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George Brown has collaborated with six post-secondary universities to develop new paid work-integrated learning opportunities for graduates. This initiative “Drive AbilityOpening Doors” aims to provide students in Business, Technology, and Engineering schools with paid job placements in the automotive and advanced manufacturing sectors. The program is funded by the Canadian provincial government and is set to provide over 600 job placements. George Brown College’s location in Downtown Toronto enables the college to network with the city’s top employers. Hence, allowing students to obtain industrial experience and build relationships with industry partners.
Why study at George Brown College?
- George Brown College is located in downtown Toronto and hence has access to the city’s top employers. Toronto is also among the most diverse cities in the world and provides students with a variety of social and cultural experiences.
- The college provides opportunities to work with industry leaders to ensure that students learn the skills they need to create a fulfilling career
- The curriculum at George Brown College focuses on hands-on-learning and real-world experience. With facilities like The Chef’s House and WAVE Clinics, the college strives to stimulate real-world work environments.
- All of the college’s career-focused programs include atleast one experimental learning opportunity.
- George Brown has numerous industry partnerships which help students access the latest technology and trends in their fields.
- The college has a vibrant campus community with activities, clubs, sports and social and cultural events, helping students develop academically and personally.
- Geroge Brown College also provides on-campus accommodation for students, which is at walking distance from both St. James and Waterfront campuses.
George Brown College offers more than 170 career-oriented programs, including certificate, diploma, degree, and postgraduate programs. All George Brown College programs are available in a range of disciplines. Additionally, the college offers continuing education in over 190 areas.
- Arts, Design
- Information Technology
- Community Services and Early Childhood
- Construction and Engineering Technologies
- Hospitality and Culinary Arts
- Health Sciences
- Preparatory and Liberal Studies
- English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (ESL)
- Graduate Certificate/Post-Graduate Programs
- Degree Programs
- Diploma/Certificate Programs
- Specialized Programs
- Diploma and Certificate programs
- Postgraduate programs
- Degree programs
Other George Brown College Programs
- Apprenticeship programs
- Continuing education
- Bridging programs
- Postgraduate programs
- Degree programs
- Second career program
- Business Management
- Computer Science
The eligibility criteria for diploma, graduate, and postgraduate programs are as follows –
- You need to be a senior secondary school graduate (Grade 12)
- A minimum of 60% aggregate in Grades 10 and 12 is required for all streams.
- A minimum of 50% aggregate in English language is required in Grade 10 and 12.
- Applicants to the Information Technology, Construction, and Engineering programs must have a minimum aggregate of 50% in mathematics in Grades 10 and 12.
- Applicants for all other programs must have passed English and Mathematics in Grade 12. (50% aggregate in grade 10 Mathematics for students who did not have the subject in Grade 12)
- Minimum aggregate in Grade 12 Science, Mathematics, and English may be required for some limited programs.
- Senior high school diploma or an equivalent qualification.
- You must have at least five major topics in Grade 12 to graduate including English. All making an average score of 65% and nothing less than a 60% aggregate in all subjects individually.
- In case of students who completed their Grade 12 without Mathematics, their scores from Grades 10 and 11 (or any post-secondary courses taken) may be considered if their aggregate score is a minimum of 70%.
- For some degree programs, minimum scores in Grade 12 Science courses are also required.
- A university or college graduate degree is required.
- Results from a first or second-class degree are required (second-class degree results must have a minimum overall average of 55% for Business programs and a 60% aggregate for all other streams).
- Aspirants to a fashion program must have a first-class degree with a minimum of 70% aggregate.
Note: At the time of registration for any George Brown College courses, all overseas applicants must be at least 18 years old.
English language proficiency requirements
The eligibility criteria for various English language proficiency exams with respect to the programs provided by George Brown College are as follows –
|Test||Diploma/Certificate Programs||Degree Programs||Postgraduate Programs|
|IELTS||6.0 minimum with 5.5 in each skill band||6.5 minimum with 6.0 in each skill band||6.5 minimum with 6.0 in each skill band|
|TOEFL||80 (online) minimum with 20 in each skill band||84 (online) minimum with 21 in each skill band||88 (online) minimum with 22 in each skill band|
|PTE||54 overall with 50 in each skill band||60 overall with 55 in each skill band||60 overall with 55 in each skill band|
|MELAB (Michigan English|
|CAEL (Canadian Academic |
|60||70 with at least 60 in Writing||70 with at least 60 in Writing|
|Cambridge English Exam|
(B2 First, C1 Advanced or
|169 or more (with no individual skill below 162)||176 or more (with no individual skill below 169)||176 or more (with no individual skill below 169)|
Documents you need
At the time of application, international students must submit the following documents to George Brown College:
- IELTS/TOEFL/PTE 2 years from test date
- A GBC English for Academic Program (EAP) certificate (Level 8 or 9). There is no defined limitation, however if it has been more than 3 years since completion, a review may be required.
- GBC Admissions Test certificate no later than 1 year of completion.
- Approved private language school partner Certificate of Completion from Ontario public Colleges EAP within the last 3 years.
- 2 consecutive years FT High School certificate graduated within the last 4 years in Canada or other English-speaking countries
- Degrees/Diploma – 2+ years FT graduated within last 4 years in Canada or other English-speaking countries
Application fees and Tuition cost
|FEE||Application Fee||Tuition Fees Per Year||Notes|
|Canadian citizens and permanent residents||$95||$2,460 to $13,200 (two semesters does not include ancillary fees)||Varies by program. (See individual program descriptions on the College site for fees.)|
|International students||$95||$15,190 to $27,930 (two semesters does not include ancillary fees)||Varies by program. (See individual program descriptions on the College site for fees.)|
Apart from these, there are additional costs like fees for Materials/Supplies, Counseling, Career Service, Tutoring and Learning, Academic Technology Support, Athletics, Health/Dental Insurance, and more.
To know more about the additional costs and the updated George Brown College fees we recommend that you look up the precise charge on the college website
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Q1. How can I obtain a letter of confirmation of enrollment/verification of enrollment status (full-time, part-time)?
Answer – Domestic students can request the college authorities for a verification or confirmation of enrollment letter to get proof of full-time status. However, international students need to get in contact with the International Centre for confirmation of full-time status or an enrollment letter by visiting the Letter Request for International Students website.
Q2. How do I pay my tuition?
Answer – The cost of a program varies based on what you choose to study. The exact fees for your program can be found on the college website. Keep in mind that international students pay different costs than domestic students and that some programs have additional expenses (such as material fees) that add to the program’s cost.
Q3. What is the application process?
Answer – You can apply to George Brown College by visiting the Ontario Colleges website and submitting an online application. You must also submit your documentation to Ontario Colleges to be confirmed and forwarded to George Brown College after you have completed your application and also pay to Ontario Colleges.
Q4. What is George Brown College’s contact number?
Answer – Tel: 416-415-2000 ; Toll-free: 1-800-265-2002 (in Canada and the United States) ; TTY: 1-877-515-5559
Q5. What is the George Brown College address?
Answer – George Brown College, P.O. Box 1015, Station B, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T 2T9