St. Lawrence College


At a Glance

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Urban Centre Size
Medium (150-500K)
Number of Students
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Main Campus Region

St. Lawrence College offers more than 100 full-time programs and modern, expansive facilities on three southeastern Ontario campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall. Here, you will get to know your professors, who are professionals with industry experience, and you will get the knowledge and training you need to be career-ready with state-of-the-art learning facilities and a close-knit college environment.


St. Lawrence College (SLC), founded in 1967, is a publicly funded college based in Canada.

With campuses in Kingston, Brockville and Cornwall, St. Lawrence College offers more than 100 full-time programs to students. Students have many different subjects to focus on. Some examples include Applied Arts, Business, Community Services, Health Sciences, Hospitality and Culinary, Justice Studies, Science and Computing, and Skilled Trades.

The college focuses on impactful learning through various forms of teaching. This is to help students prepare for their future careers outside of the college.

Why Choose SLC?

  • Medium-sized college with grand opportunities for your success
  • 100,000+ graduates living and working in 75+ countries
  • 8,500+ full-time students, 1,500+ international students from 55+ countries
  • Employment opportunities in local communities and bigger cities nearby
  • All academic programs are eligible for Post Graduate Work Permit

Tour Our Campuses

We invite you to take a tour of our campuses and experience St. Lawrence College first-hand. You have the option to visit our state-of-the-art facilities or tour the campus virtually at your own pace. No matter which you attend, you will discover what SLC has in store for you!

Requirements and Admissions

Admission Requirements

International students must meet these admission requirements:

  • Copy of a valid passport
  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Translated copies of high school or university diploma and transcripts (depending on the program); if you are in your last year of study, submit an official letter from your high school or university proving your status
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Additional requirements may depend on the program

English Proficiency Requirements

International students must meet these English proficiency requirements:

  • Certificates, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas: IELTS Academic 6.0 overall, with no band below 5.5, TOEFL iBT 78, Duolingo 105, IEOP 70% Advanced
  • Bachelor of Business Administration: IELTS Academic 6.5 overall, with no band below 6.0, TOEFL iBT 88, IEOP 85% Advanced
  • Graduate Certificates: IELTS Academic 6.5 overall, with no band below 6.0, TOEFL iBT 83, Duolingo 115, IEOP 85% Advanced

How to Apply

Follow these steps to apply:

You will receive a confirmation of payment from our college. You will need to download your proof of payment to support your VISA application.

  • Download your Letters of Acceptance(s) to support your VISA application
  • Upload a copy of your VISA/Study Permit approval to notify the college


  • Accounting and related services
  • Arts, entertainment, and media management
  • Audiovisual communications technologies/technicians
  • Bilingual, multilingual and multicultural education
  • Biotechnology
  • Building/construction finishing, management and inspection
  • Business administration, management and operations
  • Business operations support and assistant services
  • Business, management, marketing and related support services, other
  • Business/corporate communications
  • Carpentry/carpenter
  • Civil engineering technology/technician
  • Clinical, counselling and applied psychology
  • Communication and media studies
  • Communication, journalism and related programs, other
  • Communications technologies/technicians and support services, other
  • Communications technology/technician
  • Computer and information sciences and support services, general
  • Computer programming
  • Computer science
  • Computer software and media applications
  • Computer systems analysis/analyst
  • Computer/information technology administration and management
  • Construction trades, general
  • Cosmetology and related personal grooming services
  • Crafts/craft design, folk art and artisanry
  • Culinary arts and related services
  • Design and applied arts
  • Drama/theatre arts and stagecraft
  • Electrical and electronic engineering technologies/technicians
  • Electrical/electronics maintenance and repair technology
  • English language and literature, general
  • Entrepreneurial and small business operations
  • Environmental control technologies/technicians
  • Film/video and photographic arts
  • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • Fine arts and art studies
  • Health and medical administrative services
  • Health and physical education/fitness
  • Hospitality administration/management
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • International and comparative education
  • Marketing
  • Masonry/mason
  • Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians, other
  • Mechanics and repairers, general
  • Music
  • Precision production trades, general
  • Psychology, general
  • Public relations, advertising and applied communication
  • Visual and performing arts, other
  • Visual, digital and performing arts, general
  • Woodworking

Student Experience

International Centre

Check out our resources and support for international students (Opens In A New Tab).

We want you to have a fulfilling college experience, so we provide you with a supportive atmosphere that includes a team of individuals dedicated to helping you succeed. No matter what your needs are, we have someone to help.

Don’t take our word for it, check out our student-made videos (Opens In A New Tab) about their lives at SLC and in the communities!

Scholarships and Bursaries

To help alleviate the financial pressure, the International Department of St. Lawrence College is happy to offer four types of merit-based scholarships to future and current international students.


We want our students to feel comfortable in their new home away from home. There are many options available.


For students who are away from home, sometimes for the first time, living in residence is a great way to begin your college experience.

All of the residences on our three campuses have fully furnished single or double-occupancy suites and common areas for group study and social activities. There are accessible suites available for students with disabilities. With easy access to public transit, on-site laundry facilities, access to college computer labs, library, dining services, meal plans and more, the residence has everything you need in one comfortable, secure location.

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Off-Campus Housing

The Kingston Student Association of St. Lawrence College has partnered with (Opens In A New Tab), as well as (Opens In A New Tab)

Their services are FREE for all students to use as an effective method of finding a place to live off campus.

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The Canada Homestay Network (CHN) (Opens In A New Tab) manages Homestay for St. Lawrence College. The Homestay Program is a program where families in Canada open up their home to host international students. Homestay is a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and enrich your Canadian experience!

Learn more about joining Homestay (Opens In A New Tab) for a memorable experience.

Contact Information

  • St. Lawrence College


    Kingston Campus: 100 Portsmouth Ave, Kingston, ON K7L 5A6
    Brockville Campus: 2288 Parkedale Ave, Brockville, ON K6V 5X3
    Cornwall Campus: 2 St. Lawrence Dr, Cornwall, ON K6H 4Z1


Student Testimonials

Read about the experiences of past international students.

  1. I fell in love with SLC because its values resonate with me. SLC offers many support services to help new and returning students settle in, explore the community, meet new people and make lifelong connections. They prepare each student to succeed.

    Maria Cristina Abellera, Philippines
  2. SLC Professors have experience working in their respective industry and the lessons have a blend of theory and practical case discussions. Once I step out of SLC, I am confident that the knowledge and skills that I gained here will add value to my career.

    Sandeep Doranadula , India
  3. Studying at SLC has been a life-changing experience. The college and its services, staff members and students are nice, welcoming and helpful. The college provides you with all the tools so that you can be successful during your program and after you graduate, and I find this amazing.

    Ana Sofia Rubio Martinez, Mexico

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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