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Durham College


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  • Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology is nested in Durham Region of Ontario, Canada, and campus co-located with Ontario Tech University in Oshawa and the second campus in Whitby and community employment services in Uxbridge Port Hope Perry, Beaverton, Oshawa and Bowmanville.
  • Durham College was founded on 18th September 1967 with 16 reloadable classrooms, 14 staff and 205 students offering courses in applied arts, business and technology.
  • Durham College is committed to providing rewarding employment and is known for its high-quality education, thanks to the industry experienced faculties. The College offers a range of diplomas to degrees in collaboration with the leading universities and educational institutions.
  • Students feel safe at Durham college, and both the campuses Oshawa and Whitby, are located in a secure environment. Students will find everything on campus from access to a wide shopping variety, sports and entertainment access, and the campus close to Toronto city.
  • The College ranks among the Top 50 Canada Research Colleges and ranks at 82nd in QS Global World University Ranking, 2022. Durham College is the 6th college in Canada accredited from the oldest and largest law organizations- Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC).
  • Durham has more than 95,000 graduates who have made outstanding career success around the world, elevating the university's rank to 88th in QS Graduate Employability Ranking, 2022.
  • Durham college enrols international students from over 65 countries around the world.


Durham College offers a variety of scholarships for international students enrolling on a new full-time program. Check out the scholarships offered:

a) English Proficiency Entrance Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to students post submission of applications and has paid fees as per the deadline and the offer letter. The scholarship is offered from second-semester fees onwards.

b) Academic Excellence Scholarships

Academic Excellence Scholarship is a prestigious and celebrated financial aid awarded to students with exceptionally excellent in academics, and it is an in-course scholarship valued at 1,000 CAD.


  • Business
  • Information Technology
  • Media
  • Art
  • Design
  • General Arts
  • Science
  • Skilled Trade
  • Justice
  • Emergency Services
  • Health
  • Engineering Technology


On-Campus Accommodation

  • Durham College offers fully-furnished on-campus accommodation for international students at both of its campuses - Oshawa and Whitby.
  • The accommodation offers a variety of amenities such as a shared kitchen and study area, high-speed internet. Oshawa campus residence offers free local phone calls for each suite.

Off-Campus Accommodation

  • Private companies organize off-campus accommodations, and it is accessed mainly by the student at Oshawa Campus. Following are the organizations which be referred for off-campus residence:
    • Eighteen05
    • Foundry
    • Village Suite Apartment
  • Students have various affordable off-campus accommodation options located close to the campus. Students can refer to the college website for more details on off-campus accommodation.
  • Homestays are also available where students can stay with a Canadian Family—various homestays such as single room occupancy, full room with meals and many more. For more information on homestay and guidelines, refer to the Canada Homestay Network.
  • Students looking for an apartment in Durham can refer to the following websites:
    • Walkscore
    • Rent Seeker
    • Padmapper
    • ViewIt