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We are no longer accepting applications for September 2018.  We are now accepting applications for February 2019.

Last update: March 17th, 2018 at 5:50am

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How to Apply

International Program




Please review the steps below before applying to the Abbotsford School District's International Program.

  1. Start the easy Online Application Process
  2. Review Pre-Acceptance Letter
  3. Apply for your Study Permit
  4. Final Application Steps
  5. Payment

** Please note that we are now accepting applications for FEBRARY 2019. **

After you submit all necessary documents, your application will be screened for admittance into the International Program. If you are accepted a pre-acceptance letter will be e-mailed to you or your representative, as well as an invoice for applicable fees. These fees include:

  • Program Fees (Tuition, Medical, Textbooks)
  • Homestay Placement (if using our homestay program)
  • Monthly Homestay Fees (if requested)
  • Airport Pick Up Service Fees (if requested)

Once payment is received in full by the date specified on the invoice, you or your representative will receive the following:

  • Your official letter of acceptance
  • Notarized custodian document (if requested)
  • Arrival confirmation form
  • Orientation information
  • Pre-departure information

Applying for Your Study Permit and Final Application Steps

After you’ve been accepted into Abbotsford’s International Program, you must apply for a permit to study in Canada, which can be done at your local Canadian Embassy. Here is a list of Canadian offices around the world to help you find the one closest to you. You can also learn more about applying for a Canadian study permit.

Final Application Steps

If you have any questions about the application process, please Contact Us.


Information about Fees

Abbotsford School District has partnered with NorthStar Currency Ltd. to provide our families and partners with a more convenient and efficient method of sending international payments to Abbotsford School District.

NorthStar Currency allows you to:

  • Pay from any country and bank
  • Save money on bank fees and ensure the payment is received in full
  • Pay by Visa and Mastercard in over 40 currencies

All payments are guaranteed and are fully trackable. To start the payment process, visit For questions about making a payment with NorthStar Currency, email For questions about your student account, please contact the International Program Office.

Fees can alternately be paid by:

1. International Money Order, or Cheque brought or mailed to:

Attention: International Education Program       (**Very important this is written on the envelope**)

Abbotsford School District

2790 Tims Street,

Abbotsford, BC V2T 4M7


2. Direct Wire Transfer to:

Bank of Montreal, 101-32988 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2A8 Canada

Name of Account Holder: School District #34 (Abbotsford)

Account Number   1996799      Bank Number 001 Transit number 07090

Swift Code: BOFMCAM2

Do not make Payment by direct deposit to our bank. All payments must be processed by our office.

All monies deposited by wire transfer to the above account must clearly state the student's name. A copy of the wire transaction must be sent to the International Student Office by fax or email. All payments must be sent directly to the International Student Office for processing and deposit. If you are paying for more than one student, one wire transfer or cheque may be made in the full amount due.

For questions about your student account, please contact the International Program Office.