CONESTOGA COLLEGE, KITCHENER

Kitchener, OntarioLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1967Established Year

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.

Why Conestoga College stands out?

  • Conestoga College is ranked 91 in Canada by Webometrics.com.
  • It offers 200+ programs out of which 56 are co-op programs.
  • The college has an employment rate of 94.6%.
  • Conestoga College has funded 1895 start ups since 2009.
  • Graduates from Conestoga College contribute $2.3 billion to local economy every year.
  • The college is affiliated to CCAA, ACCC, AUCC, OCAA, CBIE, and Polytechnics Canada.

Statistical Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic
Number of programs197
Faculty Members415
Number of Students25,754
Number of Undergraduate Students9,100
Number of Graduate Students335
Number of International Students2,839
Tuition Fee Range$6,900 - $33,630
Test Scores AcceptedIELTS, TOEFL, MELAB, CAEL, CanTEST
Language usedEnglish
Minimum Test Scores RequiredIELTS – 6.5 bands TOEFL (IBT) – 88
Websitehttps://www.tru.ca/

Programs offered at Conestoga College

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:

  • School of Business
  • School of Career & Academic Access
  • School of Community Services
  • School of Engineering & Information Technology
  • School of Health & Life Sciences
  • School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts
  • School of Language & Communications Studies
  • School of Liberal Studies
  • School of Media & Design
  • School of Trades & Apprenticeship

Out of the total programs offered, 56 are co-op programs. These programs can be categorized into following credentials:

CredentialsNumber of Courses
Bachelor's Degree13
Advanced Diploma18
Diploma13
Certificate1
Graduate Certificate11
Total56

Conestoga College Campuses

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:

  • Waterloo Campus
  • Cambridge Campus
  • Guelph Campus
  • Stratford Campus
  • Cambridge Downtown - Academic Upgrading
  • Ingersoll Skills Training Centre, Ingersoll

Conestoga College is building a new facility at Milton, Ontario as The Milton Education Village

How to get into Conestoga College?

  • Interested candidates must select the program and check its requirements on the official website.
  • International candidates are also required to fulfill the requirements stated for their country.

Domestic Candidates

  • Candidates must apply through ontariocolleges.ca.
  • Conestoga College code is CONS.
  • The application fee to be paid is $95.

International Candidates

  • Candidates must apply directly on the official website.
  • Candidates are required to upload original transcripts and certificates.

English Language Requirement

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 NameMinimum Scores Required
TOEFL88 –Internet Based, with no part less than 20
IELTS6.5, with no band below 6.0
CAEL70, with subtest below 60
CanTEST4.5, with no component score below 4.0
PTE58
Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6Band 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

Costs and Expenses

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

Financial Aid provided by Conestoga College

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 NameAmount(in CAD)
Alumni Association Welcome Home Award$200
Conestoga Athletic Entrance AwardN/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 ListGraduation with High Distinction
Graduation with DistinctionConestoga 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.

  • Alumni Association Endowed Entrance Bursary
  • Student Assistance Bursary

Other Sources: Students can also apply for the following scholarships and grants, provided by educational foundations.

"Whipper" Billy Watson Education Fund3M National Student Fellowship
A Place For Mom Senior Care Innovation ScholarshipAACE Canada Competitive Scholarships
AbbVie IBD Scholarship ProgramAcademic Invest Scholarship Listing Service
AIA and the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) ScholarshipThe Narhari Sharma Memorial Award Nomination
Allan Simpson Educational FundAspire Canada Scholarship

Conestoga College Work Study Program

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:

  • Accessibility Services - Peer Educator
  • Bookstore - Sales/Operations Clerk
  • IT Services - Help Desk, Software/Hardware Support, Lab Monitor
  • Learning Commons - Marketing Intern, Peer Tutors, Math Mentors, Office Technology Assistant
  • Student Engagement Department - Student Life Centre Information Desk, Student Engagement Promotions Assistant, Respect Leaders, Orientation Interns
  • Trades and Apprenticeship - Technicians

Student Accommodation at Conestoga College

Conestoga College provides on campus housing to its students. It has two type of accommodations to offer:

Room TypeSummer Semester PriceWinter Semester PriceFall 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 Alumni Network

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:

  • Alumni Association School Awards
  • Endowed Entrance Bursary
  • Endowed In-Course Bursary
  • Welcome Home Award
  • Alumni of Distinction Awards
  • Premier’s Award
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Male : Female Ratio
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