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FAQs

Take a look at our FAQs for more insight into becoming a student at NIC. If you're unable to find the answers you're looking for, please contact us. We're always happy to answer your questions and address any concerns.

Complete the online International Application by clicking on 'Apply Now'. Included in the application is a $100 application processing fee. Review How to Apply for more detail, including the application process and where to send your supporting documents.
Information on NIC programs and courses can be found here. If you need more information, contact us by phone or email and we will help you.
NIC accepts the following Academic English language exams as proof of English language proficiency; TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL, and Pearson. For more detail, visit How to Apply.
NIC offers an Academic English Language Program that prepares students for study at the college/university level. It is a seamless way to transition into all programs here at NIC.
It depends on the country in which you studied. For a complete list of accepted assessments and counties, click here .
Tuition fees for international students, are specific to each program and therefore listed under each program on our website. Books, lab fees, internships/co-op fees and supplies are separate and cost varies by program. To assist with budgeting you can find additional estimates within Tuition and Costs.
There are several awards available through NIC Foundation . We are working to add additional awards that would be posted within Tuition and Costs in the future.
Yes. For a complete list of authorized agents click here.
For more information on applying for a student visa, please see the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website .
It depends. As per Citizenship and Immigration Canada; you may be eligible to work in Canada while studying and after you graduate. Please review their website for specifics.
  • The certificate is a one year program and the diploma is a two year program.
  • The diploma program is more academically rigorous.
  • The diploma program offers specialization in global business, marketing, and finance.
  • The diploma offers a pathway to graduate studies.
  • The diploma program has a built in internship within the program. So when you graduate you will already have Canadian work experience on your resume.
No. Students considering a PDD do not need any business experience to be considered for admission.
NIC offers accommodation options in homestay, peerstay, short-term, as well as apartment search support. For a complete description of housing options and application visit Accommodation. New students are expected to have confirmed housing prior to their arrival.
All students are required to have medical insurance so you can afford the medical care you may need. NIC enrols students into a medical insurance plan to ensure coverage upon arrival. For those students on a study permit, once you have arrived you will be required to apply for the provincial medical insurance plan, known as MSP. You will have 3 months in which to be enrolled on the MSP plan, so you are advised at orientation to complete this immediately.

During orientation you will be briefed on our medical system of medical clinics, dentist offices and hospitals. In the event of an emergency, we will contact your family if you are seriously injured and not able to contact them yourself. We can also assist you with completing the necessary insurance paperwork.
At NIC, international students have international student success advisors knowledgeable about the needs of international students in choosing the right courses/program for you and able to advise you of additional services and support NIC has to offer dependent on your needs. Check out Services and Support.

Questions? Email us anytime! We are pleased to answer all your questions. Making a decision to study in another country is a big one and we want to help you be confident in your decision to study with us.