Application Process

What are the admission requirements for international students at IBU?

Applicants must meet the minimum requirements in one of the following categories:

High School
Students entering from high school are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent with a recommended minimum average of 70% in six courses at the 4U or 4M level or equivalent including:

Grade 12 English (ENG4U level or equivalent)
Grade 12 Math (U/M level)
Four other Grade 12 courses at the U/M level
Students entering from high school are required to provide:

Official high school transcripts*
A completed online application form.
Proof of English Proficiency, if required**

Mature Students
A mature student is an applicant aged 19 or older on or before the commencement of the program, who has not achieved an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or its equivalent and has not engaged in formal education for at least 2 years before applying.

Mature students will be evaluated on the successful completion of courses at the post-secondary level or through proficiency assessments, and are required to provide:

Official transcripts from all institutions attended*
A completed online application.
Resume
Proof of English Proficiency, if required**

Other Post-Secondary Institutions
Students may enter after completing a two- or three-year college/university program and will be assessed for admission on a case-by-case basis. Students entering from other post-secondary institutions may be considered for transfer credits.

Students entering from other post-secondary institutions are required to provide:

Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended*
Detailed course descriptions, if applying for transfer credits
A completed online application form.

A minimum overall IELTS Academic score of 6 and no less than 6 in each ability or equivalent.

What documents do I need to submit for my application at IBU?

For High School Applicants:

Official high school transcripts showing completion of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, with a recommended minimum average of 70% in six courses at the 4U or 4M level or equivalent.
Completed online application form.
Proof of English Proficiency, if required.

For Mature Students:

Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, if applicable.
Completed online application form.
Resume.
Proof of English Proficiency, if required.

For Other Post-Secondary Institutions Applicants:

Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.
Detailed course descriptions, if applying for transfer credits.
Completed online application form.

For all categories of applicants, proof of English Proficiency may be required, and this can be demonstrated through a minimum overall IELTS Academic score of 6 with no less than 6 in each ability or an equivalent score in other recognized English proficiency tests.

It is essential to carefully review the specific admission requirements for the program you are applying to at IBU and ensure that you submit all required documents accurately and within the specified deadlines. If you have any questions or need clarification on the application process, you can contact IBU’s admissions office for assistance.

What are the upcoming application deadlines for IBU?

Summer 2024: Mar 8th, 2024
Fall 2024: July 12th, 2024.

What English Language Proficiency tests are accepted at IBU?

Tests accepted by IBU and their required minimum scores are:

  • Cambridge Assessment English C1: Advanced and/or C2: Proficiency
    Required score: minimum 175 overall with no component below 170.
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL):
    Required score: minimum 70 overall with no band below 60.
  • International English Language Testing System Academic (IELTS): (not general test)
    Required score: minimum 6 overall with no band below 6.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE):
    Required score: Overall 60 for the explanation of Pearson Test of English (PTE).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language, internet-based (TOEFL iBT): (not Super Score Test and not Home iBT test)
    Required score: minimum 83 overall with no individual scaled score (writing, speaking, reading, listening) below 20.
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks:
    Required Score: minimum score of 7
  • Post-secondary level English for Academic Purposes program accredited by Languages Canada:
    Required Level: minimum equivalent of B Standing
  • Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):
    Required Score: Level C1 or higher
  • Michigan English Language Reading Battery (MELAB):
    Required Score: Minimum 76
  • Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (Can TEST):
    Required Score 4.5 in Reading and Listening and 4.0 in Writing
  • Duolingo:
    Required Score: Minimum score of 105
  • Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)
    Over All 7, with no band less than 7
Can I apply for scholarships or financial aid as an international student at IBU?
To be eligible for the IBU Financial Aid Program or Scholarship the applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and take a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester from in-class and/or the IBU Online PLUS program.
Are there any specific requirements or prerequisites for the program/course I am interested in at IBU?

Admission to programs/courses at IBU vary depending on the applicant’s category:

High School Applicants:

  • Must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Recommended minimum average of 70% in six courses at the 4U or 4M level or equivalent, including Grade 12 English (ENG4U level or equivalent) and Grade 12 Math (U/M level), as well as four other Grade 12 courses at the U/M level.
  • Required to provide official high school transcripts, a completed online application form, and proof of English Proficiency if required.

