Georgian College, the first Canadian institute to be honored as an Ashoka Changemaker College, was established in the year 1967. Ranked as #1st for international student satisfaction rate among the top colleges of Ontario, it is presently one of the most sought-after higher education institutes in Canada.
Considered as Ontario’s best co-op college, the institute offers a transformative experience by letting its students experience real-world opportunities within the boundaries of their classroom. With all its programs designed on the root of practicality, it enrols more than 5,000 students every year. The fact that almost 90% of its graduates were employed within 6 months after graduation reflects that it is more than just a postsecondary institution in Canada.
Georgia College offers admission to its various programs in the three intakes of January, May and September. While its courses in Nursing, Data Analytics, Paramedics, Electrical Engineering and Culinary Management get ticked off as some of the exceptional programs it offers, the college also has some very unique and exciting options available for its aspirants.
Its exclusive courses like Marine Engineering, Acupuncture, Gallery Operations are literally the limelight of its programs-list. The college, in fact, is a home to the Automotive Business School of Canada, the only one of its kind in the country offering a top-notch program in automotive business.
|Rank||98th in Canada|
|No. of Campuses||7|
|Employment rate||Around 90%|
|Application Fee||75 USD|
|International Students||Over 1,600|
|English Language Proficiency Tests||TOEFL/IELTS or equivalent|
|Financial Aid for International Students||562,500 USD as Scholarships and Awards|
All the program and accommodation-related information for the aspirants of the College has been compiled as follows:
The institute offers a platter of diverse programs available as full-time, part-time and preparation courses. The courses are taught in English and Bilingual language. Level of study and field of study are shown below
|Program||Areas of study|
|Full time program||Apprenticeships|
|Part time program||Corporate training|
Life and Leisure courses
Professional Development courses
|Preparation program||Academic and career preparation|
English Language Studies
On the basis of fields of studies, the available programs can be divided into 13 broad categories namely, Automative Business; Business and Management; Community Safety; Computer Studies; Design & Visual Arts; Engineering & Environmental Technologies; Health, Wellness & Sciences; Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation; Human Services; Indigenous Studies; Liberal Arts; Marine Studies and Skilled Trades.
With its 7 campuses enclosed in a vast area of 21,000 square kilometres, in some of the most sought-after areas of Central Ontario, the college is a community in itself. The available campuses are namely, Barrie, Orillia, Owen Sound, Midland, Muskoka, South Georgian Bay, and Orangeville.
Each college campus is equally beautiful and enriching, offering students a chance to learn and grow by practical first-hand experience.
Provides multiple housing options to students ranging from on-campus residences to off-campus apartments and houses available on rent or for sharing. Following is the detailed information regarding different housing facilities:
On-campus residences are offered at three campuses such as Barrie, Orillia, and Owen Sound. Barrie campus has two-bedroom suites whereas Orillia Campus and Owen Sound Campus has four-bedroom suites. All the residencies come with basic facilities like and are fully furnished.
The best features about opting for on-campus alternative includes:
While some students would prefer the easy breezy route to things, there are others who are independent, free-spirited who treasure their privacy and adventure. If you belong to the latter category, then the off campus option is the right fit for you.
For seeking help finding off-campus housing, candidates can consider the alternatives like Places4students.com, facebook groups, and others.
Private rentals in Barrie usually are available within the range of 413 and 525 USD per room per month (meals excluded). Other off-campus communities can also be considered as an option which are available at a comparatively lower price of 400 to 489 USD per room per month. In addition to the basic rent, students also have to pay 75 to 113 USD for utilities.
The college offers admission in multiple takes to the aspirants around the year and has a very comprehensive procedure of considering applications. The mandatory set of information to be noted for successful admission at the institute is as described below.
The upcoming deadlines for sending in applications to the institute are as mentioned below:
|Start of Session||Application Deadline|
NOTE: Deadline for applying to highly competitive programs is February 1 for all intakes. Aspirants are advised to send in their entries at the earliest possible opportunity as the demand of these courses always exceed the availability of seats.
