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How to Apply for International Education


You have made a great choice! Fleming College is home to a diverse offering of programs, and welcomes students from around the world. We proudly offer three (3) post secondary intakes: September, January, and May.

6 Steps to guide you through your journey to Fleming College

Step 1: Choose a program

Review the programs that we have available.

Be sure to check the following:

  • Program start date (the tab at the side of each program page indicates start dates).
  • Do I meet the minimum admissions requirements?
  • Does the length of program meet my visa requirements (is it at least 2 semesters in length)?

Step 2: Gather Documents

Your application will require the following documents:

  • Diploma Programs
    Scanned original, certified/notarized, secondary school graduation transcripts (please include scratch card information if submitting from WAEC region).
  • Post Graduate Programs
    Scanned original, certified/notarized university and/or college transcripts.
  • All documents must be translated into English (where applicable) by an official notary or approved educational resource.
  • Check the English Language Testing requirements.

Fleming reserves the right to request WES (or similar) verification of documents:

Step 3: When to apply

September 2019 Intake

Accepting Applications now

January 2020 Intake

Accepting Applications now

May 2020 Intake

Application dates coming September 2019

September 2020 Intake

Application dates coming Winter 2019


We process applications as quickly as we can, with a goal of providing offers within 10 business days of receiving an application. Application processing times can vary, due to the volume of applicants. Check your OCAS IAS profile often to see any updates (or check with your agent if applicable).

If you have not received a status update within 30 days of submitting your application, please contact International Admissions directly at

  • Apply as early as possible in order to allow enough time to obtain temporary resident visas (if necessary) and study permits, both of which can take several months.
  • It is the student's responsibility to ensure they have enough time to apply for their Study Permit and/ or Student Visa.

See the chart below to determine the window for applications for each country.

Step 4: How to apply

Please note: If programs show as unavailable/closed in the International OCAS portal, they are currently full or we have a large number of applications that have not been processed. You are advised to check the application portal weekly to see if new spaces have opened.

Direct applicant
(without an agent)

Please submit through International Application.

(Fleming College approved)

Please click here to apply on behalf of an applicant.

* New applicants will be required to pay a $100 CAD fee when submitting an application.

Current Fleming Students
(no fee required)

Please submit through International Application.

How to Finalize Applications Online:

Upon payment of your application fee, at the end of the application, it is important you return back to your application to select "Submit". If your credit card requires processing time (can be 1 to 3 days) OR you choose to pay via wire, you will receive an update from when the payment has been accepted. It is very important you log back into your application and submit - failure to do so results in Fleming not receiving your application.

You (or your agent) will be advised via email notification if additional supporting documents are required. Processing of applications can only occur once all information has been received, and the application fee is paid.

How does the online application work?

Within the Fleming College International Applicant Portal (IAS Portal) you (or your agent, if applicable) will be able to:

  1. Create an international application to Fleming College
  2. Pay the application fee (payments made via Flywire)
  3. Submit an application for review (following payment of application fee)
  4. Upload supporting documentation (i.e., transcripts, study permits etc.)
  5. View the status of your application(s)
  6. Print Letters of Acceptance
  7. Confirm acceptance of an offer, prior to Confirmation Deposit Payment
  8. Update your personal information

Upon accepting your offer, all other Fleming offers will be revoked.

Please ensure you are using the International OCAS site (link can be found in Step 4). Applications sent through the Domestic OCAS site will not be assessed.

Step 5: When you have an offer

If you are accepted, you will be notified via email.

  • Access your offer through the International Application Portal (IAS Portal) (or from your Agent), and ensure "accept offer" is chosen in your application.
  • Pay deposit and fees as required in the offer letter (payment options are included in the offer package). Deposits and fees must be received in our office by the deadline. Your seat will be revoked due to late payment.
  • Your fee receipts will be loaded into your OCAS IAS Portal account approximately 7-10 business days after you make your payment. Please be sure to add your student number on all wire and bank transfer payments.
  • Begin process of applying for a Student Visa and/or Study Permit if applicable (

Step 6: Plan your Trip

Approximately 7 weeks before your term begins, you will receive an email from International Student Services that will begin a series of important information updates to help you get organized.

Applicant Processing Information

Missing or incomplete documents will negatively impact the outcome of your application and the speed you receive an offer. Please ensure all required documents are submitted.

Due to Canadian Immigration processing times for student visa applications, we will not process any applications received after the dates below from the corresponding country.

Students who already possess a valid study permit for Canada can disregard the chart below, and are welcome to apply while programs are open.

Country Date
Nigeria, Uganda5 Months prior to intake
Morocco, South Africa, Togo, Tanzania4 Months prior to intake
Australia, Benin, Brazil, Cameroon, Congo, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Mauritius, Pakistan, Singapore, Tunisia, UAE, Zimbabwe3 Months prior to intake
Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Botswana, Cambodia, Central Africa Republic, Eritrea, Gabon, Ghana, Ireland, Kosovo, Kuwait, Macau SAR, Madagascar, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Panama, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Thailand, Zambia, Honduras10 weeks prior to intake
Bahamas, Lebanon, Colombia, Venezuela8 weeks prior to intake
China, India, Philippines, Vietnam, Mexico6 weeks prior to intake

*Updated April 2019. Subject to change without notice.

For countries that qualify under the Direct Stream (SDS) program, the dates listed are applicable to applicants obtaining a study permit using the SDS program.

For non-SDS applicants, please refer to IRCC's website for up-to-date processing times.

Please note: the above guidelines are based on study permit processing timeline estimates. Processing times are subject to change by the IRCC.

If you have any feedback or question, send us an email at

Additional Requirement Information

English proficiency

International applicants must meet Fleming College's English language proficiency requirements in order to gain admission to a study program. See the Language requirements page for more information.

Immunization Requirements

Specific immunization requirements for each program can be found on the Health Services page.

Coop Requirements

Some programs require include work experience as part of the curriculum. You may need a Co-op Work Permit. Check your offer letter for more information.

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