Admission requirements for international students.
It's easy to become a DeVry international student and experience a world-class, career-oriented education. In fact, you can begin the process online today.
Before you apply to DeVry Institute of Technology, however, please be sure that you meet all of the requirements for admission. For international students, these requirements concern age, academic standing, English language proficiency, financial obligations and visa and immigration documentation. Once you have confirmed that you meet these requirements, review the questions international students frequently ask about admissions to learn more about how the process works.
Scroll through this page or select from the list below to find the detailed requirement information you need:
- Age Requirements
- Academic Requirements
- English Language Proficiency
- Undergraduate Financial Obligation
- Visa and Immigration Requirements
International Students Age Requirements
You must be at least 17 years old when the first semester begins. However, you may begin the application process up to one year in advance of your planned starting date.
International Student Academic Requirements
High School/Secondary School Documentation. You must submit a certified copy of the primary documents used in your country that demonstrates completion of secondary studies. This may include:
- Transcripts that show all courses taken, grades received, and graduation date
- A certificate of national examination results
A certified copy is an original document or attested (signed with an official stamp or seal) photocopy that has been issued by the educational institution or government agency responsible for issuing the document. An official English translation must accompany the document.
If you have not yet completed the last year of secondary school, you may still apply. Submit an official transcript showing the courses you have completed, and a letter in English from your school stating your current student status and expected date of high school/secondary school completion. You will be required to provide proof of completion.
International Students Standard/Testing Information. In addition to providing high school transcripts, international students who have not had math in the last two years of secondary school are advised to take SAT or ACT examinations. Students must provide proof of math ability and without math grades, the SAT or ACT would provide that proof.
DeVry does not administer placement examinations beyond the boundaries of North America. International applicants residing outside Canada and the United States who must be accepted prior to entering the country must submit ACT/SAT scores or transcripts indicating prior college coursework deemed appropriate for standard placement into the intended program.
International Students Transfer Credits. An applicant wishing to transfer credit from another postsecondary institution must request a credit evaluation prior to the first semester at DeVry Institute of Technology. Applicants must also provide an official transcript and catalogue from the institution where the credit was earned. Individual DeVry campuses, such as DeVry Institute of Technology, may request additional support material or a credit evaluation by an approved external evaluation service if credits were earned at a foreign institution.
International Students English Language Proficiency
All instruction and services are provided in English.
In addition to fulfilling all other admission requirements, applicants whose native language is other than English must demonstrate English-language proficiency by providing evidence of one of the following:
- Submission of a Canadian high school diploma or GED certificate (completed in English).
- Submission of a high school diploma, or post-secondary degree or higher, earned at an institution in which the language of instruction was English*.
- Submission of a post-secondary transcript verifying completion of 12 semester-credit hours of baccalaureate-level (excluding remedial or developmental) courses with at least a C (70 percent) average from an institution in which the language of instruction was English*.
- Submission of an earned Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 500 on the paper-based TOEFL, 173 on the computer-based TOEFL, or 61 on the Internet-based TOEFL.
- Submission of an overall band score of at least 5.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.
- Submission of an overall score of at least 4.0 on the International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) Academic-Plus exam.
- Successful completion of all three levels of the Global Assessment Certificate program.
- Successful completion of the Comprehensive English Program - Level 5 through the GEOS Language Academy.
- Successful completion of an approved external Intensive English Program.
- Submission of documents demonstrating successful completion of a DeVry-recognized intermediate-level English as a Second Language (ESL) course.
- Completion of either of the following, with a grade of B (80 percent) or higher, from a DeVry-recognized post-secondary institution or community college:
- The equivalent of DeVry's freshman English composition course.
- Two or more baccalaureate-level English writing or composition courses.
- Successful completion of the Comprehensive English Program-Level Five (5) through the GEOS Language Academy.
- Having attained acceptable scores on a DeVry-administered English-language-proficiency exam**
* Students who submit a high school diploma or a post-secondary degree (or higher) from an institution in which English was the primary language of instruction may submit a letter from their school's principal or registrar indicating the language of instruction at the school was English.
** International applicants requiring a Study Permit may not take DeVry-administered ESL tests.
International Students Undergraduate Financial Obligation
All international students must submit one of the following documents as evidence that funds for tuition, fees and living expenses will be available before enrollment:
- A sworn or notarized statement from an officer at the applicant 's bank, certifying that the applicant has the equivalency to Canadian $21,000.
- A notarized statement of financial support or, if you are being funded by your company or government, a letter of sponsorship indicating that tuition will be paid in advance of each term and that all necessary living expenses will be covered.
International Students Visa and Immigration Requirements
Citizenship and Immigration Canada requires certain financial and academic documentation prior to considering admission of international applicants, including the following:
- Certified copies of high school or college transcripts or the equivalent, documenting the required level of prior education. Foreign diplomas and supporting transcripts not written in English must be translated into English by a certified translator and may require evaluation by a qualified official or an approved educational credentials agency at the applicant's expense.
- A signed document indicating that tuition will be paid in advance of each semester. International applicants can receive Canadian federal or provincial financial assistance. In addition, international students cannot work legally in Canada without permission from the Canadian Immigration Office.
After the above information is received, the applicant's acceptance status is determined. When the above documents are in order, the following must be presented to an immigration officer:
- Valid study permit - obtained from the Department of Immigration
- Valid passport
- Letter of acceptance from DeVry
- Proof of financial support (e.g., bank statement, tuition fee receipt or items that may be required by immigration)
Applicants should check with their embassy, high commission or consulate for other pertinent requirements.
The level of career services offered to international students/graduates varies and depends on employment opportunities permitted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and/or students'/graduates' visas. DeVry provides career-planning strategies to international students on request.