Loyalist College was founded in 1967 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. It is an English-language institution focused on studies related to Applied Arts and Technology. It offers 77 postsecondary programs including with postgraduate, continuing education, college prep and skilled trades programs.
Why choose Loyalist College?
Loyalist College has been ranked 147th in Webometrics ranking of Canadian Universities. Some unique features that make it a preferred college amongst students are given below.
- Has more than 70 university transfer agreements within Canada and internationally
- Particularly known for its small class sizes which allows students to receive personalized attention from professors
- Has skilled trades programs for students who are interested in joining the labour industry such as architecture, welding and manufacturing
- Has e-Labs on both of its campuses which allow students to pursue education online with the benefit of having access to college facilities
- Studying at the College helps students hone their communication and teamwork skills
- Students are able to put theory into practice through the study programs as the teaching style shows them how to use their skills in the industry
- Placements during the study program (internships/apprenticeships) increase chances of employment after graduation
- Students success mentor program support students throughout their academic session
|Type of College||Public|
|Total Number of Seats||3,000|
|Basic Tuition Fee, International Students||CAD $13,000|
Explore the beautiful campus of Loyalist College
The College has two campuses – the main one at Belleville and the other at Bancroft. The main campus spans 200-acres within easy access to shopping, dining and entertainment facilities in town. For those who love the outdoors, there are activities such as boating and fishing at the beach of Lake Ontario. The campus is easily accessible by public transport.
The following academic facilities are available at the campus –
- The Bay of Quinte Skills Centre for students enrolled in skilled trades programs
- Biosciences lab for biotechnology, chemical engineering and environmental technology programs
- Human Simulation lab for students in healthcare programs
- Digital Media Centre for students in journalism, film and TV production, and communication programs
- Two Students Access labs – equipped with computers and wireless internet
- Spa which acts as a training centre for students
- Library with over 32,000 books, 229,000 eBooks and 190 journal subscriptions
- Student Centre with a big screen for movies, television sets, and pool tables
- Health Centre and Fitness Centre
- Dining Halls
- Resto213 – a dining room run by the College’s Culinary students
The Bancroft campus provides education and training programs in the city of Bancroft along with outreach programs in at least 16 other nearby cities.
The College has two types of residences available near the Belleville campus –
- 5 suite-style residence buildings – that can accommodate 476 students
- 4 townhouse buildings – that can accommodate 104 students
- Each apartment in a residence building is equipped with-
- Six bedrooms
- Two bathrooms
- Kitchen and dining areas – fridge, stove, microwave, dishwashers, dining tables and chairs
- Living room
- Free wireless internet
- Laundry facility
- Sports area
- Outdoor barbecue
- Each apartment in a townhouse building is equipped with-
- Four bedrooms
- Two bathrooms
- Living room
- Air conditioning
- Kitching including Dishwasher
- Additionally, there is a Residence Centre which has a coffee shop, lounge area, and a big screen TV for students to socialise in.
- The residences are located in close proximity to the campus giving students easy access to campus facilities and cutting down on travel time.
- The College has a number of students clubs devoted to different activities such as gaming, choir, dancing, writing, sports, LGBTQ community, environmental protection, etc.
- Students can join any of these clubs to volunteer for causes they are interested in or simply socialize with their peers.
Choose from various programs offered
The College offers 77 programs in applied arts and technology. The different kinds of programs available are – diplomas, advanced diplomas, postgraduate programs, continuing education, apprenticeships, and college access programs.
The study areas include –
- Business and Management studies
- Health and Human Studies
- Justice Studies
- Media, Art and Design
- Building Sciences
- Skilled Trades
Apart from the ones mentioned above, the college offers:
- College Access Programs are for those who wish to obtain secondary school equivalency (grade 12) in order to pursue postsecondary programs.
- Apprenticeship programs are offered in four areas and involve a mix of classroom instruction and practical training.
- Justice Studies diploma is for students seeking careers in police, customs and border services, justice services and security.
- Skilled Trades Programs for those seeking to join the labour market in areas such as welding, manufacturing, engineering technician, etc.
Flexibility to choose your schedule
Students are given the liberty to apply for classes as per their schedule and study plan. Some of the groups in which programs can be filtered in, are given below.
All you need to know about the Application Process
In order to seek admission in Loyalist College, an applicant must fulfil the following criteria:
- Indian students must have completed their 12th grade studies with a minimum of 50% marks
- You must prove English language proficiency by taking one of the below-mentioned tests and obtaining the indicated score:
Test Scores Accepted
TOEFL iBT- 65 (for academic purposes), 80 (certificates/diploma programs) and 84 (postgraduate programs/fast-track)
TOEFL PBT- 550-560
IELTS- 5 (for academic purposes), 6 (certificates/diploma programs) and 6.5 (postgraduate programs/fast-track)
CAEL- 60 (certificates/diploma programs) and 70 (postgraduate programs/fast-track)
How, when and where to apply?
