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Fanshawe College

About Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College, a public institution founded in London, Ontario in 1962, was formerly known as Ontario Vocational College (OVC). The first day of classes was September 28, 1964. In 1967, the words "fane" and "shaw" or "shawe," which both refer to buildings or temples, were combined to create the name Fanshawe. Fanshawe also translates as "temple in the woods." Fanshawe College's first president was James A. Colvin. Former Canadian Army Lieutenant General Peter Devlin was appointed president of Fanshawe College on September 3, 2013. The college's motto is "Unlocking Potential." It is one of Canada's largest colleges.

Fanshawe is located in Canada's southwest Ontario. Fanshawe College consists of four main campuses. The 100-acre London campus contains 23 structures spread over its expanse. It houses the School of Transportation Technology and Apprenticeship and the Norton Wolf School of Aviation Technology. One of the largest campuses in Ontario is located in London, which has been referred to as "a city within a city." Three buildings make up the campus in Downtown London. The campus opened its doors in 2018. It is home to the Schools of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, Information Technology and Tourism, Access Studies, School of Digital and Performing Arts, and Access Studies at 431 Richmond Street and 130 Dundas Street, respectively. The newest campus of Fanshawe College is in London South. The campus provides four programmes: business management, retirement residence management, information systems architecture, and agri-business management.

Continuing education, academic upgrading, career and employment assistance, apprenticeships, and corporate training programmes are all available at the Elgin/St. Thomas Regional Campus. It also provides certificate and diploma programmes. 350 full-time students and 2,000 part-time students are housed there. The intersection of Highways 401 and 403 is where the Woodstock/Oxford Regional Campus is located. Around 2,000 part-time students and 450 full-time students attend the campus. The campus is the only place where you may enrol full-time in programmes including hairstyling, business (entrepreneurship and management), refrigeration, heating and air conditioning technician, and police foundations (accelerated). Additionally, it provides business training, continuing education, certificate programmes, and apprenticeships. North of London, in the middle Huron/Bruce region, Fanshawe College also had a campus. It has existed there because 2007. The Bruce Technology Skills and Training Centre is where the courses are taught. Fanshawe College provides 200 programmes for higher education.

Decathlete and Olympic bronze medalist Damian Warner, television sportscaster Caroline Cameron, chef Brad Long, screenwriter, producer, and director Paul Haggis, author Kelley Armstrong, politician Carol Mitchell, artist Jeff Willmore, and survival expert Les Stroud, known for Survivorman, are just a few notable alumni of Fanshawe College.

Fanshawe College Rankings

  • Fanshawe College is ranked 103rd in Canada and 6256 among the top universities in the world according to the data received from the Ranking Web of Universities 2019.
  • Fanshawe College Canada Ranking by QS
  • This university does not feature in the QS World University Rankings, 2019-20
  • Fanshawe College Canada Rankings by Times Higher Education
  • Fanshawe College, Canada has not been included in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2017


Fanshawe College Campus

London Campus

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
P.O. Box 7005
London, Ontario, Canada, N5Y 5R6
Phone: 519-452-4430
Fax: 519-452-4420

London Downtown Campus

School of Information Technology; School of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts
130 Dundas Street
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 1G2
Phone: 519-452-4430

137 Dundas Street
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 1E9
Phone: 519-452-4430

Access Studies and Community Employment Services
431 Richmond Street (2nd floor, entrance off Carling)
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 6E2
Phone: 519-452-4430 x6501

London South Campus

1060 Wellington Road
London, Ontario, Canada, N6E 3W5
Phone: 519-452-4430

Regional campuses

St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus

120 Bill Martyn Parkway
St. Thomas, Ontario,  Canada, N5R 6A7
Phone: 519-633-2030
Fax: 519-633-0043

Simcoe/Norfolk Regional Campus

634 Ireland Road,
P.O. Box 10
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, N3Y 4K8
Phone: 519-426-8260
Fax: 519-428-3112

Woodstock/Oxford Regional Campus

369 Finkle Street
Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, N4V 1A3
Phone: 519-421-0144
Fax: 519-539-3870

Huron/Bruce Regional Sites

Clinton site

Fanshawe College Clinton Centre
169 Beech Street
Clinton, Ontario, Canada, N0M 1L0
Phone: 519-606-1484

Kincardine site

UBC Local 2222 Training Centre
385 Queen Street
Kincardine, Ontario, Canada, N2Z 2R4
Phone: 519-396-4146

Tiverton site

The Bruce Technology and
Skill Training Centre
117 Farrell Drive, County Road 20
Tiverton, Ontario, Canada, N0G 2T0

Goderich site

33 St David Street
Goderich, Ontario, Canada, N7A 1L4
Phone: 519-452-4430 x6545

Stratford site

St Michael's High School
240 Oakdale Ave
Stratford, Ontario, Canada, N5A 7W2

Fanshawe College Teaching Quality

In order to enhance and uphold the quality and consistency of our online and blended courses, Fanshawe College has accepted the Quality MattersTM (QM) Standards.

Fanshawe as well as post-secondary institutions in North America have adopted Quality MattersTM (QM) as an overall quality assurance methodology for e-Learning. In actuality, quality management (QM) refers to a set of quality standards for online and blended course design, a faculty-centered peer review process for online and blended courses, a tool used by instructional design staff when working with faculty, and a chance for both faculty and staff to advance their careers.

The measurement of the quality of traditional face-to-face (web-enhanced) courses can also use many of the QM framework's components. Fanshawe's set of core teaching skills, which reflect quality standards that abide by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) requirements for evaluating effective teaching, and which direct opportunities to support faculty members, are complemented by QM.

