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What programs does Durham College offer?

Durham College offers over 140 programs. Search programs by type:

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What is the application deadline?

Applications are accepted year round. Applications will continue to be processed until programs fill or deadlines to apply for study permits through Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) come into effect for each intake. We encourage students to submit their admission application as early as possible to ensure sufficient processing time.

How do I apply?

Applications can be submitted completely online directly to Durham College. All documents can be scanned and uploaded as a part of your online application. Visit the how to apply section of our website for further information and to begin your application.

What are the English Language Proficiency requirements?

English Language Proficiency requirements can be met through a recognized test or by completing an ESL program through a Durham College pathway partner. Applicants from some English-speaking countries may be exempt from English Language Proficiency requirements upon provision of a full transcript. For complete information on this requirement, please visit the English Language Proficiency and ELT Partners webpage.

When do I need to pay tuition fees?

Tuition fee payment deadlines are outlined in the Letter of Acceptance provided to newly admitted students. For new students, tuition payments are required to confirm your acceptance.

Where is Durham College located?

With campuses in Oshawa and Whitby and a learning site in Pickering, Durham College is situated in the centre of Durham Region, which offers sports, culture, education and music; provides easy access to Canada’s leading business and cultural centre; and enables you to play cricket, ski, snowboard, hike, walk, bike, windsurf, sail, fish and more, all within 30 minutes of campus. Durham College is part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), with downtown Toronto (a cultural hot spot) just 45 minutes from our Oshawa campus, providing easy accessibility to a wide variety of extracurricular and cultural experiences. Popular destinations include the CN Tower, the Toronto Zoo, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum and the Ontario Science Centre. For more information about the region including activities, attractions, cultural groups, international dining and much more, please visit www.durhamimmigration.ca.

Do you provide airport pickup?

Yes! Starting with the moment you step off the plane, we are here to guide you through your new educational experience. Our college’s mission is the student experience comes first. Our arrival services include:

  • Free airport pickup
  • Assistance with arranging temporary accommodation
  • Free assistance with finding long-term accommodation

Once you have confirmed your acceptance and paid tuition, you will receive Arrival Services information by email. Make sure to check your email regularly to ensure you are receiving this important information.

How do I pay tuition fees?

Once you have applied to study at Durham College you will have access to your own personalized student portal which will detail information on payment of fees. Once you have accepted your offer you will automatically be directed to the payment option. Payment can be made online through credit card or wire transfer. Your seat in the program will only be secure once you have confirmed and paid your tuition fees. Tuition fees can either be paid for the full academic year or by semester.

Where can I live when attending Durham College?

We want you to have the best student experience possible and this includes guaranteeing you a room in the Simcoe or South Village residences at our Oshawa campus if you meet the deadlines for accepting our offer of admission and applying to residence. You can apply online at durhamrez.ca – it doesn’t get any easier! If you would prefer to live off-campus, we can provide you with free assistance with homestay, off-campus residence or shared housing. A pre-departure kit will be sent to you after you have accepted your offer of admission outlining how to arrange for off-campus accommodations.

How can I get a study permit?

Once you have received a letter of acceptance you can apply for a study permit at the nearest visa processing office of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to your home country. Visit CIC’s website to find out how to apply for a study permit.

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