Fleming College


At a Glance

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Urban Centre Size
Small (under 150K)
Number of Students
15,000+ students, 1,500+ international students
DLI Number
Main Campus Region

Fleming College of Applied Arts and Technology, located in the heart of the Kawarthas, was named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming. With more than 100 full-time programs in Art and Design, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Justice and Community Development, Health and Wellness, as well as Trades and Technology, Fleming offers unique opportunities for students to enrich their college experience. At Fleming, students value the hands-on learning they receive, which combines theory and practice. Students have access to Fleming’s experienced faculty and enjoy the benefits of a supportive and challenging learning environment.


Our beautiful Sutherland Campus is located not far from the vibrant, student-friendly lifestyle of downtown Peterborough. With expert faculty, and best-in-class, innovative learning environments, the campus is a thriving academic community. We have 130+ full-time programs (Opens In A New Tab) in Arts and Heritage, Business, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, and Trades and Technology. All of our programs offer hands-on, applied learning to ensure graduates are prepared for a successful career.

We further offer dozens of part-time and contract training courses, as well as dual credit courses in partnership with area school boards. Within our Sutherland campus, we offer 8- or 16-week English language programs, (Opens In A New Tab) which provide students with the language skills needed for successful academic career, work and life in Canada. Successful completion of Level 8 will give you direct entry into most Fleming College post-secondary programs, provided you meet the program-specific academic requirements.

Our Frost Campus is surrounded by the natural beauty of rivers, lakes and green space. Located close to Lindsay’s historic downtown in the City of Kawartha Lakes, the student-friendly community offers numerous opportunities to get out and explore in all four seasons. We are proud to say the campus is home to one of Canada’s leading environmental institutions. We continuously strive to reduce our carbon footprint while aiming to achieve top industry sustainability standards. In fact, our campus is a living, learning lab for our students and includes many green features: community and pollinator gardens, arboretum, green roof, apiary, wind turbine, geothermal heating and cooling system, and a constructed wetland for waste treatment.

Overlooking Head Lake in the Haliburton Highlands and close to a thriving community art scene, our Haliburton Campus provides a one-of-a-kind, hands-on studio experience. Inspiration is everywhere: you can explore the renowned sculpture forest in Glebe Park which features work by Canadian and international artists, tour the many art galleries and museums, and take in the local festivities. You will learn from dedicated professionals who have helped shape art, craft and design disciplines in Canada.

Requirements and Admissions

Minimum Admission Requirements

The minimum requirement for all diplomas and certificates is a high school diploma, as well as pre-requisite courses required for specific programs. All graduate certificates require a college diploma or university degree. Please contact our Recruitment team (Opens In A New Tab) to discuss the requirements.

English Language Requirements

Diplomas and Certificates

  • Pharmacy Technician (PHM): TOEFL 91/ IELTS 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
  • All others: TOEFL 80 with no score less than 20/ IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5/ no band less than 6.0 for SDS stream

Graduate Certificate

  • TOEFL 88 with no score less than 22/ IELTS 6.5 with no band less than 6.0

Note: some programs may have additional requirements. Please refer to individual programs  (Opens In A New Tab).

How to Apply

Review our guide (Opens In A New Tab) to each step of the application process. You will find important information, such as:

  • Considerations for choosing a program
  • Documents required for your application
  • Application dates
  • Link and tutorial for the application portal Ontario Colleges Application Services (OCAS) International


  • Accounting and related services
  • Agricultural engineering
  • Arts, entertainment, and media management
  • Biotechnology
  • Building/construction finishing, management and inspection
  • Business/commerce, general
  • Carpentry/carpenter
  • Civil engineering
  • Clinical/medical laboratory science/research and allied professions
  • Computer engineering technologies/technicians
  • Computer programming
  • Computer science
  • Computer systems networking and telecommunications
  • Computer/information technology administration and management
  • Construction trades, general
  • Construction trades, other
  • Cosmetology and related personal grooming services
  • Criminology
  • Culinary arts and related services
  • Design and applied arts
  • Electrical and electronic engineering technologies/technicians
  • Electrical and power transmission installers
  • Electrical, electronics and communications engineering
  • Electrical/electronics maintenance and repair technology
  • English language and literature, general
  • Environmental/environmental health engineering
  • Forest engineering
  • Forestry
  • Geological/geophysical engineering
  • Heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration maintenance technology/technician
  • Heavy/industrial equipment maintenance technologies
  • Hospitality administration/management
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • Legal professions and studies, other
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Materials engineering
  • Mental and social health services and allied professions
  • Parks, recreation and leisure facilities management
  • Parks, recreation and leisure studies
  • Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies, other
  • Pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences and administration
  • Plumbing and related water supply services
  • Public relations, advertising and applied communication
  • Registered nursing, nursing administration, nursing research and clinical nursing

