Ottawa, OntarioLOCATION
Estd 1967Established Year

Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology is an English-language college is located in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, Ontario. It is a part of Canada’s Polytechnics and is publicly funded.

Ranking and Standings

  • It has ranked as Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges consequently for 3 years.
  • It stands at number 24 among all the Canadian research colleges in terms of Research dollars.
  • The college continues to flourish and strongly holds its rank in terms of number of partnership and projects as number 3 and number 2 nationally.
  • It was named as one of the most productive research based colleges in Canada in 2014. It generated a lot of projects and made many partnership.
  • It has been recognized as one of the top leaders in terms of innovation in Canada.
  • It is also ranked as the top employer in National Capital Region.

Key Features

  • It has its own Entrepreneurship and Learning Centre to help students develop managerial skills.
  • It has a dedicated Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certified building which exhibits a teaching laboratory for best practices in sustainable construction.
  • Runs a student’s exchange program in 4 international colleges and partnership with 120 organizations.


AwardA Place for Mom 2017 Senior Care Scholarship1,000
Cambrian College Board of Governors AwardTBD
Cambrian College Secondary School Achievement AwardTBD
Cambrian College Achievement AwardTBD
Cambrian International Award of Excellence WinterTBD
Accounting Program Volunteering Award250
Business and Professional Women's (BPW) Club of Greater SudburyTBD
Bernadette (Bernie) Bisson Award of Excellence250
ALERTech Community Achievement AwardTBD
BursaryA.C.T. - United Commercial Travelers BursaryTBD
Alfred Louis Favretto Memorial Bursary2000
Cambrian College Athletic BursaryTBD
Anna Liisa Laamanen Bursary250
Appraisals North Realty Inc. Bursary600
Atkinson Charitable Foundation BursaryTBD
Benefit Partners/NRCS BursaryTBD
ScholarshipAune Koivula Early Childhood Education Scholarship Fund1500 to 2500
Beyond Superficial Scholarship1500
Bill 7 Award Scholarship2500
Building MomentumTBD
Cambrian International Community Scholarship WinterTBD
Cambrian International Community Scholarship - FallTBD
A3 Construction Inc. ScholarshipTBD
Cambrian International Entrance Scholarship - FallTBD

Student Intake Stats

As of 2017, a total of 20,675 students have enrolled for various courses and studying at Algonquin School.

Here are a few facts related to Algonquin in terms of the student intake.

  • Every year more than 1000 international students enroll in various courses.
  • Total international Students- 2,007students
  • Total Part- time Students- 3,042 students
  • Total Full-time Students- 20,675

Campus and Residential Options

  • The institute has 3 beautiful campuses in major cities of Canada.
  • Algonquin College campuses are located in Ottawa (main campus), Perth and Pembroke.
  • The campuses have in built with libraries, dorms, big classrooms, extra-curricular activates centers, courts for football, basketball, canteens and beautiful and clean hostels.

Hostel and other on campus facilities

  • The university provides housing for all the first-time residents of the college
  • Residence halls have all the facilities like utilities, local telephone access, television, access to the Internet and a furnished suite
  • Students will be having access to three types of meal plans- light meal plan, Full meal plan and plus plan
  • Light meal plan is mandatory for the first time residents of the college
  • One can avail the following facilities:
Fully furnished bedroomTelevision Set
Dining roomWiFi
BathroomFitness Room
Living roomLaundry room
AppliancesGame Room

Programs to Study

Algonquin offers a total of 354 programs, further divided in undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate programs. The institute also offers joint Executive in partnership with various institutes.

Interested and eligible students can choose from programs depending upon their interest and the campus.

