Centennial College


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Centennial College is Ontario’s first College of Applied Arts and Technology. Our five campuses are strategically located across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), allowing students to experience the diversity and vibrance of the largest city in Canada.

Centennial is one of the top destinations for international students in Canada and is one of the country’s most culturally diverse post-secondary institutions. Centennial has an international reputation as one of Canada’s top research colleges, top-tier institutional ratings for academic quality, and outstanding rankings in student and employer satisfaction.

Centennial offers an education that is hands-on and employment-focused. More than 1,500 industry leaders help shape the curriculum and learning outcomes! Programs at Centennial promote experiential learning with laboratory and studio instruction, co-op education, and industry placements. Many Centennial programs also provide eligibility for designations from Canadian professional associations.


Ontario’s first college welcomes you to study and work in Canada!

Centennial offers high-quality Canadian education that is hands-on and employment-focused.  Centennial ranks#1 amongst Canadian colleges for providing paid student internships in applied research! (Research Infosource, 2021). Centennial College is the #1 college in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) for graduate satisfaction (Ontario College Key Performance Indicators, 2020-2021).

Centennial offers over 200 full-time programs!

  • Post-secondary and post-graduate programs
  • Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Degree and Graduate Certificate options
  • Opportunities for co-op (Opens In A New Tab) and internship work placements
  • 1046 outbound academic pathways

Seven Specialized Academic Schools

Centennial College is a Designated Canadian Learning Institution (DLI). We are an approved government institution for Canada’s Study & Work Programs.

Centennial College is proud to be a part of a rich history of education in this province and in this city. We acknowledge that we are on the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and pay tribute to their legacy and the legacy of all First Peoples of Canada, as we strengthen ties with the communities we serve and build the future through learning and through our graduates.

Requirements and Admissions

APPLY ONLINE (Opens In A New Tab)for programs starting in Fall 2022 and Winter 2023! It’s free to apply.

For information on the Admissions Process: How To Apply (Opens In A New Tab).

At Centennial College, you have a designated International Admissions team for your region that is ready to assist with your admissions process, every step of the way. We look forward to helping you discover the benefits of studying, working and living in Canada.

Get in touch with your admissions team with your questions about Centennial College programs, admissions requirements and how to apply. We hope to hear from you soon. Contact us!  (Opens In A New Tab)


  • If you are applying to a Fast-Track or Graduate Certificate program: college or university transcripts and diploma or degree certificate are required.
  • For Post-Secondary Programs: High school transcripts and diploma are required.
  • If your transcripts are not in English, you must submit the original transcript and a translation in English (translated by a certified translator).
  • Academic English Proficiency (Opens In A New Tab) (IELTS, TOEFL, ITEP, CAEL, Pearson Test of English, Duolingo English Test, or demonstration of English Proficiency through Previous Education).
  • Please review the admissions requirements for your program on the online program outline; portfolio, letter of interest, resume, or online program information session may be required for your program.
  • The last 4 digits of your passport number and city of birth. Please DO NOT send a copy of your passport
  • Standardized tests from your home country may be required – check with the International Admissions Assistant (Opens In A New Tab) for your region for individual assistance.

All course work at Centennial College is taught in English, and success in our programs requires a high level of English language proficiency including communication, listening, comprehension, reading, and writing skills. As such, all applicants to Centennial College must demonstrate an acceptable level of English language proficiency to be admitted to their program of choice.

In order to meet the language proficiency requirement, applicants can demonstrate English proficiency through:

