International Students - Graduate
DUC is proud of its diverse student body. We enjoy meeting and discussing educational options with students from a variety of faiths, backgrounds, and cultures. Our application process, like our education, is personalized. We consider the entire dossier of our applications - not just their grades.
Prospective DUC graduate students should have an average of B+ or the equivalent. Though academic performance is an important consideration, the prospective student’s entire profile will be taken into consideration when evaluating the application. Candidates are encouraged to apply before March 31st for the fall session and July 31st for the winter session.
Those with undergraduate degrees in a related field may still be admitted, but supplementary conditions or a qualifying year may be required. Additional requirements for specific graduate programs are outlined in program descriptions.
How To Apply
Thank you for your interest in Dominican University College. The information provided below will help you better understand the application process as an International Gradute Student. We encourage you to learn about our requirements before you begin an application. If you have additional questions about how to apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Step 1 - Prepare Your Identification Documents
When applying online, you must upload identification documents. Prepare the following (in PDF format): 1) Copy of your passport - Name and birth date clearly showing; 2) Copy of your birth certificate - Name and birthdate clearly showing; 3) Passport sized photo.
Step 2 - Original Transcripts
We require ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPTS*. Please obtain these from your previous educational institutions, high school, college, and all other universities. Mail these documents to The Registrar’s Office. Dominican University College. 96 Empress Ave. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. K1R 7G3. If your transcripts are written in any other language except French or English, you must have them translated by an official translator. *In the case of international institutions that only grant one original transcript, you must have the copy version signed by an official notary (include the contact information for notary).
Step 3 - Apply Online & Upload Supporting Documents
Complete and submit the online application form through our portal, Dominicus. Begin by selecting the option to apply as an international student. Nearing the end of the online application form, DUC requires you to upload (PDF format): 1) Writing Sample (1500 words); 2) Letter of Intent - intended area of specialization for your thesis; 3) Curriculum Vitae; 4) Two Letters of Recommendation - Please contact your referees before submitting your application to verify their email addresses as well as their availability to write your letter or recommendation; 5) Identification Documents as specified in Step 1.
Step 4 - Track Your Application
Once you submit your online application, you will be redirected to a payment page. *Notice and save your admission number. You will receive an email confirming your application, be sure to check your Junk Mail. You will be able to track the status of your application using this code.
Step 5 - Pay Processing Fee
Pay the $100 CND processing fee online by wire transfer. To complete your application, see our different payment options here. Once the payment is received, we will begin assessing your application.
Step 6 - Assessment of Your Application
Once we have received all required documents, we will begin to assess your application. A decision is normally made within 2-4 weeks and notice will be sent to you by email and to your postal address.
Step 7 - Accept Your Offer of Admission
Last but not least, you must accept your offer of admission. An Acceptance Form will accompany your Offer of Admission. Please sign and return this to DUC by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by mail: The Registrar's Office. Dominican University College. 96 Empress Ave. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. K1R 7G3.
What Happens After You Are Accepted?
Apply for a study permit
Once you receive your offer of acceptance to DUC, you then need to apply to the Government of Canada for a study permit (online or from your local Visa Application Center). Please carefully review the expected processing time for your country of origin. It is best to begin the study permit application process well in advance of when you expect to start your studies. You need to leave enough time for your study permit to be processed (given expected processing times from your country) before your expected start date at DUC.
Depending on the country/region of origin, students may be required to obtain a temporary resident visa
Depending on your country of origin, you may be required to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa .You can verify whether you need a visa by clicking here. If it is required for residents from your country, you can click here to apply for a visa.
Border crossing information
Please click here to be directed to important information that will help you when arriving at a point of entry (airport, etc) in Canada.