Shared room is ONLY available for 2 people travelling together, arriving and leaving at the same time. Book it if you are coming to us with your friend, family member or a partner.

UMC homestays are located all around the city. The homestays usually don’t take more than 40 minutes from the school by public transportation.

We have a department that will take care of that for you. We have a student form here where you can tell us about your preferences so we can choose a family with a profile that is close to yours.

We recommend students to book their course and accommodation 12 weeks in advance. It allows students to take care of their study or travel visa (if needed). It also takes time to find you a host family that matches your profile. Hurry, classes fill up quick!


It’s pretty easy! Send us a quick email with your name, country of origin, program that you liked most and how long you want to take it for. We’ll get back to you immediately with some possible starting dates and payment information.

As soon as you reserve your spot by paying the deposit, you will be able to apply for Canadian visa and start booking your flight!

Find out more about application process.

We do our best to reply to all your inquiries right away.

Once you decide you want to come study here at UMC (yay!) and deposit the tuition fee, it takes us around 3 – 5 days to issue all  the necessary documents for your record and your visa application.

We recommend booking your course and accommodation as early as 12 weeks in advance. This usually gives you a reasonable amount of time to plan a trip and apply for a visa. It also allows us to find a perfect home for you and secure a spot in the program you want.

We welcome students at Upper Madison every four weeks. Check our calendar for Toronto and Montreal programs to see when you can start!

It’s best for students to start on the official starting dates. Only like this students can take full advantage of our perfectly designed 4 – week course semesters.

But good news! As we start almost every month you can plan accordingly and arrive here when it works for you.

PS That being said, there is always something urgent and unexpected happening that we can’t predict. If your situation is one of those, you can always contact us and we’ll figure something out together!

Yes, of course! If you are already in Canada, we’ll be happy to see you on one of our campuses!

It is a great opportunity for you to see what UMC is all about. If you have not decided what course you want to take or need some assistance in person – this is option is for you. Drop us a quick message and we’ll get back to you with an invitation.

Yes! We have been helping students transfer to colleges and universities for more than 10 years now! Our EAP program allows students to go to any partner college or university without IELTS or TOEFL. Among our partners there are the most popular Toronto colleges and biggest universities, such as Centennial, Seneca, Sheridan, OCAD, Niagara and MANY more!

While here at Upper Madison we only help improve your language, we do have a couple of partnership programs that help students assimilate better, take some professional training and find a job / internship. See our Joint Co-op Program for more information.

Remember! To be able to work in Canada you must have all the appropriate documents issued by the Government of Canada.

Yes, we actually accept student groups in summer and in winter now! Students from 12 to 17 y.o. can book their stay for 2 and 4 weeks here at UMC.

View summer camp package.

We’ll be happy to help you find your way in Toronto! Let us know if you need us to pick you up from the airport and arrange a home for you to live in.

As soon as you register we can start looking for a homestay and arrange an airport pick-up! Apply early to find a better match and a closer stay.

Check out UMC services to find more ways we can help you!

Absolutely! UMC has an online student management system which allows students to view their teachers, schedules, marks and report cards any time and from anywhere.

We offer summer and winter camp programs for students under 18. As an alternative, some underage students who meet certain conditions can be accepted to our High School and regular ESL programs in Toronto and Montreal.

Contact us to learn more.



Most of the programs we offer require purchasing a textbook that you can buy here at a discounted rate. If the program requires too many books we will provide them for you in return for a small material fee.

Some of the students do not need a visa if they are planning to take a language course for less than 6 months. However, most of the students who travel to Canada will need a student or visitor visa.

Find out if you need a visa here.

Apply for a visa here.


You can always try to apply for a visa one more time or ask for your money back. No need to worry, you will receive the whole amount back with the exception of our non-refundable application fee (CAD $150).

You’ll meet friends from all over the world! Our students come from Korea, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Ukraine, Russia, Saudi Arabia, China, Vietnam, Taiwan, etc.