  1. Previous education,
  2. Recognized English upgrading, or
  3. Recognized English proficiency tests or assessments.


  • Accounting and related services
  • Aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical/space engineering
  • Applied mathematics
  • Architectural sciences and technology
  • Arts, entertainment, and media management
  • Audiovisual communications technologies/technicians
  • Biochemical engineering
  • Bioengineering and biomedical engineering
  • Biological/biosystems engineering
  • Building/construction finishing, management and inspection
  • Business administration, management and operations
  • Business operations support and assistant services
  • Business, management, marketing and related support services, other
  • Business/commerce, general
  • Business/corporate communications
  • Business/managerial economics
  • Civil engineering
  • Civil engineering technology/technician
  • Communication and media studies
  • Communication, journalism and related programs, other
  • Communications technologies/technicians and support services, other
  • Communications technology/technician
  • Computer and information sciences and support services, general
  • Computer and information sciences and support services, other
  • Computer engineering
  • Computer engineering technologies/technicians
  • Computer programming
  • Computer science
  • Computer software and media applications
  • Computer systems analysis/analyst
  • Computer systems networking and telecommunications
  • Computer/information technology administration and management
  • Construction engineering
  • Construction engineering technology/technician
  • Construction management
  • Cosmetology and related personal grooming services
  • Culinary arts and related services
  • Dance
  • Data entry/microcomputer applications
  • Data processing and data processing technology/technician
  • Drafting/design engineering technologies/technicians
  • Drama/theatre arts and stagecraft
  • Electrical and electronic engineering technologies/technicians
  • Electrical and power transmission installers
  • Electrical, electronics and communications engineering
  • Electrical/electronics maintenance and repair technology
  • Electromechanical and instrumentation and maintenance technologies/technicians
  • Electromechanical engineering
  • Engineering science
  • Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, other
  • Engineering technology, general
  • Engineering-related fields
  • Engineering-related technologies
  • Entrepreneurial and small business operations
  • Environmental design/architecture
  • Environmental/environmental health engineering
  • Film/video and photographic arts
  • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • Fine arts and art studies
  • General sales, merchandising and related marketing operations
  • Graphic communications
  • Health aides/attendants/orderlies
  • Heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration maintenance technology/technician
  • Heavy/industrial equipment maintenance technologies
  • Hospitality administration/management
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • Industrial engineering
  • Information science/studies
  • Insurance
  • International business/trade/commerce
  • Journalism
  • Legal professions and studies, other
  • Legal support services
  • Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
  • Management information systems and services
  • Management sciences and quantitative methods
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and statistics, other
  • Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians, other
  • Mental and social health services and allied professions
  • Music
  • Parks, recreation and leisure studies
  • Personal and culinary services, other
  • Public relations, advertising and applied communication
  • Publishing
  • Radio, television and digital communication
  • Rehabilitation and therapeutic professions
  • Science Technologies/Technicians, General
  • Science technologies/technicians, other
  • Specialized sales, merchandising and marketing operations
  • Statistics
  • Systems engineering
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications management
  • Transportation and materials moving, other
  • Vehicle maintenance and repair technologies
  • Visual and performing arts, other
  • Visual, digital and performing arts, general

Student Experience


We educate students for career success, and give them tools to succeed in a world where global citizenship and social justice are key. Diversity, equity and inclusion are a fundamental part of everything we do.  There’s more to college than going to class, and a lot more at Centennial College for you to experience. Each of our campuses have services that will provide you with support, keep you engaged, expand your learning, and help you get the most out of college life.

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Centennial College supports leadership development and student success. For example, a Centennial international student is the 2020 Gold Recipient of the Leadership Excellence Award for Students by Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).

Centennial students experience the real world before they graduate. For example, our Business students pitched their product accessibility innovation to industry judges and won Gold at the 2021 Enactus National Competition. At the 2021 Skills Ontario Competition, our students took home six gold, eight silver and six bronze medals. Centennial also won the College Award of Distinction for the third consecutive competition. At the 2021 Skills Canada competition, three Centennial students made it to the podium!

Scholarships and Bursaries

International students are not eligible for Ontario financial aid, or Centennial College’s entry scholarships.  However, after the first year of study, international students can be eligible for partial scholarships and bursaries based on academic merit, sports and athletics, and leadership along with all other students.


Centennial College wants all international students to feel welcome and comfortable in their new home away from home. There are many options available to students, including Centennial Residence or living off campus with other students or on your own.


Centennial College is dedicated to providing inclusive environments that are accessible and welcoming places for all students, employees and visitors.

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Student Testimonials

Read about the experiences of past international students.

  1. “From content creation to understanding and using Google Ads and Google Analytics, the tools I received from Centennial prepared me for the challenge of starting my career and I took it on confidently. Centennial gave me the opportunity to be part of the Canadian workforce.”

    Diego Alejandro Ramos, Alumnus, Marketing – Digital Engagement Strategy (Graduate Certificate)
  2. The best part of this program was the clinical experience. The faculty here in the Personal Support Worker program ensured that we entered our placements with not only knowledge but also pure confidence and faith within our own selves.”

    Renzo Baniqued, Centennial Alumnus Personal Support Worker
  3. “I am thankful for the support that the college and the International Office has extended to international students. The zoom sessions on immigration and student permits are really helpful. The staff are very knowledgeable and are able to answer all my queries.”

    Arianne Garcia , International Business Student

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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