Pre-University Programs

John Abbott College is home to students from more than 100 countries.

How to Apply

For information about how international students must apply to John Abbott College, visit this website:

Deadline to apply:

Fall semester: March 31
Winter semester: August 30




Information about the Pre-University Programs offered at John Abbott College can be found here.

Health and Medical Insurance

ALL international students must have continuing valid health and hospitalization insurance for their entire stay in Canada. This insurance must be purchased through John Abbott College.  John Abbott College takes part in the collective group insurance plan for international students enrolled in Quebec Colleges.  Once you confirm your acceptance to John Abbott College, the College will automatically enroll you in this mandatory insurance plan and furnish you with a fulfillment package at the start of the semester.  The International Programs Office provides on-going support for health and medical insurance information for your entire career at the College.  They will help answer all of your questions and assist you in filling out your insurance claim forms.

The Insurance Fee for the full year (August 1 to July 31) is approximately $70/month. Be advised that amount is subject to change. Your insurance fees will be applied to your account and are payable through Omnivox.

Details of the insurance package can be found here.


International students who do not live with family or friends have two choices of accommodation: Campus residence and off-campus living. The Housing Services Office is responsible for Campus residence. They also maintain a list of off-campus housing for the benefit of students.

Campus Residence

John Abbott College offers the finest in on campus accommodation in Stewart Apartments. The building provides housing to 191 full time students in fully furnished apartment style living. The building is connected to the rest of the College allowing easy access to classrooms, the library, as well as the Casgrain Sports Centre. Click here for more information.

Off-Campus Living

Off-campus housing is available close to the John Abbott campus. The Housing Services Office maintains an up-to-date and interactive list of off-campus accommodation (houses and apartments). The list is updated regularly. The off-campus housing list is not screened by John Abbott College so students are encouraged to properly research and request references from each potential landlord.

There is very limited temporary accommodation in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. International students are advised to arrange accommodation in advance of their arrival to Canada. For the benefit of visiting friends and family, there is a wide selection of hotels in the West Island of Montreal, at a reasonable car ride from the College.
For more information about off-campus housing click here

Working in Canada

Foreign students holding valid study permits may be able to work on or off campus. To find out more click