International Students 

Waterloo Independent Secondary School follows a simple and thorough admissions process. From the initial application, interview, and orientation, we are will you every step of the way. 

Apply online or join us at our next open house! We would be happy to provide you with more information. Please feel free to contact us. 

Step One

Submit with the required documents and fees

1) Your official school transcript (Middle & High School if any)
2) Application and Registration Fees 500CAD
3) Language Assessment:
            - Proof of English proficiency such as TOEFL or IELTS (if any)
            - WISS Online Interview: You will be contacted by school office through email and an 
              online interview with the admission officer and language assessor will be scheduled.
              The interview helps our Admission Director determine your child’s academic needs,
              interests, and goals in order to personalize his/her education plan.

Step Two

Once we complete reviewing your application package and approve the acceptance (usually 1 – 2 business days), you will receive a preliminary admission letter, registration form and invoice.

- Complete your International Student Registration Form.
- Submitting the Fees
- WISS admissions office issue the “Letter of Acceptance” and tuition receipt.
- WISS will support you to submit the visa application.

Step Three

Book your flight and inform the school ( of your flight information (airline, flight number and arrival time). We will arrange for pick up at the airport and a welcoming home in Canada will be ready upon your arrival.

Fee Schedule International Students 2020/2021

Fee Types

Application Fee

Academic Tuition Fee

Language Support Fee

$3,000.00/ Level

Other Fees Per School Year

    - Clubs and Activities $600.00

      Books/ Materials/ Chromebook

    - Uniform Fee $550.00

    - Medical Insurance  $650.00

    - Use $750.00

Emergency Deposit (Refundable)



Total Amount




If needed






Residence Fee Schedule 

(including Residence, Meals, Transportation, Management)

Types of Residence 

1. Student Dorms 

    - Student House (Foxhunt)

    - Student Condo (Lester)


2. Homestay 

    - One student per bedroom 







Optional Fees may be charged for Payment to the 3rd Parties

First Entrance Visa Application Fee $2200.00

Custodianship (if under 18 years old) $2200.00

Document Notary $100.00

Gym membership $200.00

GRT Pass $550.00

Airport pick-up Fee $100.00

For payment options please contact

Refund Policy 

1. The application/registration fee is non-refundable and should be submitted with the completed application/registration Form and other documents.

2. International students must pay the tuition fee in order to receive a Letter of Acceptance to apply for or renew their visa or study permit.

3. In the event that a Letter of Acceptance is issued for visa application purposes, there will be no refund for tuition, accommodation, custodianship, and other fees unless the visa application is rejected. Proof from Canadian Immigration or Embassies must be provided in order to receive a refund.

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