Algoma University


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Algoma is a Canadian public university located in Ontario, Canada. Algoma University is the fastest growing and most diverse university in the province of Ontario. Algoma University has three unique campuses within Ontario — Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton and Timmins — that offer students one-of-a-kind experiences. At Algoma U, we embrace diversity and appreciate each person’s uniqueness and differences. International and Canadian students learn from one-another, and truly create a unique and intercultural experience for all.


Whether you’re joining us directly from high school, transferring from another university or college, or returning to school after a long time away, we believe that each student brings a unique set of skills and life experiences to our campus community. We can’t wait to get to know you!

Algoma University is a primarily undergraduate university with excellence in the areas of Business and Economics, Computer Science and Information Technology, and Life Sciences and the Environment.  In addition to its undergraduate programs Algoma offers select graduate certificate programs in Business, Human Resources, Project Management and Information Technology.

Our Campuses

Algoma’s original campus is located in Sault Ste. Marie (SSM), Ontario. SSM is a medium-sized Canadian city of 73,000 people. It is located in Northern Ontario on the border with the United States. The vibrant and friendly community of SSM provides a truly Canadian experience.

Algoma’s Brampton Campus is located in Brampton, Ontario, a lively city in the Greater Toronto Area that is home to over 600,000 residents. Brampton is the 9th largest city in Canada. Algoma University’s campus lies in the heart of historic downtown Brampton. The downtown campus offers access to city and regional transit, and is home to over 1,500 businesses and services. Enjoy great restaurants, shops, arts, entertainment, parks and culture. Garden Square, located directly beside Algoma U’s Brampton campus, offers free entertainment for all ages throughout the year, including many events and festivals.

Algoma University’s Timmins Campus is located in the Northern community of Timmins, Ontario. In partnership with Northern College, Algoma offers degrees in Computer Science, Social Work and Community Development at its Timmins Campus.

Requirements and Admissions

Before applying for admission to Algoma U, be sure to review the admission requirements! It’s important to note that admission to some degree programs may have prerequisite courses required or recommended. Please refer to the programs (Opens In A New Tab) section for this information. If you have any questions, please reach out to us anytime at (Domestic Students) or (International Students).

English Language Requirements

Proof of English language proficiency is required for international students to attend Algoma University. One of the following minimum requirements must be met in order to be eligible for direct undergraduate admission:

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Recognition of Prior Learning

RPL is a process that compares an individual’s prior learning gained not only through education, but also through work and life experiences and personal study.

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Algoma University Access Program (AUAP)

The University Access Program is a pre-university qualifying year (two semesters) that offers students a great opportunity to satisfy their university admission requirements.

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  • Aboriginal and foreign languages, literatures and linguistics, other
  • Aboriginal languages, literatures and linguistics
  • Accounting and related services
  • Biology, general
  • Business administration, management and operations
  • Business/commerce, general
  • Chemical engineering
  • Computer science
  • Economics
  • Electrical, electronics and communications engineering
  • Engineering, general
  • Engineering, other
  • English language and literature, general
  • English language and literature/letters, other
  • English literature
  • English rhetoric and composition/writing studies
  • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • Fine arts and art studies
  • Geography and cartography
  • History
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • Law (LLB, JD, BCL)
  • Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Music
  • Political science and government
  • Psychology, general
  • Psychology, other
  • Research and experimental psychology
  • Sociology
  • Visual and performing arts, other
  • Visual, digital and performing arts, general

Student Experience

Student Experience is a significant aspect in students lives that happens outside the classroom, guiding them through parts of their academic career to achieve personal success and a sense of wellbeing. Explore various aspects of Algoma U that strive to provide our students an active university experience!

Scholarships and Bursaries

Algoma University offers some of the best awards in Ontario, and we work hard to ensure that they’re attainable. We offer numerous awards based on academic achievement and financial need to both newly admitted and continuing students. You may be automatically considered for some awards based strictly on your grades, however you may choose to apply for other scholarships and bursaries.

In addition to Algoma University Scholarships, there are a variety of external awards, bursaries and scholarships that are available to students beyond the scholarships and bursaries Algoma University offers. They are provided and administered through external government, corporate or community organizations.


As an Algoma University student at any of our campuses, we want to ensure you are prepared with the resources and information you need to make an informed decision that is best for you! Be prepared, stay updated from trusted sources, stay calm and access the many resources available for a smooth transition to your new home!


Whether living in our dormitories or in our townhouses, all of Algoma University’s residence options feature a private, single room. A single room provides you with the best learning and study environment, with countless opportunities to get involved or hang out with fellow residents. Our accessible residences are centrally located on our campus and are within a two-minute walk to classes, computer labs, the George Leach Centre, the Speakeasy, cafeteria and major transit routes.

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Canada Homestay Network (CHN)

Algoma University has recently partnered with the Canada Homestay Network (CHN) to support the needs of students on our Sault Ste. Marie and Brampton campuses. CHN, a not-for-profit society dedicated to facilitating intercultural connections through homestay accommodations, has placed more than 75,000 students in homestay across Canada since 1995.

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Off-Campus Housing

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Contact Information

  • Algoma University

    Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; Brampton, Ontario; Timmins, Ontario

    1520 Queen Street East
    Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 2G4

    24 Queen Street East
    Brampton, Ontario L6V 1A3

    4715 Highway 101 East
    South Porcupine, ON P0N 1H0

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Student Testimonials

Read about the experiences of past international students.

  1. My classroom experience will resonate with me for the rest of my life. The professors are bona fide and passionate about their area of expertise and they are adamant in making sure that students grasp the concepts that they teach.

    Chavannay Bennett, Jamaica, Bachelor of Arts in Law and Justice and Political Science, Double Major
  2. Algoma is a welcoming place where all faculty and students are a team. The atmosphere is full of hard-working students.

    Kanika Sharma, Bachelor of Business Administration
  3. Most classes have a relatively smaller number of students and this gives everyone an opportunity to have a more interactive classroom experience. Most of my professors knew me by my name and were up to date about my progress in their classes, which is not common in many universities.

    Shivain Kumar, India, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Have questions about admissions?

To learn more about the admissions criteria for each of our programs please contact the admissions office.

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