Mature Students:

  • Must be 19 or older before the program begins.
  • Have not achieved an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or its equivalent and have not engaged in formal education for at least 2 years before applying.
  • Will be evaluated on the successful completion of courses at the post-secondary level or through proficiency assessments.
  • Required to provide official transcripts from all institutions attended, a completed online application, a resume, and proof of English Proficiency if required.

Other Post-Secondary Institutions Applicants:

  • May enter after completing a two or three-year college/university program and will be assessed for admission on a case-by-case basis.
  • May be considered for transfer credits.
  • Required to provide official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, detailed course descriptions if applying for transfer credits, and a completed online application form.
  • Must meet a minimum overall IELTS Academic score of 6 with no less than 6 in each ability or equivalent.

It is essential to review the specific admission requirements for the program/course you are interested in at IBU and ensure that you meet all the necessary criteria outlined for your applicant category. If you have any questions or need clarification, you can reach out to IBU’s admissions office for assistance.

Can I transfer credits from previous studies or institutions?
A student can receive up to 60 credits toward previously completed post-secondary education for BCOM.
Are there any on-campus accommodation options available for international students?

International Business University wants all international students to feel welcome and comfortable in their new homes.

IBU partners with an off-campus housing service option below:

The Dream House
The Dream House offers luxury student accommodation in the heart of Toronto. Each Dream House property is uniquely designed to combine exquisite, fully furnished modern decor with comfort, security and convenience. Live in a beautifully furnished house with other students from around the world, conveniently located in Toronto’s trendiest neighbourhoods.
Learn more at
https://www.thedreamhouse.ca

Harrington Housing
Harrington Housing offers a unique and upscale co-living experience in the hub of major cities worldwide, at less than the market rate. See what Harrington Rent Price Compared to others is.
https://www.harringtonhousing.com/location/toronto

Canada Homestay Network (CHN)
Canada Homestay Network (CHN) manages homestay accommodations for international students at IBU. Through a CHN homestay, students reside with an approved host and become integrated members of the family and community. Homestays are available for a minimum of one-month period. IBU students are invited to apply online any time here: https://studentportal.chnonline.ca
or you may link to our website here:
www.canadahomestaynetwork.ca

Places4Students
Places4Students is the proven Off-Campus Housing Listings Resource for over 190 college and university campuses throughout North America.
https://www.places4students.com/
Tel: 1-866-766-0767

What support services are available for international students, such as orientation programs, academic advising, and counselling services?

01. Health and Wellness
If you are experiencing health issues and do not have a family doctor, the staff in Enrolment Services will provide you with the name of a local walk-in medical clinic. Enrolment Services can also suggest vision care, dental care, pharmacy, and counselling options available in the IBU neighbourhood.

02. Medical and Dental Plan
As an international student enrolled in a full-time degree program at International Business University, you must have mandatory health insurance prior to starting your classes. At IBU, you have access to health coverage through guard.me
guard.me offers a comprehensive health insurance plan that covers all registered international students at International Business University. This insurance policy provides coverage for emergency medical services. To know more, please contact Student Support Services on campus.

03. Counselling
No matter if you are dealing with a new school, career, or city, or you are just feeling overwhelmed by things happening in your life. Having someone to connect with and talk to is always the most important thing. At IBU there is always a helping hand and someone who will listen. Students can reach out to their Enrollment Officers who will guide them and direct them to the right resources whenever needed.

04. Accessibility
Academic Accommodation supports students with diagnosed disabilities through the development of Academic Accommodation Plans that the student can share with faculty and staff. These can include, for example, the allocation of longer times for tests or requests for a note-taker. Course materials follow AODA standards and are developed and available in digital form in the Learning Management System for easier use with accessibility tools. Our campus has been designed to accommodate those with physical challenges such as wheelchair access. IBU is committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly and equitably. IBU engages to provide accessible learning spaces and learning materials, as well as required accommodations to allow you access to the support you need to succeed.
IBU upholds and affirms the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

05. Campus Life
Our campus space is being designed to include large common room areas conducive to group discussions. Extra-curricular activities on campus will include seminars, conferences and workshops, involving faculty and partners from local and international business, as well as non-profit and public sector organizations. These activities will be augmented by conferences drawing together scholars, businesspeople, and public policy experts to explore key challenges and emerging priorities in business today.
Campus life is up to you – get involved!
Take advantage of the student lounge to meet with your classmates.
Volunteer to participate in a university committee and have a direct impact on the governance of IBU and the life of future students.
Start a student group for students with a common interest and request recognition through Enrolment Services.
Participate in – or volunteer for – orientation activities.

