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CEGEP VANIER COLLEGE, SAINT-LAURENT, QUEBEC

Saint-Laurent, QuebecLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1970Established Year

Cegep Vanier College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
Study Abroad Expert

Vanier College, the third-largest English-language College in Québec, is a publicly funded CEGEP. Vanier College received its name from the honorable General Georges P. Vanier, a Canadian soldier, diplomat, and former Governor-General of Canada. Vanier buildings have undergone many renovations over the years to accommodate thousands of new post-secondary education aspirants. Started with 1,400 students, Vanier College has leaped many miles welcoming numbers over 6,700 full-time Diploma students, and 2,000 students attending through the Continuing Education Department today. Québec as a city is regarded as one of the best cities for international students in Canada which proves that tons of international aspirants are expected to study in Canada.

Vanier College is also known for indulging students in many extra-curricular activities like sports, marketing, world knowledge, and traveling, art, photography, film making, and reporting

Highlights

TypePublic
Campus SettingUrban
Work-Study ProgramYes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part-time; Online
The tuition fee per semester for international students.$6119-$9486
English Language Proficiency ScoreIELTS – 4.5 TOEFL – 80
Financial AidAvailable as Scholarships and Financial Needs
Admission Helpdesk514-744-7881
admissions@vaniercollege.qc.ca
Websitehttp://www.vaniercollege.qc.ca

Vanier College Campus

  • Vanier College Campus spreads across the Borough of Saint-Laurent oasis in the City of Montreal. The Government of Canada purchased this land from the Soeurs de Sainte-Croix.
  • The campus consists of 10 different buildings (for post-secondary education), 9 parking spots, 179 teaching areas, 33 resource areas, and 17 amenities and services stores6.
  • The famous Vanier College three-floor Library (former chapel area), welcomes Vanier community with hostility to study, research and understand courses through the best work of their disciplines. The library helps students meet this motive through 75,000 books in a variety of disciplines.
  • The main campus houses facilities like Campus-wide high-speed Wireless Internet, Music studios, Concert halls, Cafeteria, Student Mall, Synthetic playing field, Swimming Pool, Triple Gym, Art Gallery and Fitness centers.
  • Over 300 interdisciplinary research centers, classrooms, laboratories, and programs.
  • Vanier College has recently launched the new Vanier Parc-Ex Campus for Continuing Education and the Language School. This extraordinary campus is in the middle of the Island of Montreal. It was inaugurated on November 13, 20197.

Vanier College Residence

  • Students who are seeking rooms or apartments can apply at the off-campus St. Laurent Area.
  • The campus consists of 10 different buildings on a single campus.
  • The best time to look for accommodation is from the end of July on, the busiest period being the middle 2 weeks of August.

Vanier College Programs

  • Vanier College offers over 7000 courses across 100 academic departments in its 2 campuses.
  • With full-time pre-university programs and technical career programs adding to a Diploma of College Studies (DCS) and Attestation of College Studies (ACS) program and credit DCS courses offered by Continuing Education Department, Vanier forms its diverse student body.
  • Apart from a variety of credit courses and programs with flexible scheduling, Continuing Education Centre also offers Online Information Sessions. These sessions cater to information about programs, selection process and requirements.
  • Popular DCS programs include Liberal Arts, Modern Languages, Health Science, Computer Science and Mathematics, Animal Health Technology, Business Administration and Nursing.
  • Vanier also offers 4 General Studies programs: English, French, Humanities and Physical Education.
  • The enrolments in Pre-University, Technological and Attestation and Diploma Programs tallied to 4329, 1981 and 1454 respectively.
  • Shawna Lambert received the 2018-2019 Teaching Excellence Award. She was a member of Physical Education Department of Vanier College for more than 25 years13.
  • Currently, teachers are providing online courses for all programs due to COVID-related unavoidable issues.

Vanier College Application Process

Know Your Requirements- International Students

  • Grade 12 for USA applicants.
  • For Science programs, math and science must be taken in Grades 11 and 12.
  • Submit detailed course descriptions to get assessed to conclude whether the course content is comparable to that taught in Quebec high schools or not.
  • Applicants from outside Canada whose mother tongue and language of instruction is not English- submit recent results of TOEFL.
  • Minimum acceptable score- 80 Internet-based/ 213 computer-based/ 550 paper-based.
  • If the paper-based test is done, then the Test of Written English (T.W.E.) is also recommended. A minimum score of 4.5 is expected.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) results are also accepted with a band score of 6.5 or above.
  • Canadian student visa

For Québec Students

  • Quebec Secondary School Diploma or the Quebec Diploma of Vocational Education with Secondary 5 first and second languages as well as Secondary 4 Mathematics or equivalent schooling completed outside the province.
  • Applicants whose first language or the language of instruction is not English may be required to demonstrate adequate English language proficiency for performance in the English-language background of Vanier College. The Learning Centre staff manages the English language proficiency tests.

