Oshawa, OntarioLOCATION
Estd 1967Established Year

Durham College is a public applied arts and Technology which was established in the year of 1967. This college is located in the Durham Region of Ontario with two campuses in Oshawa and Whitby. It offers various programs like Graduate Diploma, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) courses in different specializations.

Knowing about the Ranking and Standings

  • Durham college has ranked one of Canada’s top 50 research colleges in 2016
  • 1st rank for international satisfaction according to the KPI results

Key Features at a glance

  • Durham College has welcomed more than 800 international students representing 54 countries all over the world
  • 2000+ secondary students participating in dual credits with Durham College 
  • 100+ dual credit classes offered in a variety of models both on campus and at secondary schools throughout the region
  • Hub of sports, music, education, and culture
  • 160+ students are taking their Level 1 OYAP Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program at the Whitby Campus


Type of UniversityPublic
Number of Seats12,000
Annual Acceptance Rate70%
Basic Tuition Fee for International students$13,098.79
Languages for CoursesEnglish
Test Score AcceptedIELTS, TOEFL, PTE, CAEL
Score Required for GraduatesAcademic IELTS 7.0 TOEFL (IBT) 94

Students Intake Statistics

Durham College welcomes more than 12,000 students per annum.

  • Domestic students-More than 7,000
  • International students-More than 1,500 

Choose from a variety of programs offered

Durham College Courses offers a wide range of programs in various specializations including Arts, Science, Media, Business, General Arts, information technology, design, justice, skilled trades, health, emergency services, and engineering technology. Courses offered by the college and their branches are tabulated below:

Graduate CertificateAccounting- Business Administration
Advanced Filmmaking
Advanced law and Enforcement
Communicative Disorders
Youth Justice and Interventions
Trades Fundamentals
Sport Business Management
Project Management
Power engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Information Systems Security
Welding Engineering
Water Quality
Video Production
Supply Chain and Operations
Special Events Management
Social Service
Recreation and Leisure Service
Pre-Health Sciences
Practical Nursing
Police Foundations
Mechanical Engineering
Human Resources
Advanced DiplomaSupply Chain and Operations
Sport Management
Public Relations
Music Business Administration
Mechanical Engineering
Graphic Design
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)Accounting
Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses
Supply Chain and Operations
Bachelor (Honour)Health Care Technology Management

Flexibility to choose your schedule

ScheduleOnline Day Evening
Study PlanFull-time Part-time
Education LanguageEnglish

Exploring the two beautiful campuses of Durham College

  • Durham College has two campuses one at Oshawa and another in Whitby. It also has a learning site in Pickering.
  • Durham College provides community employment services in Port Hope, Port Perry, Uxbridge, Oshawa, Beaverton, and Bowmanville.
  • On Campus, candidates have facilities such as Campus Safety, Franchise of food options, Parking, Health and Medical Facilities, Transportation, Shopping, Housing Options, Sports, and Recreational activities.

Affiliations ensuring the quality of education of Durham College

Durham College affiliations are given below:

  • CBIE
  • CCAA
  • ACCC
  • AUCC

All you need to know about Durham College's Application Process

Candidates can apply for any program in Durham College using following steps:

  • Visit Durham College official website or ontariocolleges.ca
  • Check the course details, requirements and select the course to apply
  • High school students can send their documents and grades electronically to Ontariocolleges.ca
  • Post-secondary students are requested to send their documents electronically at the Request Ontario College/University/transcripts section of the Ontariocolleges.ca website
  • Apply the application form at ontariocolleges.ca and pay the application fee of $95
  • Candidates can get an acknowledgment from Durham College. Candidates can check their program details and status information using email
  • Durham College send an offer for a course admission, candidates should confirm the offer by sending an e-mail

Cost of studying in Durham College: Tuition Fee

Fees structure in Durham College may vary for local students and international students. Few courses may have additional charges for both local and international students. The full-time fees structures per academic year are given below:

International student’s fees structure

Student Association$95.45
Health Plan$125.78
Dental Plan$83.10
Post-secondary graduation fees$35.51
Diploma or Certificate Graduation Fee$35.51
Missed Examination Fee$150.00

Availing the advantage of scholarships

Scholarships are available for international students. Based on the marks obtained in their grade 12 and other are given below:


Scholarship amount

75% in Grade 12

CAPE- Grade 3

CSEC- Grade 2

A Level- Grade C

O Level – Grade B


KCSE – Grade B

Academic IELTS 7.0



80% in Grade 12

CAPE- Grade 2

CSEC- Grade 1

A Level- Grade B

O Level – Grade A


KCSE – Grade A

Academic IELTS 7.5



85% in Grade 12

CAPE- Grade 1

A Level- Grade A


KCSE – Grade A

Academic IELTS 8.0



Work while you study

Durham College has a team of coaches to assist, guide, and encourage students to work both on campus and outside the campus.

On campus

  • Candidates can create their  career plan with measurable and specific goals
  • Candidates can practice the art of networking and translate academic experiences to get jobs
  • Provincial Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Results helps students to get jobs
  • Candidates can search their jobs through DC’s Hired Portal


  • Candidates can find jobs outside while studying by searching online job portals.
  • Otherwise, candidates can search DC’s Hired Portal to see the job openings
  • Candidates can select the employability type, location, job type, etc. and get the suitable job for them

Work after Graduation

  • Candidates can get huge job opportunities after finishing their undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
  • Durham College has a separate portal to provide a job for students.
  • Students can create an account in DC’s Hired Portal and login to find jobs. Candidates can access postings available in the portal.
  • It also conducts placements where companies and industries can provide job opportunities for Durham College Students.
  • Few candidates continue their studies in Durham College. Some candidates can work as lectures in various colleges and universities.  

Easy housing plans 

Durham College provides accommodation facilities for international students. Currently, 1360 students stay in The Simcoe Village and South Village Residencies with clean, safe, and comfortable living environment. They also provide other features given below: 

TVLocal cablePhone
High-speed internet accessDouble bedsPrivate bathrooms
On-site laundryStorage spaceAdditional kitchen facilities
24 hours securityControlled building accessOn-site management
Furnished loungesAir conditioningHeater
Games roomTheatreMeeting room
Study roomsHousekeepingLarge screen TV

Rent per Room


Career opportunities after studying in Durham College

After completing the courses, candidates may get placed in top companies with high salary packages. The employment rate for each area is mentioned below:

Graduate Employment84.2
Employer Satisfaction93.8
Graduate Satisfaction76.2
Student Satisfaction75.3
Graduation rate68.0

Knowing the wide alumni network

Durham College alumni and their positions are given below:

  • Paul Vessey: COO of Visa USA
  • Brandon Nolan: Vice President of Ted Nolan Foundation
  • Tyler Boyco: Filmmaker
  • Sherwood Bassin: Professor as well as General Manager in a hockey team
  • Patricia O’Connor: Founding member of the Canadian Association of Aero- Medical Transport
  • Dylon Jon Hannesson: CEO of the German Imageboard
  • Jeffrey S. Boyce: President and CEO of Sure Energy Inc.
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