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Yorkville University is proud to welcome career-driven students from around the world to our campuses in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia.

We offer students a welcoming and supportive environment that extends beyond the classrooms, and a goal-focused education to get them started on their successful careers in Canada or at home. Both our campuses feature:

  • Small classes for increased interactivity
  • Accessible faculty
  • Fast-track graduation opportunities
  • Scheduling that allows students to maximize off campus part time work opportunities

Canadian students studying on-campus can enroll in some or all their courses online. This added flexibility allows students to select a delivery mode according to their preferences and what best suits their learning needs, at any given time.

Note: International students in Canada with a study permit will need to complete the majority of their courses on-campus.  These international students must maintain a full-time course load, with the majority of their courses completed on-campus, per term, and satisfy all other requirements as set out by the Federal Government of Canada in order to be eligible to apply for the Post Graduation Work Permit Program.

Learn more at Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.

 Programs: 

Programs at Yorkville University deliver rigorous academic content taught by professors who are committed to excellence in teaching.

Ontario 

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The Bachelor of Business Administration program at Yorkville University is structured in a three-term year.  A standard course load, is four courses per term for three terms per year with the summer break commencing in July. Yorkville University admits students four times a year – in January, April, July and October.  Students starting in October would qualify for their three-month summer break in July of the following year. All students qualify for an approved break after completion of 30 credits regardless of their intake date. The approved break runs from July to September. Students who are interested in accelerating their studies and taking courses during the summer break are welcome to do so depending on course availability.  

International Students must be registered in and complete a minimum of 3-4 courses (per academic term) per year to meet the requirements for full time study status.

Students may apply to take one ‘approved term break’ after they have completed 30 credits of full time study.

Students may use their ‘approved term break’ to register for a lighter course load (less than 3 courses) in this term.

Access to Post Graduation Work Permit 

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) policy (available at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/work-postgrad-who.asp ) states that you ARE eligible to apply for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program IF you graduated from a: Canadian private school that can legally award degrees under provincial law (for example, Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree) but only if you are enrolled in a study programs leading to a degree as authorized by the province.

Graduates of Yorkville University’s on-campus Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a specialization in Project Management program and on-campus Bachelor of Interior Design in Toronto, Ontario will be eligible to apply for their Post-Graduate Work Permit. Learn more at Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.

Graduates of Yorkville University’s on-campus Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with specializations in Project Management, Accounting, Supply Chain Management and Energy Management in Vancouver, British Columbia will be eligible to apply for their Post-Graduate Work Permit. Learn more at Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.

Yorkville University recommends that all students interested in applying to extend their stay in Canada reach out to the IRCC or to a qualified Immigration Consultant for more information.

*The Designated Learning Institution (DLI) Number for Yorkville University (British Columbia) is O129034707957.

*The Designated Learning Institution (DLI) Number for Yorkville University (Ontario) is O19396019511.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

English is the primary language of instruction at Yorkville University. Applicants whose native language is not English must establish proficiency in English sufficient for post-secondary study.

Please find program specific details below.

Yorkville University ESL Pathway Program

The ESL Pathway Program enables students, with less than the minimum required IELTS scores, to be accepted to Yorkville University programs in Ontario. The ESL Pathway offers three levels of study with content focused on improving your English language skills. You will leave the program with improved English language skills for reading, writing, speaking and comprehension. The levels are 12 weeks in duration and involve 25 hours of instruction per week. All students will have access to on-going language and international student services during their studies at Yorkville University. The ESL Pathway program is available at the 1835 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4S 1X8, Canada.

Oxford Placement Test 

Students applying to Yorkville University programs in Ontario without an IELTS score will be asked to complete the Oxford Placement Test to determine their placement in either (a) Beginner Pathway (b) Level 1 (c) Level 2 of the ESL Pathway Program or (d) enter their degree/diploma program directly or with a concurrent English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course. The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course is available at respective campuses concurrently as part of the programs. (This course is a credit course that counts towards the completion of the degree.  There is no additional cost to the program when students take the EAP course.)


BACHELOR OF INTERIOR DESIGN

English Language Requirements

Applicants from countries where English is not the primary language spoken and applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing evidence of one of the following completed scored tests:

Recognized Tests Minimum Scores
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT 80 CBT 213 PBT 550
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic 6.0
Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST) – Reading/Listening/Speaking – Writing 4.5 – 4.0
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) 76
Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) 60
Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment (CLBA) – Average on reading, listening and speaking 6
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic 55
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176

 Bachelor of Interior Design Conditional Admission

Applicants seeking to establish English language proficiency by providing TOEFL, IELTS, or CAEL scores (or scores from other tests of English language proficiency recognized by the University) but whose scores fall below the standards required for admission may be considered for conditional admission in the following circumstances.

ONTARIO:
Students with an IELTS score of at least 5.5 (or equivalent) will enroll in Yorkville University’s regular academic program.

