Ontario is the most popular province for postsecondary education in Canada and it’s not hard to see why. Over 800,000 students are enrolled at Ontario colleges and universities, many of whom are from different countries. One of the most common questions we get is which universities in Ontario are available through the ApplyBoard platform.
To help clarify this, we’ve put together the list below to help make this information available at a glance. We’ll also continue to update this page as we continue to partner with other universities in Ontario!
Algoma University’s main campus is located in Sault Ste. Marie, in the heart of the Great Lakes. As an undergraduate-only institution, Algoma is one of Ontario’s smallest universities. However, Algoma’s smaller size has allowed it to focus on increased interaction between students and faculty.
For more information on Algoma University, visit their school page on our website!
Brescia University College
Brescia is a unique school, in that it’s Canada’s only all-women university. An affiliate of nearby Western University, Brescia enjoys all the resources offered by Ontario’s third-largest university but with a 14:1 student/faculty ratio for increased interaction and discussion. Although Brescia is a Catholic institution, it welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. In fact, over 11% of its student population are international students!
ApplyBoard has partnered with Brescia for an exclusive offer. All female international students accepted to the Management and Organizational Studies program will receive an $11,400 bursary as part of their admission offer.
Find out more about this exciting partnership and Brescia University College here.
Brock University is located in St. Catharines, Ontario, and is the only Canadian university in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The university had approximately 19,000 students in 2018 and boasts one of Canada’s most successful co-op programs.
Brock enjoys a 98 per cent work-term placement rate and more than 95 per cent of co-op grads find work with a previous employer. Brock is also the only university in Canada to offer an undergraduate degree in Public Health.
For more on Brock University, including average tuition costs, visit their school page!
King’s University College
Like Brescia, King’s University College is an affiliated school of Western University. Located in London, Ontario, King’s offers students “The Best of Both Worlds” – small classes led by outstanding faculty.
Students can choose from degree programs in the arts, social sciences, management and social work. Every student who attends King’s University College has access to all of Western’s facilities and services, and also graduate with a Western degree.
For more information about King’s University College, visit their school page!
Lakehead University is located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and is regarded as one of Canada’s top research universities. It also routinely ranks in the top 10 for education among Canadian universities. Lakehead offers students a picturesque setting that doesn’t sacrifice access to top programs.
The university’s Faculty of Law and School of Medicine are highly respected, and it has the only internationally accredited (AACSB) business school in northern Ontario. If Thunder Bay is too far, students can also choose Lakehead’s Orillia campus, which boasts Canada’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) compliant academic building.
Find out more about Lakehead University and tuition costs by visiting their school page!
Home of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s east campus, Laurentian University is a midsize institution located in Sudbury, Ontario. Laurentian specializes in niche programs inspired by its northern location, including stressed watershed systems, mining, engineering, and environmental remediation.
As a bilingual university, Laurentian is a great place for international students to nurture their language skills, as more than 40 programs are offered in both English and French.
Learn more about Laurentian University by visiting their school page!
Ontario Tech University
Founded in 2002, Ontario Tech University is one of the newest universities in Ontario. Ontario Tech is located in the city of Oshawa and was founded on the idea of being a “Technology-Enriched Learning Environment”. Students receive the necessary software and support to help prepare them for technology-focused careers.
Ontario Tech has more than 70 specialized research laboratories and facilities. These include the Automotive Centre of Excellence, which has one of the world’s largest climatic wind tunnels.
To find out more about Ontario Tech University, visit their school page!
Queen’s University – School of English
Queen’s University is located in the port city of Kingston, Ontario. The School of English was established in 1942 and is part of Queen’s Faculty of Education. The school teaches international students the skills needed to prepare for university or college, as well as the chance to improve their English.
To learn more about Queen’s University – School of English, visit their school page!
Renison University College
Renison is an affiliated university college of the University of Waterloo. It’s also located in Waterloo, Ontario, and focuses on English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction. Students who attend Renison will find a committed faculty, small classes, and a strong sense of community.
For more information on Renison University College, visit their school page!
Located on the picturesque banks of the Otonabee River in Peterborough, Trent is one of the most beautiful universities in Ontario. It’s also a university that prides itself on offering quality education and small class sizes.
Trent has a reputation for being very welcoming to international students. The university’s Trent International program offers a variety of services and support for students studying abroad.
To find out more about Trent University, check out their school page on our website!
University of Guelph
The University of Guelph ranks high among international students for its research excellence and program diversity. Guelph specializes in the physical and biological sciences, arts, business, and social sciences.
The university also has a number of research projects based around food, including an ongoing program looking to find sustainable ways of feeding the world’s population. And speaking of food, Guelph has the best campus food in Canada according to a recent student survey. Yum!
Learn more about the University of Guelph by visiting their school page!
University of Waterloo
The University of Waterloo (or UW for short) is one of the leading research universities in Ontario and Canada as a whole. At UW, you’ll find world class facilities in science, engineering, and many other disciplines.
UW ranks in the top 10 for Canadian universities and is internationally recognized for its education quality. In fact, 20% of undergrads and 40% of graduate students attending UW are international!
For more information on the University of Waterloo, visit their school page on our website!
University of Windsor
The University of Windsor is located in Canada’s southernmost city, across the USA border from the city of Detroit. Thanks to its close proximity to the United States, the University of Windsor offers unique programs in partnership with U.S. schools.
Over 16,000 students from 100 countries are enrolled in Windsor’s professional schools, which include Law, Business, Engineering, and Nursing.
For more information on the University of Windsor, check out the school page!
A large public research university located in London, Ontario, Western University is a respected member of Canada’s U15 group. With more than 400 academic programs, Western is recognized around the world for its education quality and attracts many international students every year.
Notable programs at Western include a suite of business offerings under the renowned Ivey Business School and Western Integrated Science. Come join the 4,300 international students from 127 different countries at Western today!
For more information on Western University, check out their school page!
Wilfrid Laurier University
WLU is a mid-sized university known for its business and music programs, but you’ll also find many Arts, Science, Education, and Graduate Studies programs. Laurier’s other major campus is located in Brantford, Ontario.
For more information on Wilfrid Laurier University, check out this FAQ or visit their school page on our website!
York University – School of Continuing Studies
York University’s School of Continuing Studies specializes in postgrad education programs. The school offers a selection of always evolving post-graduate certificates in areas such as Accounting Business Administration, and Public Relations.
Here you’ll also find the York University English Language Institute – one of the largest language training centres in Canada! Their programs are designed to help students improve their English language skills, while allowing them to apply for York University’s undergrad programs without taking the IELTS exam.
If you’d like to know more about York University’s School of Continuing Studies, visit their school page on our website!
Yorkville University – Toronto
Yorkville University hosts a large number of international students and prides itself on small class sizes for increased interaction. You can expect to find a supportive environment at Yorkville.
In addition to its Business Administration and Interior Design degree programs, Yorkville has an English Language Pathway Program for students who don’t meet the minimum required IELTS scores.
Located just down the street from York University, Yorkville puts students in the heart of one of Canada’s largest student neighbourhoods.
Find out more about Yorkville University, including how you could be eligible for a $10,000 bursary, by watching this video.