Seneca College


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Welcome to Seneca

Join us as we take on the great challenges of our time – rebuilding the economy, equity and sustainability – while navigating through the pandemic safely.

We are a renewed Seneca, delivering great polytechnic education that combines rigorous academics with practical training across a huge range of careers and professions.

From health care to technology, business to creative arts, community services to arts and sciences, we will help you get ready to make your mark in the world.

We are proud of our expert faculty, excellent staff and outstanding facilities. We have deep connections to industry and offer thousands of co-op and work placements to get our graduates job ready.

Full-time or part-time, in-person or online, choose the options that suit you. Our sophisticated digital infrastructure has allowed us to adapt to the more virtual world seamlessly.

If you’re up for a challenge, welcome to Seneca. Now is your time.


At Seneca, you join an international community of thousands of students and professors who share your dedication to building a better future for everyone. You’ll meet people from around the world, of different ages and backgrounds — all with something to contribute, working towards their own goals. You will fit right in.

With state-of-the-art campuses located in the culturally-diverse, safe and livable city of Toronto, Seneca is the right destination for you to build your future. More than 35,000 full-time students and 15,000 international students choose to study at Seneca.

Our passionate faculty are respected, well-connected in their fields and care about helping you succeed. We believe that education is more than taking classes, so we provide enriching experiences to further your learning both inside and outside the classroom.

With more than 300 programs and 500 career options (Opens In A New Tab), Seneca has many ways for you to pursue your goals. Whether you are preparing for a career or further education, we can help you achieve it. Our range of credentials and flexible learning options allow you to choose your own path of study and learn in a way that works for you.

Campus Locations

Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the fourth largest city in North America. It is one of the world’s most multicultural cities with more than 70 ethnic groups and 150 languages and dialects spoken.

Seneca campuses are located throughout the Greater Toronto Area, each with academic specialties and unique appeal. Take a 360 virtual campus tour (Opens In A New Tab) to learn more.

Requirements and Admissions

To apply to Seneca, please ensure you have all the necessary documents (Opens In A New Tab) to support your application. Instructions on how to apply can be found online (Opens In A New Tab).

As an international student, you will require a study permit to enrol in a full-time program that is longer than six months in duration. You can apply for a study permit from inside or outside of Canada. Refugee claimants and convention refugees must also obtain a study permit to attend a full-time program in Canada.


  • Arts, entertainment, and media management
  • Biochemistry/biophysics and molecular biology
  • Biology, general
  • Biomathematics, bioinformatics, and computational biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/plant biology
  • Cell/cellular biology and anatomical sciences
  • Communication and media studies
  • Computer engineering
  • Film/video and photographic arts
  • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • Fine arts and art studies
  • Health and physical education/fitness
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • Insurance
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Natural resources conservation and research
  • Outdoor education
  • Parks, recreation and leisure facilities management
  • Physical Science Technologies/Technicians
  • Public relations, advertising and applied communication
  • Publishing
  • Radio, television and digital communication
  • Science Technologies/Technicians, General
  • Telecommunications management
  • Visual, digital and performing arts, general

Student Experience

Seneca offers a great student experience inside and outside the classroom, including:

We want to make sure you are successful in your studies. Support services (Opens In A New Tab) at Seneca include counselling, accessibility services and career planning.

International Student Services (Opens In A New Tab) is the link to life at Seneca for international students. Services includes housing, visa and permits, health insurance and more. We also plan monthly events such as trips, tours and social activities where you can meet other international students and enjoy the Seneca experience.

There are always activities and workshops (Opens In A New Tab) for international students. We encourage you to make new friends and meet other international students at Seneca.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Each year, Seneca offers millions of dollars in scholarships, bursaries and other awards based on both academic achievement and financial need. Their values range from $50 to $5,000.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, while bursaries are awarded for financial need. Some awards are open to all students, while other awards are offered only to students in specific programs.

Learn more about Seneca’s awards, scholarships and bursaries (Opens In A New Tab).


At Seneca, we strive to make your student life as comfortable as possible. We provide you with accommodation options that will make you feel at home. Depending on your preferences, you can choose from on-campus or off-campus housing options.

On-campus Housing

Living on campus gives you the full college experience and can help ease your transition to Canada. Seneca’s apartment-style buildings at Newnham and King campuses are accessible and fully equipped. The best part? Making new friends while living in residence.

Seneca’s Residences will allow you to focus on your studies while enjoying the student community in a safe and convenient environment.

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Off-campus Housing

Seneca’s partnership with Places4Students (Opens In A New Tab) provides a large, real-time database of student housing vacancies near Seneca with photos, contact information and property features.

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Student Testimonials

Read about the experiences of past international students.

  1. Once I found that Seneca has activities for international students, it helped me to make more friends and get involved in activities like going to the CN Tower, skiing and Canada’s Wonderland.

    Sinaly, Burkina Faso, Civil Engineering advanced diploma program
  2. My teachers are always helping us, even if we don’t have a class. They are always giving good advice. We feel like we have someone we can rely on.

    Ania, Russia, Graphic Design advanced diploma program
  3. I heard about Seneca from a friend studying there. He brought me on campus, and I fell in love with the facilities, the people studying here and the professors. From that day, I knew this was the right place to be.

    Rogelio, Mexico, Financial Planning diploma program

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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