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Are you ready to come to Niagara, Canada?

If you are ready to experience our beautiful region, look no further than the Niagara Catholic District School Board!

Below are the steps to start your journey in education with us...

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Application Steps for *NEW* Students

Academic Elementary & High School

Step 1

Fill out the intent form below and a representative will get back to you regarding your application

School Application
Step 2

You will receive your International Student Application Package; fill out the form and send it to us with your most recent school transcript/report card to get started

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Step 3

Pay the annual application fee (AAF) to obtain your Letter of Acceptance (LOA)

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Step 4

Apply for your Study Permit using your Letter of Acceptance (LOA)

Step 5

Send us your remaining documents and remaining tuition fees before the start of your program

2024/25 Student Tuition Fees












$6,900 CAD

$13,800 CAD

$7,400 CAD

$14,800 CAD

$350 CAD

AAF = Annual Application Fee

AAF is non-refundable

All fees are in CAD$

1 semester is Sept - Jan OR Feb - Jun

Refund Policy
  1. If you are accepted by the Niagara Catholic District School Board, but do not attend due to a Canadian visa application refusal, your full tuition fee minus the Annual Application Fee (AAF) and a $300.00 administration fee will be refunded to the same account of the paying individual/agency

  2. If you attend school for one semester, but transfer out of Niagara Catholic DSB before the start of the second semester, a refund may be issued for the semester not attended, minus the Annual Application Fee (AAF) and a $300.00 administration fee.

  3. Refunds MUST be requested in writing and normally take four to six weeks to process. Refund cheques are payable to the individual or organization from whom the fees were received (a Refund Request Form must be submitted to the International Office)

  4. Tuition will not be refunded in the situations set out below:

  • If withdrawal is received at any other point during the program

  • If NCDSB discovers that any information in the student’s application for admission is untrue

  • If students are unable to perform or are not performing to a reasonable academic standard

  • Student dismissal from the program due to violation of government law or NCDSB policy

  • School closure periods out of school board’s control, e.g. labour dispute, inclement weather, etc.

  • If there is a change in the student's or the student's parent/guardian’s Canadian status


Note: the AAF is non-refundable in any circumstance

Let's Start your Journey...


To start your application, please fill out this intent form completely. The International Education Division will get back to you shortly regarding your application.

Student's Gender
School Year/Semester Requesting

When we get back to you, please make sure to send all documents needed, such as application form, transcripts/report cards, and any other needed documents.

PLEASE NOTE: Your application may be returned to you if it is not complete or if you are missing any components.

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Due Dates

For September Start (Semester 1)

Application due: July 1st

For February Start (Semester 2)

Application due: December 1st

If you are a returning Niagara Catholic international student...

Make a Payment

Click the link below to make your tuition payment

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