06. Academic Advising and Support
One of your professors will be assigned to you as your academic advisor. Your academic advisor can give you advice about your courses, program and graduation requirements, counsel you regarding study habits, tutor you as needed and provide information about future career options. You may meet with your academic advisor as often as necessary.

Can I work part-time while studying, and are there any restrictions or regulations?

Eligibility to Work On/Off-Campus:

Full-time international students enrolled in a post-secondary program at a Designated Learning Institution may work on or off-campus without a work permit if they meet all the following conditions:

  • You have a valid study permit;
  • You have already started to study in your program;
  • You have obtained a Social Insurance Number (SIN);
  • You have met the conditions on your study permit that confirm on-and-off-campus work eligibility;
  • You are enrolled in a program for more than six months, which leads to a degree or diploma.
Are there opportunities for internships, co-op programs, or practical training related to my field of study?
At this time, IBU does not offer opportunities for internships, co-op programs, or practical training related to fields of study. However, our curriculum is designed to provide students with a robust theoretical foundation and practical skills relevant to their chosen field. We continuously explore avenues to enhance the educational experience for our students and are committed to providing comprehensive academic support throughout their journey at IBU.
What is the cost of an Application at IBU?
The application fee at IBU has been waived off. There are no costs associated with applying to our institution. We strive to make the application process accessible to all prospective students.
When can I get the offer Letter?
Within 8-10 business days.
How can I get the BCOM (Honours) program details?

You can find detailed course information for the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) program by visiting the following link: BCOM Course Details. This webpage provides comprehensive information about the program’s curriculum, course offerings, and academic requirements.

Do you provide an attestation letter?
Effective immediately, every undergraduate study permit application must include an attestation letter from the relevant province or territory. This letter serves to confirm the province’s or territory’s support for the international student. The issuance process for these letters is expected to operate by March 31, 2024.

International undergraduate students admitted to either the May or September 2024 terms at International Business University (IBU) will receive notification via email once the process for issuing attestation letters is finalized.

For the most current and detailed information regarding study permit applications and related procedures, we encourage students to refer to the official IRCC website. Additionally, inquiries can be directed to the University’s International Student Centre by submitting an email to [email protected].

We remain committed to supporting our international student community and ensuring a seamless transition throughout the application process.

What is your GRET code?

We do not have a GRET code.

Do you accept WES?
Yes, we do accept WES. The World Education Services is a private agency that provides Educational Credentials Assessments (ECA) for education, employment and immigration purposes.
Are you in ONIP?

No, we are not in ONIP.

Do you have DLI (Designated Learning Institution) Accreditation?

Yes, we have DLI Accreditation. Here is the Canadian government website where you can view IBU’s DLI Accreditation.
To apply for a study permit, you need an acceptance letter from a designated learning institution (DLI). A DLI is a school approved by a provincial or territorial government to host international students.

What courses do you provide?

IBU provides Undergraduate and Graduate programs.

Undergraduate Programs:
The International Business University (IBU) provides Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree programs designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge and skills in various fields of business management. These programs offer students the opportunity to specialize in specific areas of interest. IBU offers Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) programs in the following four fields:

  • Business Management – This field focuses on foundational principles of business administration, leadership, and strategic management, preparing students for diverse career opportunities in the corporate world.
  • Digital Sales and Marketing Management – This field emphasizes digital marketing strategies, consumer behaviour analysis, and sales management techniques to prepare students for roles in digital marketing, e-commerce, and sales management.
  • International Management and Technology – This field integrates international business practices with emerging technologies, providing students with insights into global business operations and technological innovations shaping the modern business landscape.
  • Information Technology Management – This field explores the intersection of business and technology, equipping students with skills in IT infrastructure management, data analytics, and information systems governance.

