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International Admissions Requirements

There are different types of requirements that International Students need to meet to qualify for admission at Algoma U. Please review all requirements carefully to ensure timely admission.

Your admission will be based on your current secondary school curriculum. Please visit our Admission Requirements page and select your secondary school applicant type to ensure you will be meeting our admission requirements.

AP Transfer Credit Eligibility

Applicants who have completed AP exams with a minimum final grade of 4 will be eligible to receive university credit recognition for up to a maximum of 12 credits (or two full courses). Your results must be sent directly from the College Board in order to be considered for credit.

AP Scholarship Eligibility

Scholarship consideration will be based on the grades achieved on the current secondary school curriculum. No additional awards are offered for completion of AP courses.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of the General Certificate of Education (GCE) must submit two academic A-Level subjects with grades no lower than D.  Applicants presenting AS Level courses must submit four academic subjects with grades no lower than D.

Advanced Standing*

Algoma University offers advanced standing of 6 credits (2 courses) for each A-Level Course with a grade of C or higher. High performing students with a minimum of three A-Level courses are eligible for further advanced standing, where additional credits may be awarded, as per the chart below:

A Level ResultsAdvanced StandingAdditional Credits AwardedTotal
A – A – A18 credits earned12 credits awarded30 credits (10 courses or one full year)
A – A – B18 credits earned6 credits awarded24 credits (8 courses)
A* – B – B18 credits earned6 credits awarded24 credits (8 courses)
Any combination of three – A, B or C18 credits earnedNo additional credit awarded18 credits (6 courses)

*Students must present the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level. Algoma U does not currently offer advanced standing for completion of AS-Level courses.

A Level Scholarships

Scholarship Name‘A’ Level GradesScholarship
Chancellor’s AwardTwo courses (A* + A)$5,000 renewable
President’s AwardTwo courses (A* + A)$2,500 non-renewable
Dean’s AwardTwo courses (A + min. C grade)$1,000 non-renewable
Award of ExcellenceTwo courses (B + min. C grade)$500 non-renewable
  • Successful completion of the IB Diploma with a minimum of 26 points is accepted for admission.
  • Candidates with 28 points or higher qualify for scholarship consideration. Please refer to the chart below for specific range requirements.
  • Upon attainment of 28 points, a minimum grade of 5 in either Standard (SL) or Higher (HL) Level courses is required for consideration of credit transfer.  Transfer credits may be given to a maximum of 30 credits, which is equivalent to year one of full-time study. Credits will be assessed on an individual basis.

International Entrance Scholarships

AwardAmountIB Points Requirement
Chancellor’s Award$5,00040+
President’s Award$2,50036 – 39
Dean’s Award$1,00032 – 35
Award of Excellence$50028 – 31

To be considered for admission on the basis of the U.S. graduation diploma applicants must submit an official transcript showing successful completion of five Grade 12 academic courses in including English with an overall minimum average of 70% (B).

Applicants with U.S. citizenship completing the graduation diploma will not be eligible for scholarship consideration. They will, however, be eligible to pay Canadian domestic fees. Please refer to the Fees and Financing section on the website for further information.

All applicants from Bangladesh who do not currently live in Canada, must apply through the Canadian University Application Centre (CUAC)* in Bangladesh. The CUAC is Algoma University’s exclusive partner in Bangladesh and provides free counselling services including admissions information, application assistance and visa application assistance. For more information on your local office, please visit www.canada123.org or contact them directly at intl@canada123.org.

*Applications submitted without CUAC assistance will NOT be processed and will be forwarded back to the CUAC. Submitting your application through the CUAC ensures the quality of your applications and results in a faster processing time.

Credential Required: Higher Secondary Certificate

Additional Documents Required: Secondary School Certificate

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency

Awards:

  • No $5,000 award recommended because the marks are not on a 100% scale.
  • 5.0 (A) $2,500
  • 4.5 (B+) $1,000
  • 4.0 (B) $500

All applicants from Ghana who do not currently live in Canada, must apply through the Canadian University Application Centre (CUAC)* in Ghana. The CUAC is Algoma University’s exclusive partner in Ghana and provides free counselling services including admissions information, application assistance and visa application assistance. For more information on your local office, please visit www.canada123.org or contact them directly at intl@canada123.org.

*Applications submitted without CUAC assistance will NOT be processed and will be forwarded back to the CUAC. Submitting your application through the CUAC ensures the quality of your applications and results in a faster processing time.

Credential Required: West African Senior School Certificate (WAEC)

Minimum Admissions Requirements: Minimum 5 subjects (including required courses), with all grades C5 or higher (one C6 is acceptable, as long as it’s not a required course)

Awards:

  • A1: 95% (A+) $5,000
  • B2: 85% (A $2,500
  • B3: 80% (B+) $1,000
  • C4: 75% (B) $500

Credential Required: Higher Secondary School Certificate (CBSE/ISC/State Board)

Additional Documents Required: Secondary School Certificate

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency

Awards:

  • 91-100 (A+) $5,000
  • 81-90 (A) $2,500
  • 71-80 (B+) $1,000
  • 61-70 (B) $500

All applicants from Indonesia who do not currently live in Canada, must apply through the Canadian University Application Centre (CUAC)* in Indonesia. The CUAC is Algoma University’s exclusive partner in Indonesia and provides free counselling services including admissions information, application assistance and visa application assistance. For more information on your local office, please visit www.canada123.org or contact them directly at intl@canada123.org.

*Applications submitted without CUAC assistance will NOT be processed and will be forwarded back to the CUAC. Submitting your application through the CUAC ensures the quality of your applications and results in a faster processing time.

