Study at MHC
MHC offers certificate, diploma, applied degree and university transfer programs in the areas of Arts, Education, Business, Health, Science, Trades and Technology, including:
- Administrative Office Management
- Art & Design
- Built Environment Engineering Technology
- Business Administration
- Criminal Justice
- Child and Youth Care Counsellor
- Early Learning and Child Care
- Environmental Reclamation Technician
- Information Technology
- Power Engineering
- Social Work
See our PROGRAMS CHART for a summary of each program, including career information, international student tuition and fee estimates, and admission requirements. View our PROGRAM AVAILABILITY page to see the status of each program.
Deadlines, Tuition & Fees
Application deadlines reflect the last day that applications and supporting documents will be accepted. We encourage students to apply early as many programs have limited seats.
Where the number of applications exceeds the number of seats available to international students for any program, admission may be administered on a competitive basis with the most qualified applicants admitted first. This may result in delayed timelines to receive an admission decision.
|Winter 2024||Spring 2024||Fall 2024|
|Applications open||June 1, 2023||August 1, 2023||October 3, 2023|
|Application deadline for competitive programs||n/a||n/a||May 1, 2024|
|International student application deadline||November 1, 2023||February 1, 2024||June 15, 2024|
|Application deadline for international students in Canada with study permits (email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply)||December 1, 2023||April 3, 2024||August 1, 2024|
|Proof of study permit deadline||December 15, 2023||April 15, 2024||August 15, 2024|
|Application deadline for current MHC students applying to a new program||December 21, 2023||May 1, 2024||September 3, 2024|
|Tuition payment deadline||January 16, 2024||May 7, 2024||September 18, 2024|
Please review MHC’s programs and admission requirements for each program here and email email@example.com with any questions. Students applying for University Studies programs must contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to speak to an academic advisor.
Please above tab for application deadlines
- Apply online. A non-refundable application fee of $75 is due at the time of application. Some students experience difficulties applying online through applyalberta.ca. Please email IntEd@mhc.ab.ca if you are having any challenges.
For international applicants, the following programs require an interview and paper application and are closed to online applications. Please contact IntEd@mhc.ab.ca to apply for:
- Open Studies
- Humanities and Social Sciences Diploma
- University Studies: Arts
- University Studies: Commerce
- University Studies: Fine Arts
- University Studies: Science
- University Studies: Science – Kinesiology
Documents required to support an international student application are: official transcripts (high school and post-secondary, if attended) sent directly by the school or department of education, admit/scratch cards to verify transcript information if applicable, a passport copy, and English-language proficiency (ELP) results.
Electronic documents sent directly by the school or department of education, as well as admit cards, ELP results and passport copies can be directed to email@example.com.
Official documents may also be sent directly by the school or department of education to:
Medicine Hat College Registrar's Office
299 College Drive SE
Medicine Hat, Alberta Canada
Please do not send original documents to MHC, as we cannot return them. Transcripts that are in languages other than English must be sent with an accompanying notarized English translation.
Specific admission and document requirements vary by country:
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Once accepted, make sure to pay the deposit ($3000) to secure your seat within 14 days.
It is critical that you review your acceptance letter and carefully read all email communications from the College to ensure you meet MHC and program admission and registration deadlines and requirements, including for tuition installment payment and providing proof of study permit.
MHC has partnered with BorderPass (borderpass.ca) to provide students access to premium Canadian immigration services at minimal costs. The BorderPass platform provides study permit application preparation, review, and filing services by Canadian immigration lawyers. In addition, you will receive annual access, free of charge, to the BorderPass Club which includes continuous monitoring and management of your immigration status, access to Canadian immigration lawyers, ongoing Express Entry score tracking, and discounted follow-on visa services.
To sign up with BorderPass and begin your application:
- Please navigate to access Medicine Hat’s unique portal here
- At checkout once you have submitted all of your documents, input the promo code provided in your letter of admission. Please note that the promo code covers all BorderPass Club and Study Permit Application fees, meaning you only have to pay for Government Processing and Biometrics fees.
If you are from a country with a high rate of study permit refusals, to improve your chances to obtain a study permit and study at MHC, it is mandatory to work with MHC’s partner, BorderPass, to submit your study permit application and you must show you have signed up to BorderPass prior to your seat at MHC being confirmed.
These countries are listed HERE and include:
- Kenya, and
Please reach out to IntEd@mhc.ab.ca with any questions.
If you have any questions or concerns related to BorderPass, please contact them by using the live chat button at the bottom corner of their website. For other countries, it is not mandated but recommended that you take advantage of this offered service backed by Canadian immigration lawyers.
Upon paying your deposit, you’ll receive onboarding information and an onboarding checklist from our International Education office. Please review carefully as this document provides important information to prepare for your study in Canada and at MHC. We ask you to arrive one week before classes begin so that you may attend orientation sessions, familiarize yourself with your new accommodations, get to know your way around campus and the city, and open a bank account (if necessary.
Students have three options for accommodation. Please review the options and application requirements (where applicable) and contact email@example.com with any questions.
MHC provides services designed specifically to assist international students with life both on and off-campus. From pre-arrival to graduation, the programs and services offered will help students to integrate into the community and get involved in campus life. For more information please see here for a description of these services, or contact our international student services specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional student services at MHC
Medicine Hat College has mandatory health insurance for all its international students. The insurance provider is StudyInsured. Students are automatically enrolled in StudyInsured for semesters they are registered in classes at Medicine Hat College. It is important to confirm your arrival date with the International Education department so that coverage begins when you arrive in Canada.