Mohawk College


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At Mohawk College, you will be exposed to a world of opportunity and will have the chance to develop skills that will help prepare you for whatever comes next. Business, entrepreneurship, engineering, healthcare, English language training and more, all contribute to our promise to create world-ready and future-ready graduates.

We actively encourage the participation of international students in campus life, with inclusivity supported by dedicated staff, services and events for those arriving in Canada from overseas. Students study across four campuses, all based in Hamilton, a city with a population of around half a million people, one in four of which were born outside Canada.

With a focus on work-based learning, students gain real-world skills thanks to numerous co-op programs with partnered companies, as well as excellent, stimulating learning facilities that have recently undergone dramatic renovation.

You will find Mohawk College to be a truly exceptional learning experience; we are Where the World Comes to Learn.


Mohawk College is one of the largest public colleges in Ontario, Canada and boasts a vibrant international population.

Based in the beautiful city of Hamilton on the shores of Lake Ontario, Mohawk College welcomes around 13,000 students each academic year – including more than 4,000 international students from over 100 different countries. Located only 45 minutes from Toronto, students receive a dynamic and exciting learning experience with more than 100 programs available to international students including certificates, diplomas, post-grad certificates, degrees and pathways.

Mohawk specializes in program areas such as healthcare, technology, business, skilled trades, community services and communication arts as well as other subjects. With over CAD 100 million spent on campus renovations in the past 6 years, students have access to top-notch facilities and over 33 co-op programs to choose from. The college also has 167 full-time programs and over 31 graduate programs to choose from. There are four campuses all located in Hamilton: Fennell campus, Stoney Creek Campus for Skilled Trades, Institute for Applied Health Sciences at McMaster and the Centre for Aviation Excellence at Hamilton International Airport.

Requirements and Admissions

If you are interested in applying to Mohawk College, you should apply through the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) – International Applicant System

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To qualify for admission to Mohawk College there are certain requirements all students need to meet including the following:

  • Age Requirement – must be 17 years of age or older at the start of teaching. If you are under 18 years of age you will need to provide a notarized Custodianship Declaration to the International team.
  • English Language Requirement – there are different entry requirements for individual programs at Mohawk College, although each course carries a minimum English language requirements for international students. These also vary depending on the course, so you should check specific course requirements. Although some programs are higher, the majority of Mohawk College’s diploma programs have the following entry requirements:
    • Completion of the Mohawk College English for Academic Purposes program level 8 with 70%
    • TOEFL with a minimum score of 550, or 80 if internet based
    • IELTS Academic with minimum score of 6.0 overall, with no band lower than 5.5, or
    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma & English Credit (Grade 12 U, M or C) issued from an Ontario public school board
  • Academic Requirements – At a minimum, you must provide proof of your academic standing equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12 High School). The specific certificate or proof required depends on what country you are applying from. For students in post-grad programs additional academic documentation will be required.
  • Visa Requirements – Canadian regulations require all international students who would like to study in Canada to apply for a student visa (sometimes called a study permit).

Some of the more popular programs have highly competitive admissions periods. This means that there is a deadline for applications to receive equal consideration, which is usually February for a September course start and June for a January course start. While demand can be high on some occasions, you should not be deterred by the application process and there may still be places available after the deadlines. You should check deadlines for individual courses as they may vary.