Ottawa Campus


Post Graduate


Part time




Post Graduate


Part time




Post Graduate


Part time


Here is the list of various courses offered by the college:                 

Business AnalyticsArts and culture
Information technologySupervision
Big dataQuantitative methods
Tax systemFinance
User experienceEntrepreneurship
EconomyOrganizational development
CybersecuritySustainable development
SportMarketing and sales
Human resourcesLogistics and Operations
Business IntelligenceOperational research
Financial engineeringProject management
Retail businessE-commerce

Choose Your Schedule

The college aims in overall development of students and allows the students to choose flexible timings of the classes. The students can choose class timings depending upon their flexibility. Some of the courses schedule is given below:







Study Plan



Location Advantage

  • The college is located in top cities of Canada- Ottawa, Perth and Pembroke.
  • Since the colleges are present in the big cities the placement ratios is very high. Also being present in big cities, students don’t have to worry about their lifestyle as all the amenities are within their reach.

Algonquin Application Essentials


For direct entry into Diploma or Degree programs, candidates must have the following scores in the English Language Proficiency Test.

ProgramTest Score
DiplomaIELTS- 6, TOEFL- 80 iBT
DegreeIELTS- 6.5, TOEFL- 88 iBT

How, Where and When to Apply?

To ensure your application to Algonquin College has the best chance of success, follow the given steps:

  • Confirm your program via Open Programs
  • Review Admission Requirements as per your country
  • Review Visa/Study Permit/Work Requirements
  • Start the online Application process by creating password for the online Application Portal.
  • Login to upload your documents and pay your application fee
  • Receive Letter of Acceptance via the online application portal.
  • Pay Your Fees
  • Apply for a Visa/Study/Work Permit

Please note that there are specific instructions for students from China, India, Vietnam and the Philippines.

  • Complete a Bridge pre-arrival course covering your health/dental insurance plan, accommodation option.
  • Watch for your email invitation to register for the Bridge Course, approximately 1 month before the semester start date.

Tuition Fee and Expenses

The Tuition fees for the students studying in the Algonquin College can be summed as following:

Tuition & BooksAmount
Tuition and College Fees (8-Month Academic Year)$12,500 – $16,000
Books and School Supplies$1,000 – $1,500
Optional Items-
Airport Pick-up (Residence – Homestay)$80 – $95
Bus Pass (Student Pass)$935
Gym Membership (On-campus)$330
Application fee$175
Accommodations & Meals (3 meals/day)$10,075
Meal Plan (Mandatory)$2,000

Tentative months to pay tuition fee for various sessions

Fall SessionSeptember
Winter SessionJanuary
Summer SessionMay

Scholarships & Awards

Students have a variety of Awards and Scholarships available from across Algonquin College, the Students’ Association, and external supporters.

Scholarships, prizes and awards are given in recognition of academic excellence, and can include money, plaques, books, medals, etc, or any combination thereof.

They are given in recognition of achievement at a variety of levels (program, department, school), for various areas (subject, program, activity, student government, etc.) and often reflect the interest and commitment of donors from the community.

The scholarships and awards are categorized as below:

  • International Experience Travel Award
  • Awards by Area of Study
  • Awards for Graduating Students
  • Students Association Award
  • Award for External Organization
  • Tuition Contest

Work While You Study

On Campus

Students can work on campus while studying at the institute. There are four different groups that hire students at the college.

Student Support Services: students can work here the openings are generally in the month of Spring and Summer. This particular Dept provides job opportunities for AC Hub and Help Desks, events and orientation.

Ancillary Services: this dept recruits students in august ending and September beginning. Few positions are available throughout the year too. The dept runs food services, parking, card services, and the bookstore.

Students’ Association: this dept recruits students throughout the year. They run various stores like Starbucks, Observatory, Theatre, Thunder Athletics and the SA office.

Also, there are other smaller departments and academic programs that hire students occasionally.

Student Placements

The placements records of the college in past few years can be summed as follows:

In 2016, 81.8% of the graduates surveyed were employed, 80% reported that their work was related to the program, 10% reported that it was partially related.

In 2015, 90% of the graduates surveyed were employed, 72% reported that their work was related to the program, 27.8 % reported that it was partially related.

In 2014, 88.9% of the graduates surveyed were employed, 82.4% reported that their work was related to the program, 5.9 % reported that it was partially related.

In 2013, 85.2% of the graduates surveyed were employed, 70.8% reported that their work was related to the program, 16.7 % reported that it was partially related.

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