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As a Designated Learning Institution (DLI # O19391056756 – begins with the letter “O”, not zero), approved by the Alberta Government, Lethbridge College offers academic programs to international students, which enables them to be eligible for immigration programs such as the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program.

If you need or want additional English language studies (ESL/ELL/EAP) before starting a post-secondary program, click on the blue button on the right for more information on our Languages Canada-approved Pathway to English and Academic Culture (PEAC) program.

View our international student program options, available intakes, application deadlines, and current seat availability by clicking on the button below:

Program Availability and Program Application Status

The far right column is for international applicants and the programs will be indicated as:

  • Open (accepting applications)
  • Waitlisting (accepting applications; however, an offer will not be granted until a seat becomes available)
  • Closed (no longer accepting applications)
  • Unavailable (not open for international student applications)

Important note:  Tuition payment and refund deadlines are applicable if you receive a visa or study permit refusal after the program has started. If you have any questions, contact us for more information.

International admission requirements

International applications are evaluated on a competitive basis, taking into account factors such as grades, English language proficiency, and campus diversity.

Most of our programs require the equivalent of a Canadian high school diploma. However, some courses require specific courses such as Math and Biology for admission. Check the Admissions section of the Program page that you are interested in for details.

Required international documents

International students whose first language is not English must also meet English language proficiency requirements.

English language requirements

International students from a select number of countries may be able to meet English language proficiency requirements with the equivalent of a Grade 12-level or postsecondary-level English course completed at a school or college/university within their country.

Recognized countries list

Program costs

International tuition fee estimates and overall program rates are based on the 2023-2024 academic year and are subject to change for the 2024-2025 academic year upon annual review each May. The Alberta Ministry of Education approves all tuition rates for Lethbridge College programs.

Program fees

Immigration information

You are required to get a study permit for any program that is more than six months in duration. For more information on how to apply for a study permit or the PGWP program, visit Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website here.

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132 different countries


In the past decade, Lethbridge College has welcomed students from 132 different countries.