canada if you uploaded the letter of submission before September 15, 2020. When you receive the AIP or the study permit approval (LOI), you must inform us by uploading the documents onto MyHumber. You must upload all the letters and documents you receive from immigration.

You must upload your IRCC study documents onto MyHumber by September 15, 2020.

If you begin classes without uploading a study permit letter of submission to MyHumber by September 15, 2020 then you will not be able to apply the time studied towards your post-graduation work permit. If you do receive a study permit denial during the fall 2020 semester then the graduated refund policy below will apply.

Can I request a refund?
Yes, but you must notify Humber by September 21, 2020. See policy below


Can I defer my admissions offer to a later semester?
Yes, but you must request your deferral by September 21, 2020. See policy below.

No. If you are inside Canada you must have a valid study permit to begin your studies.

If your study permit application passed stage 1 processing, you would receive a letter in your online account. The letter will tell you if you can commence your studies online while waiting for a final decision on your application. Please upload this letter onto MyHumber. Note, an AIP approval is not a guarantee that your study permit application will be approved.

No, if you are studying in a hybrid (in-person and online) program you must have a valid Canadian study permit or a letter of introduction from IRCC dated on or before March 18, 2020.

You may continue studying for the September 2020 semester, but you will not be eligible to continue your studies at Humber the following semester – January 2021. You can also apply the credits you earn towards future studies at Humber. You may request a refund up until October 16th, 2020. Beyond that date no further refunds will be granted. See graduated refund policy below.

If you are studying from inside Canada on a valid study permit, you’re still eligible for a post-graduation work permit if your in-class courses in Canada are moved to an online-only format because of COVID-19.

If you are studying from outside Canada
You’re still eligible for a post-graduation work permit if you can’t travel to Canada at this time due to travel restrictions and

  • you have a study permit
  • you’ve been approved for a study permit 
  • you applied for a study permit before starting your study program in the spring, summer or fall 2020 semesters

If you’re in this situation, you can begin your classes while outside Canada and

  • complete 100% of your program online if
    • your program is between 8 and 12 months in length, and 
    • you started your studies between May and September 2020
  • complete up to 50% of your program online (until April 30, 2021) if you complete the other 50% of your program in Canada
  • complete up to 50% of your studies online (until April 30, 2021) if 
    • you’ll graduate from 2 different eligible study programs within 2 years of each other
    • 1 of the programs started between May and September 2020 
    • each program is at least 8 months long, and 
    • you complete at least 50% of the combined length of the programs in Canada

If you apply for your study permit before starting your program, any time spent studying online from outside Canada since spring 2020 now counts toward the length of a post-graduation work permit. (Before, only the time spent studying online after you were approved for a study permit counted.)

You won’t have time deducted from the length of your post-graduation work permit for studies you complete outside Canada until April 30, 2021.

Note: If a program of study longer than 6 months in duration is now offered completely online because of health and travel restrictions related to COVID-19, a study permit is still required.

You may continue your studies online from outside Canada if authorized to do so. If you apply for your study permit before starting your program, any time spent studying online from outside Canada since spring 2020 now counts toward the length of a post- graduation work permit. (Before, only the time spent studying online after you were approved for a study permit counted.) You won’t have time deducted from the length of your post-graduation work permit for studies you complete outside Canada until April 30, 2021.

All the latest updates related to COVID-19 can be found at www.humber.ca/updates

If you have any questions, please send them using this contact form and we will respond to you as soon as we can https://international.humber.ca/contact.html

INTERNATIONAL REFUND/DEFERRAL POLICY

January 2021 Intake and March 2021 EAP Intake

You will only be eligible for a full refund if you let Humber College know by January 29, 2021, the tenth (10th) day of classes, that you will not be attending school. March EAP students must notify Humber they will not be attending classes by March 26, 2021.

Winter 2021 (January to April 2021)

Withdrawal Timeframe Refund Amounts
Until January 29, 2021
  • 100% refund of tuition and institutional ancillary fees 
  • 100% International OHIP refundable 
  • 100% Extended Health Care refundable

Please refer to Humber’s Academic Regulations; for important dates and information. Any requests received beyond these dates will be denied.

Exceptional Refund Policy for First Semester Students with a Letter of Submission for Winter 2021

Humber has an exceptional refund policy in place for new Winter 2021 International students (semester 1) who are studying online from outside Canada and who have applied for their study permit before the start of their program. You have the option to begin your studies online AND outside of Canada in your home country for the Winter 2021 term, provided you have applied for a study permit prior to beginning your studies.

To do this, you must submit your Letter of Submission to Humber College no later than January 15, 2021 in order to register for classes. Note: you are responsible to ensure that you have a valid study permit when Humber transitions back to in person classes.

As you may not receive study permit approval, there is a financial risk to both yourself and Humber. If you choose to begin your classes for the Winter 2021 term and Canadian immigration denies your visa/study permit, then the exceptional refund policy applies.

Students eligible under the exceptional refund policy can apply for a full refund of fees (less $1,000 withdrawal fee) if:

  • Your study permit application is refused; AND
  • You have submitted the refusal document from IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) to Humber by March 26, 2021.

Can I defer my program and transfer my tuition fees/deposit?

If you do not start studies then you may defer your program to the May 2021 term, or you may submit a new application for the September 2021 term and have your tuition fees transferred, provided you make the request by the 10th day of classes, January 29, 2021. After January 29, 2021, you will not be able to defer your tuition. There is no guarantee of deferral to the next semester due to limited space. Future term availability will be determined by Humber.

How will I receive my refund?

  • Refund of fees paid by credit card will be returned to the original credit card. 
  • Refund of fees paid by web banking and debit card will be issued by cheque to the original sender. 
  • Refund of fees paid by wire transfer will be refunded via wire to the original sender. 
  • Refund of fees transferred from another Educational Institution will be returned to the same Institution.