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Centennial College 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Hitaishi Bhatia Hitaishi Bhatia
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Centennial College, honored as the 7th best in the list of top ten Canadian Research Colleges, is renowned for offering admissions into more than 200 full-time and about 150 part-time programs to applicants across the globe. 

Providing innovative and exemplary level of higher education in Canada, the institute is popular for offering diverse courses for international students in the ranging fields of Business, Engineering Technology, Hospitality, Tourism and Health Studies, among others. Its excellent technical courses are equally unparalleled, tough to get into and one of the best programs offered in the country. 

Following an admission process which is moderately selective in nature, the college is a coveted institute which ranks as #1 for employer and student satisfaction and thus, can guarantee you one of the high-paying jobs in Canada post completion of your degrees.

Some of the admission-related information important for the aspirants seeking admission at Centennial College are compiled as follows.

  • The applications for admission are available in the 3 intakes of Fall (September), Winter (January) and Summer (May).
  • The equal consideration deadline for admission into highly competitive programs is February 1. All entries received post this date shall be considered on first-come first-served basis.
  • An application fee of 71 USD must be deposited with the entry form which is common to both domestic and international applicants.
  • Students can keep a track of their application status via myApplication feature of the college website.

NOTE: Aspirants hoping to enroll in the graduate courses must note that the college provides only certificate programs at graduate level.


Application Fee71 USD
English language proficiency accepted testsTOEFL/ IELTS or equivalent
TOEFL (pBT) minimum score580 (for degree courses)
Priority DeadlineFebruary 1
Application SeasonFall, Winter and Summer
Financial Aid for International StudentsAvailable as Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards
Work-studyAvailable on campus
Students’ Helpline001-416-289-5393


Admission to the institute is available in 3 intakes the deadlines for which are as compiled below. 

Season of intakeAdmissions available fromApplication deadline
Winter 2020February 1, 2019January 10, 2020
Summer 2020February 1, 2019May 8, 2020
Fall 2020February 1, 2020September 11, 2020

NOTE: International aspirants must note to send in their applications approximately 4 to 6 months before the beginning of a term. Entries received post the above mentioned deadlines shall be considered as per the availability of space permits.

International Admissions

Centennial College International Admissions

Admission Portal: Apply online at the official website.

Application Fee: 71 USD.

Basic Academic Requirement: Higher Secondary School Certificate.

Admission Process

Application process for admission at Centennial College is explained in a few easy steps as follows:

  1. Choose up to 3 programs of preference from a list of hundreds of full- and part-time courses.
  2. Complete an online application form at the official website.
  3. Provide all the necessary information including language proficiency scores like TOEFL or equivalent, Portfolio (if required), the last 4 digits of your passport number and city of your birth, aomg others.
  4. Send the scanned copies of all the mandatory documents like high-school transcripts via email to (Indian applicants must send their copies to
  5. Wait for your offer of place. Pay your tuition fee and other deposits post receiving the acceptance package.
  6. Apply for a study permit using offer letter, fee receipt and other documents at the nearest Canadian embassy.

Some of the famous undergraduate courses for international students are as mentioned below.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
  • Bachelor of Public Relations Management.
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer and Communication Network).
  • Advanced Diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology. 

English Proficiency Requirements

Since English is the primary medium of instruction at the institute, applicants whose first language is not English may need to meet certain language proficiency standards by submitting one of the following tests as a valid proof. The minimum score required for various courses differs as per the type and level of that particular program. 

Some of the acceptable tests with their corresponding minimum scores are tabulated as follows:

English Proficiency TestCertificate and Diploma ProgramsAdvanced Diploma ProgramsDegree Programs
TOEFL (pBT)550570580
IELTS6.0 with no band score less than 5.56.5 with no band score less than 6.06.5 with no band score less than 6.0
Pearson Test of English (Academic)51+58+60+

Visa Application Process

International aspirants enrolling in a course of duration longer than 6 months require a study permit and visa to study in Canada. They can be easily obtained by visiting the nearest Canadian Embassy. However, the entire process can be a few months long and thus, should be applied for at the earliest after receiving an offer of place.

Following documents are mandatorily required while applying for a permit:

  • 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 (SDS) 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 certain specifications including:

  • proof of first-year tuition fee payment.
  • Guaranteed Investment Certificate of 7,500 USD.

Graduate Admissions

Admission Portal: Apply online at the official website.

Application Fee: 71 USD.

Basic Academic Requirement: Bachelor’s degree or a college diploma.

Admission-Related Requirements

  • English language proficiency test scores like TOEFL or equivalent.
  • Official academic transcripts.
  • A portfolio, resumé, and other additional subject-related requirements might have to be submitted.
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in relevant field of program.

Some of the popular graduate certificate programs favored by international applicants of the college are as follows:

  1. Human Resources Management.
  2. Marketing- Research and Analytics.
  3. Advertising- Creative and Digital Strategy.
  4. Global Business Management.
  5. Publishing- Book, Magazines and Electronic.

International Applicants applying to the institute must note to use the supported browsers like Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 and 10, Firefox 36 and Google Chrome 41 while filling out online applications. The college usually takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks to release their admission decision and offer letter of acceptance. Candidates are highly advised to keep a close track of their applications during this wait span. 

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