Temporary Border Closure

We understand that there is a growing concern around the impact of COVID-19 and that you may be receiving an increased number of questions from student and parents.

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is working with the Ministry of Health and other government agencies to manage the COVID-19 outbreak. These restrictions will be reviewed in 14 days.

Please find below the latest updates from the universities of some of the European destinations with respect to COVID-19.

Sr. No.Name of InstitutionIntake Current Status with respect to the effects of COVID-19
1Douglas CollegeMay-20 Classes for the Summer intake are still scheduled to take place
although the College is continuing to evaluate whether instruction
may be delayed, take place online, through self-directed study, or
by other means, depending on the nature of the course of program.
Currently, all Douglas College campuses remain open services are
available during normal service hours.
College will be evaluating deferral (to the Fall 2020 semester) and/or cancellation/refund requests after March 31st, 2020. If you have any questions or concerns. You may also wish to review the Collect COVID-19 FAQs https://www.douglascollege.ca/student-services/covid19-faq
2Vancouver Community CollegeMay-20 Face-to-face learning is suspended, however VCC will be offering
alternative modes of learning, and instructors will be reaching out
to current VCC students directly to provide options. Please note that
the college office remains open, a continues to support prospective
and current international students via phone, email, online/web
meetings and drop-in advising.
Please encourage students who are already in Canada and have a
valid students permit to apply to Spring/Summer 2020. Accepted
students who anticipated to begin in Spring/Summer 2020 will likely
defer or cancel, therefore program seats have now opened up.
Available programs include: Cosmetology Diploma, Post-Degre
Diplomas (Business Management Diploma, Canadian Business
Management), and other diploma programs.
Please expect more seats to open up as we receive more deferral and cancellation requests due to the travel ban. More updates will be postedon https://www.vcc.ca/international/programs/program-availability/seat-available/status/ Page in the next few days.
3The University of WinnipegMay-20The University of Winnipeg is looking at offering courses online for
the Spring term, but this option is still in the planning stages.
More information on online options is coming soon.
Deferrals
Students can also defer their studies – for those that were planning
to start in 2020 (Spring term), they can move their start date to Sep.
2020 (Fall te
Many students scheduled to start in May 2020 will have a Letter of
Acceptance (LOA) that is also valid for a September 2020 start. If so,
they may start their studies then without a new LOA. Any student
whose LOA is not valid for September can request a new one for that term.
Refunds
For students who choose to withdraw from outside Canada, we will be waiving administrative fees against deposits/pre-payments and will not be requesting documentation regarding study permits.
For the latest UWinnipeg updates please visit: uwinnipeg.ca/covid-19 /index.html
4The University of Winnipeg (PACE)May-20Project Management (May 2020) – CANCELLED
Applicants will receive an email from university with their options
(e.g. withdrawal defer to a later intake) and agents will receive a copy of the communication.
5North Island College May-20 NIC has decided to defer the new student intake for May 2020 to Sep. 2020. Students accepted into May 2020 intake are required to postpone their arrival and start their studies at NIC in September 2020.https://www.nic.bc.ca/covid19/
6George Brown College May-20 College is suspending classes until further notice—this includes all
in-person daytime and Continuing Education classes and are preparing to deliver class alternative formats, where possible, on Monday, March 23
https://www.georgebrown.ca/covid-19/
7Matrix College May-20 College will be closed from March 14th, 2020 through to March 27th
2020. All courses will continue to run with our at home learning
model which all students have information, instructions and access
to already.
8University of Windsor May-20 If students cannot travel to Canada university will defer the students to Sept 2020 intake.
Further updates are available on mentioned link http://ask.uwindsor.ca/app/answers/detail/a_id/552/kw/552?elqTrackId=c5e3093c065847c
db7657c27e43981dd&elqaid=505&elqat=2
9College of New CaledoniaMay-20Our campuses will remain open and services will continue to be
provided, modified and reviewed as necessary while this situation
continues to evolve. Online and alternate delivery will be adopted
where practical, but this strategy intended to support social distancing and lower on-campus density. Further updates are available on mentioned link https://cnc.bc.ca/about/campus-notifications
10Coquitlam CollegeMay-20All new international students currently outside of Canada (regardless
of which country you are travelling from) are required to arrive
before April 10, which is days before the start of Summer semester;
this is to account for the mandatory 14-day self isolation period. If the student is unable to arrive in Canada by April 10, they must defer their start date to Fall 2020 semester. In addition, we also strongly recommend that students obtain additional medical insurance for this time period, so they can be covered for additional medical issues such as COVID-19 while they are staying in Canada. Please note that student’s responsibility to check the coverage of the medical insurance.
11Cape Breton UniversityMay-20All students of May 2020 intake will be deferred to Sept 2020 intake.
All students enrolled for spring and summer semesters will receive
a detailed email from Enrolment Services outlining next steps.
Further updates are available on mentioned link http://www.cbu.ca/
covid19
12St Lawrence College May-20 College has now decided to suspend its May 2020 intake as of now.
Further updates are available on mentioned link https://stlawrencec
ollege.ca/about/information-on-covid-19/
13Thompson Rivers University May-20 1. If students have received a final letter of acceptance for the summer
semester they will be automatically deferred to Fall 2020, and will
receive a new letter for TRU’s International Admissions team.
2. If students have received a conditional letter of acceptance for
summer and they would like to defer to Fall 2020, please complete
the form on mentioned link https://www.tru.ca/forms/currentstudents
/refund/
3. If students are already in Canada, please make them contact their
International Student Advisor at isa@tru.ca to discuss the options.

