Welcome from the International Enrolment Office and thank you for your interest in becoming an agent of International Business University! We accept students from around the world and work with agents to help international students to find a program that fits their interests.
IBU is a not-for-profit, teaching-oriented, business university.
We believe in personalized education, providing small-scale and student-focused learning. Our students benefit from 1-on-1 mentoring and tutoring.
To impart the skills the business world requires today, we have created a distinctive, up-to-date curriculum, delivered by teaching-focused professors with strong connections to the business world.
Bachelor of Comm. (Honours) Degree
On-Campus | Online Plus
Less than 3 Years
MBA in Technology & Entrepreneurship
Hybrid | On-Campus
We work with Apply board exclusively for Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and African markets
For the other regions of the world, we prefer to partner with a limited number of agents in each market.
We partner with agents that have experience in the Canadian post-secondary industry and that are certified to work as educational representatives by a regional/recognized international organization such as ICEF or NAFSA.
If you would like to become an authorized representative of International Business University, please express your interest to [email protected]
International Agent resources
Thank you for your interest in our programs. We value the work our international agents do to help us find prospective students and increase the diversity of our student population. Below you will find materials that will be helpful for promoting our programs to prospective students and parents.
Please note that these resources are for authorized representatives of International Business University. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our team, and we will be more than happy to help.
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International Student Handbook
Bachelor of Commerce - Specializations
Training Program Videos
Frequently Asked Questions
Are You Helping International Students Apply to IBU?
Do You Have DLI Accreditation?
In March 2023, International Business University became the first not-for-profit, independent university in Toronto to be recognized and approved as a Designated Learning Institution by the Canadian Government ((DLI# O282326631372). IBU graduates are eligible to apply for the Canadian PGWP, reflecting our commitment to providing world-class education and exceptional workplace development opportunities for international students.
Who Can Apply to Study at IBU?
IBU accepts high school graduates, college graduates and mature students looking to upgrade in their career or those wanting to develop the technical and soft skills to facilitate a complete career change. High school students requesting admission to IBU require 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 English, Maths and four other subjects.
We welcome students from within Canada and international students looking to improve
their career prospects in a Canadian business-first environment.
What Qualifications Do You Offer?
IBU is a teaching-led, student-focused university with industry at its core. Qualifications available to potential students include; Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree with 4 specializations to choose from and our recently-approved MBA Program in Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
What is Different About Your Programs?
IBU is a next-generation university offering degrees designed with business in mind, delivered with industry input. We value a personalized education experience. That’s why we offer 1-1 tuition and mentoring from a personal academic tutor and class sizes of less than 30 students taught by professors and academic staff with strong links to global business.
Our students become confident and prepared graduates, equipped with the practical and
theoretical skills they need to carve out successful careers, succeed in a business
environment, and become the leaders of tomorrow.
When Should International Students Apply for Admission to IBU?
We have three intakes per academic year in September, January, and May. International students should submit their application to study at IBU by August 31st for the September intake, December 20th for the January intake, and April 20th for the May intake.
What is the Admissions Process?
Applicants must meet the minimum criteria for admission, with international students also required to provide official high school or post-secondary (or equivalent) transcripts, proof of English language proficiency (if applicable), and a completed online application.
As all teaching takes place in English, we also ask for proof of English language proficiency for international students for whom English is a second language and who have spent less than four years in an approved Canadian Secondary School.
Can Students Study Part Time?
While part-time study is not possible, our continuous enrolment advantage means should you want to take a semester off, you can re-enrol the next semester to complete your studies without waiting for the start of the next academic year.
Can Students Transfer Credits from Other Institutions?
To apply, you must have completed your course with a minimum of Grade B (73%). Full transcripts with detailed course descriptions must be sent directly to the IBU Office of the Registrar from the issuing institution within 12 months of the starting semester at IBU.
What Career Prospects Can Students Expect?
The Bachelor of Commerce degree is suited to roles in marketing, sales, and product management, analysis and management consultancy services, and business operations and customer services.
