Loyalist College


At a Glance

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Urban Centre Size
Small (under 150K)
Number of Students
3,000 - 3,500
DLI Number
Main Campus Region

Our diverse community includes international students from an ever-growing number of countries around the world. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region and perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, Loyalist College is a destination for students seeking an inclusive and accessible College. Our number-one priority is supporting your success personally and professionally.


Loyalist College empowers students, faculty, staff and partners through experiential, industry cluster-based education, training and applied research programs. As Ontario’s Destination College, the College provides job-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community.

Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, the College is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Belleville is an ideal location for international students new to Canada to have a truly Canadian experience. Students love living and learning in Belleville’s caring, close-knit community where they have plenty of access to green space and waterfront trails.

The College offers international students the ideal combination of academic excellence and curricular experiences. Students can choose from more than 65 full-time diploma and post-graduate certificate programs in biosciences, building sciences, business, community service, health and wellness, media studies, public safety and skilled trades.

Providing a caring, supportive learning environment is Loyalist College’s top priority. Students are guaranteed to achieve personal and professional success with small class sizes and individualized attention from instructors. They can expect more time gaining hands-on experience working with industry tools and equipment. Students benefit from access to the latest tools and technologies, learning resources and realistic practice environments that prepare them to be confident and effective in the workplace.

Requirements and Admissions

All teaching at Loyalist is conducted in English. In order to be successful in a program, skills such as communication, listening comprehension, and reading and writing must be at a level sufficient to meet the demands of post-secondary studies. All Loyalist College applicants whose first language is not English, or whose previous education was in another language, will be expected to provide English proficiency assessment for admissions approval. For details about language and general admission requirements, please visit our How to Apply (Opens In A New Tab) web page.



  • Architectural engineering
  • Biochemistry/biophysics and molecular biology
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Communication and media studies
  • Computer engineering
  • Electrical, electronics and communications engineering
  • Engineering mechanics
  • Environmental/environmental health engineering
  • Film/video and photographic arts
  • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • Health and physical education/fitness
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • Journalism
  • Legal research and advanced professional studies (post-LLB/JD)
  • Legal support services
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Public relations, advertising and applied communication
  • Radio, television and digital communication

Student Experience

Loyalist College prides itself on the personal and friendly attention that our students receive. As we are a smaller college, faculty and staff members get to know each and every student, monitor their success and provide supports as needed.

On campus, Loyalist’s Student Government (Opens In A New Tab) enriches the lives of students with a variety of programs and services, welcoming facilities and amazing social and recreational events.

Belleville (Opens In A New Tab) is a friendly, small community that is easy to navigate, either by car, bicycle or public transit. The cost of living is considerably less than that of a bigger city.

Students love learning and living in Belleville’s caring, close-knit community where they have plenty of access to green space and waterfront trails. Our semi-rural campus provides an enriching Canadian student experience and is a great place to adapt to a new culture and strengthen English skills.

Scholarships and Bursaries

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The College’s Residences are peacefully nestled in a wooded country setting on campus, close to many student life activities and the Residence Commons. With enough space for 476 students, Loyalist College has five suite-style Residence buildings. The College also has 104 spots in four fully furnished townhouse buildings.

With transit that stops right on campus, you’ll have easy access to all the perks of city living, with the convenience of waking up within walking distance of your classes. Apartment-style off-campus housing can range from $400-800 CAD per month, plus personal expenses. International Centre staff are happy to work with you to find suitable accommodations.

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Student Testimonials

Read about the experiences of past international students.

  1. Loyalist College motivated me to express myself by actively participating in class discussions and being a valuable member during group assignments. In addition to hands-on training and theory, my instructors mentored me to be an asset in the business world by refining my communication skills.

    Franklyn Ifeanyi Obunabor, Nigeria
  2. There are many benefits to studying at Loyalist College in Belleville. It’s a small, peaceful city that’s easy to navigate and is full of opportunities. The education and placement experience I received was outstanding. I always felt supported by my instructors, my classmates and the community.

    Humera Zuberbhai Biradar, India

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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