Further updates are available on mentioned link https://www.tru.ca/
current/wellness/covid-19.html
14York University May-20 University has shifted to online mode of delivery
Further updates are available on mentioned link
https://coronavirus.info.yorku.ca/
15Sheridan College May-20 Sheridan has suspended the classess temporarily and will continue
to provide further updates
Further updates are available on mentioned link
https://www.sheridancollege.ca/news-and-events/coronavirusutm_medium=email&utm_source=outlook&utm_
campaign=coronavirus&utm_content=staff-email
16Royal Roads University May-20 University has shifted to online mode of delivery
Further updates are available on mentioned link
https://www.royalroads.ca/news-events/covid-19
17Alexander College May-20 If the students are not able to reach Canada by 12th April they should defer the admission to Sept 2020 intake.
Please inform your students to continue monitoring their emails for any update from college
18Fanshawe College May-20 Fanshawe College will accommodate deferral requests where possible, but please note that not all programs will have seats available in future semesters. Please refer to the Withdrawal and Refund Policy on the website:https://www.fanshawec.ca/international/student-services/international-student-withdrawal-and-refund-process
If students wish to defer please let us know so that we can inform the college.
Further updates are available on mentioned link https://www.fanshawec.ca/about-fanshawe/news/information-about-covid-19
19Canadore College May-20 North Bay campuses will be suspended and students who have applied to that term will be deferred into the September 2020 or subsequent intake as requested. The Spring intake for the Canadore@Toronto campuses will proceed as planned or might have a delayed start date. That will be determined over the coming weeks.
20International College of Manitoba May-20 Students can defer to Sept 2020 intake or else can go for online classess. In case they wish to defer kindly let us know.
21Northern College @ Pures May-20 For the students whose VISA application has not been submitted or if the visa application is still in process, students will need to defer to September 2020 immediately without any further delay.
For the students who have already received the visa copy but have decided travel in May 2020 regardless if there is travel restriction or have symptoms cannot travel at this time. They will be granted deferment at this time. An extended start date for May 2020 has been proposed at this time – Wednesday, May 20, 2020. However, please note, the extended date may change according to the travel restriction advisory from the Government of Canada. Please also bear in mind the 14 days self-isolate period required before the
students report to campus.
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