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Durham College

About Durham College

Durham College has a history since 1967 of preparing students with the right skills, knowledge and desire for advancing ideas and demonstrating excellence. It is a value driven organization, committed to equal access, diversity, respect and delivering quality customer service.

The college’s nine academic schools offer more than 140 market-driven programs, led by industry experts, across a wide range of disciplines such as business, engineering technology, health, hospitality, science, media and etc. All of these programs enable students to develop the skills required to meet the demands of today’s job market. Durham offers these programs at its three locations within Durham Region, the Oshawa and Whitby campuses and Pickering Learning Site.

Research is at the heart of what Durham College does as a post-secondary institution. The college’s Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship is responsible for driving innovation and, since its inception in 2009, has created a strong applied research agenda for Durham College. In 2017, the college was ranked as a top 50 research college for the fifth year in a row.

Durham College is situated in the heart of the Durham Region, a hotbed for sports, culture, education and music. As part of the Greater Toronto Area, the region is one hour from downtown Toronto and is considered a cultural hub and key centre for business development.

Durham College Rankings

  • A survey conducted by Webometrics in 2019 awarded Durham College under top 300 academic institutes of Canada.2
  • The institute was ranked among Canada’s top 50 Research Colleges by Research Infosource Inc. in 2016.3
  • DC also ranked at #1st position for international satisfaction, as per the survey report of KPI results.



2000 Simcoe St. N.
Oshawa, ON, Canada L1G 0C5


1610 Champlain Avenue
Whitby, ON, Canada L1N 6A7

Academic Divisions

The college offers a wide range of programs in a number of different disciplines including business, information technology, media, art, design, general arts, science, skilled trades, justice, emergency services, health and engineering technology.

Top Programs in the Durham College

Programs  Fees Per Annum
Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management $12,866
Diploma Accounting – Business $9,992
Diploma Chemical Engineering Technology $9,992

Durham College Teaching Quality

The best faculty not only care about your success but also bring a lot of experience and expertise to the classroom and are respected in their field. Many of our professors have received awards and have been recognized by leading organizations. Download the program guide on each program page of our website to find detailed contact information. Courses are taught by professors with years of real world experience, offering students unique access to expertise and industry insight that provides students with a competitive advantage upon graduation. 

Student Teacher Ratio

Faculty Ratio, 38 : 1 .

Advantages of Durham College


Durham College Scholarships/ Financial Aid

Durham College is committed to offer quality education and awards various scholarships and bursaries to its applicants for the same. International aspirants seeking financial aid and scholarships to study in Canada can avail these awards on the basis of their academic and personal excellence, community involvement and leadership skills.


  • Candidate must have submitted his/her application and deposited the fee indicated in offer letter prior to deadline.
  • Remain enrolled in a program at DC past the 10th day of the semester.
Amount of Award (in USD) Eligibility
Up to 750 Academic Excellence in their program of study 
Up to 938 Grade 12 English final of 80%, academic IELTS 7.5, TOEFL (iBT) 102, and others
Up to 1,500 Grade 12 English final of 85%, academic IELTS 8.0, TOEFL (iBT) 110, among others

Note: Scholarships and awards are only available to applicants who are enrolled full-time at DC.

Famous Alumni’s

  • Sherwood Bassin - College professor, general manager in Ontario Hockey League
  • Jeffrey S. Boyce (General Business - Marketing, 1980) - President and CEO of Sure Energy Inc. and recipient of the Premier's Award in 2006; and
  • Tyler Boyco (Digital Video Production, 2014) - musician, filmmaker and artist popular for making short films "Sassquatch" and a Robin Williams portrait that went viral in 2014.
  • Dylan Jón Hannesson (Marketing, 2011) - CEO of the German imageboard ""
  • Brandon Nolan (Business Administration - Marketing 2013), retired hockey player, vice-president of Ted Nolan Foundation and advisor for community and client relations with Ishkonigan Incorporated
  • Patricia O'Connor (Nursing, 1976) - Founding member of the Canadian Association of Aero-medical Transport, recipient of the Order of Canada in 2007 and recipient of the Premier's Award in 2009.
  • Paul Vessey (Marketing, 1975) - COO of Visa USA and recipient of the Premier's Award in 2000;
  • Fred Upshaw (Registered Nursing, 1975) Upshaw has served as president of OPSEU, which represents 110,000 Ontario public sector workers.
  • Jeffrey S. Boyce (Business Administration – Marketing, 1980) Boyce is also the former president and CEO of Vermilion Resources, a $1-billion oil and gas exploration and production company that he co-founded.
  • Bev Woods (Dental Hygiene, 1986) Bev held a council position with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario and was president of the Bay of Quinte Dental Hygienists Society and Ontario Dental Hygienists' Association.
  • Brandon Bird (Level 3 Plumber Apprentice Certificate, 2012) CEO of Bird Mechanical Ltd, youngest in the companies history.
  • Roland Kielbasiewicz (Business Operations Management, 1990) Founder and CEO of Loraxian, Inc. The company specializes in the development, finance, ownership, and management of sustainable infrastructure projects in Canada and internationally.

English Language Requirement:

  • UG: Academic Over all score of 6.0 and no module less than 6.0
  • PG: Academic Over all score of 6.5 and no module less than 6.0

Applicants who have completed one of the following will not be required to submit additional documentation:

  • Grade 12 English credit at the C or U level
  • Post-secondary domestic English credit
  • GED
  • Successful test result from the English assessment (Accuplacer) at the Durham College Test Centre


  • Academic IELTS: 6.5, no band score less than 6.0
  • IBT TOEFL: 88, with minimum section scores of 22
  • Pearson PTE: 58-64
  • CAEL: Overall score of 70, no section below 70
  • Duolingo English Test
    • 110 and higher for certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas
    • 120 and higher for degrees

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Durham College Highlights

University type Public
Rank Top 50 among Canada’s Research Colleges
Courses More than 140
No. of Campuses 2
Employment rate, 2019 Around 87%1
Application Fee 75 USD
English Language Proficiency Tests TOEFL/IELTS or equivalent
Financial Aid for International Students Available as Scholarships and Bursaries

Durham College Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

List of other expenses, apart from tuition fee, that an applicant should consider before applying to seek admission at DC is as tabulated below:

Type of Expenditure Cost (per month, in USD)
Residence 300 to 656
Meals 300
Books and Supplies 375
Health Plan 128
Others 150
Total 1,253 to 1,609


Know more about Studying in Canada

Tuition Fees in Canada (1st Year Average) BE / BTech: CA$22,600 | MBA: CA$25,375 | MS: CA$17,225 | BBA: CA$20,560 | MEng: CA$22,225 | BSc: CA$20,745 | MASc: CA$20,375 | MIM: CA$28,900 | MA: CA$12,970 | MFin: CA$32,785 | BHM: CA$20,560 | MEM: CA$17,040
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in Canada CA$8890 Per Year
Entrance Exams in Canada TOEFL: 86 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 60 | GRE: 309 | GMAT: 560 | SAT: 1177
Work and Study in Canada Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in Canada Up to 3 Years after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in Canada CAD 150
Student Visa in Canada A Canada student permit is a document issued by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) for international students in Canada. To study in Canada, you will require a student permit, which serves as a student visa.
Intakes in Canada There are Three Intakes in Canada: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring (May)
Top Job Sectors in Canada Business Management, Engineering, Economics, Dentisty, Law, Computer Science.
Economy in Canada GDP Growth of 1.9% (2018) 1.5% (2019e), 10th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

Durham College Average Tuition Fee Per Year


$ 17,500


$ 14,000

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

$ 11,030

Campus accommodation

$ 5,263

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.