Durham College, OSHAWA, ONTARIO

    Oshawa, OntarioLocation
    CollegeSchool type
    EStd 1967established year

    Durham College Oshawa Courses, Rankings, Admission Criteria, Fees & Scholarships

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    Content writer | Updated on - Apr 21, 2021

    Durham College (DC) is an applied arts and technology institute established in Durham region of Ontario, Canada. DC is spread across campuses in Oshawa, Whitby and a learning site in Pickering. Durham offers 140 full-time programs in various fields of study such as business, engineering, health, computers, and many more. It has launched a four-year degree program, Bachelor of Healthcare Technology Management, which is the first program of its kind in Canada.

    Durham College admissions are open for three intakes- fall, winter and spring. Durham annually welcomes international applicants from over 65 countries around the world. It is ranked in the Top 50 Canada Research Colleges and 6th college in Canada to receive accreditation from the oldest and largest of all the country’s law organizations- Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC). Durham has more than 95,000 graduates who have made outstanding career success around the world, supported by the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs.

    Durham College Rankings

    Durham College has been ranked in the top colleges in Canada by various ranking agencies. Given below are some of the Durham College rankings:

    • Ranked in the top 300 academic institutes in Canada by Webometrics.
    • Ranked among Canada’s top 50 Research Colleges by Research Infosource Inc.
    • Ranked #1 for international satisfaction based on a survey by KPI results.


    University type Public
    Rank Top 50 among Canada’s Research Colleges
    Courses More than 140
    No. of Campuses 2
    Employment rate Around 87%1
    Application Fee 75 USD
    English Language Proficiency Tests TOEFL/IELTS or equivalent
    Financial Aid for International Students Available as Scholarships and Bursaries
    Student’s Helpline

    Durham College Courses

    DC offers various programs to its aspirants at levels ranging from certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, degree to graduate courses. Some of the top programs offered at Durham are mentioned below along with tuition fees.

    Top Programs in the Durham College

    Durham College Campuses

    • Durham College campuses are located in Oshawa and Whitby. It also has a learning site in Pickering.
    • The Oshawa campus features the state-of-the art Student Services building and the Centre for Collaborative Education.
    • The Whitby campus features the W. Galen Weston Centre for Food, which includes Pantry, a retail store featuring food prepared by students in the college’s culinary programs.

    Durham College Accommodation Options

    DC offers its applicants various options of residences, available both on campus and off campus. The accommodation facilities include hostels, private apartments, homestays, among others. The available options come equipped with basic facilities and can be selected as per needs and budget.


    On-campus residencies available at DC have the student capacity of 1,360 and contain both single and shared rooms which can be availed by all the applicants meeting deadlines. The option of apartment-style living on campus can also be considered. DC houses various candidates in its apartment buildings where each 27-unit building welcomes around 108 students.


    DC provides a variety of housing options for aspirants who wish to stay closer to campus without having to live on campus. is one such option that contacted for houses varying from single room apartments to townhouses, and others. Other websites to be considered while looking for off-campus accommodation includes: or

    Durham College Admission Process

    Admission-related information for applicants aspiring to study at DC is compiled as follows:

    Application Deadlines

    Season of intake Application Deadline
    Fall (September) May (Going on)
    Winter (January) November (Upcoming)
    Spring (May) April

    How to apply?

    Admission process to seek enrolment at DC is mentioned below:

    1. Apply online at the official website.
    2. Choose a program of choice and confirm its availability.
    3. Submit the scanned copies of mandatory documents by uploading them online.
    4. Pay the nonrefundable fee of 75 USD.
    5. Submit the application and keep updated with its status via the application portal.

    Durham College Tuition Fee/Cost of Attendance

    The estimated cost of study in Canada and list of annual expenditures that every aspirant seeking enrolment at Durham College should consider is as mentioned below:

    Tuition Fee

    The tuition fee for International and Domestic students for an academic year (2 semesters) is:

    International Students: 9,992 in USD

    Domestic students: 2,042 in USD

    Cost of Attendance

    List of other expenses, apart from tuition fee, that an applicant should consider before applying to seek admission at DC is as tabulated below:

    Type of Expenditure Cost (per month, in USD)
    Residence 300 to 656
    Meals 300
    Books and Supplies 375
    Health Plan 128
    Others 150
    Total 1,253 to 1,609

    Durham College Scholarships/ Financial Aid

    Durham College is committed to offer quality education and awards various scholarships and bursaries to its applicants for the same. International aspirants seeking financial aid and scholarships to study in Canada can avail these awards on the basis of their academic and personal excellence, community involvement and leadership skills.


