Founded in 1969, Holland College is a public college offering post-secondary education to aspirants from across the globe. Since it first opened its door for students, the institute has gathered a reputed position among the higher education institutes of Canada and has educated more than 100,000 students. The Atlantic Police Academy of the Holland College started operating in 1971 and has successfully prepared several public safety officers.
The college is located in the province of Prince Edward Island with 5 main campuses and centers at several other locations. There are a variety of full-time and part-time programs offered to students with 150 pathway programs. The college’s adult education program is offered free of cost with classes scheduled in the day or evening and is helpful for adding high school credits. About 47% of the students at the institute are from other provinces or countries.
Admissions at Holland College observe an application deadline of February 28. The institute provides life skills to students to equip them for better employment opportunities. It currently holds over 150 articulation agreements with partner universities worldwide that ensures a high employment rate of nearly 92%. This makes the college a coveted choice for international applicants since it can help its graduates land some of the high-paying jobs in Canada.
Holland College received CCAA Annual College award for the member institution, with the highest number of academics, among all Canadian Universities. Ranking of college, according to Unipage and Webometrics, is:
|Housing||On-campus or off-campus|
|Financial Aid||Scholarships, bursaries, loans|
|English Language Proficiency Score||TOEFL/ IELTS or equivalent|
|No. of Campuses||14|
|No. of Programs Offered||Over 70|
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Application Portal: Online Application or Paper Application or Police Cadet Application (for students applying to Police Science program.
Application Fee: 100 CAD
Application Deadline: February 28
For all the prospective candidates trying to enroll at the college in the upcoming sessional term, an estimated cost of living in Canada is as been tabulated below
|Budget Item||Estimated Cost|
|International Student Fee||4000 CAD (payable every year)|
|Health Cover||750 CAD|
|Confirmation Fee (required to confirm acceptance)||500 CAD|
|Personal Expenses||100 CAD|
Holland College charges a lesser tuition fee from international students than many other universities in the U.S. International students can avail financial aid in the form of bursaries, loans and scholarships in Canada for international students
There are 18 such programs offered by Holland College that have the approval of the U.S. Department of Education to be granted Title IV William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan. The college distributes an amount of 500,000 CAD annually in the form of financial aid.
Interested applicants for the student awards must submit applications along with resume, biography, and high school transcripts. On the basis of the admission application and student data available, students will be automatically matched with the scholarships for which the criteria are fulfilled.
Some of the awards offered by the institute are as follows:
|Award Title||Amount (in CAD)||Applies to|
|Albert Fogarty Adult Education Award||500||Adult and Community Education|
|ArsenaultBestCameronEllis Accounting Award||500||Accounting Technology|
|ATV Media Scholarship||2,500||Journalism, Graphic Design|
|Austin Carragher Adult Education Award||500||Adult and Community Education|
|BDO Chartered Accountants Business Entrance Awards||2x 1,500||Accounting Technology, Administrative Assistant, Business Administration|
|Bill and Gladys Hambly Entrepreneurship Award||500||All Programs|
|Blanche and Lorne Harper Memorial Entrance Award||1,000||All Programs|
Alumni of the college are entitled to perks and benefits that include:
Some notable alumni members of the institute are:
About 97% of the graduates of Holland College are employed within one year from graduation. Most programs have specific hours within the program for job training placement for learning skills required to take up job positions.
While other programs provide opportunities for internships to get work experience in relevant fields.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$3,096 / 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||$3,096 / Year|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Engineering Programs||Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists|
|Programs||Canada's Association of I.T. Professionals|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
based on 4 students ratings
For me Holland College was a place like home; with so many other Bahamians and a tuition I and my single mother could afford efficiently. Throughout the years I have had my eyes set on playing basketball at a professional player, playing the shift guard in high school and making national teams with two division 1 scholarships but fate decided different I was hurt not the summer of 2019 with a broken ankle and lost both scholarships to universities and had to fall on my plan B. Holland college to learn the craft of journalism and still further my craft and do sportscasting. I've always appreciated writing.
The curriculum I am dealing with right now coming into Holland College encourages diversity and I'm falling in love with that. In the JC class, we have students from every corner of the world bringing into the classroom different views of everything and it vastly improves your notation on things; what we study is what we need to know and it teaches us how to manage our lives ahead of us.
When I was looking into applying for post-secondary education no other place came to mind except Holland College. I heard of Holland College by it's a local college located super close to my house and there had been so many great reviews that really urged me to go there. The application process is super easy and didn't take very long personally. There are some application fees however that's not really any different compared to other schools. I only applied to Holland College and nowhere else because I was so hopeful of getting into the school and didn't really want the option to go anywhere else. I also wanted to try and stay local as well as they have a really high rate for graduates getting jobs straight out of school.
My opinion on the course curriculum is that it is a really good selection and it is taught really well.
I initially looked towards this program when my Culinary Technology teacher in High School suggested it to me. I applied, paid the $50 application fee, and sent in my transcripts and personal information. I applied solely to this college as I believed I had a good chance with my background. The admission process and waiting period afterwards were smooth and there were always people to answer any questions I had.
I feel like it's a strong course load that covers all of the Necessary and mandatory classes, while also adding in subjects that explore interesting aspects and additions to the culinary experience.
My program has better OJT options than any other college so I decided to go to holland. They also have acceptional sports teams and a lot of chances for all people to be included in sport. The atmosphere is also great.
I really enjoy my curriculum and it is all hands-on based to help me gain skills both inside and outside of the workforce so I will have More knowledge upon graduation. I feel all materials covered will need to be applied On a day-to-day basis.
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