Student Teacher Ratio

The student-professor ratio is 20: 1.

Advantages of Fanshawe college

  • Location: Fanshawe College is located in one of Canada's most picturesque regions. The campus is located in Ontario's "the forest city." Students like studying in this peaceful yet competitive setting.
  • Compared to comparable British and American colleges, Fanshawe College in Canada has a relatively inexpensive tuition fee. The college also provides a lot of scholarships.
  • Students also receive access to Fanshawe Cares Arrival and Accommodation Services, a bus pass, health and dental insurance, a fitness membership, and other access to athletic clubs and 200+ events each year in addition to the perks listed above. Other prestigious institutions hardly ever have this facility available.
  • different courses: Through a number of programmes, the College offers more than 200 courses. These courses make ensuring that students are adequately prepared for the workforce. Additionally, the college offers certificate and apprentice programmes.
  • flexibility for online or part-time study: This function was developed with the intention of helping students who are employed or who cannot afford to study abroad.
  • Cheap cost of living: Canada has a relatively low cost of living. Even if one makes less money, they can still manage their housing allowance. The institution is the ideal setting for students on a limited budget as a result of all this.
  • Fanshawe College offers services to students from more than 40 different nations. All students benefit from the multicultural learning environment created by the diverse student body.
  • Opportunities for employment: The College offers 35 co-operative education programmes that enable students to gain important experience while undergoing their study.
  • Immediate student assistance: Fanshawe collaborates with the Canada Homestay Program to assist students in finding a home so they may successfully adapt to life in Canada. Additionally, the college offers the choice to apply for housing located on campus.
  • Close-knit educational process: Fanshawe aspires to provide students with a warm and welcoming learning atmosphere. In order for the teacher to get to know the kids and concentrate on their growth, this is done through small classroom programmes (20–40 students).

Fanshawe College Scholarships/ Financial Aid

In order to help its international applicants afford their studies, Fanshawe College offers financial aid in the form of scholarships and bursaries. There are several different types of scholarships available for international students who want to study in Canada, including entrance-level, graduation, and international student scholarships.

The following are a few of the scholarships and bursaries that are open to applicants:

Name of Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
International Caribbean Academic Excellence Award Enrolled full-time in a level 2 or above postsecondary program; GPA of 3.0; Community involvement
Kim Rowe Memorial Award Full-time enrolment in a 2nd year of a program; GPA of 3.0; an essay showing commitment to community (250 words)
Scotiabank International Leadership Scholarship Enrolled full-time in a level 3 of a diploma/degree program; GPA of 3.5; Participation in extracurricular activities.

Fanshawe provides its applicants with scholarships and other awards totaling $40,000 USD. Candidates who excel in their disciplines or require financial assistance are strongly urged to apply and take advantage of these rewards.

Fanshawe College English Language Proficiency

The College requires proficiency in the English language from international students.

Program Type TOEFL iBT IELTS PTE Duolingo English Test Other
Post-secondary diploma, advanced diploma or certificate programs 79 6.0 53 Between 105 and 110 CAEL (60), FCE/CAE/CPE (169), ELE (70%), ESL4/GAP5 students (70% to 80%)
Graduate certificate and degree programs 88 6.5 59 Between 115 and 130 CAEL (70), FCE/CAE/CPE (176), ELE (75%), ESL4/GAP5 students (75% to 80%)
Business fundamentals 61 5.5 47 - CAEL (50), FCE/CAE/CPE (162), ELE (65%), ESL4/GAP5 students (70%)
Collaborative Nursing Program 92 7.0 - - MELAB (90)

Fanshawe College Famous Alumni’s

  • Damian Warner, decathlete and bronze medal winner in Athletics at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro
  • Caroline Cameron, television sportscaster
  • Les Stroud, musician, filmmaker, and survival expert best known for TV series Survivorman
  • Brad Long, chef
  • Cheryl Hickey, host of ET Canada
  • Trevor Morris, orchestral composer and music producer
  • Paul Haggis, screenwriter, producer and director
  • Emm Gryner, singer-songwriter and actress
  • Steven Sabados, television show host, interior designer and writer
  • Kelley Armstrong, writer
  • Anne Marie DeCicco-Best, longest-serving mayor of London, Ontario
  • Carol Mitchell, politician
  • Greg Brady, radio/sports broadcaster
  • William Peter Randall, musician and politician
  • Ted Roop, radio and media personality
  • Bruce Smith, Ontario politician
  • Sam Stout, retired professional Mixed Martial Artist formerly with the UFC 
  • Glenn Thibeault, politician
  • Maria Van Bommel, Ontario politician
  • Jeff Willmore, artist
  • Craig Mann – Oscar-winning re–recording mixer


Top Programs in Fanshawe College

Programs Fees Per Annum
B.Com Human Resource Management $11,727
B.Com Management $11,727
B.Com Accounting $11,727
Bachelor of Interior design $11,727
B.Com Digital Marketing $11,727

Fanshawe College Tuition fee/Cost of Attendance

To provide prospective students an indication of the minimal account balance required before applying for admission to Fanshawe College, the anticipated cost of expenditures is as follows:

Tuition fee

The cost of tuition varies depending on the length and difficulty level of each programme offered at Fanshawe College. However, the average anticipated cost is as follows:

International Applicants: 2,135 to 12,450 USD.

Domestic Applicants: 1,035 to 4,590 USD.

Other Expenses including textbooks, housing, food, entertainment, among others: 7,600 to 9,120 USD.8


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

Fanshawe College Average Tuition Fee Per Year


$ 14,778


$ 16,600

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

$ 28,830

Campus accommodation

$ 6,680

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