How to apply to become an international student with the OCSB
Step 1 - Submit your application form and feesInternational students wishing to study in Ottawa should first complete an online application form. During the application, you will be promted to submit a $300 non-refundable application fee.
Step 2 - Make arrangements for the payment of tuition feesInternational students pay annual tuition fees in order to attend one of our quality OCSB schools. These fees cover the costs of important programs, such as English as a second language (ESL) instruction, if needed. The fees also help pay for essential transportation services, given that the student's residential address meets eligibility requirements. Transportation will be also provided to our high school ESL Centres, even if they are outside the student's attendance boundary.
All payments should be made payable to the "Ottawa Catholic School Board" and should include the name of the student on the method of payment.
|Tuition fees for Kindergarten to Grade 8 - $11,386 per year|
|Tuition fees for Grades 9 to 12 - $12,386 per year|
Step 3 - Get your letter of acceptance for a study permitOnce you have completed the application form and paid the necessary fees, we will issue a letter of acceptance. International students need this letter in order to obtain a Study Permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada. A study permit is required for all fee-paying international students.
Step 4 - Visit the Family Welcome Centre for Newcomers
Accepted international students will be directed to our Family Welcome Centre for an assessment to ensure they receive program options appropriate to their needs.