Credential Required: Sekolah Menengah Atas

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency

All applicants from Kenya who do not currently live in Canada, must apply through the Canadian University Application Centre (CUAC)* in Kenya. The CUAC is Algoma University’s exclusive partner in Kenya and provides free counselling services including admissions information, application assistance and visa application assistance. For more information on your local office, please visit www.canada123.org or contact them directly at intl@canada123.org.

*Applications submitted without CUAC assistance will NOT be processed and will be forwarded back to the CUAC. Submitting your application through the CUAC ensures the quality of your applications and results in a faster processing time.

Credential Required: West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or West African Senior School Certificate (WASC)

Awards:

  • 91-100 (A+) $5,000
  • 81-90 (A) $2,500
  • 71-80 (B+) $1,000
  • 61-70 (B) $500

All applicants from Mauritius who do not currently live in Canada, must apply through the Canadian University Application Centre (CUAC)* in Mauritius. The CUAC is Algoma University’s exclusive partner in Mauritius and provides free counselling services including admissions information, application assistance and visa application assistance. For more information on your local office, please visit www.canada123.org or contact them directly at intl@canada123.org.

*Applications submitted without CUAC assistance will NOT be processed and will be forwarded back to the CUAC. Submitting your application through the CUAC ensures the quality of your applications and results in a faster processing time.

Credential Required: See General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level OR French Baccalaureate.

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency for students presenting the French Baccalaureate.

All applicants from Nigeria who do not currently live in Canada, must apply through the Canadian University Application Centre (CUAC)* in Nigeria. The CUAC is Algoma University’s exclusive partner in Nigeria and provides free counselling services including admissions information, application assistance and visa application assistance. For more information on your local office, please visit www.canada123.org or contact them directly at intl@canada123.org.

*Applications submitted without CUAC assistance will NOT be processed and will be forwarded back to the CUAC. Submitting your application through the CUAC ensures the quality of your applications and results in a faster processing time.

Credential Required: West African Senior School Certificate (WASC)

Minimum Admissions Requirements: Minimum 5 subjects (including required courses) with grades of C5 or higher (one C6 is acceptable, as long as it’s not a required course)

Awards:

  • A1: 95% (A+) $5,000
  • B2: 85% (A) $2,500
  • B3: 80% (B+) $1,000
  • C4: 75% (B) $500

Credential Required: Higher Secondary School Certificate

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency

Awards:

  • 95% (A+) $5,000
  • 90% (A) $2,500
  • 80% (B+) $1,000
  • 70% (B) $500

All applicants from Sri Lanka who do not currently live in Canada, must apply through the Canadian University Application Centre (CUAC)* in Sri Lanka. The CUAC is Algoma University’s exclusive partner in Sri Lanka and provides free counselling services including admissions information, application assistance and visa application assistance. For more information on your local office, please visit www.canada123.org or contact them directly at intl@canada123.org.

*Applications submitted without CUAC assistance will NOT be processed and will be forwarded back to the CUAC. Submitting your application through the CUAC ensures the quality of your applications and results in a faster processing time.

Credential Required: Sri Lankan GCE A levels in Four subjects

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency

Awards:

  • 3.75 – 4.0  (A+) $5,000
  • 3.50 – 3.74 (A) $2,500
  • 3.25 – 3.49  (B+) $1,000
  • 3.00 – 3.24  (B) $500

All applicants from the United Arab Emirates who do not currently live in Canada, must apply through the Canadian University Application Centre (CUAC)* in the United Arab Emirates. The CUAC is Algoma University’s exclusive partner in the United Arab Emirates and provides free counselling services including admissions information, application assistance and visa application assistance. For more information on your local office, please visit www.canada123.org or contact them directly at intl@canada123.org.

*Applications submitted without CUAC assistance will NOT be processed and will be forwarded back to the CUAC. Submitting your application through the CUAC ensures the quality of your applications and results in a faster processing time.

Credential Required: Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihiyya)

Language Requirement: Proof of English Language Proficiency

Visit our Application Procedures for US Students  section for details on applying from the US.

All applicants from Zambia who do not currently live in Canada, must apply through the Canadian University Application Centre (CUAC)* in Zambia. The CUAC is Algoma University’s exclusive partner in Zambia and provides free counselling services including admissions information, application assistance and visa application assistance. For more information on your local office, please visit www.canada123.org or contact them directly at intl@canada123.org.

*Applications submitted without CUAC assistance will NOT be processed and will be forwarded back to the CUAC. Submitting your application through the CUAC ensures the quality of your applications and results in a faster processing time.

Credential Required: Zambia School Certificate External Examination Results (National Exam)

Language Requirement: None

All applicants from Zimbabwe who do not currently live in Canada, must apply through the Canadian University Application Centre (CUAC)* in Zimbabwe. The CUAC is Algoma University’s exclusive partner in Zimbabwe and provides free counselling services including admissions information, application assistance and visa application assistance. For more information on your local office, please visit www.canada123.org or contact them directly at intl@canada123.org.

*Applications submitted without CUAC assistance will NOT be processed and will be forwarded back to the CUAC. Submitting your application through the CUAC ensures the quality of your applications and results in a faster processing time.

Credential Required: ZIMSEC General Certificate of Education Advanced Level

Additional Documents Required: General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level

English Language Requirements for International Students

Proof of English language proficiency is required to attend Algoma U. One of the following minimal requirements must be met in order to be eligible for undergraduate admission:

  • TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) (213 computer based) (79-80 Internet-based)
  • IELTS 6.0 (including 6.0 in each band of reading, writing, listening and speaking)
  • MELAB 90 per cent
  • CanTEST 4.50
  • CAEL 60
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 63 OR Successful completion of Algoma University’s ESL Program with a 80 per cent or higher