- Applications can be made in August or January (for a limited number of programs).
- There are two modes of application- 1) through education agent, and 2) direct application
- For applying through an education agent, candidates will have to contact the College International Admissions office
- To apply directly, candidates must fill out the application form along with certified copies of previous transcripts and English-language test scores and pay the application fee
- The College might require you to get your documents assessed by a credential assessment service such as International Credential Assessment Service of Canada or World Education Service. The admission office will inform students if they require a Credential Assembly Report from them.
The non-refundable application fee for international applicants is CAD $100. It can be paid via wire transfer, internet banking and bank draft.
What it costs to study in Loyalist College
Candidates will have to show a proof of finance while applying for student visa. The tuition fee for full-time students is explained below (all values in CAD):
The tuition fee for the first year of a program is:
|Category of Student||Fall intake||Winter intake|
|Canadians Students||$3,024.54+$1,298(ancillary fee) =$4,322.54||$3,024.54+$877(ancillary fee) =$3,901.54|
|International Students||$13,000+$1,298(ancillary fee) = $14,298||$13,000+$877(ancillary fee) = $14,898|
If tuition is paid separately for each semester, the fees for international students are:
|First semester||Second semester|
|$6,500+$671.50(ancillary fee) = $7,171.50||$6,500+$626.50(ancillary fee) = $7,126.50|
- For international students, the fee for programs that are more than or less than two semesters are adjusted as per the above rates.
- For part time students the rates for all students are $6.22 per hour, plus an ancillary fee of $1.88 per Student Contact Hour (SCH).
- For short skill programs that are less than 50 weeks, the fee is $78.18 per week.
- The cost for one room in a residence building is CAD $5,850 for two semesters.
- Residence in townhouse building is available on a 10-month lease. The cost for one room in a townhouse building is CAD $6,685 from July to April.
- Students must submit applications for residence which is provided on a first-come first-serve basis.
- Students can purchase meal plans at any of the three dining locations of the College – Tim Hortons, The Pioneer Café, and the Kente Food Court. Meal plans start from CAD $550.
Financial Aids for students to fund their education
The College also provides scholarships to its international students. These are mentioned below:
International students who demonstrate financial need
Contact the College for applications
International students for extracurricular and academic excellence
Contact professors who require students and can offer scholarships
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation Fellowship
Students in skilled trades programs
Up to $4,000
Submit application form found on the College website
Students can also avail a number of scholarships from external organizations. These scholarships are listed on the website of the College-
For students who aim to make a difference to the world
$3,000 every year
Submit application along with a 1,000-word essay
Canadian Technical Asphalt Association Scholarships – 4 scholarships
For students pursuing education in chemistry, chemical engineering, and construction or civil engineering
Application process is found at the CTAA website. Must submit resume, transcripts, reference letters and statement of purpose
The Final Fantasy
For students who are passionate about the Final Fantasy game
Apply on the Final Fantasy website with an essay explaining why you love the game
The Microdea – Synergy Scholarship Fund
For students attending postsecondary institutions in Canada
Email essay to email@example.com – on the topic ‘2018 Synergize Scholarship – Essay’
Options to work while study
Students who qualify for financial need can work part-time on campus while studying at the institute through the work-study program.
- International students must be enrolled in a full-time course, have a valid study permit and maintain a minimum of 60% in academics.
- Jobs can be found at various locations on the campus. Such as at the library, student centre, admissions office, the computer centre, and in other departments. Students can earn minimum wage with these jobs.
- Submit an online application so that you are considered for this program. They must also fill out a detailed financial budget which will then be evaluated by a Financial Aid Officer.
- Once confirmed, students can apply to part-time and summer positions found on the Career Centre.
Students can also work off campus while studying at the College. They will have to fulfil the following conditions.
- Must be a full-time student
- Have a valid study permit
- Studying to obtain a degree, diploma or certificate with duration of at least 6 months
Knowing a few from the wide alumni network
The College is home to some notable alumni as mentioned below:
- Paul Ferguson: Country music singer
- Zachary Prong: Photojournalist
- Jamie Schmale: MP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock
- Joe Roberts: The Skidrow CEO; motivational speaker
- Laurie Scott: MPP for Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock
- The Graduate Association of the Loyalist College has a career management portal (with partnership with Career Network). Through this, alumni can avail placement and employment assistance.
- There is also the Loyalist Alumni Mentorship Program. Through this, current students of the College are guided by alumni in their academic and professional endeavors.