International Students

To all students seeking a quality education: You can attend EduOnline from anywhere! Students from all over the world choose EduOnline as they work towards earning the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). The OSSD is recognized by universities and colleges around the world.

Am I an International Student?

At EduOnline, students are considered international students if they are neither Canadian citizens nor permanently residing in Canada. If you are registering from an address outside of Canada and are (1) a Canadian Citizen, (2) have a permanent residence in Canada, or (3) are attending a Canadian International School that studies the Ontario curriculum, please be sure to contact our office before proceeding to register to ensure the appropriate course fee is applied.

Studying with EduOnline

An international student does not require a study permit in order to take online courses at EduOnline. However, if you plan to physically enter Canada in order to study, you may need a specific visa or permit. Please contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada for more information on entrance and residency permits and visas.

Ontario Student Record (OSR) for the International Student

In Canada, the 10 provinces and three territories have jurisdiction over education. An Ontario Student Record (OSR) must exist for every student registered in a school in Ontario. In order for any student to take an online course with EduOnline, an OSR must either exist or be established. The OSR is a physical file folder containing all official school records for a student, such as transcripts, community service records, Ontario literacy records, report cards, IEPs, PLARs, and other important information pertaining to the student ½s education. EduOnline does not charge any fees to establish an OSR. In order to establish the OSR, EdunOnline requires that the student provide the following documentation:

  1. Identification

    The student must forward a copy of their government-issued ID to EduOnline. Acceptable examples include passport, driver's licence, or birth certificate. Identification must be provided in the English or French language, or be accompanied by a notarised English translation. ID may be sent to EduOnline in one of the two following ways: (1) email addressed to the appropriate guidance coordinator, or (2) mail to
    78 Allure St.
    Newmarket, Ontario
    Canada L3X 0L1

  2. Official International Transcripts

    When taking a course that requires a prerequisite, EduOnline requires a copy of the student's official transcript to prove he or she has met the equivalent of the prerequisite course requirement. The student must forward his or her official transcript to EduOnline in one of the two following ways: (1) email addressed to the appropriate guidance coordinator, or (2) mail to
    78 Allure St.
    Newmarket, Ontario
    Canada L3X 0L1
    If the student’s transcript is not written in English, an English translation of the transcript along with the original must be submitted to EduOnline. Many issuing schools may be able to translate the transcript into English upon request.
    English Requirement
    All courses at EduOnline are delivered in English. Proficiency in English is a requirement of all students who take courses with Virtual High School. Students may be required to complete the English Language Placement Assessment in order to determine their level of English language competency.


Each course has a qualified teacher, certified by the Ontario College of Teachers or equivalent. Teachers will be available to assist students throughout the course.


Our courses are written and developed by professional educators. Each course follows the standards and curricula set out by the Ministry of Education in Ontario.


Students are allowed 18 months in which to complete each course and move through at entirely their own pace.
Students have the ability to work on their courses at any hour of any day.
Students have the freedom to create their own deadlines and due dates.


All assessments are submitted online. Quizzes, tests, and the final exam are completed online.
All feedback and interactions with teachers or other students occur within the secure learning environment.
Learn more about why students choose EduOnline.

International Tuition Fees

Our variable tuition rates take into account the service costs associated with communicating with students from outside of Canada and allows us to ensure that we are able to continue providing high-quality support to all of our students.