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Colleges & Universities

Newcomers seeking postsecondary learning opportunities will find them here.

Ontario's publicly assisted postsecondary education system is made up of 20 universities, 24 colleges of applied arts and technology and other facilities. We have some of the best programs, offered by renowned experts, in the world.

Universities offer a complete range of programs in the arts and sciences, as well as graduate and professional programs. Colleges prepare students for careers in business, applied arts, technology, and health sciences. They also offer part-time and continuing education courses, apprenticeships and skills training programs.

The following links will take you to information on the postsecondary choices available, the application process and eligibility for financial assistance.

Note: International students will require a temporary study permit in order to study in Ontario. For more information, see our International Students section.

Universities and Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario

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Colleges and universities

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An overview of Ontario’s universities and colleges of applied arts and technology

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Ontario Student Assistance Program


If you are looking for information about financial assistance, you should contact the school you wish to attend directly.

List of Ontario Universities

List of Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology

Not everyone is eligible for funding assistance from the Ontario Student Assistance Program. See the links below for information on who is eligible and what other assistance programs exist for students.

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

Eligibility for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and other financial assistance plans