  • Accounting and related services
  • Aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical/space engineering
  • Air transportation
  • Allied health and medical assisting services
  • Allied health diagnostic, intervention and treatment professions
  • Alternative and complementary medical support services
  • Applied mathematics
  • Arts, entertainment, and media management
  • Audiovisual communications technologies/technicians
  • Biology technician/biotechnology laboratory technician
  • Biology, general
  • Biotechnology
  • Building/construction finishing, management and inspection
  • Business administration, management and operations
  • Business operations support and assistant services
  • Business, management, marketing and related support services, other
  • Business/commerce, general
  • Business/corporate communications
  • Business/managerial economics
  • Carpentry/carpenter
  • City/urban, community and regional planning
  • Civil engineering
  • Civil engineering technology/technician
  • Communication and media studies
  • Communication, journalism and related programs, other
  • Communications technologies/technicians and support services, other
  • Communications technology/technician
  • Computer and information sciences and support services, general
  • Computer and information sciences and support services, other
  • Computer engineering
  • Computer engineering technologies/technicians
  • Computer programming
  • Computer science
  • Computer software and media applications
  • Computer systems analysis/analyst
  • Computer systems networking and telecommunications
  • Computer/information technology administration and management
  • Construction engineering
  • Construction engineering technology/technician
  • Construction management
  • Construction trades, general
  • Construction trades, other
  • Data entry/microcomputer applications
  • Data processing and data processing technology/technician
  • Design and applied arts
  • Electrical and power transmission installers
  • Electrical/electronics maintenance and repair technology
  • Entrepreneurial and small business operations
  • Environmental control technologies/technicians
  • Environmental design/architecture
  • Environmental/environmental health engineering
  • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • General sales, merchandising and related marketing operations
  • Graphic communications
  • Ground transportation
  • Health and medical administrative services
  • Health and physical education/fitness
  • Health professions and related clinical sciences, other
  • Health services/allied health/health sciences, general
  • Health/medical preparatory programs
  • Heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration maintenance technology/technician
  • Heavy/industrial equipment maintenance technologies
  • Hospitality administration/management
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • Information science/studies
  • Insurance
  • International business/trade/commerce
  • Journalism
  • Legal support services
  • Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
  • Library science and administration
  • Management information systems and services
  • Management sciences and quantitative methods
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics and statistics, other
  • Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians, other
  • Mechanics and repairers, general
  • Music
  • Physical sciences, general
  • Plumbing and related water supply services
  • Practical nursing, vocational nursing and nursing assistants
  • Precision metal working
  • Precision production trades, general
  • Precision production, other
  • Precision systems maintenance and repair technologies
  • Public relations, advertising and applied communication
  • Publishing
  • Radio, television and digital communication
  • Real estate
  • Rehabilitation and therapeutic professions
  • Social sciences, general
  • Specialized sales, merchandising and marketing operations
  • Student counselling and personnel services
  • Taxation
  • Teaching assistants/aides
  • Telecommunications management
  • Transportation and materials moving, other
  • Vehicle maintenance and repair technologies
  • Visual, digital and performing arts, general
  • Woodworking

Student Experience

Mohawk College actively encourages the participation of international students in campus life, with inclusivity supported by dedicated staff, services and events for those arriving in Canada from overseas. With more than 30 services specifically dedicated to supporting the needs of its many international students, from the moment students arrive in Canada, the college provides all supports necessary to ensure a smooth transition into life in Hamilton and future success at Mohawk. Welcome to Mohawk! (Opens In A New Tab)

The Language and Culture Centre (Opens In A New Tab) is the perfect place for you as an international student to meet and make new friends. It is your home away from home! Volunteering, social and cultural events are regular activities to dive into to learn the ropes of the College.

The Square (Opens In A New Tab), or student services, is available at each campus for all students to access housing support, orientation, general advising, visa and immigration support, financial assistance and student success.

Academic services (Opens In A New Tab) – Your happiness and success at Mohawk are important to us. If you find yourself having any academic difficulty, Mohawk offers a range of Academic Support services to help you overcome any challenges you may be having.

Scholarships and Bursaries

When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career. We offer currently enrolled Mohawk College students an opportunity to take advantage of many scholarships and bursaries.


Whether you are moving to Canada, or are just moving into the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area, there are many accommodation options for you.

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Residence, only available for Fennell campus students, offers everything you need to make your College experience enjoyable and safe.

Explore Off-Campus Housing (Opens In A New Tab)

Many options exist for off campus housing, including the following:  Homestay program for international students, short and long term rentals. We have many tools to help you in your search, connecting you with safe and verified housing solutions to make your transition to  Canada a smooth journey!

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Student Testimonials

Read about the experiences of past international students.

  1. I feel excited to have gained knowledge and skills on very important supply chain practices and principles in an international environment. I can never stop thanking our highly skilled lecturers/professors who prepared us accordingly for the world and job markets.

    David, Supply Chain Management, 2019
  2. Having completed two programs at Mohawk College, I must say that the experience was mind blowing. The diversity creates an avenue to interact with people who have different orientations, beliefs, culture, experiences and educational backgrounds.​

    Olasubomi, International Business Management, 2019

Have questions about admissions?

To learn more about the admissions criteria for each of our programs please contact the admissions office.

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