Application Instructions - Newfoundland (NISEP)



Before you begin


NISEP will only accept complete applications using our secure online application system. Mailed, emailed, or faxed applications are not accepted. Incomplete or unpaid applications cannot be processed unless you are a recognized education partner.


Before you begin the online application process, please make sure you have collected all the necessary information and documents. You will need the applicant’s complete information and at least one parent’s complete information. This includes names, birthdates, addresses, etc. Required and recommended documents (see below) must be submitted as PDF or JPEG files and must be less than 15MB each. If any document is larger than 15MB, please rescan it at a lower resolution before beginning the application process.


The application fee of $400 is non-refundable. Please have a major credit card ready for the final page of the online application system.


Required documents


To apply, the two documents listed below are required. If you do not upload these documents into the online application system, you cannot complete the application process. If you do not submit a complete application within thirty (30) days, the partial application will be automatically deleted.


  1. Transcripts or report cards - You must have a record of grades for the last two years, translated into English, they must be in PDF or JPEG files only, and less than 15MB in size. You can only upload one document, so please ensure all pages of the records of grades are scanned as a single document.
  2. Legal agreement - The parent(s) or legal guardian of the student must sign our legal agreement. Before starting the application process, please download the Legal Agreement, have it signed in ink, and scan it as a PDF or JPEG file only.


Recommended documents


We recommend that you collect the following documents before applying. These documents assist us in making an admission decision should we require additional information. They must be submitted as single documents in PDF or JPEG files only and less than 15MB each.


  1. Passport photo page - Please scan the passport photo page of the applicant’s passport, if they have a passport already. This allows us to double-check the applicant’s information to ensure that all correspondence is correct.
  2. Letter of Recommendation - Please have a teacher, school counsellor, or Headmaster/Principal write a letter of recommendation for the applicant. This letter should be on school letterhead and identify the student and their strong points. If this letter is longer than one page, scan all pages as a single document.
  3. Student’s letter of intent - This letter is written by the student explaining their desire to come to Canada and study in the NISEP. It should outline their past studies, their interests and hobbies, and their future goals. If this letter is longer than one page, scan all pages as a single document.
  4. Immunization records - Please scan as a single document all immunization records relevant to the student's medical history. If this document is more than one page, scan all pages as a single document.
  5. Custodian document - NISEP usually acts as custodian for all NISEP students.  If the applicant will not be part of our homestay program, or if they choose not to use our free custodianship service, they must assign a custodian. This custodian must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, over 25 years old, and must live full-time in the neighbourhood where the student will reside.
  6. Photo albums - Some students compile a photo album for our homestay placement process. Please scan the entire album as one document.
  7. Other documents - If you have another document pertinent to admission, such as a student interview form, please submit it as a single document.

Please see our complete list of participating schools.


Seats in NISEP are limited.


Students who wish to graduate with a Canadian diploma from a Newfoundland and Labrador high school must study for a minimum of two academic years. Students who have completed their first year of high school in their home country must provide additional documents 45 days before their departure to Canada. Students or their agents should e-mail