Program Selection

Before applying, ensure you have thoroughly reviewed the program details and admission requirements. For a list of programs offered to international students including the next available start dates, visit Academic Programs, Dates and Fees. Select your program of interest for program details.

Admission Requirements

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 French, or have English translations attached.

Some programs will require additional documentation once it is determined that the academic requirements have been met. For example: 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 at the College. Applicants to the College are responsible for a level of English proficiency that is sufficient to participate in all aspects of College study, including lectures, practicum placements, reading, writing and discussion. See specific program admission requirements for details.

Where there is uncertainty regarding academic or language readiness, additional College admissions assessments may be required and assessment fees may apply.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted continuously 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.

Please review the visa application processing times on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website prior to submitting your application.

How to Apply

The quickest and easiest way to apply is online! You will require a credit card for the $120 application fee payment and will be asked for your educational history. 

Step 1: Create an Online Account

To create an RRC online account, visit the application website.

Step 2: Apply

Complete the online International Application and pay the $120 application fee.

Step 3: Submit Requirements

Submit required documents to be received within 30 days of applying.

  1. Official original secondary and post-secondary (if applicable) transcript(s)
  2. Proof of English Language Proficiency
  3. Passport Identification and Address Page
  4. 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.

What Happens Next

  1. 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 Canadian deposit is due within 14 days
  2. Acceptance Letter: A Letter of Acceptance will be issued when your $1,100 deposit is received
  3. 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 website
  4. Tuition Payment: A minimum $6,500 tuition payment is due 60 days prior to the start of your program. Learn more about how to make deposits and tuition payments.
  5. 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.

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).

Contact Information

International Education Office
D210-2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3H 0J9

Telephone: 1-204-632-2143
Fax: 1-204-632-5269