Daemen welcomes Canadian students to both our undergraduate and graduate programs! Located in a safe and attractive suburban setting, Daemen offers convenient access to one of the country’s most vibrant regions, spanning Buffalo-Niagara, the Great Lakes, and a cross-border corridor with Ontario, Canada. Our beautiful campus is only 20 minutes from the Canadian border and less than a two-hour drive from Toronto.

Application Requirements for Students Residing in Canada Outside of Quebec

Step 1

Submit a Daemen University online application

Step 2

Undergraduate freshman: Submit all official secondary (high school) transcripts. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the student's school.

Undergraduate transfers and Graduate students: Submit all official secondary (high school) transcripts and post-secondary (college/university) transcripts.

Step 3

Submit SAT scores or apply test optional. Daemen University has a test optional policy which means the applicant has the choice to submit SAT scores. Applicants who choose test optional are required to submit; a personal essay, two letters of recommendation, and a resume highlighting:

  • Leadership skills
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community service
  • Global experience

Step 4

Once you are fully accepted, you will need to obtain F-1 student status. Please complete the Application for a Form I-20 and submit using our secure upload at daemen.edu/IntDocUpload

Step 5

Pay your I-901 fee.

Scholarships and Tuition

Academic scholarships are offered to international students who are accepted into Daemen University. Please note the tuition and fees for the academic year.

Do I need to apply for a student visa?

Canadian citizens are not required to receive a student visa in advance however, they do need to follow the immigration requirements to enter the U.S. as an F-1 student.

What if I want to be a border commuter?

Please contact the Global Programs office at international@daemen.edu if you plan on being a commuter student.