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Conestoga College is a public university in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. The college was established in 1967 with the purpose of granting diplomas and certificates in career-related, skills-oriented programs. Today, it has more than 200 programs offering undergraduate and graduate degrees.
|Type of University||Public|
|Number of programs||197|
|Number of Students||25,754|
|Number of Undergraduate Students||9,100|
|Number of Graduate Students||335|
|Number of International Students||2,839|
|Tuition Fee Range||$6,900 - $33,630|
|Test Scores Accepted||IELTS, TOEFL, MELAB, CAEL, CanTEST|
|Minimum Test Scores Required||IELTS – 6.5 bands TOEFL (IBT) – 88|
Conestoga College offers degree, diplomas, and certificates in more than 200 full time and part time courses. The college has one-, two-, and three- year programs. It also offers a number apprenticeship training programs.
All the programs are divided into the following schools at the Conestoga College:
Out of the total programs offered, 56 are co-op programs. These programs can be categorized into following credentials:
|Credentials||Number of Courses|
Conestoga College has a main campus in Doon Valley, Kitchener. Majority of the courses offered by the institute are taught at this campus.
Student accommodations are also available at this campus. Other campuses of Conestoga College are:
Conestoga College is building a new facility at Milton, Ontario as The Milton Education Village
An international candidate must prove his/her proficiency in English through English Language Tests accepted by Conestoga College. Following tests and scores are accepted by the University as a measure of English Proficiency: -
|Test Name||Minimum Scores Required|
|TOEFL||88 –Internet Based, with no part less than 20|
|IELTS||6.5, with no band below 6.0|
|CAEL||70, with subtest below 60|
|CanTEST||4.5, with no component score below 4.0|
|Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6||Band 6|
Candidates who are unable to obtain these scores or have no English skills may opt for Conestoga's English for Academic Studies (EAS) program.
If you do not have the English language skills for direct entry into full-time post-secondary programs, you may choose to enter
The tuition for all the courses is to be paid once per academic year. The range of tuition fee is:
|Degrees (4 Year Program)||Canadian students: $8297- $10121|
|International students: $15726- $17156|
|Advanced Diplomas (3 Year Program)||Canadian students: $4357- $6375|
|International students: $13998 - $21491|
|Diplomas (2 Year Program)||Canadian students: $2151- $7541|
|International students: $13998- $21491|
|Graduate Certificates (1 & 2 Year Programs)||Canadian students: $3203- $20974|
|International students: $7481- $22584|
|Certificate Programs(8 Weeks - 1 Year)||Canadian students: $1626- $17246|
|International students: $5497- $17731|
Conestoga College provides a number of sources to fund its students’ education. The same are as follows:
Scholarships: Conestoga offers Entrance Scholarships and Graduating awards to aid students’ financial needs as well as recognize their academic performance.
|Scholarship Name||Amount(in CAD)|
|Alumni Association Welcome Home Award||$200|
|Conestoga Athletic Entrance Award||N/A|
|Conestoga Entrance Academic Grant||$500 - $1,000|
|Linamar Corporation Skilled Industrial Trades Scholarship||$3110|
|Guelph Chamber of Commerce Millennium Award||$1000|
|Weston Family Skilled Trades Scholarship||$4,000|
|Scholarships for International Students only|
|Entrance Excellence Scholarship||$1,500|
|Continuing Canadian Education Scholarship||$1,000|
|Regional - Degree Entrance Scholarship||$3,000|
|Priority Program Scholarships||$1,000|
|Science and Technology Research Assistantships||$10,000|
|Other Awards & Grants|
|President's Honour List||Graduation with High Distinction|
|Graduation with Distinction||Conestoga Honour List|
Bursaries: Bursaries are small amounts of money provided to supplement other sources of funding. Conestoga offers two types bursaries whose amounts can be upto $1000 per semester.
Other Sources: Students can also apply for the following scholarships and grants, provided by educational foundations.
|"Whipper" Billy Watson Education Fund||3M National Student Fellowship|
|A Place For Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship||AACE Canada Competitive Scholarships|
|AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program||Academic Invest Scholarship Listing Service|
|AIA and the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship||The Narhari Sharma Memorial Award Nomination|
|Allan Simpson Educational Fund||Aspire Canada Scholarship|
The institute has a work while you study program to help students fund their education at the college.
Students need to demonstrate a need for financial aid as determined by the Student Financial Services. CCWSP can be used to get job during as well as between academic terms.
Work Study positions that have been funded in the past:
Conestoga College provides on campus housing to its students. It has two type of accommodations to offer:
|Room Type||Summer Semester Price||Winter Semester Price||Fall Semester Price|
|Two Bedroom Open Concept Style||$2,200||$3,275||$6,550|
|Two Bedroom Suite Style||$1,800||$3,650||$7,300|
Students have to buy their own meal. Conestoga offers food services at all the campuses through Chartwells, its food vendor.
Students can get Conestoga ONE card and use it to get meals at discounted rates.
Off campus housing is also available for students through Places4Students.com which is recommended by the university.
Conestoga College has a strong and wide alumni network with more than 124,000 alumni across the world.
The institute offers a number of benefits to its alumni like access card to avail discounts at partnered stores and services, insurance assistance, etc.
Conestoga also offers following awards and bursaries to its alumni:
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