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Estd 1967Established Year

Algonquin College Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate


Located in the Ottawa province in Canada, Algonquin College was established in the year 1967 named after the first people who lived in that province. As per records, the college has more than 19,439 students enrolled in various UG and PG level programs.

Algonquin College offers 114 College Certificates, 47 Ontario College Certificates, 85 Ontario College Diplomas, 33 Ontario College Advanced Diplomas. Apart from that, it has 50 Ontario College Graduate Certificates, 6 Bachelor’s, and 6 Collaborative Degrees.

  • The application portal varies for international and domestic applicants.
  • International applicants must submit the application processing fee via flywire.
  • Semesters begin in the Fall, Summer, and Winter seasons.


Application PortalOnline Applications
Application Fee (non-refundable)95 CAD
Mode of PaymentFlywire
Academic CalendarSemester based
Intake SeasonsFall/Summer/Winter
Work ExperienceRequired for graduate certificate programs
Financial AidScholarships and grants

Algonquin College Admission Deadlines

Presently, Algonquin College has not issued any fixed timeline for admission application. Applicants are encouraged to contact the admission office.

Algonquin College International Admissions

Every year, Algonquin College invites applications from students across the world. To keep the admission process and requirements simple for them, the college issues country-specific academic requirements for different international students. Applicants must check the requirements UG and PG admission separately.

Apart from the academic requirements, international applicants are also required to provide ELP scores and supporting documents. The college recommends every international applicant to check the overall admission requirements and submit their applications as early as possible.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International applicants are required to demonstrate Englishlanguage proficiency. The minimum required scores by the college are given below:

Bachelor’s Degree/ Post Graduate Certificate88 (no score below 22)6.5 (no band below 6.0)6017685
3-year Advance Diploma80 (no score below 20)6.0 (no band below 5.5)5416977
Postgraduate Certificate886.5-70-

Visa Process for International Students

International applicants require a permit to study in Canada. Though it is not a visa, it allows students to stay in Canada for the duration of their course. To receive the necessary study permit, applicants must have the following documents:

  • An acceptance letter from the Canadian Institute.
  • An identity proof i.e a valid passport
  • 2 passport size photographs.
  • Proof that the applicants can support themselves financially.
  • Letter of explanation (This will help the visa officer understand your intentions for going to Canada)

Presently, Canada is offering the Student Direct Stream to the legal citizens of a few countries (China, India, Philippines, and Vietnam). Through this, the applicants of these countries can receive their study permits within 20 days. To be eligible for this, applicants must:

  • Submit proof of first-year tuition fee payment
  • Have a GIC (Guaranteed Investment Certificate) of 10,000 CAD
  • Provide medical exam report
  • Provide a police certificate

Algonquin College Undergraduate Admissions

Algonquin College offers both degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate level. Applicants can choose from a plethora of programs in different academic fields like computer science, management, business, etc.

Where to Apply: International Application Form

Application Fee: 95 CAD

Admission Requirements:

The admission requirements are not the same for all countries. Different countries have different admission requirements. To give prospective applicants some idea, the UG and Diploma admission requirements for a few countries are given below:

CountryAdmission Requirements for Bachelor’s ProgramAdmission Requirements for Diploma Program
IndiaHigher Secondary Certificate (HSC)/ Pre-University Examination CertificateCBSE or ICSE Certificate with an average of 60% & no core subject below 55%
IndonesiaSurat Tanda Tarnat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Tingkat Atas (STTB-SMA); Overall grade 7 or aboveSurat Tanda Tarnat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Tingkat Atas (STTB-SMA); Overall grade 6 or higher
Philippines1-year post-secondary studies with passing grade of B1-year post-secondary studies with passing grade of C
SrilankaSri Lanka General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level Examination Level results or equivalentSri Lanka General Certificate of Education at Advanced Level Examination Level results or equivalent

Algonquin College Graduate Admissions

At the PG level, Algonquin College only postgraduate certificate programs. Applicants have an option to choose from more than 300 certificate programs. Some of the popular programs are Accounting and Financial Practice, Brand Management, Green Architecture, and Human Resource Management.

Where to Apply: Online Application portal

Application fee: 95 CAD

Admission Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree from a recognised university/college
    • Preferably Ist or II division in UG
  • Letters of recommendation
  • English proficiency test score
  • Statement of Intent
  • Resume
  • Work experience (if required)

Algonquin College has a very soothing natural ambience around the campus. The campus is well developed with high-end infrastructure. Overall it’s a great place to be in.

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