Graduate Programs:
IBU offers Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree programs designed to enhance students’ managerial and leadership skills, preparing them for advanced roles in various industries. These programs offer specialization options to align with students’ career aspirations. IBU offers MBA programs in the following five fields:

  • MBA in Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship – This program focuses on fostering entrepreneurial mindset and innovation management within the technology sector, preparing students to lead startups, tech companies, or innovation-driven enterprises.
  • MBA in Global Business Management – This program provides a comprehensive understanding of global business dynamics, cross-cultural management practices, and international market strategies, enabling students to navigate the complexities of global business environments.
  • MBA in Financial and Management Analytics – This program emphasizes data-driven decision-making, financial analysis, and management analytics, equipping students with the skills to leverage data for strategic planning and performance optimization.
  • MBA in General Stream – This program offers a broad-based curriculum covering key areas of business administration, allowing students to tailor their learning experience based on their career goals and interests.
  • MBA in Information Systems Management – This program focuses on the strategic management of information systems, cyber security, and digital transformation initiatives, preparing students for leadership roles in IT management and technology consulting.
Are International Students Eligible for PGWP (Post Graduate Work Permit) after Graduation?

Yes, international students who have completed a program of study at a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada may be eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) after graduation. The PGWP allows international students to gain valuable work experience in Canada after completing their studies.
To be eligible for the PGWP, international students must meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of an eligible program: The program of study must have been completed at a DLI in Canada and must have been full-time and at least eight months in duration for the student to be eligible for a PGWP.
  • Valid study permit: International students must have held a valid study permit while studying in Canada, and the permit must remain valid at the time of application for the PGWP.
  • Graduation from an eligible program: International students must have graduated from their program of study and received a degree, diploma, or certificate from a recognized Canadian institution.
  • Application within a specified period: International students must apply for the PGWP within a specific time frame following their graduation. Typically, students have up to 180 days (six months) from the date of completion of their program to apply for the PGWP.
  • Compliance with study permit conditions: International students must have complied with all conditions of their study permit while studying in Canada, including maintaining full-time enrollment and making satisfactory academic progress.
  • No previous participation in PGWP: International students who have previously been issued a PGWP based on another program of study are not eligible to apply for a second PGWP.

It is important for international students to carefully review the eligibility criteria and requirements for the PGWP on the official website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or consult with a qualified immigration advisor for personalized guidance. Meeting the eligibility criteria and submitting a complete and accurate application is essential for obtaining a PGWP in Canada.

Does IBU arrange work placements?
While IBU does not directly arrange work placements for students, we provide amazing support and guidance for students searching for jobs while at IBU. Our student services center is always a great place to receive this type of guidance whether it comes to jobs or anything else!
Can International Students work while studying at IBU?
Yes, international students studying at International Business University (IBU), are eligible to work part-time during their studies.
How many days are required to secure an offer letter after application at IBU?
Within 8-10 business days.
What is the duration of classes at IBU?
The duration of classes at International Business University (IBU) is 3.5 hours, twice a week.
How much are insurance and book fees?
Insurance – $720 (CAD) per year
Book – $375 (CAD) per semester
How long does it take to get to LOA (Letter of Acceptance)?
After receiving payment confirmation students will get LOA within 8-10 business days.
What is your visa acceptance rate?
80% was the visa acceptance rate of IBU in 2023.

Master of Business Administration Application

How can I apply for an MBA at IBU?

To apply for an MBA program at International Business University (IBU) as an international student, please follow these steps:

1. Visit the IBU website: Navigate to the official website of International Business University i.e. https://ibu.ca/

2. Explore the MBA programs: Take some time to review the MBA programs details, including the curriculum, admission requirements, and application process.

3. Prepare required documents: Gather all the necessary documents for your application, which may include:
– Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
– Proof of English proficiency
– Resume/CV
– Letters of recommendation
– Statement of Purpose or Personal Statement
– Passport-sized photographs

4. Complete the online application form: Fill out the online application form accurately and thoroughly. Ensure that all required fields are completed and that you upload any necessary documents as per the instructions.

5. Submit your application: Once you have completed the application form and uploaded all required documents, submit your application.

6. Pay attention to deadlines: Be mindful of application deadlines and submit your application well before the deadline to ensure timely processing.

7. Await notification: After submitting your application, you will receive confirmation from IBU acknowledging receipt of your application. You will be notified of the admission decision once the review process is complete.

8. Follow up: If you have any questions or need further assistance during the application process, do not hesitate to contact the admissions office at IBU for support. They will be able to provide guidance and assistance as needed.

By following these steps and ensuring that you provide all required documents and information accurately, you can successfully apply for the MBA program at International Business University as an international student.

