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Georgian College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Georgian College, the first Canadian institute to be honored as an Ashoka Changemaker College, was established in the year 1967. Ranked as #1st for international student satisfaction rate among the top colleges of Ontario, it is presently one of the most sought-after higher education institutes in Canada.

Considered as Ontario’s best co-op college, the institute offers a transformative experience by letting its students experience real-world opportunities within the boundaries of their classroom. With all its programs designed on the root of practicality, it enrols more than 5,000 students every year. The fact that almost 90% of its graduates were employed within 6 months after graduation reflects that it is more than just a postsecondary institution in Canada.

Georgia College offers admission to its various programs in the three intakes of January, May and September. While its courses in Nursing, Data Analytics, Paramedics, Electrical Engineering and Culinary Management get ticked off as some of the exceptional programs it offers, the college also has some very unique and exciting options available for its aspirants. 

Its exclusive courses like Marine Engineering, Acupuncture, Gallery Operations are literally the limelight of its programs-list. The college, in fact, is a home to the Automotive Business School of Canada, the only one of its kind in the country offering a top-notch program in automotive business.


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University typePublic
Rank98th in Canada
No. of Campuses7
Employment rate Around 90%
Application Fee75 USD
International StudentsOver 1,600
English Language Proficiency TestsTOEFL/IELTS or equivalent
Financial Aid for International Students562,500 USD as Scholarships and Awards

Programs, Campuses and Accomodation

All the program and accommodation-related information for the aspirants of the College has been compiled as follows:

ProgramAreas of study
Full time program
  • Apprenticeships
  • Degrees
  • Graduate certificates
  • Part time program
  • Corporate training
  • Life and Leisure courses
  • Professional Development courses
  • Preparation program
  • Academic and career preparation
  • English Language Studies
  • On the basis of fields of studies, the available programs can be divided into 13 broad categories namely, Automative Business; Business and Management; Community Safety; Computer Studies; Design & Visual Arts; Engineering & Environmental Technologies; Health, Wellness & Sciences; Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation; Human Services; Indigenous Studies; Liberal Arts; Marine Studies and Skilled Trades.

    Georgian College Campuses

    With its 7 campuses enclosed in a vast area of 21,000 square kilometres, in some of the most sought-after areas of Central Ontario, the college is a community in itself. The available campuses are namely, Barrie, Orillia, Owen Sound, Midland, Muskoka, South Georgian Bay, and Orangeville.

    Each college campus is equally beautiful and enriching, offering students a chance to learn and grow by practical first-hand experience. 

    Barrie Campus:

    • Largest Georgian campus, a welcoming site with all possible amenities.
    • Renowned for its welcoming residents and 4-season lifestyle.
    • Offers a gorgeous waterfront on Kempenfelt Bay, nearby trails and ski hills, several shopping malls & restaurants and a great nightlife.
    • Home to healthcare teaching clinics as well as laboratories and technology-enhanced classrooms.

    Georgian College Accommodation Options

    Provides multiple housing options to students ranging from on-campus residences to off-campus apartments and houses available on rent or for sharing. Following is the detailed information regarding different housing facilities:

    On Campus

    On-campus residences are offered at three campuses such as Barrie, Orillia, and Owen Sound. Barrie campus has two-bedroom suites whereas Orillia Campus and Owen Sound Campus has four-bedroom suites. All the residencies come with basic facilities like and are fully furnished. 

    The best features about opting for on-campus alternative includes:

    • No forced 12-month lease, pay only for an academic year which is 8 months.
    • All the basic amenities like labs, library, and others at a walking distance.
    • No nosy or troublesome roommates unwilling to pay their dues on time. 

    Off Campus

    While some students would prefer the easy breezy route to things, there are others who are independent, free-spirited who treasure their privacy and adventure. If you belong to the latter category, then the off campus option is the right fit for you.

    For seeking help finding off-campus housing, candidates can consider the alternatives like, facebook groups, and others.

    Private rentals in Barrie usually are available within the range of 413 and 525 USD per room per month (meals excluded). Other off-campus communities can also be considered as an option which are available at a comparatively lower price of 400 to 489 USD per room per month. In addition to the basic rent, students also have to pay 75 to 113 USD for utilities.

    Georgian College Admission Process

    The college offers admission in multiple takes to the aspirants around the year and has a very comprehensive procedure of considering applications. The mandatory set of information to be noted for successful admission at the institute is as described below.


    The upcoming deadlines for sending in applications to the institute are as mentioned below:

    Start of SessionApplication Deadline

    NOTE: Deadline for applying to highly competitive programs is February 1 for all intakes. Aspirants are advised to send in their entries at the earliest possible opportunity as the demand of these courses always exceed the availability of seats.

    How to apply?

