Algonquin College

    Algonquin College
    Established on: 1967

    In 1967, the First Nations community in the region inspired the naming of a new college: Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology. They were established in 1957 as the Eastern Ontario Institute of Technology and in 1965 as the Ontario Vocational Centre; Algonquin is the result of a merger between these two institutions.

    The College has grown a lot since it was founded 51 years ago, and that trend continues today as the institution celebrates its long history as a higher-education pioneer. The Algonquin College campuses in Ottawa, St. John's, and St. Catharines have completed extensive building expansions.

    A brand new DARE District and Library have opened on the Ottawa Campus, while both the Perth and Pembroke campuses have constructed brand new buildings.

    There are over 357 different programs available at Algonquin College, leading to a variety of different credentials, including 122 College Certificates, 41 Ontario College Certificates, 93 Ontario College Diplomas, 33 Ontario College Advanced Diplomas, 52 Ontario College Graduate Certificates, 10 Bachelor's Degrees, and 6 Collaborative Degrees.

    Organized, competitive recreational sports leagues are maintained on campus for student's sake. In addition to on-campus events at the Woodroffe and Pembroke campuses, the Athletic Department hosts several leagues, tournaments, and other extracurricular opportunities for students throughout the school year.

    Located on the Woodroffe Campus, the Fitness Zone is a top-notch fitness center with a mission to improve students' well-being via exercise. Students may work with certified personal trainers to help them achieve their fitness goals and take them to the next level.

    The National Capital Region and the Ottawa Valley are where you'll find Algonquin College. Even though it has a population of 994,000, Ottawa has many advantages of a much smaller community.

    Hundreds of kilometers of cycling and leisure trails, parks, and natural areas are within minutes of the region. The Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near Ottawa, is a popular destination for ice skating in the winter and boating and other outdoor activities in the summer.

    Pembroke, right on the banks of the Ottawa River, is the site of Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley. Pembroke is an entry point to Algonquin Provincial Park and is encircled by many kilometers of wilderness and lakes.

    The area is renowned for its excellent whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, boating, camping, and hiking. Pembroke is the most extensive outdoor art gallery in Canada and is officially recognized as Hockeytown Canada.

    Pembroke's best features include excellent shopping, museums, and festivals.

    University highlights

    University Type


    Established Year


    No of Students


    Number of Courses


    Tuition Fees for International Students Yearly

    17000-22000 CAD


    March and August

    Main intake

    The main intakes are in March and August.


    International students may also be eligible for the following bursaries:

    South Nepean Muslim Community Bursary,

    Hair Donation Ottawa Bursary,

    Retired Teachers of Ontario Bursary,

    Beverley Swords Bursary,

    Yarrow Darby LeRoy,

    Builders Lodge Masonic Bursary,

    Harry Bloomfield Bursary,

    Application Process/ documents needed for admission

    Academic Documents (For Bachelor)

    • SLC Mark sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • SLC Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th grade
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th grade
    • Character Certificate of 12th grade
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th grade
    • Migration Certificate of 12th grade

    Academic Documents (For Masters)

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree and 12th grade
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree and 12th grade
    1. IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores
    2. Passport
    3. Experience letter
    4. Statement of Purpose
    5. 2-3 LORs 
    6. GRE/GMAT Scores
    7. Application Fees
    8. Proof of Scholarships - If any
    9. Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
    10. College Recommendation (if a current student)

    Language Requirement


    Minimum Score requirement

    TOFEL Requirements

    Total 80 (no score below 20)

    IELTS Requirements

    Overall, 6.5, and no section below 6.0


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    Q. Can I work as a student in Canada?

    Yes, International students in Canada can work part-time (up to 20 hours per week) during school terms.

    Q. Does Algonquin College offer financial aid to International Students?

    Yes, Algonquin College offers scholarships to international students. You can find details about scholarships in our scholarship section.

    Q. What are the different intakes at Algonquin College?

    Generally, March and August are the time when intakes occur.

    Q. Does the university offer any accommodation?

    Yes, the university does provide accommodation. Algonquin College offers accommodation options if you want to live and study on campus. The cost ranges from 10,000 CAD per year.

    Q. Do I have to meet language requirements?

    Yes, the applicant must satisfy the language criteria mentioned above in the language requirements section. 

    Q. Which are the other top Universities in Canada?

    University of Toronto, McGill University, and the University of British Columbia are the top 3 universities in Canada.

    Q. Can college guarantee me a job after I graduate?

    Unfortunately, no college can guarantee you a job. Still, Algonquin College helps you find a hands-on internship at related enterprises, network with industry professionals, and provide continuous placement service to provide you with the best opportunities for rewarding careers in the industry.


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