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Estd 1966Established Year

Located in Toronto, Centennial College is the oldest publicly funded college in Ontario and the first college in the province to receive certification from Government.Immensely preferred by international students, it was ranked as one of Canada's top 10 research colleges by Research Infosource in 2006. It uses English as the primary medium for delivering education.

Why should you choose Centennial?

  • Ranked 1st in Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Rankings for employer and student satisfaction - Annual Key Performance Indicator (KPI) surveys
  • Ranked 3rd in Research Infosource Inc. in rankings for Ontario's top 15 research colleges
  • Ranked 9th in Research Income Rankings in the 2016 Canada's top 50 research colleges report
  • Ranked 12th in Research Infosource Inc. Rankings for Canada's top 15 research colleges
  • Ranked 1st in Innovation in Applied Research in Canada from Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) in 2015.

What Students Say

  • With nearly 100 ethnocultural groups and 80 languages spoken on campus, it is one of the most culturally diverse post-secondary institutions in Ontario.
  • Offers outstanding co-op and student exchange programs.
  • Has collaboration with various institutions for enhancing the quality of education
  • Provides job portal to get engaged with the suitable job position. Students have an advantage of on-campus placements.
  • Well-equipped campus for students with special needs.
  • Offers dual courses, joint programs and foundation programs (business school).
  • Centennial supports the largest number of international students of any public college in Canada.
  • Over 480 industry associates advise on curriculum, programs, and courses to arm students with the latest industrial training.


Type of InstitutionPublic
Number of Programs250
College Campuses5
Number of Schools7
Number of Full-Time Students22,000
Number of Part-Time Students19,000
Number of International Students9,000
English Proficiency Test Scores AcceptedTOEFL- 550+(paper-based) and 80+ (computer based) CAEL- Overall band score of 60 IELTS- 6.0+ (with no single test score below 5.5) Pearson Test of English- 51+ ITEP- 3.7+

Campus and Residence

Centennial college has 5 campuses:

  • Progress:

  1. ? Centennial's largest campus includes:
  2. Schools of Business and Hospitality, Tourism and Culture
  3. Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Engineering Technology programs
  4. Several Child Studies and Community Service programs
  • Ashtonbee:

  1. One of the largest automotive and aircraft technology training centers in Canada.
  2. The School of Transportation is located here.
  3. Some Community and Health studies programs
  • Downsview

  1. ?(Opening January 2019): Yet to start, this campus would host Aerospace and Aviation programs.
  • Morningside:

  1. This environmental-friendly campus includes:
  2. The School of Health Studies
  3. Some selected Engineering Technology and Applied Science programs
  • Story Arts Centre:

  1. A perfect place for creative minds houses the School of Communications, Media, Arts, and Design.

Centennial Learning Sites

  • Eglinton Learning Site
  1. Hosts the School of Advancement English Language Learning program.
  2. Part-time learning students seeking professional development within Ontario can visit the campus.
  • Pickering Learning Site:
  1. ?Hosts Corporate Communications - Public Relations program.

Centennial Student Residence

There are four types of rooms at Centennial Student Residence. Recommended for international students during the first year of study.

Alternative Stay

  • Homestay: The homestay program helps the students to become a paying guest of a host family.
  • Off-Campus Housing: Applicants can also stay in rooms outside the campus.
  • Travelodge: A hotel located close to Progress Campus. Students might stay there for a few days while they look for more permanent accommodation.
  • Housing Clinics

How to Apply?

Centennial College Programs are offered in Fall (September), Winter (January), and Summer.

  • Apply directly at ontariocollege.ca/.
  • Applicants who apply directly must provide original documents in a sealed (institution seal) envelope.
  • Admission requirements may change from program to program. Therefore, students must also refer to the required program for complete details.

Program Type - Ontario College Certificate, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma Programs


  • Ontario Secondary Diploma (OSSD)
  • OSSD Equivalency

Admission Requirements

  • Credits, courses and minimum grades to satisfy the academic prerequisites specific to each program
  • For many programs, students need to give English and Mathematics academic requirements by taking a "skills assessment" for admission

Additional Requirements

Students may need program specific requirements such as portfolios, auditions, writing samples, math tests, interviews, or attending on-campus admission sessions.

Program Type – Bachelor’s Degree Programs


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with a minimum of six 12 U, 12M, OAC credits
  • Mature applicants - 21 years of age by December 31 of the program start date, and must have been away from full-time formal education for at least two years
  • OSSD Equivalency

Academic Requirements

The requirement of credits, courses and minimum grades to satisfy the academic prerequisites specific to each program; for degree programs, must be at “U” or “M” level or equivalent.

Additional Requirements

Students may need program specific requirements such as portfolios, auditions, writing samples, math tests, interviews, or attending on-campus admission sessions.

Program Type - Modified Apprenticeship and Coop Apprenticeship Programs


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or GED
  • OSSD Equivalency

Academic Requirements

The requirement of credits, courses and minimum grades to satisfy the academic prerequisites specific to each program.

Additional Requirements

Students may need program specific requirements such as portfolios, auditions, writing samples, math tests, interviews, or attending on-campus admission sessions.

