Fleming College (FC) is a public academic institute established in 1967, Ontario, Canada, and popularly named after the great Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming.
Committed to “Learning, creativity, and sustainability”, the college is one of the top 50 research institutes of Canada which has been offering high-quality education globally for decades. Evidently having a high graduate employment rate of 85.3%, as per KPI 2018 report, FC is one of the highly renowned institutes favored among international aspirants.
Fleming College offers more than 100 programs in the diverse fields of Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, to name a few, at almost every level. The admissions to Fleming College are available in the 3 seasonal intakes of September, January, and May.
With a student enrolment of around 6,800 students including over 1000 international applicants from around the world, the institute is a building ground of practical and career-based learning, preparing individuals for successful careers ahead.
|Rank||5th in Canada as per Sustainable Campus Index, 2017|
|Courses||Over 100 full-time programs|
|No. of Campuses||4|
|Employment rate, 2018||85.3%|
|Application Fee||75 USD|
|English Language Proficiency Tests||TOEFL/ IELTS, PTE or equivalent|
|Financial Aid for International Students||1,500,000 USD available as scholarships and bursaries|
|Courses||Fees per annum|
|Diploma in Business Administration||$10,162|
|Diploma in Biotechnology||$11,695|
FC provides an array of courses at almost every level which includes diploma, certificate, apprenticeship, post-graduate, and continuing education programs. Depending upon the fields of interest, the available courses can be divided into 7 categories namely, Art and Design; Environmental and Natural Resource Science; Business; General Arts and Science; Health and Wellness; Justice and Community development; and Trades and Technology.
Some of the favored courses popular among international aspirants are:
The College is spread around 4 lush and huge campuses which are Sutherland Campus, Frost Campus, Haliburton Campus, and Cobourg Campus. The campuses are culturally diverse and enriching sites offering constant growth and learning to their students.
The available choices include on-campus stay, private off-campus residences, homestays, among others.
On-campus accommodation is available in 3 residencies namely, Sutherland Residence Village, Severn Residence (Peterborough) and Frost Residence (Lindsay).
The residences ensure to provide its students with a safe and healthy environment with quiet study areas. The students can also opt for same-gender and mixed-gender housing or fully-furnished suite-style living, depending upon their preferences.
With constant social, recreational and academic programs being organized from time-to-time, the on-campus residence is a lively and exciting community to be a part of.
Sutherland Residence- 5,169 USD.
Severn and Frost Residences- 4,712 USD.
The off-campus community has been offering a protected and affordable living community to the students for over 30 years now. The list of alternatives available comprises room in private home with and without meal options, apartments and cottages. For help finding off-campus accommodation near campus, the students can also seek the support of the below-mentioned sources:
Room In A Private Home: 413 and above (in USD, per month; most economical).
Apartment, House or Cottage: 638 or 713 and above (in USD per month; for 1 and 2 bedrooms, respectively).
Admission process forms an integral and crucial aspect for aspirants seeking to enroll in a particular organization. Mandatory deadlines and step by step application process to be considered before sending in entries to FC are mentioned below.
The admissions to the institute are available in three seasonal intakes. Though there are no fixed deadlines for enrolling at the college, there is but an early consideration deadline which is February 1.
Applicants are advised to send in their application latest by this date, especially the aspirants of highly competitive programs. Any applications sent post equal consideration date are considered on the first-come-first-serve basis, as and how the availability of space permits.
Note: Seasonal intake of January 2020 (Winter) and May 2020 (Spring) are accepting applications for admission at the present.
Application process in a few easy steps:
The College requires those students to demonstrate English language proficiency whose native language is other than English. Some of the accepted tests and scores are listed here:
|Accepted Tests||Diplomas & Certificates||Pharmacy Technician Diploma||Graduate certificate|
|IELTS||6.0 with no module less than 5.5||6.5 with no module less than 6.0||6.5 with no module less than 6.0|
|TOEFL iBT||80 with no sub-score less than 20||91 (21 L/22R/23S/25W||88 with no sub-score less than 22|
Having an estimate of the cost of living and the minimum accounts required to survive in a foreign land is a necessary step to be considered before applying for admission. An estimated cost of attendance for an aspirant of FC is compiled as follows.
