Algonquin College is one of Canada’s largest colleges with over 300 programs of study and 20,000 full time students. The College proudly nurtures a friendly, student-oriented atmosphere. Students come to Algonquin College from around the world to study English, take second and third year courses within their area of specialization, and to pursue customized skills upgrading and training programs.
International students experience the Canadian approach to an applied education by studying, working and collaborating with Algonquin College students and faculty in learning, teaching and research. Algonquin College is internationally recognized for diverse areas of studies that answer to the needs of today’s employment market. The focus is on applied studies that allows students to gain applied skills as well as practical experience. A student-centric approach helps promotes success through hands-on, experiential teaching, comprehensive resources, diverse support services, and dedicated faculty and staff. Last but not the least, modern facilities and strategic partnerships of the college ensures that the students have access to the quality education and skills training required for a rewarding career.
Located across the river from the French province of Québec Ottawa is a place where students will hear English and French spoken in the streets, and where they can discover Canada’s proud heritage at impressive national sites and famous landmarks. As a multicultural city, Ottawa showcases the best of arts and culture from around the world.
Algonquin College’s main campus is located in Ottawa, the nation’s capital – a city that gives a strong sense of history. Here, you’re 15 minutes away from everything. A 361-square-kilometre national park, museums and galleries, Canada’s largest high-tech community, and the Rideau Canal – a World Heritage Site – are all only minutes from Algonquin College’s beautiful campus.
Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley is located in Pembroke, on the banks of the Ottawa River. Pembroke is a gateway to Algonquin Provincial Park and is surrounded by hundreds of kilometers of natural areas, forests and waterways. Pembroke is home to world-class whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, boating, camping and hiking.
Algonquin College Heritage Institute’s campus is located just one hour from Ottawa in the historic Town of Perth. Perth is only minutes away from provincial and municipal parks and the Tay River for summer and winter activities.
Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley
Faculty of Arts, Media and Design
Faculty of Health, Public Safety and Community Studies
Faculty of Technology and Trades
Algonquin College Heritage Institute
School of Business
School of Hospitality and Tourism
Centre for Continuing and Online Learning
The mission of the TLAG (Teaching and Learning Advisory Group is to advise Learning and Teaching Services (LTS) and the Chairs’ Council on how to foster teaching excellence by researching and addressing faculty training and professional development needs at Algonquin College.
TLAG was formed in the winter of 2019 as a response to faculty who wanted more input into how teaching is taught at Algonquin and for the Academic Development team who wanted more input from the academic areas into the direction of teaching at Algonquin College.
The group, comprised of faculty from throughout the college, has met monthly over the winter and spring. The last meeting of the year is in June, and the group is looking forward to reconvening for the 2019-2020 year in September. Despite being a new group, the members have already planned some exciting initiatives for fall 2019 and beyond to start to gather information on professors’ teaching development needs and more. In the fall, the group plans to start defining key terms related to teaching, generating enthusiasm for teaching initiatives around the college and addressing more specific teacher training needs (i.e.: online teaching, teaching in diverse classrooms, etc.)
|Name of Scholarship||Type of Scholarship||Eligibility|
|International House Prize||Application-based||Best all-rounder graduating diploma student on a student visa;
academic achievement and participation in extracurricular activities
|International student scholarships and leadership award||No application required||6 scholarships to outstanding academic achievers with maximum GPA, per school;
1 to outstanding student leadership
|Harry Bloomfield Bursary School of Media and Design: Music Industry Arts||Application-based||Enrolled in a full-time program at the School of Media and Design; good academy|
As part of the Algonquin College Alumni & Friends Network, you have access to an extensive list of benefits and programs that can make your life and career more affordable.
Enjoy a wide range of products, services and memberships, many at savings only available to the Algonquin College Alumni & Friends Network including:
On Campus Discounts
Home & Auto Insurance
Health & Dental Insurance
Residence Accommodation Deals
Since the primary medium of instruction at the institute is English, international applicants are required to demonstrate their corresponding language proficiency befores seeking successful enrollment at the institute. The minimum required scores that the college requires is as tabulated below.
|Level of Program||TOEFL(iBT)||IELTS||PTE||Cambridge||MELAB|
|Bachelor’s Degree/ Post Graduate Certificate||88 (no score below 22)||6.5 (no band below 6.0)||60||176||85|
|3-year Advance Diploma||80 (no score below 20)||6.0 (no band below 5.5)||54||169||77|
|College Type||Publicly funded|
|Number of Campuses||3|
|Annual Endowments||3.7 million CAD|
|Student Retention Rate||86.3 %|
|Total number of programs||340|
|Mode of Programmes||Full time, Part time, Online|
|Work Study Program||Yes, for full time programs|
|Cost of Attendance||2,900 CAD|
|Financial aid||Bursaries, Scholarship, Awards|
|Language Proficiency||IELTS/TOEFL or Algonquin EAP program|
|Tuition & Books (1 Year)|
|Includes Tuition, Health Insurance, Upass (bus pass)
and Student Access Fees (8-Month Academic Year)
|$16,200 – $22,000|
|Learning Resources and School Supplies||$200 – $1,000|
|Gym Membership (On-campus)||$300|
|Total Optional Items||$2,250|
|Homestay (Fees are for 1 Month)|
|Accommodations & Meals (3 meals/day)||$940|
|Residence (8 Months)|
|Meal Plan (Mandatory)||$3,350|
|Off Campus Housing 1 Month|
|2 Bedroom Apartment (estimated cost only)||$1,200 – $1,400|
|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|