International Students

International students are an important part of Glendon’s identity. Glendonites hail from 100+ different countries, and our incoming students speak over 40 languages at home; we value our cultural and linguistic diversity, and we want you to be a part of it.
View our digital brochure for international students

Click on the profile from the list below that best describes you, to learn about your application requirements, deadlines and how to apply.

Ontario universities may require undergraduate applicants to have official international academic transcripts submitted directly to World Education Services (WES) Canada  for verification as part of the admission process. Universities will notify applicants submitting international academic transcripts regarding specific submission requirements through WES Canada.
If your first-language is neither English nor French, please ensure that you meet our language proficiency requirements for admission.
If you have a diagnosed disability, we encourage you to identify yourself during the admissions process. If an applicant’s academic standing was impacted by extenuating circumstances, Glendon College encourages them to submit the Extenuating Circumstances for Admission Consideration Form, which will be considered with their application. For more information, please consult the website for York University’s Office of Admissions. Applicants can also contact the Student Recruitment & Applicant Relations Office via email or by calling 416-487-6710.

Our language advantage

100% of Glendon’s students study in two languages, English and French, and between 20-30% of our students study in three or more! We offer bilingual and trilingual language certifications, along with language classes in Catalan, Ojibwe, and Romanian. If you’re passionate about languages, Glendon’s multilingual environment is ideal.

Our international focus

With around 200 internationally-focused courses, a richly multicultural campus, and our one-of-a-kind international degrees, Glendon understands the importance of a globally-oriented education. We send 3 times the national average of students on exchange, and we’re also home to Canada’s longest-standing International Studies program. Our community reflects our multinational mentality: our students and staff come from over 130 different countries!

Academic excellence

Glendon provides the only bilingual science programs in Southern Ontario, including degrees in Biology, Psychology, and Environmental Science. Glendon students also have the opportunity to connect to York’s other campus, Keele, which offers 5,000 classes covering a broad variety of fields and interests.

Home away from home

With our cozy campus, our warm and welcoming residence committee, and our average class size of 26 students, Glendon is an intimate community of students, professors, and staff—all of whom will be excited to make an international student feel at home. Another resource includes the Glendon International Club, comprised of Glendonites focused on helping international and exchange students adapt to their new country and university.

The best of both worlds

Glendon is located beside one of the most beautiful residential areas in Toronto, and backs right onto a river and forested area. The beauty of our campus has real, tangible benefits: being surrounded by nature is a big boost to students’ physical and emotional wellbeing, and being compared to Narnia is no small thing. At the same time, Glendon is only a 30-minute public transit ride away from downtown Toronto, the largest and most diverse city in Canada and also the country’s commercial capital. Whether you’re looking for peace and quiet or for bustling city life, Glendon has you covered.

Isabel Duque Arango is an international student from an Ecuadorian high school, majoring in Political Science. Read about her experience at Glendon on her blog.

“The summer before I came to Glendon I feared that my expectations about the small campus had grown too big to be met. The day I arrived, I realized that Glendon was too big and wonderful for my limited expectations.”

Study Permit and Visa

Study Permit and Visa


Important Documents

Banks and financial institutions

Financial Institutions

How to get to Glendon

How to get to Glendon

Living in residence

Living in residence