Tuition fee required for different programs available at the institute varies as per their duration and level. The fee for some of the popular courses is as tabulated below.
|Name of Course||Per Semester Fee in USD|
|Computer Engineering Technology||8,061|
|Supply Chain Management||8,839|
Other expenses to be considered apart from the basic tuition fee is as follows:
|Type of Expenditure||Cost (annually, in CAD)|
|Books and Supplies||1,200|
|Phone & Miscellaneous||2,500|
International aspirants seeking to avail scholarships to study in Canada can doubtlessly apply to FC and avail a proportion of 1,500,000 USD that the college annually offers as bursaries and scholarships. The available awards are both merit and need-based and can be availed by registering through an online application.
Some of the studentships available at the college are as follows:
|Name of Scholarship||Amount (in USD)||Awarded in Semester||Eligibility Criteria|
International Education Student Scholarship
|262||Winter||Full-time international candidates with a GPA of 3.6 or above|
|International Education Flow-through Bursaries||258||Fall||Full-time international candidates with recent GPA of 3.6 or more|
|Tourism- Global Travel Student Bursary||380||Fall and Winter (1 each)||A second (winter)/ third (fall) semester student enrolled in Tourism - Global Travel program;|
GPA of 2.0 or above in need of financial aid
Note: Aspirants looking to avail scholarships and other awards should take notice that the applications for scholarships open and close on January 6 and January 27, 2020, respectively.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$13,749 / Year|
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
|Undergraduate Programs||$13,749 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Residence||$5,400 / Year|
|Meal Plan||$1,800 / Year|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Engineering Programs||Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists|
|Nursing Programs||Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing|
|Programs||Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario|
|Programs||Environmental Careers Organization of Canada|
based on 8 students ratings
I compared plenty of colleges and this was my best fit. They offered every course I wanted and the teaching level was to my standard. I applied to several colleges and was accepted to them all; but when I went to visit this college it was a perfect match. They were very organized, inclusive and made sure that students felt welcome!
I thoroughly enjoyed the curriculum. It was engaging, up to academic standards and well planned out.
I applied for 4-5 colleges and choose Fleming College over others because of its fee and curriculum. Also, the eligibility requirement of the program is quite attainable. The program is structured to provide experience and exposure to the students through unique global learning trips. I find the curriculum quite exciting and distinctive. I registered myself through the official website of the college, also I paid $75 as the application.
The program of Business Administration is really interesting it covers all the major aspects like accounting, operation management, logistics, and more. We also have Fleming's International Learning experience, which is a three-week global learning trip. We also get the chance to learn about the latest business simulation software and team-based management skills. The curriculum is designed really well.
I choose this college because after completing my pharmacy I realized that biotechnology is my favourite subject amongst all and I want to do specialization in it. I applied in loyalist, Centennial, Seneca, and Fleming and found that among all Fleming has the best biotechnology course. It has a forensic biotechnology and internship program which will give the experience of the real world.
I love the curriculum because it includes forensic and biotechnology subjects hands to hand and other than that we also have to include some electives.
I went to the campus open house. Fleming does a decent to a good job at there open house events. I also studied online and it was my hometown school. Fleming provides a vast array of courses to choose from and a campus unlike any other. Fleming has received multiple awards and local recognition for its part in providing a better future for tomorrow.
I believe the course has a good balance in the curriculum between job-specific skills and the more mainstream everyday skills such as maths and English. I believe the most important part of any social development diploma, however, is the hands-on placement. The most effective way of training and learning today is to experience it first hand.
My IELTS was 6 score and I was not able to get any colleges in Toronto. But it was for the best. Fleming college is good for studies. Because of the small town called peterborough, we only need 6 IELTS to get in to the college. Here the lectures uses a easy english so that all type of students can understand what they are teaching .
The facilty student ratio there were saying is 20:1 and there are a lot of faculties. All faculties where friendly and caring. They will make sure that all students are understanding each sessions.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary