Georgian College Admissions 2022: Requirements, Fee Details & FAQs ,Barrie,Canada

  • Barrie,Canada

Georgian College is an establishment of the time when Ontario’s college system was forming up. This college is designated as the changemaker college of Canada owing to the changes it has brought in the higher education along with the social innovations. Living up to its name, the college offers multiple projects, challenges, business launches and work opportunities with non-profit organisation so that the students gain exposure and can be a part of the changemaking spree. Spreading its wings through seven different campuses, Georgian College is a home to more than 3,600 international students from more than 85 countries pursuing diploma, degree, and certificate courses in 13 academic areas. Providing a relaxing and comfortable environment, Georgian College has maintained a good employment rate of (87%) as well. The graduate satisfaction rate is 81.6% at Georgian College as compared to all other colleges in Ontario, that is only 80.1%. Also, it has been named one of Canada’s top 100 employers seven times. Further, it offers seven-week module English Language program from 1 to 8 levels within its main campus.

Although the college has collaboration with 780 exchange collaborations with over 59 institutes along with multiple two- and three-year diplomas, one-year post-graduate certificates, degrees and combined degree-diploma programs with Lakehead University, but it is specifically known for Aviation & Automotive Business Management, Engineering, Hospitality, Health and Wellness, Information Technology and Design and Visual Arts programs. The applicants can apply in three sessions; Winter, Summer and Fall.

Table of Contents
  1. Courses Offered
  2. Eligibility & Documents Required
  3. Application & Tuition Fees
  4. Scholarships & Financial Aid
  5. Admission Process
  6. Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
  7. Part Time Work While Studying
  8. Campuses & Accommodation
  9. University Contact Information

Courses Offered

What all courses are available to international students?

With a variety of job-ready programs to choose from, Georgian College offers multiple graduate degree, diploma and co-op full-time programs (125+) to choose from in almost every discipline.

Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility requirements?

The admission requirements at Georgian College vary from course to course:

Diploma and Degree Programs

  • Transcripts of secondary or high school along with the proof of graduation which includes the details of subjects opted for and the secured grades
  • Passing certificate of high school (school record is insufficient)
  • Mandatory requirement of Maths and English credits at the Grade XII level
  • Since the requirement differs according to the course, do check the details on the program page (
  • TOEFL: 79-89
  • IELTS: 6.0-6.5
  • YELT: 1-5
  • TOIEC: 800-850
  • CAEL: 60
  • PTE: 58-61
  • CAE: 170-175
  • DET (temporary): 105-120

Graduate Certificates

  • Transcripts of college or university along with the proof of graduation which includes the details of subjects opted for and the secured grades
  • Marksheet of each year (college record is insufficient)
  • Curriculum vitae with details of professional experience (s) and community service
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Since the requirement differs according to the course, do check the details on the program page (
  • TOEFL: 89
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • YELT: 1-5
  • TOIEC: 850
  • CAEL: 60 (minimum bands of 50 in each module)
  • PTE: 61
  • CAE: 175
  • DET (temporary): 125-130

*Note: Any student from India, China, Vietnam or Philippines applying through Study Direct Stream (SDS) program needs to meet band 6 requirement in IELTS with no band less than 6.0. Priorities are offered to applicants with higher bands.

What all documents are needed for application?

The required documents include:

  • English language proficiency test scores in original or certified copies
  • Academic records
  • Graduation proof including chosen subjects and grades
  • Applicants who are still pursuing graduation should include current transcripts
  • Students applying through SDS India need to meet requirement of IELTS 6.0 score card with no band less than 6.0 to gain priority

Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fees?

There is a non-refundable application fee of $100 for international students to apply to postsecondary programs and English for Academic Purposes.

What is the fee structure of courses offered by the college? 

There is a specific fee for some programs, like in case of Culinary students, uniforms and safety shoes are an additional requirement. For other programs, the fee chart is depcted below:

*Fee varies depending on the course and progressive years. We encourage you to check the school/department’s website for the program-specific (


Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

Understanding the financial challenges, Georgian College provides over 650 awards and scholarships amounting to over $750,000 every year wherein the recipients are selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Civic participation
  • Participation in Georgian society
  • Academic attainment
  • Economic turmoil
  • Sports and athletics
  • First generation students

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

Applicants need to apply at the earliest to gain student permit in time as applications are accepted all year round.

Application Deadlines

  • September session: May 1
  • January session: October 1
  • Competitive programs: February 1

*Deadlines vary depending on the course and can change frequently. We encourage you to check the school/department’s website for exact deadlines.


How do I start my application? 

or an admission to Georgian College, you need to follow these steps:

What are the steps to the application process? Does this involve an interview round?

To apply to the college, you need to register at the website (

The account creation page is more like a form:

Fill in the security questions form for account recovery in case you forget the password:

Then login to the page after confirmation via your email

No interview round is there, as such.

When will I hear from the college after I submit my application?

The final acceptance after submitting the documents, accepting the offer letter and completing the documentation is received by early June.

Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

How many Indian/international students are studying at the college?

Currently, the total number of international students studying at the college are 3,600 from 85 different countries enrolled in over 125 market-driven programs.

Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

There are multiple on-campus jobs along with jobs in community for international students. However, Applicant needs to meet certain criteria to work while studying at Georgian college:

  • A study permit
  • Enrolment in a full-time program with a minimum course duration of six months
  • Enrolment in academic, vocational or professional training program


  • If the applicant meets these criteria, then he can work on- or off – campus on full-time basis for a maximum of 20 hours a week
  • The major on-campus employers are The Last Class Restaurant, The First Class Cafe, the Athletics and Fitness Centre and Academic Success
  • Post registration as a student, applicant can visit job database to check for the jobs


The students can work post completion of graduation as well for up to three years wherein the student needs to have a valid study permit and needs to apply within 90 days of graduation.

*Note: Any international student enrolled in co-op program need to apply for work permit to work off campus wherein Georgian College as an employer decides where the student can work. 

Campuses & Accommodation

How many colleges and campuses does the university have?

Georgian College has seven campuses:

  • Barrie
  • Midland
  • Muskoka (Bracebridge)
  • Orangeville
  • Orillia
  • Owen Sound
  • South Georgian Bay (Collingwood)

Is on-campus housing available?

The on-campus facility is available only at Barrie, Orillia and Owen sound campuses for an average cost of $3,720 per semester. However, the students can opt for homestay which is available at all campuses for $3,740 approximately (per semester) including 3 meals. Also, the additional expenses include:

  • Books, English for Academic Purposes: $250 to $350 (per seven-week semester)
  • Books, postsecondary programs: $50 to $200 (per textbook)
  • Groceries: $300 to $400 (monthly estimate)
  • Cell phone: $20 to $80 (monthly estimate)

University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?


Address: Segal International Centre

Contact number: 705.728.1968, ext. 1218

Email Id:

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