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Big advantages of the mid-sized Fleming College

With three campuses and over 100 programs, Fleming College is a top ranker

With its main Sutherland Campus located in Peterborough, Fleming College has two more campuses in Lindsay and Haliburton, each being an ideal combination of state-of-the-art facilities surrounded by beautiful nature. Founded in 1967 and named after the popular Scottish-born inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college offers over 100 full-time programs in Business and Computer Technologies, Health and Wellness, Justice, Community Development, Trades and Technology, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Art and Design.

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As a mid-sized college with campuses in urban centres, Fleming College can offer international students an advantage over larger institutions in and around Toronto. Here, they get a truly Canadian experience and a close connection to their faculty and classmates.  

Over an academic year, the average full-time population at Fleming College is approximately 6,300 with international students that make up for about one third of the total student population. This mix of domestic and international students makes the college community very diverse, comprised of talented and driven individuals from more than 33 countries.

“In addition to top-quality education provided in excellent facilities by experienced and supportive instructors, what makes Fleming really special is the feeling of community,” shares Peter Bondy, Director of International Education at Fleming. He adds, “Students really enjoy the urban conveniences available at all our campuses along with access to natural beauty. Equally important to our many international student graduates is that a Fleming College credential—diploma, certificate, graduate certificate, etc.—is recognised throughout North America and around the globe.” 

All Fleming College campuses are well located and accessible 

While many Canadian colleges offer similar supports and services to their students, Fleming’s size and location make it unique. Some standout features include: 

Personalised student attention for support and success

At Fleming, the faculty members invest their time to really get to know the needs of their students. This helps them to provide individual attention to help with academics and professional networking, leading to part-time and full-time career opportunities following graduation. Further, 

  • Fleming instructors are industry experts with experience in the local community and thus can connect students with employers 

  • Smaller class sizes allow more time for each student to use equipment, practise hands-on skills and receive feedback

  • The International Student Services team is focused on individual needs with regular contact with students from application to graduation and beyond

Practical, real-world training

Many employers require applicants to have Canadian experience, and there are plenty of opportunities for practical learning at Fleming – applied projects with business and non-profit partners, co-op placements, internships, apprenticeships, field trips and courses, lab and clinical work, and training in the simulation lab.

  • Hands-on training provided in state-of-the-art facilities, such the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre, new health science wing simulation Centre, Centre for Innovative Aquaculture Production, and specialized art and design studios. 

  • Through Fleming’s strong reputation and connections with local employers, students in several programs receive job offers even before graduating   

Practical training is a crucial part of all curriculums

Support for the application and arrival process

To help international students have a hassle-free experience, Fleming has implemented various new initiatives to make the application and arrival process easier. These new measures are part of Fleming’s ongoing commitment to offer strong support to our international students – from first contact to right through their academic journey and beyond. 

  1. Lifting of the application fee for international students (effective immediately for the Fall 2021, Winter 2022, and Spring 2022 terms).

  2. Target of a turnaround time of ten working days from approved applications to offer letters to avoid delays. 

  3. The new East Asia Entrance Scholarship of $1,250 CAD was developed, and it has been in place since September 2020

Financial aid: Scholarships

Fleming College offers financial assistance through scholarships designed specifically for international students. In fact, there are some merit-based scholarships available for returning international students as well, which can be up to CAD 2,000 depending on a student’s length of study and GPA.

Read more- Scholarships for Indian students to Study in Canada

There are many benefits of studying at Fleming College. Aside from the high educational quality and extensive practical opportunities students receive here, Fleming campuses are located in safe, vibrant communities, in which the cost of living is lower than that of larger metropolitan areas. Here, it’s easy to integrate into the community, make lifelong friends, get involved and practice English. It’s the right choice for many international students. 

Updated on September 3, 2021

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Sameer Javeed

Sameer is a skilled professional with over 14 years of experience and works with the Fleming College as International Recruitment Officer for South Asia. He is the single point of contact for any queries for this region.

In his previous capacity, Sameer was associated with Hinduja Global, Dell International, Hewlett-Packard and Accenture India in the fields of Information Technology, Operations-Performance Management, and Stakeholder Management relations. 


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