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St Lawrence College

Canada
Overview

Overview

Students who choose to complete their higher education at St. Lawrence College will be opening the door to academic success and a rewarding career anywhere across the globe.

St. Lawrence College has three campuses across the region which include Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall – located in the province of Ontario. These campuses together form a warm and welcoming academic community, which is located within the Thousand Islands area along the unique St. Lawrence River. The college's campuses are located just a short journey from major Canadian cities including Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa – and are the perfect place for students to explore the communities and cultures of Canada and the state of Ontario.

The college places a great emphasis on providing outstanding quality and tailor-made support services to all its students to ensure that they are able to achieve their potential and meet their personal academic and professional goals.

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What's new

What's new

St. Lawrence College has worked tirelessly to protect its students and staff throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and has taken steps during this time to ensure that the learning and wellbeing of students has been as unaffected as possible. Following these efforts, the college is pleased to confirm its intention to return to a primarily face-to-face delivery model for its programs of study and will aim to restore the delivery of its on-campus services from Fall 2021. These changes will take effect across all three of the college's campuses and will progress according to state and nationwide requirements for physical distancing and other health regulations. Following the reopening of campuses, a number of protective policies and procedures will be put in place to help students feel safe and relaxed in continuing their studies.

St. Lawrence College is offering new Graduate Certificate Program Pairs. Specially paired to build the industry-driven skills a student will need, they will set them apart from the competition when they join the workforce. By selecting two sequential graduate certificate programs, students may be able to increase the duration of their Study Permit and Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP). Students can apply for these programs directly or with the help of one of the college's international team members. This complementary learning experience offers students a considerable advantage when entering the workplace.

The college has designed a 360° Virtual Tour to let students explore each of its campuses, in the comfort of their own home, with family and friends. With the click of a button, students can wander around the beautiful campus grounds or tour the on-site residence rooms and common spaces. Also featured in the tour are specialized classrooms and labs, libraries and fitness facilities. Each campus has undergone major renovations in the past two years and the college is #SLCProud of the new student spaces to study and socialize.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

St. Lawrence College specialises in offering a wide range of quality academic programs which are underpinned by years of development and professional, dedicated teaching staff.

The college is accredited to offer a range of courses at Baccalaureate Degree level including:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (in partnership with Laurentian University)

The college consistently performs well in the quality of services delivered and student and graduate satisfaction. In its 2017 KPIs, it was shown that 100 per cent of graduate employers were satisfied with the educational preparation and skills of St. Lawrence graduates. It also demonstrated that over 85 per cent of graduates from the college found employment within six months of leaving the college.

At St. Lawrence College, staff are industry professionals and have brought great expertise from their fields to benefit students of the college. The college works hard to ensure that class sizes are small enough that the passion and knowledge of professors is easy accessible on a personal and first-name basis. Through this, students at the college can be assured of an outstanding quality education that will open doors in their future.

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Department structure

Department structure

St. Lawrence College is a well respected and international institution that hosts approximately 6,700 full-time students every year in addition to approximately 20,000 part-time learners. The college regularly delivers 89 distinct academic programs and is proud to employ over 800 passionate full- and part-time staff. Over half of these are faculty, demonstrating the college's commitment to academic quality.

St. Lawrence College is structured across a number of departments, through which its programs are delivered. These departments are:

  • Applied Arts
  • Community Services
  • Business
  • Computer and Engineering Technology
  • Justice Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Skilled Trades
  • Hospitality and Culinary Arts
  • ESL
  • Graduate Certificates

The college also has a robust English Language teaching program, and provides a range of courses and programs to suit the needs of any students. Learners are able to study remotely from their home country, or learn in person on the college's campuses to gain an immersive English Language experience in Canada. The college also offers summer camp experiences and customized training for ESL to assist students via experiential learning. These programs of study are accredited by the Languages Canada body.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

St. Lawrence College is committed to welcoming a diverse range of students from around the world and supports this through an excellent array of English language programs alongside its regular academic offerings. Courses at the college are delivered in English and therefore applicants to courses at the college will be required to demonstrate a minimum of English language proficiency in order to be offered a place on their program of choice.

In order to attain entry to the college, applicants must have a specific level of understanding in English that allows them to understand the college's instructors and be able to understand the technical language used during the classes of their chosen subject area. The proficiency requirements for applicants may vary according to the program selected, and the level at which it is being studied. There are a number of certification bodies from which the college accepts test results. Any results provided should be from within the last two years.

For students with insufficient competency for their chosen academic course, the college offers a variety of specialist English language and preparatory courses.

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Facilities

Facilities

At St. Lawrence College, it is important that all students coming to study from overseas are able to feel comfortable, safe and happy in their new homes. As a result of this, the college has worked to develop an impressive range of accommodation options to ensure that students are able to find a location and lifestyle that suits them.

Residence

Students living in residence will be able to enjoy the unbeatable convenience of living on campus and being in the centre of a thriving social environment. It is a fantastic way to start a higher education journey overseas, and is perfect for those who appreciate a short journey to class and being close to all the facilities and services that campus has to offer.

Every residence option across the three campuses offers fully furnished suites that provide single or double occupancy. There are also common areas for socialising and studying across all residences, alongside easy access to laundry services, computer labs, catering and dining, and the library.

Homestay

St. Lawrence College partakes in the Canadian Homestay Program, and through this offers international students the opportunity to live and learn within a family home in Canada. Students who choose a homestay experience will become a part of their host family and find a fantastic opportunity to develop their English language skills, as well as immerse themselves in the culture of Canada.

St. Lawrence College campuses are also home to an excellent array of academic facilities ranging across spacious and collaborative classrooms, well-equipped computer labs and social study spaces. There is also a range of amenities and services to meet students' needs from, catering to counselling.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

Due to the generous donations of a wide alumni network and partners of the college, St. Lawrence is proud to offer it students access to a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to assist them in paying for college and maximising their experience there. Securing a bursary or scholarship can make a significant difference for students by helping them to pay for their college experience. The awards can range in value from between CAD 500 and CAD 3,000. Students applying for scholarships or bursaries will need to submit an application to each scholarship they would like to apply for. The information provided in the application form will be the only determinant by which applicants are judged for awards, so students are encouraged to complete them carefully.

Scholarships for International Students include:

  • Regional Academic Excellence Entrance Scholarship
  • IEOP Language Scholarship
  • SLC Loyalty Scholarship
  • Canadian Experience Scholarship

Applicants will be considered for awards according to a variety of factors, ranging across financial circumstance and needs, academic achievement, volunteer and community involvement activities, leadership skills and personal development.

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Total average cost: $1991

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    Food
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    Daily life
  • $256
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