Durham College

Location Oshawa
Established 1967
Famous For Graduate Preparation


Durham College, founded in 1967, is an Arts and Technology college based in Ontario, Canada. It is regarded as one of the outstanding colleges in Canada.

Durham College is the number one College in Greater Toronto for International Student Satisfaction and automatic second-semester scholarships are applied to students who meet requirements. There are currently 11,000 students and almost 2,400 international students from 72 countries enrolled at the College.

Students can find over 140 full-time courses in the following subjects:

  • Business
  • Culinary
  • Emergency services
  • Engineering technology
  • General arts
  • Health
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality
  • Information technology
  • Justice
  • Media, art and design
  • Science
  • Skilled trades
  • Tourism

Services for International Students

Durham College provides full-fledged support to its international students regarding visas and permits, tax information, housing, and graduating to working in Canada.

To prepare students for their first class, DC requests students to download the DC Connect app and select PREP 1000. This is part of the College orientation program to ensure students feel at home.


International students can choose from on-campus housing, off-campus residence (like Foundry 1805, 17Hundred), homestays, and off-campus budget apartments.

Other amenities for international students include a triple gym, squash court, health centre, on-campus dining options, 70 student clubs, campus library, easy commuting with GO transit buses, U-Pass, parking facilities and 1360 student capacity on-campus accommodation.

About Location

Durham College has two campuses in Oshawa and Whitby, both a hub of activity.

About Location

  • Cody Partridge (Music Business Program, 2011, received 14 awards at 2022 Canadian Sync Awards)
  • Jocelyne Pelletier (indigenous student access coach, wins 2021 Pickering Civic Award)
  • Tianna McFarlane (Supply Chains and Operations alumni, bandage brand, Heal in Color)
  • Kristin Atwood (Culinary Management Program alumni, 2017, owner of independent production company, Chef Studio)

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