  • Students with an IELTS score (or equivalent) of 5.5 but below 6.0 are eligible to start their academic program and will enroll in an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course in Term 1. (This course is a credit course that counts towards the completion of the degree.  There is no additional cost to the program when students take the EAP course.)
  • Students whose IELTS score (or equivalent) is 4.5 or higher but lower than 5.5 will have to successfully complete Level 2 of the ESL Pathway Program.
  • Students whose IELTS score (or equivalent) is lower than 4.5 but above 4.0 will have to successfully complete Level 1 and Level 2 of the ESL Pathway Program.

All students completing Level 2 of the ESL Pathway Program are eligible to start their academic program and will enroll in an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course in Term 1. (This course is a credit course that counts towards the completion of the degree.  There is no additional cost to the program when students take the EAP course.)

Oxford Placement Test
Students without an IELTS score will be asked to complete the Oxford Placement Test to determine their placement in either (a) Beginner Pathway (b) Level 1 (c) Level 2 of the ESL Pathway Program or (d) enter their degree/diploma program directly or with a concurrent English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course.


BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

English is the primary language of instruction at Yorkville University. Applicants whose native language is not English must establish proficiency in English sufficient for post-secondary study. Such proficiency may be established in one of the following ways:

  1. Completion of secondary education where English is the language of instruction.
  2. Successful completion of at least 12 credit hours of previous postsecondary education where English is the language of instruction.
  3. Successful completion with the equivalent of “B” standing of a post-secondary level English for Academic Purposes program accredited by Languages Canada.
  4. Confirmation of an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 550 (written version) or 80 (Internet based version); or an IELTS (International English-Language Test System) overall bandwidth of at least 6.5; or a Canadian Academic English-Language Test (CAEL) score of 60 or higher; or a score equivalent to these scores on another test of English language proficiency recognized by and acceptable to the University.

Bachelor of Business Administration Conditional Admission

Applicants seeking to establish English language proficiency by providing TOEFL, IELTS, or CAEL scores (or scores from other tests of English language proficiency recognized by the University) but whose scores fall below the standards required for admission may be considered for conditional admission in the following circumstances.

ONTARIO:

Students with IELTS or equivalent score of 5.5 and higher will enroll in Yorkville University’s regular academic program.

  • Students with scores above 5.5 but below 6.5 will enroll in the regular academic program and will enroll in an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course in Term 1. (This course is a credit course that counts towards the completion of the degree.  There is no additional cost to the program when students take the EAP course.)
  • For scores between 4.and 5.5, students will have to successfully complete Level 2 of the ESL Pathway Program.
  • For scores between 4.5 and 4.0, students will have to successfully complete Level 1 and Level 2 of the ESL Pathway Program.

All students completing Level 2 of the ESL Pathway Program are eligible to start their academic program and will enroll in an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course in Term 1. (This course is a credit course that counts towards the completion of the degree.  There is no additional cost to the program when students take the EAP course.)

Oxford Placement Test
Students without an IELTS score will be asked to complete the Oxford Placement Test to determine their placement in either (a) Beginner Pathway (b) Level 1 (c) Level 2 of the ESL Pathway Program or (d) enter their degree/diploma program directly or with a concurrent English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course.

BRITISH COLUMBIA:

Students with an IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) will enroll in Yorkville University’s regular academic program.

  • Students with an IELTS score (or equivalent) of 6.0 but below 6.5 will enroll in the regular academic program and will enroll in an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course in Term 1. (This course is a credit course that counts towards the completion of the degree.  There is no additional cost to the program when students take the EAP course.)

Please note: There is no ESL Pathway Program available at Yorkville University’s British Columbia campus at this time. Eligible applicants will be referred to one of the University’s ESL pathway partners.

Yorkville University’s ESL Pathway Partners
Click here to learn more about our ESL pathway partners and approved ESL programs and levels.

Note: In all cases, the University reserves the right to require proof of language proficiency before permission will be granted to register in academic courses. Applicants from countries where English is the language of instruction, but is not the primary language of the general population, may be asked to demonstrate English-language proficiency.


REQUEST INFORMATION ON PROGRAMS

Want to find out about programs offered at Yorkville University? Go to the Request Information form.  Our admissions advisors will be happy to help you and provide you with personalized service as you prepare your application and embark on your journey.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Yorkville University accepts qualifying applicants from all countries. Applicants must:

  • Submit high school or post-secondary transcripts.
  • Be proficient in English.
  • Meet program specific requirements.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply to a program, complete an online application form and send us:

  • Officially translated copies of your secondary or post-secondary transcripts.
  • Officially notarized copies of your original secondary or post-secondary transcripts.
  • ESL proficiency test results.
  • If you are applying for a credit transfer from a post-secondary program, please also send translated program outlines and course descriptions.
  • Application fee ($75 CAD).

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER STUDENTS

Yorkville University encourages applications from students transferring from other post-secondary institutions. In addition to meeting admissions requirements, you must submit translated course descriptions and a program outline in order for your course to be considered for transfer.