International Student Application Process
Before applying, ensure you have thoroughly reviewed the program details and admission requirements. For a list of programs available to internationals student, go to blogs.rrc.ca/international/study-at-rrc/academic-programs
Academic Requirements (subject to change)
The majority of programs require that you have the equivalent of Canadian Grade 12. All transcripts and other supporting documents must be in English or have English translations attached.
Some programs will require additional documentation once it is determined that the academic requirements have been met. For example: sample portfolios for the Graphic Design program, reference letters for the Early Childhood Education program, or entrance testing for the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer program.
English Language Proficiency Requirements (subject to change)
English is the language of instruction and communication at Red River College. All international applicants must demonstrate sufficient English language proficiency to meet the demands of classroom instruction and written assignments by submitting one of the following English Language Proficiency test results. The following are College minimum English Language Proficiency requirements, however some programs may require higher levels of English Language proficiency.
Where there is uncertainty regarding academic or language readiness, additional college admissions assessments may be required. Assessment fees may apply.
- IELTS Academic Module: minimum of 6.5 in Listening, 6.5 in Reading, 6.0 in Writing, 6.5 in Speaking
- TOEFL: minimum total score of 79-80 (IBT) with a minimum of 19 in each section
- CanTEST: minimum of 4.5 in Reading and Listening sections; 4.0 in Speaking and Writing sections. A band level of 4.5 in Speaking may be required for some programs.
- MELAB: minimum final score of 80 with a minimum of 77 in Writing
- CAEL: minimum overall result of 60 with a minimum of 60 in each section
- RRC Language Training Centre placement tests: Only for applicants in Winnipeg (testing fees apply)
Where there is uncertainty regarding academic or language readiness, applicants may be required to write College entrance tests.
When to Apply
Applications are accepted on an on-going basis and are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend that you apply at least six (6) months prior to the start of your program of choice. Programs have a limited number of spaces available for international students.
Please review the visa application processing times on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website prior to submitting your application.
How to Apply
ONLINE: the quickest and easiest way to apply! You will require a credit card for the $100 application fee payment and will be asked for your educational history.
STEP 1: CREATE AN ONLINE ACCOUNT
To create an RRC online account, click HERE or visit https://apply.rrc.ca/Datatel.ERecruiting.Web.External/Pages/Welcome.aspx
STEP 2: APPLY
Follow the steps in the Online Application process and pay the $100 Application Fee
Enter your full legal name (no nicknames) as indicated on your passport.
It is your responsibility to notify the College of changes to your personal information including your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.
NOTE: If you are applying for Intensive English for International Students (IEIS) followed by an Academic Program, select “YES” under English Language Training and select a start term AND your Academic program of choice, location and academic term under the Post-Secondary Program.
Release of Information
The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act provides for the protection of privacy and personal information held by Red River College by limiting ways that personal information can be collected, used, and disseminated.
By completing this section, authorization and consent is given for the release of information held by Red River College, specifically demographic, application, registration, financial account and grades information contained in, or as a part of your RRC education to the person(s) noted.
If you are applying through an education agency, this section is to be completed by the authorized education agency representative. For a list of authorized education agencies please visit: http://blogs.rrc.ca/international/education-agents/
STEP 3: SUBMIT REQUIREMENTS
Submit required documents within 30 days of submitting your application.
- Official and/or Original secondary and post-secondary (if applicable) transcript(s)
- Proof of English Language Proficiency
- Passport Identification and Address Page
- Immigration Documents – If available at the time of application, please submit your Study Permit or Study Permit approval letter
Submit required documentation to:
Red River College
International Education Office
D210 – 2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3H 0J9
Application processing will not start until all of the above documents are received and complete (including original transcripts and certificates or certified copies and translations, if required). Incomplete applications will result in your application being rejected.
IN-PERSON OR BY MAIL: Submit a paper application form, non-refundable/non-transferable application fee and all required documents listed above.
What Happens Next
- Offer Letter: Your application will be assessed to determine if you meet the Program’s admission requirements. If you meet the requirements and space is available, an Offer Letter will be issued and a $1,100 tuition deposit is due within 14 days
- Acceptance Letter: A Letter of Acceptance will be issued when your tuition deposit is received
- Study Permit: Use your Letter of Acceptance to apply for your Study Permit. For visa application procedures, go to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) website
- Tuition Payment: A $6,500 tuition payment is due 60 days prior to the start of your Program
- Study Permit Approval: Notification of your Study Permit approval is due 30 days prior to the start of your Program
Failure to submit required documentation and payments within the required timelines will result in the cancellation of your application with no refund of the non-refundable/non-transferable application fee.
Deposit and Tuition Payments
1. Online Payments
Quickly and easily pay through your WebAdvisor account with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.
Note: If you do not know your user ID or password, visit RRC HUB.
2. Internet Banking
Pay online through your Canadian financial institution. Allow five business days prior to the payment due date for bank processing. If choosing this option, select Red River College – Fee Stmnt. Your account number is your Student Number and the term (example: 0123456F2017FA).
3. Wire/Bank Transfer
Fees may be transferred electronically to the College. Allow five to ten business days prior to the payment due date for bank processing. Indicate your name and student number on the remittance form and e-mail a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal Bank of Canada, Main Branch
220 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3C 0A5
For Account: Red River College
Financial Institution 003
Transit (Branch) Number 00007
Account Number 154-895-7
Swift Code ROYCCAT2
5. By Mail
Send payment, noting student number, program, and term to:
Controller’s Office, Room C212
2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3H OJ9
International students who wish to withdraw from the College or change their status must inform the International Education office. Refunds will be granted on the following basis:
- Withdrawals before the start of the program:
- Applicants will forfeit the application fee and the tuition deposit.
- Applicants who are denied a Study Permit will forfeit the application fee. A copy of the visa rejection letter from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is required to process the deposit and tuition refunds.
- Refund requests are required within 30 days of receipt of the visa rejection letter OR start date of the program, whichever is earliest.
- Withdrawal within the first 7% of the term – refund of 100% fees less non-refundable deposit where applicable.
- Withdrawal between 7% and 25% of the term – refund of 50% fees.
- Withdrawal after 25% of the term – no refund
- Health & Dental fees are fully refundable up to 30 calendar days from start of the program.
A $100 administration fee will be assessed on all refund requests.
Students, who choose to withdraw from their program of studies, including those who choose not to return for an upcoming term, are responsible for the submission of a completed Withdrawal Form for Students in Full Time Programs to one of our Student Service Centres: D101, Notre Dame Campus, or P104, Roblin Centre, Exchange District Campus.
The effective withdrawal date will be the date the Withdrawal Form for Students in Full Time Programs is received in the Student Service Centre and will determine any eligibility for refund. Students are responsible for all applicable fees up to the date the withdrawal form has been received by the College.
Refunds will be processed in the same manner as the original payment method, however cash and debit payments refunds will be made by cheque, directly deposit to your Canadian bank account or wire transfer outside of Canada.
Change of Status
Students changing their status to Permanent Residents may be eligible to have their tuition adjusted for any future terms of study remaining in their program. Students are required to submit their immigration document or Permanent Resident card to initiate this adjustment and change of status.
Students who have been approved as provincial nominees are required to pay international student fees until receiving official Permanent Resident status from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
For more information about International Education at Red River College.
International Education Office
D210-2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3H 0J9