Application process explained in a few easy steps:
|Programs||Fee Per Annum|
|B.Sc Computer Science||$17,798|
|B.B.A Management and Leadership||$12,487|
|Graduate Certificate Big Data Analytics||$13,740|
The estimated cost of living in Canada to help you plan your stay at the institute in advance is compiled as follows:
The fee for an array of programs available at the institute varies in reference to parameters like level, duration,among others. Some of the courses with their corresponding tuition fee are as tabulated below.
|Name of Program||Tuition Fee (in USD, per semester)|
|Business Administration- Human Resources||5,841 to 6,600|
|Nursing||6,737 to 7,473|
|Community & Justice Services||5,611 to 6,370|
|Computer System Technician- Networking||5,863 to 6,600|
|Civil Engineering Technology||5,841 to 6,600|
Mostly all the graduate courses at the college have common tuition fee (with few exceptions) which comprises of ancillary fees, health insurance, student ID card, activity fees, among other things.
Graduate certificate: 13,425 to 14,460 (in USD, per year).
Graduate degree: 15,270 to 15,338 (in USD, per year).
Other expenses to be considered after having looked at the basic tuition fee are as follows:
|Type of Expenditure||Cost (in USD, per year)|
|Rent||4,500 to 5,400|
|Groceries||1,350 to 1,800|
|Transportation||900 to 1,350|
|Books and Supplies||900|
The institute offers various bursaries and scholarships to international applicants wanting to study in Canada on the basis of academic achievements, demonstrated community involvement, areas of study and performance in sports.
The combined value of 562,500 USD is granted in the form of more than 750 awards to the candidates with outstanding achievements and capabilities.
Some of the available studentships that you can avail by applying at the college are as follows:
|Name of Award||Amount (in USD)||Eligibility|
|Aspire- Canada Scholarship Program||750||Any nationality candidate pursuing an undergraduate/graduate program from the college|
|HKADC Overseas Arts Administration Scholarship||450,000||Available to candidates from all nationalities, pursuing graduate program in Art project management, arts policy & administration, curating, marketing & communication, research & analysis, development & entrepreneurship|
|Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program||750 to 7,500||All nationalities candidate pursuing bachelor’s or master’s in Accounting, business administration, finance or criminal justice|
Note: The available awards are application-based which open for entries in the 2 sessions of Fall and Winter. Currently the applications have closed for the upcoming session.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$12,877 / Year|
|Georgian College Enrollment||11700|
|Average Graduation Rate||100.0%|
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||$12,877 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Homestay without Meal Plan||$6,000 / Year|
|Homestay with Meal Plan||$9,000 / Year|
|Canadian Association for Co-operative Education|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Engineering Programs||Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists|
|Language Programs||Languages Canada|
|Programs||Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario|
based on 11 students ratings
The school was Close to home, has a great reputation for my program along with wonderful teachers and my past family members are alumni so I wanted to keep the legacy going. I applied to 3 colleges for all the same program but I needed to be close to home and it was the best choice. It also wasn't hard on students who had low grades in high school because I used to be. 50's student and now I was a 90's. So it helped out my confidence.
It is a wonderful curriculum
I went for this particular college because it was closer to home and I could drive back and forth every day and try to save some money and go on trips. The admission process was pretty easy I needed an average of 60% in math/English/fitness/kinesiology my application fee was 95 dollars, I just graduated from high school in June and now at college to proceed my diploma hopefully with an 85 average.
My opinion on the course curriculum is that most of it will come in handy but having to spend time out of fitness instructor leadership will be hard to log up to 3 fitness classes run by different instructors per week since of the travelling.
I opted for this college because it offered a collaborative program that allowed me to attend school close to home and save money while still getting the same education I would have gotten if I had gone to University. I originally attended the college for a collaborative Kinesiology program but switched to the collaborative Nursing program and am very satisfied with my program switch.
The course curriculum is very relevant to today's current health topics and uses up to date resources and textbooks. Each class builds on previous year classes and allows for a deeper understating and application of knowledge and skill.
This is one of the only colleges that offer acupuncture. I enjoy the foundation that acupuncture is built upon. Acupuncture is based on Chinese medicine and uses the meridian lines in the body. The program requires grade 12 with an average of 65%. I only applied to Georgian college and was accepted right away to the program.
The course has a minimum requirement for a 65% average in grade 12. The program did not require you to take an exam before the entrance into the program. The class size tends to be small as many people do not know about the program as it is fairly new. The program only came about in 2015 and the faculty has worked hard to provide the best teaching that they can.
Because I heard good reviews of the college and about the course, so I opt to study in this particular college other college was not good or I haven't heard and my friends study there and had good progress and they made bright future and college is ranked good Georgian always gives opportunities to student and placement.
I took the IELTS and had 6.5 bands and the minimum score is 50% and should score well in all subjects and has good credits and it is good.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary