COVID-19: Information for International Students

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

If you need additional English language (ESL) studies 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.

Browse our programs and find the best path for you!

List of available programs

Learn more about Lethbridge College, Lethbridge, and Canada in our International Student Viewbook.

International student program post-secondary application intakes:

Term/Semester Applications Open Deadlines
Fall (September) October 1 June 1
Winter (January) February 1 October 1
Spring (May) June 1 February 1

View the program application status page for current intake dates and deadlines (filter by term/semester).

Program Application Status

Important note:  if you receive a visa or study permit refusal after the program has started, current tuition payment and refund deadlines are applicable. If you have any questions, please 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 2021-2022 academic year and are subject to change for the 2022-2023 academic year upon annual review each May. All tuition rates are approved by the Alberta Ministry of Education.

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.