Program Type - Fast-Track and Graduate Certificate Programs


University degree or three-year college diploma.

Academic Requirements

Completion of credits or courses such as English or Math at the post-secondary level is required for some programs.

Additional Requirements

Program specific requirements needed prior to admission may include portfolios, auditions, writing samples, interviews, or English and Math admission testing.

Admission Procedure for International Students

  • Select a course from the list of courses.
  • Check the minimum eligibility criteria.
  • Fill the application form provided at the official website.
  • Create a PIN (Personal Identification Number) after submitting the application form.
  • Send the scanned copies of the documents required at interapp@centennialcollege.ca.
  • Once students meet their admission requirements, they will receive an acceptance package.
  • Post acceptance, pay the registration deposit and tuition fees before the deadline (mentioned in the offer letter) to secure a seat in the college.
  • Apply for Study Permit/Visa using Centennial College offer letter, fee receipt, and other documents required by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
  • Inform the Centennial College Admissions Team when the study permit application is approved.
  • Students need to complete the registration in person upon arrival at the College’s International Centre.
  • Provide all the hard copies, original documents, passport and study permit.

Documents Required

Students must have the following certificate before applying to Centennial College:

  • College and university transcripts if the students are applying to Postgraduate Programs.
  • High School Transcripts if they are applying for Post-Secondary Programs.
  • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, CAEL or MELAB marks OR proof of study in high school for at least three years with a senior English Grade. If the students have graduated from an English-speaking country, check with the admissions team, as the applicant may not require English Proficiency Testing.
  • There may be additional non-academic requirements for the program, such as a Portfolio.

Visa/Permit Related Requirements

The international applicants can apply for a Study Permit/Visa if the period of their program of study is more than 6 months. The Study Permit/Visa could be applied by using their Centennial College offer letter, fee receipt and other documents required by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Apply for a study permit at Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

  • To apply for the permit, visit nearest Visa Application Centre.
  • To candidates will need the acceptance letter, proof of finance and an identity proof (passport) at the time of applying for the Visa.

Cost and Expenses

The tuition fee is based on the program opted by the student. The residence fees are provided for the students interested in the campus stay

Tuition for First-Year International Students

Post-secondary ProgramsCAD 13,283.00
Post-secondary Programs: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science & School of TransportationCAD 14,140.00
Honours Degree Program: Applied Information Technology (Computer and Communication Networks)CAD 17,326.50
Honours Degree Program: Public Relations ManagementCAD 16,469.50
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)CAD 23,289.09
Part-time courses for International studentsCAD 26.25 to CAD 34.00 per contact hour

Residence Expenditure

Room TypeRent
4 bedrooms+2 bathroomCAD 8,120
2 bedrooms+1 bathroom (shared)CAD 7,360
2 bedrooms+1 bathroom (private)CAD 8,480
1 bathroom (deluxe)CAD 8,680

Financial Aid

OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program)

OSAP provides financial assistance but not replacing the financial resources. To apply for OSAP, the students must be fee paying in full-time or part-time programs and must be a resident of Ontario. Apply as soon as possible to have more chances to get approved request.


Unlike OSAP, the students don’t need to repay the amount invested in them. It is based on the excellence of the student in performance.

School-wise Scholarships

School of Academic Studies & Access Programs ApplicationThe Business School Application
School of Communication, Media, Arts & Design applicationSchool of Community & Health Studies Application
Part-Time Learning ApplicationSchool of Engineering & Applied Science Application
School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts ApplicationSchool of Transportation Application

Centennial College Bursaries

Bursaries are provided for full-time and part-time students for the seasons – Fall, Winter & Summer. Student Financial Services Office does not offer bursaries to international students.

How to Apply?

  • After filling the Doorway to Dollars Questionnaire, an invitation email will be sent to apply for bursaries.
  • After the opening of applications, students can log in myCentennial through their student number and password.
  • Click on the tab “Students awards and Financial Aid” and apply for bursaries.

Work While You Study

Provides on-campus, part-time employment for the students in need. Eligible students can work 15 hours per week at least CAD 14 per hour.

Basic Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or a Protected Person
  • Must be an Ontario resident
  • Must be enrolled full-time in the Ministry-approved program
  • Meet the financial needs as decided by the program
  • Must maintain excellent academic records required by the programs
  • Obtain a work-study package from the hiring departments
  • International, Second Career, and WSIB students are ineligible for the program

How Does It Work?

  • Log in to myCentennial.
  • In the student’s service tab, find the job available in various departments.
  • Fill in and submit the application form along with the required documents to the employer. which is further submitted to the Student Financial Services office.
  • After the evaluation, if selected, the department will convey the result of the application.

Alumni Network

Centennial College Alumni Association (CCAA) keeps the alumni connected to the college. Every year this association offers 11 scholarships to Centennial Students recognized for their academic achievement, contributions to their programs and the college community.

Some notable alumni:

  • John Cooper - Author and corporate communication specialist
  • John Child - Olympic athlete
  • Tobias Enverga - Canadian senator
  • Ravi Vetrivel - Film director
  • Elinor Caplan - Businesswoman and politician
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