Sheridan College


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Welcome to Sheridan: Education that puts you first!

An environment of innovation and creativity inspires us all to explore new ways of thinking. From our vibrant, diverse campuses to our rigorous programs and commitment to practical, experiential learning, a Sheridan education will set you up for success.


Founded in 1967, Sheridan has grown from a local college of 400 students to one of Ontario’s leading postsecondary institutions, educating approximately 17,670 full-time and 2,140 part-time studies students every year on three campuses (Opens In A New Tab) in three Ontario cities — Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga.

An award-winning institution, Sheridan attracts students from across Canada and around the world. Sheridan’s 210,000+ alumni (Opens In A New Tab) play a critical role in shaping the future of our society in the fields of arts, business, community service, health, technology and the skilled trades.

Sheridan at a Glance

Five Faculties

Three Campuses in the Greater Toronto Area

Five Research Centres

Entrepreneurship Hub

Requirements and Admissions

Your journey to a unique Sheridan education starts with applying.

Here’s how to apply to Sheridan in five easy steps.

Step 1: Find the right program for you.

Research, research, research! Talk to friends, guidance counsellors, family members, colleagues — they can all help you make the right choice.

Our website, (Opens In A New Tab) has a wealth of detailed information on all the programs we offer, the kinds of careers they lead to and how to apply.

If you need help deciding which program works best for you, we have several online tools. (Opens In A New Tab)

Sheridan offers more than 140 programs across five faculties. Find the program that’s the best fit for you. (Opens In A New Tab)

Step 2: Check the program availability and admission requirements.

Admission to Sheridan can be competitive and some programs can fill quickly. Be sure to check program availability before applying.

Admission requirements depend on your program of choice. Please check your program page (Opens In A New Tab) to make sure you meet the specific requirements listed there. International applicants must meet the course equivalencies of the Canadian admission requirements.

Step 3: Apply online and pay the application fee.

International students apply directly to Sheridan. (Opens In A New Tab)

You’ll need a computer with an internet connection and a credit card to pay the application fee.

The “equal consideration” date for programs starting in September is February 1. We encourage you to apply before then. We’ll accept your application after that date if the program is still open as indicated on our website.

Step 4: Track your application & submit your documents.

Once you’ve applied to Sheridan, you can track the status of your application and submit any academic or other required documents online.

Step 5: Accept your offer.

Once you receive your Sheridan offer letter, you simply need to log in to your account to confirm your acceptance.

Please be sure to meet all deadlines for accepting your offer, paying your fees and completing the outstanding admission requirements if your offer is conditional.

Information on study permits, including how to apply and processing times, is available through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (Opens In A New Tab).


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  • Arts, entertainment, and media management
  • Business administration, management and operations
  • Communication and media studies
  • Communication, journalism and related programs, other
  • Computer and information sciences and support services, general
  • Computer engineering technologies/technicians
  • Computer programming
  • Computer science
  • Computer/information technology administration and management
  • Design and applied arts
  • Drama/theatre arts and stagecraft
  • Education, general
  • Educational assessment, evaluation and research
  • Electrical and electronic engineering technologies/technicians
  • Electromechanical engineering
  • English language and literature, general
  • Film/video and photographic arts
  • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • Fine arts and art studies
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • Journalism
  • Legal professions and studies, other
  • Marketing
  • Pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences and administration
  • Practical nursing, vocational nursing and nursing assistants
  • Public relations, advertising and applied communication
  • Veterinary biomedical and clinical sciences (Cert., MS, MSc, PhD)
  • Visual and performing arts, other

Student Experience

From the moment you join the Sheridan learning community, you’ll have access to our many services and outside-the-classroom programming.

Helping You Transition to Sheridan

To transition well to life at Sheridan and make the most of your experience, we encourage you to take advantage of the many social and academic events, programs and services (Opens In A New Tab) that we offer. Your time as a Sheridan Bruin will be filled with diverse and exciting opportunities — find out what inspires you, and we’ll be here to support your journey!

Supporting Student Success

Our many Student Services (Opens In A New Tab) will help you fully embrace campus life and get the most from your academic program. Here are just a few of the services you’ll have access to as a Sheridan student:

  • Accessible Learning
  • Athletics and Recreation
  • Career Services
  • Centre for Equity and Inclusion
  • Co-operative Education
  • Financial Aid and Awards
  • First-Year Experience
  • International Centre
  • Library and Learning Services
  • Peer Mentors (students helping students)
  • Student Advisement
  • Student Health Centres
  • Student Leadership & Engagement
  • Tutoring Supports and Services
  • Wellness and Counselling Services

Scholarships and Bursaries

Each year, Sheridan issues millions of dollars to students through scholarships, awards and bursaries.

We encourage students to apply for funding opportunities through Sheridan’s online award system at the beginning of each semester.

View the list of current scholarships, awards and bursaries available to Sheridan students. (Opens In A New Tab) Search for “international” to find opportunities available to international students.

Entrance Scholarships for New International Students, 2022/23

All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL excluded) in Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 semesters in Year 1 (Term 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. Students will be notified of their exact scholarship amount with their offer of admission. These funds will be automatically added to students’ accounts in two equal instalments issued early in the first and second terms of study. Students must remain full-time in Term 2 for the second instalment to be issued.


Living On Campus

Residence at Sheridan (Opens In A New Tab) combines affordable, modern accommodations with the convenience of on-campus living. Both the Davis Campus (Brampton) and the Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) have residence buildings, each offering living and study spaces for students.

Convenience and Community

Living in a Sheridan residence is perhaps the easiest way to begin your transition to Sheridan. It will provide you with the opportunity to quickly make lasting friendships, the comfort of living at a “home away from home,” and the convenience of everything you need to live and study happily.


Sheridan’s residences feature modern, clean facilities, a safe, smoke-free environment, and fully furnished suites with kitchen and laundry facilities.

Our Residence team has introduced many safety and cleaning protocols to support our students’ well-being, and front-desk staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Welcome Package

When you arrive at Residence, a member of our team will be there to welcome you, provide you with a tour of your new home and introduce you to your roommate. We also offer a complimentary welcome package that includes all the items that you’ll need to make Residence your home away from home.

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Off-Campus Living

There are several things to consider before deciding where to live (Opens In A New Tab), including location, cost, safety, maintenance and amenities. If it’s your first time renting, we’re here to help.

There are also many resources available to help you look for housing (Opens In A New Tab), including housing search websites, online classified ads and homestay options.

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Student Testimonials

Read about the experiences of past international students.

  1. So much happened in four years, and every moment was precious to me. […] I’m from China, so studying at Sheridan made me 12,000 km away from my home. At first, I had some worries and challenges, but as things unfolded I started to see all the beauty of this country.

    Tianyi Zhong, Honours Bachelor of Animation
  2. Before I left Sri Lanka, I applied to teach at a lot of places but did not receive a positive response from most of them. When I returned [after completing my program at Sheridan], I got a call for many interviews and am now working with two reputed organizations. It really worked out for me.

    Tharindra Illangasinghe, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL Plus)

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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