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Study at Georgian College Canada

Georgian College welcomes international students!

Join more than 4, 000 of your newest friends at Georgian College's largest campus in Barrie, Ontario, Canada! You will have all the advantages of a big-city college, but without the hassles of big-city life.

The International Education and Training Centre's purpose is to meet the needs of international students. The staff of the International Centre will assist you from choosing your program to graduating and much more. Our International Students come from all over the world. Some countries include Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brazil, China, Chile, Colombia, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Oman, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tasmania, Thailand, Trinidad, United Arab Emirates and the United States.

The City of Barrie

Population: 120, 000 and growing

Location: Nestled between the shores of Lake Simcoe and ski and cottage country; 100 kilometers north of Toronto on Highway 400.

Bonuses: Great municipal transit system, lots of movie theatres and nightspots, clubs, live theatre, restaurants, malls, beaches, walking/biking trails and ski hills. Barrie is a safe and friendly community in one of the best countries in the world!

Barrie Campus

Join more than 7, 000 of your newest friends at Georgian's largest campus. You'll have all the advantages of a big-city college, without the hassles of big-city life.

New 525-bed residence, expanded Student and Athletic Centre with tournament-sized gym, fitness center and spa, cafand a lounge with an outdoor patio, Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning with more than 250 brand new computers and a lot of comfortable study areas,  city transit, Varsity and Intramural sports:  It's all here!

Residence Home Sweet Home!

Check out our 525-bed residence. Located right on campus, this eight-storey building opened its doors in the fall of 2002. Students live in furnished, two bedroom suites, complete with kitchens, satellite TV and Internet service and personal study desk.

We can also arrange for you to live in a homestay, with a Canadian family or in a room off campus.

CTEL Building From Knowledge to Skills

Our brand new CTEL (Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning) houses 250 new Macs and PCs, our ultra-modern Library commons, comfortable and quiet study areas. And even a fire-place!

The New Gym A Centre of Activities

In September 2003, we opened a large 8, 600 square-foot fitness Centre and a 19.000 square-foot gym. The fitness centre is equipped with the latest weight machines, cardio machines, a full line of free weights, a climbing wall, ... and a spa!

Our Programs CO-OP, Diplomas, Degrees and ESL

Georgian College offers more than 60 diploma and degree programs. Some of the internationally recognized programs are:

  • Aviation Management

  • Bachelor of Applied Business Automotive Management

  • Automotive Manufacturing, Products Design

  • Bachelor or Arts

  • Bachelor of Nursing

  • Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing

  • Culinary Management

  • Cyberspace Security

  • Design and Visual Arts

  • Digital Photography and Imaging

  • English as a Second Language

  • Graphic Design

  • Hotel and Resort Operation, Administration

  • Human Resource Management

  • Jewellery and Metals

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Environmental Engineering

  • Network Routing Technology

  • Tourism Management

  • Therapeutic Recreation

  • Web Design & Production

Work & Study in our CO-OP programs

International students can work and study at Georgian College!  Co-op is an integral component of more that 25 programs at Georgian.  This means that student's alternate between paid work terms and semesters of academic study.  The International Centre staff assists you in obtaining your employment visa for your co-op placement.

1 year Post-Graduate programs

Our 1-year post-graduate programs are designed to give diploma or degree graduates further career studies opportunities. Consider these programs if you are looking at making a career change or at specialising in the following fields:

Addictions: Treatment and Prevention

Club, Resort and Tourism Management

Cyberspace Security

Dialysis Technology

Fundraising and Resource Development

Goldsmithing and Silversmithing

Human Resource Management

Network Routing Technology

Research Analyst

Therapeutic Recreation

Web Design and Production

Most of these programs also include an internship, which will allow you to gain valuable international work experience, as well as a reference from your Canadian employer to add to your rum

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Georgian College offers a total ESL program specifically for international students whose first language is not English. The program develops speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills in English. Georgian has a hi-tech, computerized language lab just for international students, where students can practice English and send e-mails to friends and family back in their country.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

This program is designed to prepare students for success in a post-secondary program. It provides students with college level courses in the four skill areas - reading, writing, speaking and listening. As well, an emphasis on study skills for success at college and an introduction to computer skills, library research, and online learning are provided. 

Opportunities after EAP

Students who successfully complete the EAP program with a minimum of 65% average will be admitted into a Georgian College diploma or degree program without TOEFL or IELTS, providing they meet all other academic requirements.


If you successfully complete the EAP program, you may  be eligible to receive a scholarship towards the first year tuition fees of any academic post-secondary program at Georgian College!

Our Service for International Students

The International Centre at Georgian College is a centralized office that provides support for International Students.  Our staff will assist you with everything form choosing your program to graduation and beyond.  Here is a list of some of the services that we offer:

Airport pick-upThere is no charge for this service.

Orientation to the Community and College

Medical Insurance (Health)
- The cost of health insurance is included in the tuition fees.

The International Centre places students in suitable accommodation in our on-campus residence, with Canadian families (homestay), or off-campus facilities. There is no fee for this service.

Immigration Counselling
- If you need to extend your study permit or obtain a work permit, the International student advisor will help you apply.

Social Events, Activities and Facilities

Activities and social events are organized to help you enjoy your time at Georgian College. Some include:


hiking and enjoying nature

musicals in Toronto

visiting Niagara Falls

playing various sports 

going to a movie/theatre

skiing, snowboarding

Our students range in age from 18 and older with backgrounds ranging from recent high school graduates to those who have been working for a few years and are now looking to further their education.

Send email to Campus Connections for general inquires

Main locations
One Georgian Drive,
Barrie, ON L4M 3X9 Canada
Phone (705)728-1968
Fax (705)722-5123


825 Memorial Avenue, Box 2316
Orillia, ON L3V 6S2 Canada
Phone (705)325-2740
Fax (705)325-3690


Owen Sound
1450 8th Street East
Owen Sound, Ontario
N4K 5R4 Canada
Phone (519)376-0840
Fax (519)376-5395



Send email to Campus Connections for general inquires

Main locations
One Georgian Drive,
Barrie, ON L4M 3X9 Canada
Phone (705)728-1968
Fax (705)722-5123
825 Memorial Avenue, Box 2316
Orillia, ON L3V 6S2
Phone (705)325-2740
Fax (705)325-3690
Owen Sound
1450 8th Street East
Owen Sound, Ontario
N4K 5R4 Canada
Phone (519)376-0840
Fax (519)376-5395