How, When and Where to Apply

  1. Visit the official website of the university at http://www.vaniercollege.qc.ca
  2. Vanier College is allied with Service Régional d’Admission du Montréal Métropolitain (SRAM), a clearinghouse to process applications.
  3. Pay CAD 30 (Payable to SRAM), if Canadian student and CAD 85, if the international student
  4. The fee is non-refundable and can be paid via credit card, money order, or bank draft.
  5. Students have to submit the documents atService régional d’admission du montréal métropolitain,5701 avenue Christophe-Colomb,Montréal, QC H2S 2E9
  6. Results will be published on the “Consult My File”, “Status of Application” link on SRAM, approximately 4-5 weeks after the deadline.
  7. Once the students confirm their acceptance at Vanier College, they will be invited to attend an Information Session at the college.

Vanier College COVID-Related Information

  • Vanier College has planned no changes to the Academic Calendar. The directive to teachers is to focus on essential learning and make sure that as many courses as possible are completed before May 1, 2020 creating some time at the end of the semester to complete labs and practical components.
  • International students are given exemptions to complete up to 50% of their program courses online from their countries.
  • Students at Vanier who urgently need to use their locker can contact lockers-essential-pickup@vaniercollege.qc.ca.
  • For any queries about September session admission process contact admissions@vaniercollege.qc.ca.
  • Students should check Library page on college website for a digital copy of any textbook.
  • The Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) provides financial support to post-secondary students and recent post-secondary and high school graduates who are unable to find work due to COVID-19.
  • For any further COVID-related queries contact covid19questions@vaniercollege.qc.ca.

Vanier College Cost of Attendance

Type of FeeAmount (CAD)Amount (CAD)
Tuition (semester wise)61199486
Student Activity Fee110110
Total Fees (semester wise)63149681
Housing and Rooms (monthly)212301
Meals (monthly)258433
Personal Expenses (monthly)160357

Financial Aid

  • Cegep Vanier College provides financial aid to admitted students who are deserving and have demonstrated financial need.
  • Applicants should apply for the scholarships to study in Canada before the deadline dates for each scholarship. The Vanier office do not entertain late applications.
  • The types of financial aid available at Vanier include Academic Merit, Entrance Scholarships, External Scholarships, Financial Need, Graduation Scholarships, Work-study options, In-Course Scholarships and Internal Scholarships.
  • Vanier offers many scholarships to residents of Quebec. Some of these are listed along with their values:
    • B.A.S.F. Jackie Robinson Entrance Scholarships worth $2000.00
    • B.A.S.F. Jackie Robinson Health Sciences or Nursing Scholarship worth $1500.00
    • Parents need Scholarship worth $1000.0030
    • Louer.com Student Assistance Scholarship 2017-2018 worth $500.00
  • Vanier also provides scholarships in the form of financial needs to international students. Some of these are listed along with their values:
    • Vo Van Tho Memorial Scholarship worth two prizes of $50031
    • Dorothy Yen – Woman of Science Bursary worth two prizes of $20032
    • Liberio Community Involvement BURSARY worth four prizes of $75033

Work While You Study

CEGEP Vanier College has a work-study program in the name of ATE.

  • It provides full-time students pursuing technical, professional, or attestation programs, an experience, and training in a relevant work environment.
  • Participants complete two paid practicums of 8-12 weeks in their field over the course of their college studies.
  • Practicums take place during the summer months following the 1st and 2nd year of the student’s program.

Advantages of the ATE/Work-Study Program

  • Validating your program choice
  • Enriching the learning process, as theory is applied to practice
  • Gaining valuable communication and interpersonal skills while being exposed to the job market
  • Enhancing your CV
  • Earning income during your studies

Vanier College Alumni

  • Started in 1970, Vanier Colleges celebrates 50th successful year along with its notable alumni. The strong and well-networked alumni community, spread across almost all fields, helps to bring out the best guidance for all students.

Vanier College Placement

  • Vanier College helps students grow and discover their skills are and articulate them confidently in resumes, cover letters, interviews, and personal statements
  • Over the course of their lives, DCS graduates earn $560,000 more than high school graduates.
  • On average, DCS graduates earn $10,000 more a year than high school graduates.
  • 94% of graduates from Career programs and 92% of those from Pre-university programs find jobs. Many employers need DCS when hiring their workforce.
  • Every year, 50,000 students obtain a DCS. These graduates make up the up-and-coming qualified workforce.
  • Between now and 2021, 88,000 new jobs will need to be filled by CEGEP technicians and technologists.

Vanier College FAQs

Ques. How do I apply to Vanier College?

Ans. Students can apply to Vanier College through SRAM36.

Ques. How can one track application for Vanier College.

Ans. Students can check SRAM37 for the status of their application under 'Status of my Application'.

Ques. Is Vanier College offering new course outlines during COVID?

Ans. Yes, students have received a revised course outline for all courses by April 6. Teachers are using keywords like simplicity, flexibility, and accessibility.

