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Apply Now to Become an HCDSB International Student!

International Students can apply now to attend one of our 9 Secondary Schools, 45 Elementary Schools and 3 Continuing Education Adult Learning Facilities.

You can visit our Apply Now! page to learn more about the application processschool availability, and transportation eligibility.

You can also learn about school tuition, our refund procedure, and our recommended homestay providers.


International Students who will turn 18 during the school year that they are applying for will be considered if they will be able to complete the Ontario Graduation requirements before the semester during which they turn 19. If they are not able to complete these requirements, they will be encouraged to attend a Thomas Merton Centre for Continuing Education as of the semester that they will turn 19 years of age. Click here for course selection and locations. Courses are $1,650.00 each.

International Students who have already been granted a high school diploma in their country of origin will be considered if they do not need to complete the OSSGD requirements in order to apply to post-secondary School in Ontario.

Students who will turn 19 during the school year that they are applying for, will not be considered for approval.