How to apply

international students

apply to NBCCD in6 simple steps

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international students


  • 1

    Identify the PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS for your program of choice, including the specific transcript and portfolio you will need to apply.

    Important Note: Unless you can demonstrate equivalent visual arts training, you must enter the College through our Foundation Visual Arts program to continue into a studio diploma.

  • 2

    Pay your application fee within your applicant portal as you complete your application form or click this link to pay directly and we’ll match your payment to your online application.

    Please complete your payment by the priority deadline (Foundation Visual Arts: December 31 | Diplomas: January 15). Although we accept applications all year, seat capacity is competitive and admission is offered to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure your application is competitive—and allow enough time to apply for your Canadian Study Permit if accepted—we encourage early applications.

  • 3

    If your language of instruction was English, your transcripts must be sent via email to from your current/former school(s) to be considered official.

  • 4

    If your language of instruction was not English, you must arrange for your school(s) to submit NOTARIZED TRANSLATED TRANSCRIPTS via email to Your transcript(s) must be sent via email to from your current/former school(s) to be considered official.

  • 5

    Upload your portfolio within your applicant portal by clicking “Add Files.”

  • 6

    Submit proof of ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY. Visit the Admission Requirements page to see the acceptable language tests and minimum scores.


Your application is not considered complete until all steps are fulfilled. Your decision letter will be emailed; and if accepted, will include the required next steps to become a student at NBCCD.

  • I have been accepted to NBCCD. What's next?

    You can find details of next steps in your decision letter from NBCCD. Any changes will be communicated via email.

    1. Pay CONFIRMATION FEE of $700 (CAD) and EMERGENCY HEALTH INSURANCE FEE of $600 (CAD) within 30 days of receiving an acceptance or conditional acceptance letter. Click here to pay.
    2. If you receive a CONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE, submit any outstanding items as soon as they are available. They must be received before you register in the fall.
    3. Receive your ORIENTATION PACKAGE by email in early August. Attend your first day of classes in early September.
    4. Pay your TUITION & FEES no later than the first Friday of classes. Pay here.

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At the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design, you are not just a number. Find lasting friendships with like-minded creatives as you get to know your peers in our small classes, with hands-on training from practicing artisans that you'll get to know on a first name basis.