Want to get access to a world-class education without leaving home? Ontario colleges, universities and Indigenous institutes offer more than 100 online programs. Find a school.

Why study online?

More international students choose to study at postsecondary institutions in Ontario than any other place in the world. With a growing number of online programs available, many international students are choosing to study fully online.

Online programs come with many advantages, including:

  • the freedom to study from anywhere
  • the flexibility to study synchronously (on a set schedule) or asynchronously (on your own time)
  • lower costs, with no need to pay for travel, housing or living expenses in Canada
  • an easier process, since you don’t have to apply for a permit or visa

After starting or completing your online program, you still have the option to pursue in-person studies in Ontario. Learn more about international student permits and visas.

However you choose to learn, we’re excited to welcome you to the world’s favourite classroom.