CCNM welcomes applications from U.S. and international students to the degree program. Every year, students choose the College because of its reputation as a leader in naturopathic education and research.
An applicant is considered an international student if he or she is not a Canadian citizen or does not have permanent resident or landed immigrant status. For applicants from the United States who wish to return home to practice after graduation, CCNM graduates meet the eligibility requirements for all regulated jurisdictions in the U.S. Applicants who intend to practice outside North America are advised to contact the local naturopathic medicine licensing body to inquire about requirements for licensing in that jurisdiction.
Are you an international medical graduate (IMG)? You may be eligible to apply for the 24-month bridge delivery of the naturopathic program. Contact Admissions and Student Services for details at 416-498-1255 x 245.
Evaluation of international transcripts
Students applying for the four-year naturopathic program who have completed their university study at an institution outside North America must have their transcripts evaluated and translated (if necessary) on a course-by-course basis. (This is not required for bridge delivery applicants.)
Proficiency in English
As the CCNM curriculum is delivered in English, all applicants are expected to demonstrate sufficient facility in the English language to fully participate in the learning process. If an applicant's post-secondary studies were completed outside of North America in a language other than English, proof of English proficiency must be submitted to CCNM. CCNM's minimum requirements are indicated below.
IELTS: minimum overall band score of 6.5 or higher (on a 9 point scale)
TOEFL IBT: minimum 86 out of 120 (CCNM TOEFL DI Code: 0245)