Nipissing University


At a Glance

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Urban Centre Size
Small (under 150K)
Number of Students
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Nipissing is proud to be a primarily undergraduate university with a reputation for excellence in teacher education, arts, science and professional programs.

Nipissing’s strategic focus on student success and experience has translated into consistent top rankings in the country in the areas of student support, student experience, faculty, and residences. Students find themselves in a high-quality academic environment that is student-focused and based on personal teaching practices and innovative approaches to learning. Discover why Nipissing is right where you belong.


Small School. Big Opportunities.

At Nipissing University, we believe our small size is one of your biggest advantages. Our focus on student success is consistently recognized with top rankings in Canada in the areas of student support, student experience, faculty, and residences.

Our personalized and innovative approaches to teaching create a high-quality learning environment where you can engage in lively debate and discussion with your peers and faculty.

Why Choose Nipissing?

  • Small class sizes
  • Supportive professors
  • Safe, small, friendly community
  • Best residences in Canada with private, single bedrooms
  • Strong student support services to ensure your success
  • Surrounded by nature, with beautiful hiking trails and a waterfall right on campus

Our Faculties

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Faculty of Education & Professional Studies (Opens In A New Tab)

School of Graduate Studies (Opens In A New Tab)

Requirements and Admissions

Applying for Admission

Applicants studying in Canada (on a study permit) or who are studying or have completed their studies in another country (no status in Canada) will apply for admission consideration using the Nipissing University International Application portal for direct applicants (Opens In A New Tab).

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English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants to Nipissing University undergraduate degree programs from countries where the dominant language of instruction is other than English are required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific details about English language requirements can be found at: (Opens In A New Tab)


  • Accounting and related services
  • Anthropology
  • Biology technician/biotechnology laboratory technician
  • Biology, general
  • Biotechnology
  • Business administration, management and operations
  • Business/commerce, general
  • Chemistry
  • Classics and classical languages, literatures and linguistics
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Education, general
  • Education, other
  • English language and literature, general
  • English language and literature/letters, other
  • English literature
  • Entrepreneurial and small business operations
  • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • Fine arts and art studies
  • Geography and cartography
  • Geological and Earth sciences/geosciences
  • Health and physical education/fitness
  • History
  • Human development, family studies and related services
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Political science and government
  • Practical Nursing
  • Psychology, general
  • Psychology, other
  • Registered nursing, nursing administration, nursing research and clinical nursing
  • Social sciences, general
  • Social sciences, other
  • Social Service Worker: Indigenous Knowledge
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and anthropology
  • Teacher education and professional development, specific levels and methods
  • Teacher education and professional development, specific subject areas
  • Teaching assistants/aides
  • Visual and performing arts, other
  • Visual, digital and performing arts, general

Student Experience

Nipissing offers a friendly campus and a commitment to providing one of the best student experiences among universities in Canada. Enjoy a personalized approach to education with supportive professors and small class sizes. Take advantage of the many opportunities to get involved and explore your interests.

The International Student Support department provides support services and programs to assist with intercultural development and integration for international students. Contact for more information.

City with a View

Nipissing University is located in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. The City is nestled between Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake and is surrounded by numerous protected natural areas, heritage forest parks and historical sites. Approximately a 3½ hour drive from Toronto or a 4 hour drive from Ottawa, our friendly and inviting city is a popular year-round destination. Offering plenty of activities, amenities and services to meet your student needs, North Bay’s vibrancy is only exceeded by its hospitality.

Scholarships and Bursaries

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A private bedroom of your own

Our top-rated residences will make you feel right at home. You can count on making fast friends within your residence community, while enjoying the luxury of a private room of your own!

Our student leaders, Residence Dons and award-winning residence staff give tutorials on everything from the basics of laundry and cooking, to making connections within the community. Our Community Assistants and Academic Dons are additional support for residents in each complex to help with a smooth transition into university.

For all the details on residence, including floor plans, costs and more, visit (Opens In A New Tab)

Want to live off campus? Visit our Off Campus Living website for details: (Opens In A New Tab)

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Student Testimonials

Read about the experiences of past international students.

  1. As a student from India studying human resources at Nipissing, I have found the staff and faculty to be very warm, welcoming and accommodating to my needs. Nipissing is a multicultural community and I’m proud to be a part of it.

    Suni C., 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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