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Become an international student at Holland College!

If you are interested in studying abroad, Holland College, located in Prince Edward Island, Canada, could be just right for you! Holland College is an internationally recognized leader in hands-on, skills-based training.

Located on the east coast of Canada, Prince Edward Island is the country’s smallest province – but there’s nothing small about the educational opportunities that await you here. Students from all over the world are choosing to make Holland College their home while they pursue their educational goals. We hope you do, too!

Holland College offers more than 65 programs on five main campuses and centres across the province. 

Many of our international students choose to stay in Prince Edward Island over the summer, when there are plenty of jobs. And our graduates are finding jobs, too!

Our tuition is less expensive than many U.S. and international schools, and 18 of our programs are approved by the U.S. Department of Education for the processing of the Title IV William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans.

We have over 150 degree pathway agreements in place with universities and colleges across Canada and the U.S., and around the world. This means you can earn your diploma here and then earn your university degree in as little as two additional years. Find out more about the degree pathways for each program in the program pages.

We are a publicly funded post-secondary institution with ISO 9001:2015 certification, and many of our programs are nationally accredited.

Once you have applied to Holland College and received your conditional letter of acceptance by email, your next step is to apply for your study permit online. To do this, visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.

Holland College’s Designated Institution Number is O19220082122.

You must present a copy of your study permit to the Admissions Office when you arrive for school.

Under the terms of the study permit, you will be allowed to work 20 hours per week while you are in school and 40 hours per week during extended breaks such as the Christmas break, over the summer,  and spring break.

Tuition, Fees, and International Fees

Tuition and fees vary according to program. You will find the breakdown of costs listed on each program page.

In addition to the tuition and fees listed on the program pages, students who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents must pay the following fees:

  • International student fee: $4,400 CAD for first year students, $4,000 for second year students.
  • International health coverage fee: $750 CAD
  • Program confirmation fee: $500 CAD - you must pay this fee to hold your seat once you are accepted into a program.

Additional Expenses

As well as planning for the cost of accommodations, you should budget approximately $300 per month for groceries and $100 per month for other expenses, such as laundry, personal care items, etc.

You may also want to make sure you have enough money to travel home if you choose to do so during extended breaks.

Financial Assistance

Find out how we can help you financially!

Holland College offers a variety of entrance and enrolled student awards.

If you are an international student in your final year of study in Prince Edward Island and would like to stay here after your graduate, the Study & Stay PEI program could be just right for you!

The goal of the program is to support international students who would like to settle and work in Prince Edward Island post-graduation. The program provides participants with the essential skills, resources, and support needed as they transition from student to professional in their final year of study.

Find out more here.

Here's what recent Holland College graduates who participated in the program have to say:

"The program has helped me become confident as it relates to interviews, networking, and general communication. It made me aware of both the positives and negatives of social media. Also, the program helped me become more professional."

"I'm glad and thankful to have participated in this program."