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International Students

If you’re an international student, you can enrol in many university-credit courses offered through The Chang School without formal admission to Ryerson University.

Some courses do require an interview or prerequisite courses before you enrol, so be sure to carefully read course descriptions for details.

Upon successful completion of some certificate programs, and subject to normal program admission criteria and procedures, you may apply for advanced standing in a related degree program at Ryerson.

International Student Support Office

Ryerson’s International Student Support Office can help with your transition to Canada. They also offer support related to immigration, health insurance, and working in Canada.

International Tuition Fees

As an international student, you will be charged a different fee than Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents, unless you qualify for an exemption based on your status. If you qualify for an international fee exemption, you are still required to obtain a Study Permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

For information on fee and immigration categories, visit Fees Categories at the Office of the Registrar.

To claim an exemption, you must take your original document to the ServiceHub when you enrol in your courses. This document must be issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). A lawyer’s documentation is not acceptable.

International Students Fee Rate

The fees displayed online are in Canadian funds and are the Regular Fee Rate. The International Fee Rate for Chang School students is three (3) times the regular student tuition fee for credit courses.

Note: The International Fee applies to degree-credit courses only.

How to Calculate the International Fee

  1. Start with the course fee and subtract the ancillary fees and the material fee (where applicable). The material fee will be stated in a note following the course description. Please note that all Business courses are subject to a $2.00 ($0.50 for ITM students) material fee even though this is not noted in individual course descriptions. The result is the regular tuition fee.
  2. Multiply this amount by three (3), and the result is the tuition portion of the international fee.
  3. Once the tuition portion is calculated, add back the ancillary fees and the material fee, where applicable. The result is the total international fee payable for your course. (Visit Non-Tuition Related Fees and Service Charges for more information about ancillary and material fees.)