NIPISSING UNIVERSITY - [NU], NORTH BAY

North Bay, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1909Established Year
  5679Enrollment

Nipissing University is public university in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. Established in 1992, it is known for its excellence in teacher education, arts, science and professional programs. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs and joint programs.

Why Choose Nipissing University ?

  • Nipissing University has been ranked 56th in Canada by webometrics.
  • It offers programs in more than 50 areas of study.
  • Faculty to student ratio is 26:1.
  • Officially accredited by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Ontario.
  • The university offers free tuition for first year students who have an average of  90% or more.
  • Nipissing University has research funding of CAD 350000 from NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR.
  • University graduates have an employment rate of 91.32% within first six months after graduation.

Statistical Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic
Number of Programs50
Faculty Members195
Number of Students4,833
Number of Undergraduate students4,645
Number of Graduate students153
Number of International students36
Tuition Fee RangeCAD 12,500- CAD 15,000
Test scores acceptedTOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, CAEL, PTE, CAE, IB
Language usedEnglish
Minimum Test Scores RequiredIELTS-6.5, TOEFL-86
Websitehttp://www.nipissingu.ca/

Programs offered at Nipissing University

Nipissing offers diplomas, undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, doctorate programs of around 50 programs. These programs are divided into 2 faculties and 4 schools which are as follows:

  • Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies
  • Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Schulich School of Education
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Business
  • School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • School of Human and Social Development      

The university offer Graduate studies in the following areas:

  • Education
  • History
  • Sociology Kinesiology
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Science/Studies

It also offers flex time for working professional to study while continuing employment. They can choose from the following schedules:

  • online via Blackboard Learn
  • on-site over a series of weeknight sessions
  • on-site over a series of weekends

Nipissing University Campus

Nipissing University has two campuses: the main campus in North Bay and Brantford campus.

  • Most of the undergraduate and graduate courses are offered in the main campus.
  • Brantford is a satellite campus of Nipissing University and offers professional development courses and part-time masters of education courses.
  • Around 600 students are enrolled in Brantford campus.

Affiliations

Nipissing University has affiliations with various organizations

  • Universities in Canada
  • Council of Ontario Universities (COU)
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Canadian Virtual University (CVU)
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
  • Canadian University Press (CUP)

How to get into Nipissing University?

  • Candidates, domestic or international should apply on the official website.
  • The admissions are strictly based on student academic record and candidates must fulfill the requirements stated for each program at the university.
  • Undergraduate students can apply through Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).
  • Students must submit the official transcripts, academic documents, proof of English language proficiency.
  • The student should choose the program of their interest before starting the application procedure.
  • Each program has different admission requirements. If the student meets the minimum admission requirement, they can complete the online application process.
  • The application fee is CAD 130

General Requirements for undergraduate programs

  • Candidates must be at least 17 years of age.
  • Scanned copies of original transcripts of secondary school grades.
  • Proof of English Language proficiency.

General Requirement for Graduate programs

  • Resume
  • Letter of Intent
  • Proof of graduation (copy of degree certificate, provisional certificate, marks sheets, etc.)
  • Transcripts from post-secondary studies
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Letter of Reference

English Language Proficiency Requirement

All the International candidates, whose official language is not English, must prove his/her proficiency in English through English Language Tests accepted by the university. Following tests and scores are accepted by the university as a measure of English proficiency:

Test NameMinimum Scores Required
TOEFL86 (iBT)
IELTS6.5
MELAB90
CAE176
PTE55
CAEL60
IB5
Other test scoresAdvanced (CAE): 176 in each skill (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking)

Candidates who did not meet the requirements for the English Language proficiency requirement can enroll in an EAP program offered by the university.

Application Deadline

Candidates must send their applications and all the required documents on or before the last dates.

SemesterDeadline
FallDecember 4
WinterApril 10
SummerAugust 3

Costs and Expenses

The tuition for all the courses is to be paid once per academic year. The range of tuition fee is:

Undergraduate courses

Canadian studentsCAD 5,000-CAD 7,500
International studentsCAD 13,000-CAD 23,300

Graduate courses

Canadian studentsCAD 1,000-CAD 2,500
International studentsCAD 12,500-CAD 15,000

Financial Aid provided by Nipissing University

Nipissing University provides a number of sources to fund its student’s education. The same are as follows:

Scholarships: Scholarships and need-based awards and bursaries provide numerous awards to qualified students.

Students are guaranteed an entrance scholarship if they achieve a minimum of 80%.

ScholarshipAmount
Chancellor’s AwardCAD 10,000
Schulich Education ScholarshipsCAD 7,000
Entrance AwardsCAD 500-CAD 3,000
President’s ScholarshipCAD 3,000/yr
Carl Sanders ScholarshipCAD 2,500
Schulich Education ScholarshipCAD 7,000

Bursaries: Bursaries are small amounts of money intended to supplement other funding sources. Bursaries are awarded only to Canadian students in financial need.

Loans: Government student assistance is of two types: Loans and Grants. Students are provided interest-free loans to fund their education at NU and Grants are given to meritorious students in financial need.

Nipissing University Work Study Program

Nipissing University offers a Work Study program that allows students to work part-time on campus which helps them to fund their studies.

Students can work up to 20 hours per week per semester and full time during the breaks in the academic year. Students can earn on average CAD 2,400– CAD 3,000 per month.

Students need to fulfill the eligibility criteria to be considered for the work-study program which are:

  • A minimum overall average of 75% and a minimum grade of 75% in the specific courses.
  • Be available for at least 5 hours per week

Student Accommodation at Nipissing University

Nipissing University has four residence complexes:

  • Chancellors House
  • Founders House
  • Governors House
  • Townhouse Residence Complex.

Chancellors, Founders, and Governors are suite-style residences which accommodates four students per suite.

The Townhouse Residence Complex is reserved for upper year students (second year and up).

Room TypeCost
Chancellors/Founders style housesCAD 6,475
Townhouse Residence ComplexCAD 5,767

A number of off-Campus housing options are available in the City of North Bay. The Off-Campus Housing Service offers housing rental lists, maps of the city, bus schedules and telephones to assist you in finding suitable accommodation.

Meal plans

Meal plans are not mandatory. Students can select from a range of options to customize their meal plan.

Alumni Network of Nipissing University

Nipissing University has a strong alumni network of 34,000. Alumni regularly organize activities and events, which range from special interest activities.

The institute offers a number of benefits to its alumni like access card to avail discounts at partnered stores and services, insurance assistance, etc.

Some of the Past Recipients of the Distinguished Award are:

  • Aengus Finnan
  • Sylvie Vannier
  • Kristopher Stevens and Rob Graham
  • Paul Heinrich and Dr. Glynn Sharpe
  • Ted Weltz
  • Kimberly Burley and Judy Derick
  • Philomena Bonis
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Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
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Bachelors Tuition Fees$20693
Diploma Tuition Fees$4205
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
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CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
6,700
Male : Female Ratio
28:72
Student : Faculty Ratio
20:1
ADMISSION DEADLINES ( FALL SEASON )
Application Deadline
April 01, 2019
Start of Application process August 01, 2018
End of Application process April 01, 2019
Application Fee
$ 156
Application website www.ouac.on.ca
Accepts common App Yes
Direct Application Yes
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
16 %
Min. 6
Total Applications
-
Min. 80
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