    Application process explained in a few easy steps:

    • Visit the official website of Georgian College and apply by filling an International Application Form.
    • Provide all the personal and academic details, as required.
    • Upload the mandatory documents.
    • Pay the nonrefundable application fee of 75 USD.
    • Wait for an offer of place and keep track of the latest updates regarding your application status.

    Georgian College Cost of Attendance

    The estimated cost of living in Canada to help you plan your stay at the institute in advance is compiled as follows:

    Tuition Fees

    The fee for an array of programs available at the institute varies in reference to parameters like level, duration,among others. Some of the courses with their corresponding tuition fee are as tabulated below.

    Undergraduate Courses

    Name of ProgramTuition Fee (in USD, per semester)
    Business Administration- Human Resources5,841 to 6,600
    Nursing6,737 to 7,473
    Community & Justice Services5,611 to 6,370
    Computer System Technician- Networking5,863 to 6,600
    Civil Engineering Technology5,841 to 6,600

    Tuition fees for some of the popular programs offered by George Brown College are mentioned below

    Graduate Courses

    Mostly all the graduate courses at the college have common tuition fee (with few exceptions) which comprises of ancillary fees, health insurance, student ID card, activity fees, among other things. 

    Graduate certificate: 13,425 to 14,460 (in USD, per year).

    Graduate degree: 15,270 to 15,338 (in USD, per year).

    Cost of Attendance

    Other expenses to be considered after having looked at the basic tuition fee are as follows:

    Type of ExpenditureCost (in USD, per year)
    Rent4,500 to 5,400
    Groceries1,350 to 1,800
    Transportation900 to 1,350
    Books and Supplies900

    Georgian College Scholarships/ Financial Aid

    The institute offers various bursaries and scholarships to international applicants wanting to study in Canada on the basis of academic achievements, demonstrated community involvement, areas of study and performance in sports. 

    The combined value of 562,500 USD is granted in the form of more than 750 awards to the candidates with outstanding achievements and capabilities.

    Some of the available studentships that you can avail by applying at the college are as follows:

    Name of AwardAmount (in USD)Eligibility
    Aspire- Canada Scholarship Program750Any nationality candidate pursuing an undergraduate/graduate program from the college
    HKADC Overseas Arts Administration Scholarship450,000Available to candidates from all nationalities, pursuing graduate program in Art project management, arts policy & administration, curating, marketing & communication, research & analysis, development & entrepreneurship
    Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program750 to 7,500All nationalities candidate pursuing bachelor’s or master’s in Accounting, business administration, finance or criminal justice

    Note: The available awards are application-based which open for entries in the 2 sessions of Fall and Winter. Currently the applications have closed for the upcoming session.


    Diploma Acting for Media$ 10,7482 YEARSIELTS 6TOEFL 80
    Postgraduate Certificate Sport and Event Marketing$ 10,7481 YEARSIELTS 6.5TOEFL 88
    Diploma Office Administration - Health Services$ 10,7482 YEARSIELTS 6TOEFL 80
    Advanced Diploma Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology$ 10,7483 YEARSIELTS 6TOEFL 80
    Certificate Media Foundation$ 10,7481 YEARSIELTS 6TOEFL 80
    Certificate Electrical Techniques$ 10,7481 YEARSIELTS 6TOEFL 80
    Postgraduate Certificate Advanced French Patisserie$ 10,950 1 YEARSIELTS 6TOEFL 80
    Diploma Baking and Pastry Arts Management$ 10,7482 YEARSIELTS 6TOEFL 80
    Diploma Behavioural Science Technician$ 10,7482 YEARSIELTS 6TOEFL 80
    Advanced Diploma Business Administration - Finance$ 10,7483 YEARSIELTS 6TOEFL 80
    Advanced Diploma Business Administration - Human Resources$ 10,748 3 YEARSIELTS 6TOEFL 80
    Advanced Diploma Child and Youth Care$ 10,7483 YEARSIELTS 6TOEFL 80
    Diploma Child and Youth Care (Fast Track)16 MONTHS3 YEARSIELTS 6TOEFL 80
    Bachelor Behaviour Analysis$ 12,8704 YEARSIELTS 6.5TOEFL 88
    Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com] Financial Services$ 12,8704 YEARSIELTS 6.5TOEFL 88
    Bachelor of Business Administration [B.B.A] Hospitality$ 12,8704 YEARSIELTS 6.5TOEFL 88
    Bachelor Early Childhood Leadership$ 12,8704 YEARSIELTS 6.5TOEFL 88
    Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] Construction Management$ 12,8704 YEARSIELTS 6.5TOEFL 88
    Bachelor Digital Experience Design$ 12,8704 YEARSIELTS 6.5TOEFL 88
    Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com] Culinary Management$ 12,8704 YEARSIELTS 6.5TOEFL 88

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