How can I get the MBA course details?

You can find detailed course information for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program by visiting the following link: MBA Course Details. This webpage provides comprehensive information about the program’s curriculum, course offerings, and academic requirements in a professional manner.

Can MBA students apply for a Spouse Visa?
Yes, MBA students in Canada can apply for a spouse visa for their spouse or common-law partner if they meet the eligibility criteria set by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The eligibility criteria typically include demonstrating a genuine relationship with their spouse or partner, meeting financial requirements, and providing supporting documentation as required by IRCC.

It is essential for MBA students considering applying for a spouse visa to thoroughly review the eligibility criteria and application process outlined by IRCC on their official website or consult with a qualified immigration advisor for personalized guidance. Additionally, visa regulations and requirements may vary, so it’s crucial to stay updated with the latest information from IRCC.

Do spouses get 3 years of open work permit as well?

Yes, spouses of international students or workers in Canada may be eligible for an open work permit, allowing them to work for any employer in Canada without the need for a confirmed job offer. Typically, the open work permit for spouses’ duration corresponds to the validity period of the study or work permit held by the principal applicant (student or worker).

If the principal applicant (such as an MBA student) holds a study permit or work permit valid for three years or longer, their spouse may also be eligible for a corresponding open work permit of up to three years. However, the duration of the open work permit may vary depending on factors such as the length of the principal applicant’s permit and the specific circumstances of the spouse’s application.

Spouses interested in obtaining an open work permit should carefully review the eligibility criteria and application process outlined by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on their official website or consult with a qualified immigration advisor for personalized guidance.

What is the tuition fee for MBA as an International Student at IBU?
Tuition and fees include costs such as tuition for courses, the cost of e-books and all ancillary fees (course support, activity costs & general services).

Tuition Fee Per Semester for International students: $8,625 CAD
Ancillary Fee – Digital Books: $375 CAD

Total: $9,000 CAD

What is the duration of an MBA program at IBU?
The duration of the MBA programs at IBU is 16 months
What is the Admission Process for an MBA?

The admission process for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at International Business University (IBU) for international students typically involves the following steps:

1. Review Admission Requirements: International students should review the admission requirements for the MBA program at IBU. These requirements include academic qualifications, English language proficiency, work experience, and any specific prerequisites for the program.

2. Choose the MBA Program: Select the MBA program at IBU as the program you wish to apply for based on your academic interests, career goals, and specialization options offered by the university.

3. Gather Required Documents: Collect all necessary documents for your application, such as academic transcripts from undergraduate studies, proof of English language proficiency (e.g., IELTS or TOEFL scores), resume or curriculum vitae (CV), letters of recommendation, statement of purpose or personal statement, and any other documents specified by IBU for international applicants.

4. Complete Online Application: Fill out the online application form provided by IBU for international students. Provide accurate and complete information and ensure that all required fields are filled out correctly. Upload or submit all required documents as per the instructions provided.

5. Submit Application: Submit your completed application and supporting documents through the designated online portal or email address provided by IBU. Ensure that your application is submitted before the specified deadline.

6. Await Admission Decision: After submitting your application, you will receive confirmation from IBU acknowledging receipt of your application. The admissions committee will review your application and supporting documents, and you will be notified of the admission decision via email or postal mail.

7. Accept Offer of Admission: If you receive an offer of admission from IBU for the MBA program, carefully review the terms and conditions of the offer. Follow the instructions provided to accept the offer and confirm your intention to enroll in the program.

8. Obtain Study Permit: International students may need to apply for a study permit or visa to study in Canada. Follow the instructions provided by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) to apply for a study permit and ensure that you meet all requirements for entry into Canada.
9. Prepare for Arrival: Once your admission and study permit are confirmed, make necessary arrangements for housing, transportation, and other organizations to prepare for your arrival at IBU.

It is important to note that the admission process may vary slightly depending on the specific requirements of IBU and any updates to their application procedures. Therefore, it is recommended to carefully review the admissions information provided on the IBU website or contact the admissions office for further assistance and clarification.

Bachelor Of Commerce (Honours) Application

How can I apply for BCOM (Honours) at IBU?

To apply for the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) program at International Business University (IBU) as an international student, you can follow these steps:

1. Visit the IBU website: Go to the official website of International Business University i.e. https://ibu.ca/ to access information about the BCom (Honours) program and the application process for international students.