    • Candidate must have submitted his/her application and deposited the fee indicated in offer letter prior to deadline.
    • Remain enrolled in a program at DC past the 10th day of the semester.
    Amount of Award (in USD) Eligibility
    Up to 750 Academic Excellence in their program of study 
    Up to 938 Grade 12 English final of 80%, academic IELTS 7.5, TOEFL (iBT) 102, and others
    Up to 1,500 Grade 12 English final of 85%, academic IELTS 8.0, TOEFL (iBT) 110, among others

    Bachelor Health Care Technology Management

    full time | honours | Course Based
    $ 12,8661st YEAR

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 01

    Application Deadline


    Bachelor of Science in Nursing [B.S.N]

    full time | honours | Course Based
    $ 19,1661st YEAR

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 01

    Application Deadline


    Diploma Computer Programming

    full time | Course Based
    $ 9,9921st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 01

    Application Deadline



    8.2 / 10
    $ 9,7581st YEAR

    3 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 01

    Application Deadline



    7.7 / 10

    Durham College Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    DLI Number
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $9,992 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    38 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency

    Durham College Acceptance Rate

    41.0 %

    acceptance rate


    total applicants


    total enrolled

    Durham College enrollment

    Durham College Enrollment
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate

    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $9,992 / Year
    On Campus
    Residence Room
    $7,950 / Year
    Meal Plan
    $5,615 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Program wise accreditation
    Nursing Programs
    Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
    Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario


    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants

    College Rating

    Based on 33 Students Rating

    7.9 out of 10
    8.1/10Social Life


    8.0 /10

    After doing a good amount of research, I opted for this college. It was affordable when compared to other colleges. With an employment rate of 86% this college provided a good scope of work after my course completion. For the admission process, I first filled an online form from the college portal with a charge of $100 and submitted my 10 and 12th marksheets(70 % above) and my IELTS score of 7 made my admission process easier.

    Course Curriculum :

    It is a 2 year course broken down into 4 semesters. It is theory as well as practical oriented , with its major components being Business Mathematics, Communication, Financial and Computerized accounting and excel.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    7.8 /10

    Their mission ensured that our experience comes first at Durham College, so basically, it a student centric college and for me that was enough to apply here. Also, they have come a long way with all they’ve accomplished and where they stand now. My GPA was around 8.2. I had to submit an application form costing around $100.

    Course Curriculum :

    Developed in response to the impact of artificial intelligence on business processes globally, the Honours Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence program is teaching us skills, tools, and techniques to design AI solutions.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    8.2 /10

    I wanted to settle down in Canada so I researched a lot of different universities but this university caught my attention. So I had applied through online application form to get admission and even paid 100 CAD as application fee. The procedure was very simple but I was asked to show all my previous mark-sheets.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course was very diverse and very well structured plus it helped me a lot in getting through the basics. The curriculum was intensive and covered all the major subjects like Operating System, Computer Software, Database Management System, Network Security and so on.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    8.0 /10

    During my bachelor's, I got to know about this university and how realized that it offers the best master's program, so I wanted to move to the Canada. I had to pay a $75 application fee and submitted my application through the college's online platform.

    Course Curriculum :

    I've always wanted to be like my mother and become a wealthy entrepreneur, so I chose to pursue a master's degree in business. After I finish my bachelor's degree. I was asked to take the IELTS exam, which I passed with a score of 7.2, before being accepted into my program. But after that I was asked for my official transcripts, a letter of recommendation and statement of purpose.

    9 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    7.7 /10

    My college is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus for all of us and employees, regardless of race and that is what attracted me the most. Also, they condemn all forms of anti-Black racism and all systems of oppression that deny individuals the right to equitable treatment, access, and fairness. My GPA was around 8.2. I had to submit an application form along with an application fee of $95.

    Course Curriculum :

    Our business program is very effective and rigorous. With the help of industry-connected professors, we develop our knowledge of accounting using the latest tools and technology in order to gain the skills employers need.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, ON

    Nearby this campus

    • Bus Station
    • Pharmacy
    • Hospital
    • Airport
    • Shopping Mall
    • Book Store

    Bus Station

    Ontario Tech / Durham College North Campus0.09 km
    Ontario Tech University256.14 km


    Idema Anita D CH1.90 km
    Life Lab2.18 km
    20 Sunray street an Consumers2.29 km
    Deegan Hearing Aid Clinic2.72 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Taunton Square2.27 km
    ritson center2.40 km
    NorthWood Mews2.46 km
    Thickson Square3.37 km
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    Lovell Drugs Ltd0.22 km
    North Oshawa Pharmacy2.18 km
    The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy2.46 km
    Sobeys Pharmacy Oshawa3.04 km
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    Oshawa Executive Airport2.05 km
    Enterprise Airlines2.06 km
    Oshawa NDB OO 3912.61 km

    Book Store

    GNU Books2.42 km
    The Comic Doctor2.63 km
    Roy's Paper Heroes2.63 km
    Liberty News Usa3.88 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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