How Will Covid-19 Affect My University Admission Application?

At this time of global uncertainty, you may be nervously wondering whether your application to university will be affected.  

Is your chosen university still accepting international applications? Will you be able to study your degree in-person? To help answer any questions you have, we are reaching out to universities around the world to find out what their plans are for handling current and future applications. We will be updating this page regularly with new information as and when we receive it. 

United States 

Most of the Universities cancelled information sessions and tours for prospective students. The on-campus admissions office is also closed indefinitely, although they are still answering emails and phone calls. Universities will also not host or sponsor any in-person K-12 student programming through the summer of 2020

Undergraduate Admission has been closed until further notice. Applications continue to be processed, however, and the office can be contacted via email. Some of the universities advised for International students to contact their academic department for more information by email and telephone.


In-person classes have been cancelled at the Universities in Canada. All university-sponsored learning programs abroad have also been cancelled. Non-essential visits to the university are discouraged.  Admission Process has been closed until further notice.

If you are a new student you have flexible options at University

 Option 1: Apply to transfer into a program being offered online in Summer 2020.Universities and colleges are accepting applications for an online semester in Summer 2020.  For international students that cannot travel abroad at this time, Universities offers an alternate study abroad plan. Why not start working towards your academic and career goals in May?   You can make effective use of your time during the pandemic by earning credits at University or College.  While studying the online semester, international students can apply for a visa with supporting documentation from institution. If approved for a visa, students can travel to Canada once the border reopens, and continue their second semester on campus. 

Option 2: Students who prefer to wait to start their studies may defer their start date to the next available intake for their program(September 2020 or January 2021). International students who pay their first-semester tuition fees will automatically secure a seat in the next intake, but all accepted students are welcome to request a deferred offer letter for September 2020.We are committed to developing flexible solutions that help students pursue their post-secondary studies! This global health crisis doesn’t have to stop your study abroad plans.