Student Experience

International Student Services helps international students from different countries and cultures successfully transition to Canada from pre-departure, to arrival and onwards to every moment at Fleming College through a number of programs and services:

  • Arrival Services
  • Health Insurance
  • Immigration
  • Peer Mentoring
  • International Student Orientation

Fleming College’s Student Experience team is excited to welcome and support you. There will be a lot of opportunities to get involved and stay connected during your time at Fleming. The Student Experience team offers a range of student services that will help you make a successful transition to your life at Fleming. Find more details. (Opens In A New Tab)

Scholarships and Bursaries

Fleming College offers a range of scholarships for international students and you may qualify right into your first semester.

Merit-based Scholarship Program

These will be awarded to international students who have entered semester two and who have just completed their first semester of study. Eligibility will be based on semester one grade point averages (GPA). Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $2,000 depending on length of program and the student’s semester one GPA.

If you are entering a post-secondary program for the first time as a full-time Fleming College student, you may qualify for our Entry Scholarships.

The new East Asia Academic Excellence Entry Scholarship of $1,250 CAD has been developed exclusively for East Asian (China, Philippines, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, etc.) students, with the following criteria for qualifying:

  1. Acceptance into a Fleming a post-secondary or post grad program;
  2. IELTS overall score of 6.5 (no individual ban below 6.0);
  3. 80% graduation GPA from their high school or college-university; and
  4. Submission of a Letter of Interest regarding why they want to study at Fleming in their chosen field of study.

The following new scholarships will be announced in the month of April 2022 and be effective as of the September 2022 new intake semester period:

  • India Academic Excellence Entry Scholarship – $500 CAD
  • South Asia Academic Excellence Entry Scholarship – $1,000 CAD
  • Africa Academic Excellence Entry Scholarship – $1,000 CAD
  • Global English as a Second Language Bridge (ELB) Entry Scholarship – $1,000 CAD


Fleming College offers on-campus student housing at Sutherland and Frost Campus and other resources to help you decide where to live. Our student housing guide has more information on housing, community and transportation.

On-Campus Residence

Our residences offer convenience, great friendships and the chance to get involved with all that campus life has to offer. The Sutherland and Frost residences offer safe, convenient, and comfortable living accommodation options. For more information about On Campus Housing please visit the residence website. (Opens In A New Tab) To apply to live on campus, please email our residence office. Be sure to include in your email that you are an international student.

Sutherland Campus, Peterborough: sutherland-residence@flemingcollege.ca
Frost Campus, Lindsay: frost-residence@flemingcollege.ca

Off-Campus Housing Office

There is a variety of housing options for Fleming College students looking to move closer without living on campus. Fleming College Off-Campus Housing Office has great resources for finding accommodations in the community. Get started with their online resources. (Opens In A New Tab)

Private Off-Campus Residence

There are private residential suites located across Fleming College Peterborough Campus at Severn Court Student Residence (Opens In A New Tab), Peterborough. Register at least 7 days before arrival. Contact Severn Court by email to reserve a room. 4-, 8- and 12-month lease options are also available.

Options for Homestay

If you would like to live with a local family (may include meals, laundry and internet), try these providers: The Canada Homestay Network (Peterborough) (Opens In A New Tab) and MLI Homestay (Opens In A New Tab)

For more resources and tips for successful housing searching, visit our website (Opens In A New Tab) for arrivals services.

Contact Information


Student Testimonials

Read about the experiences of past international students.

  1. For my ERT Co-op term, I was a Geotechnical Field Technician for Golder Associates. This was an excellent foundation for my career, as I had no prior relevant work experience. That experience on my résumé has drawn interest from every job interview I had.

    Michael Tamosauskas, Graduate, Earth Resources Technician Co-op
  2. The program helped me to become innovative, goal-oriented, business analytical and a better communicator. In addition, Fleming College is approved as a Registered Education Provider (REP) by the Project Management Institute, providing a solid curriculum that teaches in-demand market skills.

    Joao Borges, Graduate, Project Management
  3. The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is one of the top locations where students want to do their semester-long placement and the program prepared us so well for working here in the lab environment. I love working here. The day I found out I got hired full time was honestly the best day.

    Sarah Donaldson, Graduate, Biotechnology - Advanced Research Technician, Genomics, OICR

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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