2. Review program details: Take some time to read about the BCom(Honours) programs, including the curriculum, admission requirements, and application process specific to international students.

3. Understand admission requirements: Familiarize yourself with the admission requirements for international students, which may include academic qualifications, English language proficiency, and any additional requirements for international applicants.

4. Prepare required documents: Gather all the necessary documents for your application, which typically include:
– Official academic transcripts from secondary school or equivalent institutions, translated into English if necessary.
– Proof of English language proficiency, such as TOEFL or IELTS scores, unless exempted based on your educational background.
– Passport or national identification document.
– Completed application form for international students, available on the IBU website.

5. Complete the application form: Fill out the application form for international students accurately and completely. Provide all required information and ensure that you upload or submit all necessary documents as per the instructions.

6. Pay attention to deadlines: Be aware of application deadlines for international students and submit your application well before the deadline to ensure timely processing.

7. Submit your application: Once you have completed the application form and gathered all required documents, submit your application.

8. Await notification: After submitting your application, you will receive confirmation from IBU acknowledging receipt of your application. You will be notified of the admission decision once the review process is complete.

9. Follow up: If you have any questions or need further assistance during the application process, don’t hesitate to contact the admissions office at IBU for support. They will be able to provide guidance and assistance as needed.

By following these steps and ensuring that you provide all required documents and information accurately, you can successfully apply for the BCOM (Honours)program at International Business University as an international student.

What is the duration of a BCOM (Honours) program at IBU?
The duration of a BCOM program at IBU is 32 months (about 2 and a half years).
What is the tuition fee for BCOM as an International student at IBU?

Tuition and fees include costs such as tuition for courses, the cost of e-books and all ancillary fees (course support, activity costs & general services).
Tuition Fee Per Semester for International students is 8,625 CAD
Ancillary Fee: Digital Books – 375 CAD
Total – 9,000 CAD

What is the Admission Process for BCOM?

The admission process for international students applying for the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) program at International Business University (IBU) typically involves the following steps:

Review Admission Requirements: International students should review the admission requirements for the BCOM (Honours) program at IBU. These requirements include academic qualifications, English language proficiency, and any specific prerequisites for the program.

Choose the BCom (Honours) Program: Select the BCOM (Honours)program at IBU as the program you wish to apply for based on your academic interests and career goals.

Gather Required Documents: Collect all necessary documents for your application, such as academic transcripts from secondary school or equivalent institutions, proof of English language proficiency (e.g., IELTS or TOEFL scores), passport or identification, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose or personal statement, and any other documents specified by IBU for international applicants.
Complete Online Application: Fill out the online application form provided by IBU for international students. Provide accurate and complete information and ensure that all required fields are filled out correctly. Upload or submit all required documents as per the instructions provided.

Submit Application: Submit your completed application and supporting documents through the designated online portal or email address provided by IBU. Ensure that your application is submitted before the specified deadline.

Await Admission Decision: After submitting your application, you will receive confirmation from IBU acknowledging receipt of your application. The admissions committee will review your application and supporting documents, and you will be notified of the admission decision via email or postal mail.

Accept Offer of Admission: If you receive an offer of admission from IBU for the BCOM (Honours)program, carefully review the terms and conditions of the offer. Follow the instructions provided to accept the offer and confirm your intention to enroll in the program.

Obtain Study Permit: International students need to apply for a study permit or visa to study in Canada. Follow the instructions provided by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) to apply for a study permit and ensure that you meet all requirements for entry into Canada.

Prepare for Arrival: Once your admission and study permit are confirmed, make necessary arrangements for housing, transportation, and other organizations to prepare for your arrival at IBU.

After Receiving LOA

What are the next steps after receiving the letter of acceptance?

After receiving a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from International Business University (IBU), the next steps for admitted students typically include:

Confirm Acceptance: Review the terms and conditions outlined in the LOA carefully. If you intend to accept the offer of admission to IBU, follow the instructions provided in the LOA to confirm your acceptance of the offer.

Pay Admission Deposit: Follow the instructions provided in the LOA regarding payment procedures and deadlines.

Apply for Study Permit (for International Students): You will need to apply for a study permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Start the study permit application process as soon as possible, following the guidelines and requirements outlined by IRCC.

Arrange Housing and Transportation: Start planning for housing and transportation for your stay in Canada if you will be studying on campus. Explore housing options near the university and consider transportation options for commuting to campus.

Plan for Arrival: Plan your travel to Canada and arrival at IBU accordingly. Pay attention to orientation dates and other major events or deadlines provided by the university. Make sure to arrive in Canada before the start of the academic term to attend orientation sessions and settle into your new environment.

Attend Orientation: Participate in orientation activities organized by IBU to familiarize yourself with campus facilities, academic resources, student services, and important policies and procedures. Orientation sessions may also provide valuable information on academic advising, course registration, and campus life.

Explore Support Services: Take advantage of support services offered by IBU, such as academic advising, career counselling, tutoring, and student wellness resources. Get involved in campus clubs, organizations, and extracurricular activities to enhance your student experience.

Prepare for Academic Success: Familiarize yourself with the academic expectations of your program and prepare for academic success. Attend classes regularly, actively participate in discussions, complete assignments on time, and seek help from professors or tutors as needed.

How do I secure my spot in the program and confirm my enrollment?

Step 1: Fill in the request info form
Step 2: Book your appointment with the enrollment officer or apply directly by filling out the apply now button if you are eligible you will receive a LOA.
Step 3: Pay your initial deposit
Step 4 : Submit your documents to the university to receive your final LOA.

What are the deadlines for submitting required documents, such as transcripts and proof of English proficiency?
Transcripts can be submitted on the orientation day and proof of English proficiency at the time of application.
Can I receive assistance with the visa application process or immigration-related questions?

Yes, students can receive assistance with the visa application process or immigration-related questions.

Are there any orientation programs or resources available to help me transition to university life?

Yes, orientation programs or resources are available to help students transition to university life. You can find the student handbook here:
https://ibu.ca/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/International-Student-Handbook-Agent.pdf

Can I receive information about housing options, including on-campus residences or off-campus accommodations?

There is a student services desk on campus where housing options and help with housing will be available. Visit https://ibu.ca/international-students/ for all available housing options that ibu has secured for you.

Can I receive guidance on course registration, selecting classes, and creating a class schedule?
Yes, students will receive guidance on course registration, selecting classes, and creating a class schedule on Orientation Day.
Are there opportunities for international students to participate in orientation events, meet other students, and get involved in campus activities?
Yes, students can participate in orientation events, meet other students on orientation day, and get involved in campus activities.
Can I get help with obtaining health insurance coverage while studying abroad?
Yes, on orientation day students will get enrolled with their insurance.
Are there any pre-departure checklists or resources available to help me prepare for my arrival on campus?
Yes, we do organize a pre–departure online seminar for students. Please follow IBU’s social media accounts to be informed.
Can I receive information about campus facilities and amenities, such as libraries, dining options, and recreational facilities?

Yes, please subscribe to the social media accounts of IBU and read the student handbook provided to you.

Are there any cultural adjustment resources or programs available to help international students adapt to life in a new country?

Yes, IBU’s student services provide valuable information to international students.

Can I receive guidance on transportation options, such as public transit or airport pick-up services?
Yes, through pre-departure online seminar, students will receive guidance on transportation options.
Are there any deadlines or requirements for paying tuition fees and arranging for financial aid or scholarships?
The deadline for paying your tuition for the next semester is communicated to you in advance.
When am I going to receive my class schedule?
Students receive their schedule two weeks before the start date.
What if I am not able to attend the Orientation Day?
You must visit the campus before the start date to be registered. Please contact student services to arrange and date and time.
What do I do after my visa is stamped?

After international students have their visa stamped, there are several important steps they should take:

1. Travel Arrangements: Make travel arrangements to the destination country, ensuring to book flights and accommodation well in advance.

2. Financial Preparation: Arrange for sufficient funds to cover living expenses and any other financial requirements during the study period.

3. Health Insurance: Obtain health insurance coverage that meets the requirements of the destination country and the institution they will be attending.

4. Pre-Departure Orientation: Attend any pre-departure orientation sessions offered by the university or college, which provide essential information about academic life, student services, accommodation options, and cultural adaptation.

5. Pack Essentials: Pack essential documents such as passport, visa, acceptance letter from the institution, academic transcripts, medical records, and any other relevant paperwork. Also, pack appropriate clothing and personal items for the destination country.

