Application Criteria

International Applicants

1. Completed Application.  
2. Education Transcripts – high school or post secondary.
Copies of originals are accepted. The minimum requirement for enrolment is an Ontario Grade 12 OSSD or Equivalent. 
3. Cover letter describing the applicant’s interests and goals.  
4. Résumé
5. Two letters of reference. (Letters confirming the applicant’s long standing interest in the area of study are preferred).


Mail or deliver application to:

Harris Institute
Registrar’s Office
118 Sherbourne St.
Toronto, ON, Canada, M5A 2R2

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted up to 2 weeks prior to a term start if space permits. 

Program Start Dates

March 21, 2022
July 18, 2022
November 14, 2022

Applicants are required to confirm enrollment with a tuition deposit of $500.00 due fourteen (14) days following the notification of acceptance.   The balance of each term’s tuition is due thirty (30) days prior to the start of each term.  Applicants applying for government financial assistance must inform the registrar’s office at time of enrolment. Class schedules are distributed at the commencement of each term.

Financial Aid

OSAP Ontario Student Assistance Program

Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. Information on funding, and the online application procedure for the Ontario Student Assistance Program are available at:

It’s not necessary to be accepted to a post-secondary institute prior to applying for funding. The advantage is increased processing time and an instant award assessment estimate at the end of the application session. 

Student Line of Credit

Financial Assistance in the form of a student line of credit, or student loan, is an option available from most major Canadian financial institutions. Please visit your local financial institute for more information.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Ministry of Colleges and Universities / Forum Research / OSAP

Harris Institute has a 90.91% Graduate Employment Rate in The Field of Study with the Arts Management Program at 100% Employment in Field of Study and the Audio Production Program at 87.5%. The college is one of the only post secondary schools in North America to achieve five 0% Student Loan Default Rates. The Arts Management Program has achieved nine 0% Default Rates and the Audio Production Program has achieved six (see below).

Student Loan Default Rates for Harris Institute are:

All Ontario post secondary Student Loan Default Rates by institution and program:

Harris Institute has hosted international students from 142 countries since 1989.

Approved international applicants are issued an Enrolment Agreement that conforms to the requirements of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

The minimum academic requirement for admission to Harris Institute is the Ontario Secondary School Diploma or its equivalent.  Contact the Registrar if you are not sure your Credentials are equivalent at:

Harris Institute does not charge an additional International student fee.

Total APP Tuition:

$19,984.00 (CAD)

International Tuitions (On November 1, 2021)

$16,142.43 (USD) 
€13,962.83 (EUR) 
£ 11,797.02 (GBP) 

Total AMP Tuition:

$17,658.00 (CAD)

International Tuitions (On November 1, 2021)

$14, 261.60 (USD) 
€12,336.85 (EUR) 
£10,423.93 (GBP) 

Total MBP (APP + AMP) Tuition:

$29,256.00 (CAD)

International Tuitions (On November 1, 2021)

$23,628.80 (USD) 
€20,440.85 (EUR) 
£17,268.65 (GBP) 

Living in Toronto

Students attending Harris Institute from outside of Toronto will need to budget living expenses for the entire year. Below are estimates of typical monthly living expenses.

Shared Accommodation: $600-$800/mo
Single Accommodation: $800-$1,200/mo
Transit: TTC Post Secondary Metropass $116.75/mo
Food & Staples: $200 – $250/mo
Entertainment: $100 – $150/mo
Total: $1,016.75 – $1,716.75/mo


Harris Institute does not offer housing. We recommend:

Homadorma Homestay –

Neil-Wycik Co-operative – 1.800.268.4358 –

Parkside Student Housing – 416.639.3164 –

CampusOne – 647.288.0827 –

For current Covid requirements for international students contact the Registrar’s office at: 416.367.0178 or

Harris Institute is registered as a Private Career College, under the PCCA, 2005.

Harris and program logos by Seth Rowanwood.