Our MBA graduates take advantage of exceptional business connections and networking opportunities throughout their degree to look towards future careers in entrepreneurship, corporate and non-profit management, private equity and investment banking, public administration, and strategy.
Do You Arrange Work Placements?
Do You Assist with Visas?
Canada student visa requirements dictate that students must be affiliated with DLI- accredited schools to receive a study permit. Our recent DLI accreditation means that studying as an international student in Canada at an industry-focused university is now possible. To apply for a study permit visit Canada.ca. Canada student visa processing times vary, but we recommend applying at least four months before your arrival.
What is International Student Life Like at IBU?
IBU international students in Toronto can expect a structured, academically rigorous program that combines real-life workplace experiences, capstone projects, and consulting opportunities, with high-quality on-campus teaching.
Outside academics, international students have access to a wide range of student-led IBU clubs and activities, alongside the world-class cultural attractions, museums, galleries, shops, bars, restaurants, arts, and sporting events that form the backbone of Toronto life.
Where Do International Students Live While Studying at IBU?
When you join us to study at IBU, you become part of our family.
Our off-campus accommodation partners provide at minimum: A furnished room with a window, a bed with clean linen, private storage, a shared bathroom, and a quiet place to study.
We recommend you arrange housing before your arrival – with all fees paid – and ensure you have received confirmation from our housing teams.
Do You Provide Orientation for International Students?
Alongside peer mentoring and support, we run cultural days and events to bring our international community together. At any point during your time here you can also access the Keep.meSAFE Mental Wellness Student Support Program through your health insurance with Guard.me to find counsellors who speak your language and understand your culture.
Can International Students Work While Studying at IBU?
There are work opportunities available to international students studying in Canada. To be eligible to work on or off campus during your time at IBU, you need to be a full-time student enrolled for at least six months, have commenced your studies, hold a valid study permit, and obtain a Social Insurance Number (SIN).
If you require any assistance applying for a SIN or if you need to clarify whether you are eligible to work as an international student in Canada, don’t hesitate to contact the IBU International Support Office.
Are International Students Eligible for the PGWP After Graduation?
International students completing our on-campus BComm or MBA Programs will be eligible to apply for the PGWP (Post Graduate Work Permit), which gives you the right to work in Canada for up to three years after finishing your studies at IBU.
PGWP requirements state you must hold a valid study permit and have maintained full-time student status during each session of your program of study for at least eight months.
You can only apply once for the PGWP, so if you plan to continue your education in Canada after finishing your studies at IBU, we recommend speaking to an international student advisor to help you decide when would be the right time for you to apply.
What Support Services are Available to Students?
At IBU, we believe that academic success goes hand in hand with student well-being, so it’s our mission to ensure our student family has access to the highest-quality support during their time here.
Our Enrolment Services will help you access vision care, dental care, counselling, and other health care in the IBU neighbourhood. International students are automatically enrolled in our health insurance plan with Guard.Me and its innovative Keep.meSAFE Student Support Program including 24/7 mental health support.
Students with disabilities or accessibility needs will access course adjustments through a personalized Academic Accommodation Plan shared with teaching staff and housing suppliers. Additionally, all degree course materials follow Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards, and learning spaces are designed to be accessible to all.
Are There Any Scholarships or Grants Available to International Students?
Currently, the IBU Financial Aid Program and Entrance Scholarships are only available to domestic applicants to IBU. However, international students at IBU may be eligible to apply for a Canada international student loan or line of credit through numerous Canadian banks.
Visit the individual bank websites for more details.
How Much Are International Student Fees?
At IBU, we put the needs of our students first, so we make accessing a world-class, industry-led business education as affordable as possible. International fees for a standard, full-course load (15 credit hours) on the Batchelor of Commerce degree are $9,000 CAD per semester for a total of eight semesters, which includes all tuition and an ancillary fee for digital books.
The total tuition for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is $36,000 for international students. There are three semesters a year, totaling 42 credits, with two semesters equivalent to one year of study.