6. Arrange for Airport Pickup: Coordinate with the institution or arrange for transportation from the airport to the accommodation upon arrival in the destination country.

7. Understand Immigration Regulations: Familiarize themselves with immigration regulations and requirements of the destination country, including visa conditions, work restrictions, and any other relevant policies.

8. Attend Orientation Week: Attend orientation week activities organized by the institution to get acquainted with campus facilities, meet fellow students, and learn about academic and social support services available.

9. Register with Authorities: If required by the destination country, register with the local authorities or immigration office within the specified time frame after arrival.

10. Settle In: Once arrived, settle into accommodation, explore the campus and local area, and begin to acclimate to the new environment.

By following these steps, international students can ensure a smooth transition and successful start to their academic journey in their destination country.

What is the cost of Books?
$350 (CAD) Per Semester.
Will IBU share a link to register for Pre MBA course?
Yes, The registrar will send the link to register for the bridging courses.
Is it Mandatory to complete the Pre MBA course?
Yes
What is the grading and evaluation system followed in IBU - Exams, Interviews, and Case Studies?

The grading and evaluation system is based on exams, presentations, and projects.

What will be the tentative total and class strength for MBA at IBU?
30-32 students in each class.
What will be the tentative total and class strength for BCOM at IBU?
30-32 students in each class.
How many days a week do MBA students have to attend classes?

2 days a week.

For some students bridging courses are not mentioned, what does that mean?
Students who do not take the bridging courses have a formal business education or and degree.
Do students need to attend all classes in person?
Yes, students need to attend all the classes in person.
Do students have access to a gym and sports?
IBU has collaborated with Goodlife Fitness. Students can avail of a discount at Goodlife Fitness.
Suggested Change: IBI has collaborated with Goodlife fitness, which sits on the second floor of 80 Bloor street. The same building as IBU Campus. Students will receive a 20% discount as well as IBU subsidizing 12 dollars biweekly for each member.
When do students get their break after completing a semester?
Students will gain an option for a break of 4 months after their second semester is completed. However, with a break it will take 20 months to complete the MBA program. Without a break it will faster track them 16 months for the MBA program.
Why is the Pre MBA course not assigned to all the students?
Students with relevant academic backgrounds or work experience may already possess the necessary knowledge and skills required for MBA-level coursework.
Is there a WhatsApp group chat to ask questions?
Yes, you can find them through the social media channels of IBU.

Before Orientation Day

When and where will orientation take place?
Students will get to know about the orientation day in the pre-departure online webinar and through their student emails.
What topics will be covered during orientation sessions?
Topics related to class schedule, section, insurance, academic policies, campus life etc.
Will there be separate orientation sessions for international students?
There is one orientation session for all students.
Can I receive a schedule or agenda for orientation events and activities?
Yes, it will be communicated to you.
Are there any documents or forms I need to complete before orientation?
  1. School and college mark sheets and certificates
  2. IELTS TRF
  3. Study Permit
  4. Passport
  5. Job Offer Letters and Experience LEtters
  6. Any offer documents submitted to the University
Can I receive information about campus resources and support services available to students?

Yes

Can I receive guidance on obtaining a student ID card, parking permit, or accessing campus facilities?
On the orientation day you will be obtain a student ID Card and access campus facilities
Will there be opportunities to meet other international students and get involved in cultural exchange activities?
Yes, on the Orientation Days.
Can I receive information about housing options, including on-campus residences or off-campus accommodations?

There is a student services desk on campus where housing options and help with housing will be available. Visit https://ibu.ca/international-students/ for all available housing options that ibu has secured for you.

Are there any pre-orientation checklists or resources available to help me prepare for my arrival on campus?
Yes, there will be a pre-departure online seminar for the students.
Can I receive information about transportation options, such as public transit routes, campus shuttles, or bike-sharing programs?
There is a student service desk available on campus where assistance can be provided.
Will there be sessions on academic advising, course registration, and selecting major/minor programs?
You can email your queries to [email protected].
Can I receive guidance on health insurance coverage, medical services, and wellness resources available on campus?
Yes, on orientation day students will get all the information.
Do students need to bring documents in Hard Copy?

Yes.

What is the refund policy?

You can check about the refund policy on our website:
https://ibu.ca/admission/#refunds

How do I receive my refund?

Please ensure you update your banking details using the link provided below:
https://pay.cibc.com/payRequest/ibu