Located in downtown Toronto, Canada, George Brown College was established in 1967. The college offers a wide variety of part-time and full-time programs to all its students. It is one of the top research colleges in Canada, according to Research Info source annual rankings. George Brown College has a partnership with the University of Toronto and receives around 60 million USD for research every year. With over 32,000 students, the college disbursed around 50 million USD to its students.
The college offers certificates, diplomas, undergraduate and graduate degrees through over 160 programs and the main popular academic fields are Early childhood leadership, Art and design, Business management, Community services, Construction and Engineering Technologies, Health Sciences, Hospitality, and Culinary Arts, Nursing, Finance, and Preparatory studies. The college also has over 193 areas in continuing education. The college enrolls around 26,000 full-time students and 63,000 students with continuing education. The international student count is approx. 3,553 from 95 countries.
|Programs||Fees Per Annum|
|B.Tech Construction Management||$12,870|
|Bachelor of Behaviour Analysis||$12,870|
|B.Com Financial Services||$12,870|
|Bachelor of Digital Experience Design||$12,870|
|Advanced Diploma in Business Administration||$10,747|
|Advanced Diploma in Computer Programmer Analyst||$10,747|
|Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design||$10,747|
|P.G Certificate in Entrepreneurship Management||$10,950|
|Certificate in Marketing Management - Financial Services||$10,747|
|Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management||$10,747|
|Diploma in Architectural Technician||$10,747|
|Diploma in Business||$10,747|
|Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology||$10,747|
|Advanced Diploma in Business Administration – Project Management||$10,747|
|Type of College||Public|
|Location||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Number of Campuses||3 + 3 (location/centers)|
|Type of programs||Certifications, Diploma, Degree, and Continuing Education|
|Number of full-time students||32,000 +|
|Number of part-time students||3,000 +|
|%age of International Students||17%|
George Brown’s three campuses and three on-site locations/centers are easily accessible by private and public transport and are surrounded by bike lanes as part of Toronto’s cycling network.The three campuses are St. James Campus, Casa Loma Campus, and Waterfront Campus.
The college does not have any on-campus residence facilities for its students, however, it has partnered with various companies and private residence halls to provide students with fully-furnished dorms, bedrooms, and apartments with all necessary facilities.
George Brown College offers more than 162 programs further divided into undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, certificate, and diploma programs. Given below are the number of courses offered at a different level.
George Brown College’s admission process is simple and easy for international applicants. Applicants must ensure to select the program they want to apply to and check the eligibility criteria as per their country before starting the application process.
Intake is done for Fall(September) and Winter(January) sessions, international applicants must select the program and apply for it at least six months before due to the fast filling of the programs.
Where to Apply: Online Application for International Students
Application Fee: 72 USD
All the international students whose first language is not English need to attempt and clear the ELP (English Language Proficiency) test to study in Canada before applying to GBC. Given below are the minimum scores for the students to get their application accepted by the college
|Exam||Scores for Degree Programs|
The admission and document requirements are based on the country and credential type. Students are advised to visit the website and find out the suitable requirements accordingly.
International students will have to make sure that they have enough funds to support their cost of living in Canada. Students have to pay for tuition and other academic fees, residence fees, meal plan. Students will have to take care of their personal expenses as well.
The tuition fee charged by George Brown College varies from course to course and according to the duration of the course. Therefore, given below is the general range of fees for Canadians or International students
|Fees Type||Cost (USD)|
|Diploma and Certificate Courses||10,800 (Two-semester fees)|
16,313 (Three-semester fees)
|Graduate Certificate/PG Certificate||11,080 (Two-semester fees)|
Tuition fees for some of the popular programs offered by George Brown College are mentioned below
|Course Name||Tuition Fee(USD)|
Although rents may vary depending on quality and location, most rents listed by the Housing Service are within the following ranges:
|Shared Accommodation||500 - 700 USD per month|
|One-Bedroom Apartment||900 - 1,200 USD per month|
|Two-Bedroom Apartment||1,100 - 1,500 USD per month|
|Three-Bedroom Apartment||1,300 - 1,800 USD per month|
The college provide three types of meal plan options its students, the details of which are mentioned below:
|Annual Swipe & Save Plan||1700 USD|
|Semester Swipe & Save Plan||850 USD|
|Swipe & Save Reloadable Card||400 USD|
George Brown College provides financial support to the students for their excellence and also to those who are in need of assistance. The college has many scholarships, bursaries, and awards for its students.
OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program): The college along with the OSAP aids students in financial need through loans(need to pay back) or grants (need not payback). In some cases, if students show unmet needs, this program also provides them with non-repayable bursary funding.
The college identifies students who demonstrate excellence in the field of academics and sports. These aids provide support to the students in monetary terms. The college also provides emergency funding in cases where the student is suffering from sudden financial losses.
The students must apply for these scholarships and they must be enrolled in a full-time program to be eligible. Here are the types of scholarships provided by the college College-wide Scholarships, Student Association Awards & Scholarships, and Athletic Awards.
International students at George Brown College can work part-time during the duration of their course. They can work either on-campus or off-campus under the Work-Study Program in Canada.
On-Campus: Students can work on campus while studying at the institute for a maximum of 20 hours/ week during the school year and full time during school holidays. They will have to fulfill the following conditions.
Off-Campus: Students can also work off-campus while studying at the institute. They will have to fulfill all the conditions mentioned plus they must already be studying to obtain a degree, diploma, or certificate with a duration of at least 6 months still left.
The alumni network of George Brown graduates is more than 225,000 strong and growing every year. The alumni are provided with several on-campus and off-campus benefits. They are also provided with special rates for the services like:
Given below are few world-famous alumni of the George Brown college
|Daniel Machover||Canadian actor, playwright, theatre director, and film director|
|Wendy Babcock||Canadian activist for the rights of sex workers|
|Rob Rainford||Canadian chef, author of Rob Rainford's Born to Grill and former host of Licence to Grill on Food Network Canada,|
Asian Food Channel across Asia and Discovery Home in the U.S.
|Valerie Buhagiar||Maltese-Canadian actress, film director, and television host|
|Giselle Loren Lazzarato||Canadian YouTuber, socialite, actress, and glamour model, and television personality|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$10,747 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||56 : 1|
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||$10,747 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Residence Room||$9,835 / Year|
|Meal Plan||$8,650 / Year|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Programs||Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario|
|Nursing Programs||Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
based on 15 students ratings
I wanted to get into this college to be able to become an ECE and this college had the best ECE program when comparing it to other colleges. Overall experience with the college went well. The admission process did not take as long as expected and during my time. The fee was good for the program and it was not as expensive. I chose this program because I knew the classes were not going to be as big. Most of the professor was nice and would help you through your program.
Fairly well done and teaches you what needs to be taught.
This is one of the best colleges in downtown Toronto. I have researched that after the universities ranking this college has really good goodwill in the education sector. This college has maintained all the rules and regulations and always helped students from different nations to help them in different countries. I am particularly from the education background student. But I feel like to change the domain. As the supply chain and the customs market in Canada has a really good scope so I applied for this course and got selected.
The course curriculum is really good they have wisely categorized the subjects and the content as per the two semesters.
As it is a very well known and so far the best business school in Toronto, I always wanted to get in there but got late in the first attempt, so it became a challenge for me to get into it. Having a background in commerce, I have always been in the list of toppers in my graduation days and I accepted the challenge to enter my dream college.
The college faculty is really good and offers in hand experience and practical activities to understand the concepts. Also all the faculty has been teaching for long so have quite a good knowledge base.
They had the best program for this major and it was very close by. They offered many options for placements including trips outside of Canada, placement in hospitals, community-based programs, schools, and mental health facilities.
It was very informative and had very up to date information, as well as Canadian information that was also very up to date. There was also a lot of interactive learning that helps us get ready for the real world.
I opted for this particular college because they have a youtube headquarters within the campus itself. It allows me to get creative and also allows me to use the workspace and equipment that they have.
I think that the course curriculum is important because there is always a base of where you need to start. And for this, you need to do a test to prove that you are having knowledge from the courses that you're taking.
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