Ques. Does Vanier College offer any financial aid to international applicants?

Ans. Vanier College provides financial based on needs and academic performance of students. These aids are provided in the form of scholarships and financial needs.

Ques. How will the students of class 2020 graduate during COVID lockdown?

Ans. Vanier College expects to complete the academic year on time and aim that students set to complete programs and graduate.

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Cegep Vanier College Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population
DLI NumberO19359201897
Application Cost$30

Admission & Dates

Fall Deadlines

March 01

Application Deadline

July 30

Application Results

Winter Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

January 01

Application Results

Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
IELTS-4.5- -
TOEFL-80- -

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Program Wise Accreditations
ProgramsEnvironmental Careers Organization of Canada

College rating

based on 7 students ratings

7.7/10

8.1/10academic
7.9/10infrastructure
5.3/10placements
8/10faculty
9.1/10extracurricular
8/10accommodation

Reviews

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Kayla carri?re-ward, CANADA Social science with psychology major
Cegep Vanier College
Current student , Batch : 2021
8.2
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

THE TRUTH FROM A PSYCH STUDENT

In the 9th grade, I talked to my favourite English teacher and asked for his advice on where to go. He told me the 2 colleges he went to, and I looked into them. Vanier seemed perfect for me and what sealed the deal was when I went to the Open House. I fell in love with the campus. 2 years later, applications commenced. It cost $30 to apply, and once accepted, it cost roughly $200 to confirm my acceptance.


Course Curriculum - 

The course curriculum honestly resembles high school too much only 3 of my courses were chosen by me, and they were incredibly limited. The rest, such as physical education and English, were forced into the curriculum.

9 /10
academic
9 /10
faculty
6 /10
infrastructure
10 /10
accomodation/food
5 /10
placement
10 /10
extracurricular
27, Aug 2019 read more
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Samuel, CANADA Building systems and technology
Cegep Vanier College
Current student , Batch : 2022
8.5
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

VANIER COLLEGE BUILDING SYSTEMS N TECH REVIEW

I chose this college because the 151 bus brought me door to door from Sainte Rose which was really convenient. I had trouble getting into my program for two semesters because of the competition there was for computer science and building systems and tech. Ever since grade school, I've been on the honor roll every single term and year (80+ average) and I struggled to get into my program regardless until I called admissions to fight for my spot. The person I called was Michelle and she really pushed the college because my program had only 23 spots in it and she pushed them to create the 24th spot for me due to my competitive grades.


Course Curriculum - 

I hate R scores. Doesn't matter how well you're doing because your classmates will bring you down in comparison. The teachers and everything are alright but the r score calculation is completely of no use.

8 /10
academic
7 /10
faculty
9 /10
infrastructure
10 /10
accomodation/food
7 /10
placement
10 /10
extracurricular
03, Jul 2019 read more
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Niveeshan, SRI LANKA Pure and applied science
Cegep Vanier College
Current student , Batch : 2019
7.2
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

OPINIONS AND FACTS ON COLLEGES

I went to this college because most of my friends went there and it was close by if you were to drive so that was also another reason to go there. My sister had gone there also so I had a good understanding of what kind of school it is.


Course Curriculum - 

The course curriculum is something that needs to be followed so that everything goes smooth with the program you in which also makes life easier since you know that if you do one classless you know which one you need to catch up.

9 /10
academic
7 /10
faculty
8 /10
infrastructure
8 /10
accomodation/food
1 /10
placement
10 /10
extracurricular
14, Apr 2019 read more
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Fanny candris, CANADA Pure and applied science
Cegep Vanier College
Current student , Batch : 2020
8.2
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

VANIER BE THE BEST

It had an amazing science program, a lot of choices for the classes, and it was near to me. Also, it was very affordable. Additionally, it was a bigger school, so I liked that there would be more people.


Course Curriculum - 

It's well balanced for my needs. It also focuses more on what I like. I don't have too much biology and I have a lot of math courses, which I enjoy. It's also not too many classes in one semester and it even relaxes after the first two.

8 /10
academic
10 /10
faculty
9 /10
infrastructure
6 /10
accomodation/food
6 /10
placement
10 /10
extracurricular
18, Mar 2019 read more
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Quynh-nhu mai, CANADA Health science
Cegep Vanier College
Current student , Batch : 2020
9
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

PROS OF VANIER COLLEGE

I live in Quebec where most schools are in French. I wanted to go to Vanier College because it was in English and was not too far. It is well located, there are many buses, the metro, restaurants near it. Also, student life is amazing. The college really pushes students to get involved which creates a good environment.


Course Curriculum - 

There are many courses to take at Vanier College. One thing that stands out from other Colleges is that we get to pick our whole schedule. Unlike other schools, we are not given any schedules randomly. We choose our teachers and the time for our courses.

9 /10
academic
9 /10
faculty
9 /10
infrastructure
9 /10
accomodation/food
8 /10
placement
10 /10
extracurricular
17, Mar 2019 read more
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