The decision to study in another country is an exciting one, and learning in the warm and welcoming community of Medicine Hat will give you a successful start in your global education.
The wide open spaces and clear blue skies of southeastern Alberta are the canvas for the natural beauty of our city. Located in the scenic South Saskatchewan River Valley, Medicine Hat has 2512 hours of sunshine per year! Making us one of "Canada's Sunniest Cities", and an attractive year-round playground.
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Apply for ESL by downloading the application form. Send your completed application form with a $45 application fee by:
MailMedicine Hat CollegeInternational Education299 College Drive SEMedicine Hat, AlbertaCanada T1A 3Y6
International students that enter credit programs directly must ensure that all documents requested in the Letter of Acceptance (transcripts from secondary and/or post-secondary school(s), proof of English proficiency, etc.) are submitted directly to:
Medicine Hat CollegeRegistrar's Office299 College Drive SEMedicine Hat, AlbertaCanada T1A 3Y6
Please refer to College Admissions for entrance requirements.
Please refer to the College Calendar for tuition and due dates.
Payment methods include:
Study 6 months or longer in Canada:Once you receive your official Letter of Acceptance from Medicine Hat College, you must apply for a Study Permit. A Temporary Resident Visa may also be required of students from certain countries. Check here to see if you come from a country that requires a Temporary Resident Visa to visit or transfer to Canada.
To obtain your Study Permit and/or your Temporary Resident Visa you must visit the nearest Canadian Embassy, High Commission, or Consulate.
For further information, visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Study 6 months or less in Canada:It is possible to study in Canada in a short term program (6 month or less) without a Study Permit. For further information, visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
We encourage you to arrive a few days (maximum 1 week) before classes begin so that you may familiarize yourself with your new accommodations, get to know your way around campus and the city, and open a bank account (if necessary). If you arrive early, you should ensure you have sufficient money to cover your living costs (e.g. Homestay fees, transportation, etc.)
International flights coming from Asia will first arrive at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Students should ensure that they have enough time to clear immigration before flying to Calgary (YYC). From Calgary, students will make their final connection to Medicine Hat Municipal Airport (YXH).
International flights coming from Mexico usually pass through the United States. Students should be sure to have the proper documentation to do so. Students will clear immigration before at the Calgary International Airport (YYC) and should allow enough time to do so before making their final connection to Medicine Hat Municipal Airport (YXH).
Students are asked to call the 24 hour emergency number (403) 548-5247 if there are changes to flight(s) so that airport pick-up can be adjusted and Homestay families can be contacted (if applicable).
The International Education Department at Medicine Hat College offers FREE pick-up from the Medicine Hat Municipal Airport or the Medicine Hat Greyhound bus station. In order to arrange pick-up, students must confirm their travel arrangements (date, time of arrival, flight number, etc.) by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org at LEAST 48 hours before arrival.
Please note that pick-ups are not offered from 12:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. and will not be made on December 25 or December 31.
International students have 3 options for their accommodations. Click here for more information.
Medical expenses for visitors can be extremely high in Canada. Because of this, Medicine Hat College has mandatory health insurance for all its international students. The insurance is provided by StudentGuard Health Insurance.
It is important for students to understand what services are covered (doctor's visits, prescriptions, and hospital visits) and what services are not (dental care, eyeglasses or anything pertaining to pre-existing condition). Students with existing medical conditions should:
It is also important for students arriving in Medicine Hat for the first time to confirm their arrival (date) with the International Education department so that coverage begins the minute they arrive in Canada.
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