Fanshawe College


At a Glance

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Urban Centre Size
Medium (150-500K)
Number of Students
7,500+ international students, 40,000+ students
DLI Number
O19361039982 (starts with letter o)
Main Campus Region

Fanshawe College welcomes students from more than 100 countries around the world each year — to live, study and work in Southwestern Ontario. More than 7,500 international students choose Fanshawe for many reasons, including our demonstrated commitment to student satisfaction and graduate employment. With 250+ undergraduate and postgraduate programs to choose from, exceptional student support services and a Canadian student experience like no other, Fanshawe College will prepare you for incredible career success!


With more than 50 years of experience preparing students for success, Fanshawe College has become one of Canada’s top colleges. We have program options ranging from English for Academic Purposes (EAP) to certificate, diploma, degree and postgraduate programs, in a variety of disciplines including applied arts, business, technology, and health and human services. In addition, Fanshawe is a leader in co-operative education programs where you combine paid work terms with your academic studies.


Requirements and Admissions

The minimum requirement for admission to all post-secondary programs is a high school diploma as well as other pre-requisites, depending on the program. Admission requirements should be discussed with a representative of Fanshawe College. Post-graduate programs require a College Diploma or University Degree or equivalent.

English Language Requirements by Program Type

Admission to most Fanshawe College programs requires a minimum of a high school diploma (or equivalent), as well as meeting the English requirements (if English is not a student’s first language). Test results must be within the last two years.

Post-secondary diploma, advanced diploma or certificate programs

  • TOFEL – 550 paper-based test, 79 internet-based test
  • IELTS Academic – Overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands
  • CAEL – Overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands. Health programs and Practical Nursing require a score of 70 in writing, reading and speaking and a score of 80 in listening.
  • PTE Academic – Minimum score of 56
  • Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) – Overall score of 169 with no language skill less than 162
  • ELE – Minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test for most programs. Some Health programs require a minimum score of 75% in all sections; other Health programs and Practical Nursing have unique requirements. Please check the program for specific details.
  • MELAB – Not available
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 – Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Honours Bachelor Degree and Graduate Certificate Program 

Requirements for Graduate Certificate programs and Honours Bachelor Degree programs will be higher than diploma programs.

Student Direct Stream (SDS) Program Applications 

International students applying through the SDS Program from China, India, Morocco, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal and Vietnam should note that the SDS IELTS requirements are 6.0 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands. For programs listing a higher IELTS requirement, a higher score will be required. Please note, there may be additional country-specific requirements.

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How to Apply

  1. Complete your application at (Opens In A New Tab). Be sure to attach all relevant supporting documents. You may be required to pay a CAD 100.00 application fee
  2. Wait for your Letter of Admission (LOA). Fanshawe International will assess the application and provide you with a LOA as soon as possible.
  3. Apply for a visa by bringing your LOA to your country’s Canadian Embassy or Consulate. Each Canadian Embassy or Consulate has a specific list of required documents, so make sure you check with them for this list. Once you have your visa, you or your education agent can upload it onto the Virtual Application System (VAS). Then, please contact to plan travel arrangements

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  • Aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical/space engineering
  • Arts, entertainment, and media management
  • Biotechnology
  • Civil engineering
  • Communication and media studies
  • Computer engineering
  • Culinary arts and related services
  • Design and applied arts
  • Educational administration and supervision
  • Educational assessment, evaluation and research
  • Electrical, electronics and communications engineering
  • Engineering mechanics
  • Film/video and photographic arts
  • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • Fine arts and art studies
  • Foods, nutrition and related services
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • Insurance
  • Journalism
  • Legal support services
  • Marketing
  • Materials engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Music
  • Outdoor education
  • Parks, recreation and leisure studies
  • Public relations, advertising and applied communication
  • Radio, television and digital communication
  • Science Technologies/Technicians, General
  • Special education and teaching
  • Systems engineering
  • Visual, digital and performing arts, general
  • Work and family studies

Student Experience

We’re dedicated to providing services and support to all international students, new and returning. Our International Centre has staff from around the world, including China, India, Korea, Vietnam, Turkey, Ukraine, Philippines, Brazil and Bangladesh. Also on the team are Student Immigration Advisors, Student Life Coordinators, Admissions Officers, an Exchange Coordinator and Arrival/Settlement staff.

International students can feel at ease knowing that someone is always there to help with admission questions, program selection, arrival to Canada, accommodation, work permits and visas, as well as things like bank accounts, health insurance and where to find the nearest grocery store!

Most student services are included with your tuition!

  • First Year Support
  • Accessibility
  • Registrar’s Office
  • Campus Services
  • Career, Co-op & Employment
  • International
  • Housing/Residence
  • Health and Wellness
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Athletics
  • Academic Resources
  • Get Involved

Scholarships and Bursaries

Fanshawe offers more than $5 million available in 650+ scholarships, awards and bursaries awarded every year.

If you’re entering a full-time post-secondary program at Fanshawe for the first time, you may be eligible for an International Entrance Scholarship! In addition, we now have International Degree Entrance Awards for students enrolled in any of Fanshawe’s Honours Bachelor Degree programs.


Deciding where to live during your time at Fanshawe can be a challenging task, especially if you’ve never been to London, Ontario, let alone Canada. That’s why we offer a number of options to help you find the right place to call home.


Provided by the Canada Homestay Network, stay with a Canadian host family and enjoy a welcoming and supportive environment during your program of study. Visit (Opens In A New Tab) for more details. Students not using homestay accommodation should contact


Full-time London campus students can live steps away from the classroom in a private bedroom in one of our traditional residences or townhouse-style units.

Off-Campus Housing

Find your own place to rent by searching our online rental listings and using our off-campus housing services (Opens In A New Tab).

Contact Information

London Campus

1001 Fanshawe College Blvd.

London, Ontario

N5Y 5R6

Phone: 519-452-4150



London South Campus

1060 Wellington Rd.

London, Ontario

N6E 3W5

Phone: 519-452-4150



Toronto Campus

655 Bay St.

Toronto, Ontario

M5G 2K4

Phone: 519-452-4150


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Student Testimonials

Read about the experiences of past international students.

  1. My professors are approachable and very considerate. They also explain our lessons very well which made me love my program. London has a lot of parks and restaurants to hang with friends. My advice is to work hard until you reach your goals and never quit because Fanshawe is always there for you.

    Alyanna Nicole Pamintuan, Philippines
  2. The professors are among the best teachers I’ve met. The services provided by the careers team helped me get a part time job as soon as I arrived. I believe I am ready for the competitive market and being a Falcon has moulded me to chase my passions and given me the confidence to achieve my dreams.

    Darwin Davis, India
  3. Coming to Fanshawe College has been a rewarding experience for me. Leaving my family and friends was a scary experience for me. I now have my own family, comprising of friends I have met from various nationalities and cultural backgrounds at Fanshawe. It has truly become my home away from home.

    Kimberley Francis-Anderson, Jamaica

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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