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Centennial College

Centennial College

Centennial College


Centennial College is Ontario’s first public college with five campuses in Toronto, Canada. Centennial offers high-quality Canadian Education that is hands-on and employment-focused. Programs at Centennial promote experiential learning with laboratory instruction, co-op education, and industry placements. Centennial consistently ranks #1 in Toronto for Student Satisfaction! (KPI: 2016, 2017, 2018).

With seven specialized academic schools, Centennial offers over 160 programs in Business, Engineering Technology and Applied Science, Communications, Media, Arts and Design, Health, Hospitality, Tourism, and Culinary Arts, and Transportation. Centennial offers post-secondary and post-graduate programs, as well as English Language Learning and Foundations programs for college and university preparation.

Why Study at Centennial College?

  • Affordable and cost-effective
  • High standard of education
  • Co-op and industry connections
  • Incredible diversity
  • Opportunity to work in Canada
  • Safe city and friendly community
  • High standard of education

You belong here! Centennial is the #1 College Choice for International Students in Canada! Our 25,000 full-time students include over 11,000 international students from 126 countries!
As you enjoy the academic benefits of Canadian college education, a wide range of global perspectives will enrich your education and experience.

An award-winning Canadian institution
Centennial received the Gold Medal for Leadership Development at the 2018 World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) Awards of Excellence. Centennial also received the 2016 Gold Medal for Internationalization Excellence from Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).

We are leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs
We work with over 800 industry partners! You have access to the latest equipment and technology, industry-leading faculty, and co-op opportunities to get you work-ready upon graduation. Centennial ranks third in Canada for the number of students employed and paid for applied research (Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges)

Over 1,000 pathways! Centennial College programs offer 367 Degree Pathways and 40 Masters Degree Pathways with partner universities in Canada and abroad.

Are you seeking a global experience? Centennial offers unique global learning opportunities for students: International internships, semester exchanges, faculty lead international programs, global citizenship and equity learning experiences, language and culture learning, and conferences, and competitions abroad. Our Suzhou Centennial College learning site offers Canadian education in China, credit transfer pathways, and semester exchanges with our campuses in Toronto, Canada.

Study, Work and Live in Canada

Centennial College welcomes you in your pursuit of incredible international education experience. Centennial has a reputation for student and graduate success and numerous awards for International Education Leadership. International students achieve their goals at Centennial and lead the province in rates of successful graduation! 92.3% of international students that start our graduate programs successfully graduate.

Centennial College is an approved government institution for Canada’s Study and Work Programs! Full-time international students enrolled in a degree, diploma, or certificate program can work part-time (20 hours per week) while studying, and full-time during scheduled breaks.

The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program allows international students to gain valuable Canadian work experience after graduating from Centennial College. Graduates are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit for up to three years!


Campus Features

Student Residence

The Centennial College Residence is more than just a place to sleep. It’s an opportunity to develop lifelong friendships and memories. It also allows you to get fully involved in college activities and to mature in a rich academic and social community. We recommend that international students stay in our Residence during the first year of study to help jumpstart their Canadian living and learning experience. Rooms in Residence fill up quickly, so apply early.


Coming to a new country can be exciting, but also intimidating. The homestay program partners you with a family who will host you in their home and help you adjust to your new city. You may choose to stay with the family for the entire duration of your study period, or just until you can find your own place. Centennial College works with the following homestay companies. Please contact them directly for more information and to book your stay.

Off-Campus Housing

If you prefer a more independent type of housing, there are many options for apartment or rooms that you can rent on your own. Keep in mind that all websites listed below are third-party companies, all landlords are independent and it is crucial that you do your own research and due diligence to ensure you are getting a safe place to live that is within your budget.


    Application Deadlines

    International students should apply at least 2-3 months before their expected start to ensure you have enough time to apply for a study permit from the Canadian Visa office that serves your region. Centennial College issues offer letters on an ongoing basis. Apply now! The application processing time is about 2 weeks. There is not set a deadline for all programs, however, a deadline will arise as your program choice becomes full for your intended start date.

    Application Deadlines

    Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Allow approximately four to six months before your expected start date to allow sufficient time for admission and Study Permit/Visa processing. However, applications received closer to the start date will be considered if there is space available in the program. Centennial offers three intakes each year:

    Winter 2021 Programs begin: January 6, 2021

    Apply Online:

    Scholarships and Funding

    Centennial College is offering two (2) scholarships to international students. One scholarship is awarded to an international student based on merit; the other to an international transfer student from China based on academic performance. Both scholarships are offered to eligible students who have successfully completed two consecutive semesters.

    Campus Life & Facilities

    Giving you a great student experience will help you become a leader of tomorrow. From tutoring to mentoring, from Aboriginal Education Services to Aboriginal Student Services, from Career Services & Co-operative Education to overall First Year Experiences, we will continue to consult with you regularly and continue to help you on your journey to success.

    Services include:

    • Center for Academic English
    • Testing services
    • Couselling centre
    • Centre for Students with Disabilities
    • First-Year Experience
    • Leadership programs
    • Peer tutoring
    • Student Experience Office
    • Centennial Advising and Pathways Services
    • Smart Services

    Centennial College is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Global rankings 2023 badge Top 10 Global rankings 2022 badge Top 10 global rankings 2021 badge

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