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Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology



Located in the city of Belleville on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario, Loyalist College is one of Canada's most dynamic and diverse public-funded post-secondary education centres, providing a comprehensive range of career oriented, English-language programs and a superb learning experience.

Established in 1967, the college is an applied arts and technology institution with an educational heritage of over fifty years. It fosters students a very high standard of teaching, supported by excellent academic and recreational facilities and an impressive range of student support services. Loyalist College offers a variety of accredited post-secondary courses at different levels of study and is home to around 3,000 full-time students annually.

The college's 200-acre campus is a wonderfully landscaped site, with modern buildings and plenty of green space throughout.

Loyalist College has deep roots in the local and regional economy, generating around 6,000 jobs within the region and adding over 1,000 new graduates to the workforce each year, many of whom decide to work and live locally after completing their course. The college has a global outlook and remains connected to both academic and professional communities nationally and internationally.

The college has a tight-knit diverse international student community from a growing number of countries around the world. Our students benefit from a unique learning experience with both theoretical and vocational elements, as well as a host of extra-curricular activities and social opportunities because of our proximity to nearby urban centres.

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What's new

What's new

Loyalist College ensures its ability to provide the most up-to-date and well-resourced student experience possible, by continuously investing in its campus, facilities, and services. This enables Loyalist graduates to smoothly transition from their studies into professional life, ensuring that they develop the skills and experience necessary to succeed in the modern workplace.

The college recently received confirmation of a CAD 2.8 million government grant, awarded over three years, which is part of a CAD 600 million programme aimed at enhancing post-secondary schools' facilities.

The college will invest this funding into a number of programs at the school including a full renovation of the culinary wing, and brand new food-technology labs furnished with the latest equipment. There are also plans for a new integrated health and wellness facility, which will provide a range of spaces for massage therapy and esthetics programs. Funding will also be distributed to healthcare programs, ensuring equipment and technology is up to date and fulfils the most rigorous professional standards.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Loyalist College provides a remarkable quality of teaching, with a holistic approach which combines theoretical knowledge and understanding with practical hands-on experience. Students gain a well-rounded education which prepares them for impactful roles within competitive employment industries.

College teaching staff are highly qualified, with extensive experience and enthusiasm in their subject areas. The college has a strong focus on effective communication between staff and students, and many of the faculty have worked and taught overseas, allowing them to readily communicate with students from all kinds of backgrounds.

Loyalist College is ranked number one in Ontario for graduate employment by Colleges Ontario, with students enjoying a graduate employment rate of 88.8 per cent which is significantly higher than the provincial average of 85.5 per cent. This indicates the desirability of Loyalist graduates in the local and regional workforce.

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Department structure

Department structure

Loyalist College offers over 65 different full-time diploma and post-secondary and postgraduate programs.

Programs are distributed across a wide range of subject areas, including both academic and vocational courses, with many courses including accreditation from leading industry bodies which can be a vital step towards realising professional aspirations.

The college offers a huge range of courses, ranging from advanced filmmaking to biotechnology, practical nursing to finance and analytics, business sales and marketing or global business management.

Course content is varied and diverse, often incorporating hands-on components such as work experience, primary research opportunities and internships.

Prospective students are encouraged to view the full list of courses and programs on the Loyalist College website.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The application process for courses at Loyalist College can vary based on the chosen program and mode of delivery. Prospective students are encouraged to consult the course-specific pages on the college website for full admission details, including any relevant dates and deadlines for applying. Applications are received online and are open on a rolling bases throughout the year, with entry points for various courses in September, January, and May.

There is a one-time application fee of CAD 110 which must be paid alongside the application form. In general, applications should contain the following:

  • Official transcripts, with grades equivalent to the grade 12 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • Evidence for fulfilment of programme-specific admission requirements
  • CV or letter of recommendation
  • Passport copy
  • Health certificate
  • Bank statements

International applicants must also meet a minimum standard for English Language Proficiency. The standard can vary according to the chosen programme level of study, and full details are available online.

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Loyalist College is located on a 200-acre fully modernised campus, which acts as a self-contained learning environment, providing everything its students need for academic success and personal enrichment. In addition to modern teaching rooms with the latest learning technologies, individual and group study paces and free, fast WiFi throughout, the campus library offers a huge range of resources and services as well as hundreds of thousands of books, journals and digital resources which can be accessed remotely.

There are several options for college accommodation, with a safe and social community of residences in a wooded country setting. There are both townhouse and apartment-style options with full time professional staff, 24/7 security and access to a host of social events, all located within easy walking distance of campus.

The college has a strong culture of sports, with a state-of-the-art gymnasium and fitness center as well as facilities for a range of competitive sports teams available for student to train in. The campus also contains many options for refreshments, with affordable vendors providing healthy and delicious food and drinks all year round.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

Tuition fees at Loyalist College vary depending on the course chosen, as well as the level and duration of study. There can be additional ancillary costs for some courses, as well as considerations for expenses such as accommodation and learning resources. Full details can be found on the tuition and fees page on the college website, and prospective students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with these details before submitting an application.

Loyalist College aims to support the financial security of all its students and ensure that they have the necessary funds to focus on their studies and achieve their fullest potential. Each year, the college provides over a million dollars in financial grants, scholarship schemes, bursaries and opportunities for part-time employment while studying.

Each year, Loyalist College awards several international students with entrance and returning student bursaries which is provided to students after the registration period is completed to apply.

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International students

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