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Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning is a public college in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

It is a leader in polytechnic education and one of Ontario’s fastest growing colleges, delivering a full range of career-focused education, training and applied research programs to prepare students for success in the new knowledge economy and promote economic prosperity throughout the region and across Ontario.

Established in 1967, Conestoga now serves approximately 12,000 full-time students through campuses and training centres in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Stratford, Ingersoll and Brantford and is a provincial leader in apprenticeship training. Continuing education programs attract more than 30,000 enrolments each year. As the region’s only provider of polytechnic education, Conestoga plays an integral role in the success of the community: 65 per cent of the graduates remain in the area after completing their education, contributing more than $1 billion each year to the local economy.

Conestoga offers small classroom sizes and hands-on, project based learning in the following areas of study - Health and Life Sciences and Community Services, Business and Hospitality, Engineering and Information Technology, Media and Design, Language, Culture and Communications, and Trades and Apprenticeships. Conestoga offers a wide variety of programming from certificates to four-year bachelor degree programs.

Notable alumni

•           Victor Fedeli, advertising executive and Ontario politician

•           Will Ferguson, Ontario politician and Cabinet member

•           Brenda Halloran, RN and Mayor of Waterloo

•           Brenda Irving, CBC Television sports journalist

•           Jonny Staub, radio and television personality


DIPLOMA (EXCLUDING Practical Nursing Diploma)

                          6.0 IELTS (with no band less than 5.5)

DEGREE(INCLUDING Practical Nursing Diploma)

                          6.5 IELTS (with no band less than 6.0)

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE(Some IT/engineering program required test scores may vary)

                            6.5 IELTS (with no band less than 6.0) 

Requirements for Certificate/Diploma and Degree Programs

Higher Secondary Certificate / Intermediate Certificate / Pre-University Certificate Statement of Marks / Transcript of Study    

Requirements for Graduate Certificate Program

Diploma / Degree certificate    Mark sheets / Transcript of Study


  • For Undergraduate programs; 12th Grade Certificate with at least 65% score
  • For Graduate Programs; THREE/FOUR year relevant Bachelors Degree with at least 50% score


Business and Hospitality

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) - International Business Management                      

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)-Accounting, Audit and Information Technology

Bachelor of Public Relations (Honours)                                                

Engineering and Information Technology

Bachelor of Applied Technology (Honours) - Architecture - Project and Facility Management

Bachelor of Engineering - Building Systems Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering - Electronic Systems Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical Systems Engineering

Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours)

Health & Life Sciences and Community Services

Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice (Honours)

Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development (Honours)

Bachelor of Environmental Public Health (Honours)

Media & Design

Bachelor of Design (Honours)                                                  


Business and Hospitality

Business Administration - Accounting

Business Administration - Accounting Accelerated

Business Administration - Financial Planning

Business Administration - Management

Business Administration - Marketing

Business Administration - Supply Chain and Operations Management

Engineering and Information Technology

Architecture - Construction Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)

Civil Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)

Computer Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)

Computer Programmer/Analyst (Optional Co-op)

Electrical Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)

Electronics Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)

Energy Systems Engineering Technology - Electrical (Optional Co-op)

Environmental - Civil Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)

IT Innovation and Design (Optional Co-op)

Manufacturing Engineering Technology - Welding and Robotics (Optional Co-op)

Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automated Manufacturing (Optional Co-op)

Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design and Analysis (Optional Co-op)

Software Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)

Welding Engineering Technology - Inspection (Optional Co-op)

Woodworking Technology (Co-op)                                                       

Media & Design

Graphic Design                                              


Business and Hospitality


Business – Finance

Business - Marketing

Business - Marketing - Accelerated

Business - Purchasing

Culinary Management (Co-op)

Health Office Administration

Hospitality and Tourism Management (Co-op)

Hospitality Management - Hotel and Restaurant (Co-op)

Insurance - Property and Casualty (Optional Co-op)

Office Administration - Executive

Public Relations

Engineering and Information Technology

Computer Programmer

Electrical Engineering Technician

Electronics Engineering Technician

Food Processing Technician (Optional Co-op)

Information Technology Support Services (Optional Co-op)

Mechanical Engineering Technician - Automated Manufacturing (Optional Co-op)

Packaging Engineering Technician (Optional Co-op)

Software Engineering Technician

Welding and Fabrication Technician

Woodworking Technician

Health & Life Sciences and Community Services

Biotechnology Technician

Biotechnology Technician Fast Track

Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Educational Support

Fitness and Health Promotion

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Nutrition and Food Service Management

Occupational Therapist Assistant & Physiotherapist Assistant

Practical Nursing

Protection, Security and Investigation

Recreation and Leisure Services

Social Service Worker

Liberal Studies

Aviation - General Arts and Science

Aviation - General Arts and Science Fast Track

General Arts and Science - Diploma Option

Media & Design

Advertising and Marketing Communications


Broadcast - Radio

Broadcasting - Television and Independent Production

Game - Design

Interior Decorating


Visual Merchandising Arts

Trades and Apprenticeship

Carpentry and Renovation Technician

Electro-Mechanical Maintenance (Optional Co-op)

Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician

Mechanical Technician - CNC

Mechanical Technician - General Machinist (Co-op)

Mechanical Technician - Tool and Die/Tool Maker (Co-op)

Motive Power Technician - Automotive Service

Motive Power Technician - Heavy Duty Equipment

Motive Power Technician - Truck and Coach


Business and Hospitality

Administrative Business Management

Community and Social Service Management

Entrepreneurship Management

Event Management

Financial Planning Services

Global Business Management

Global Hospitality Management (Co-op)

Human Resources Management (Optional Co-op)

Integrated Marketing Communications

Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness

Project Management

Social Media Marketing

Supply Chain Management - Global

Sustainable Business Management

Conestoga Language Institute

Teaching English as a Second Language                                                           

Continuing Education

Applied Manufacturing Management

Engineering and Information Technology

Applied Network Infrastructure and System Administration

Computer Application Security (Optional Co-op)

Computer Applications Development (Optional Co-op)

Construction Management (Optional Co-op)

Embedded Systems Development (Optional Co-op)

Environmental Building Sciences

Environmental Engineering Applications (Optional Co-op)

Food Safety and Quality Assurance - Food Processing

Information Technology Business Analysis - Operations

Information Technology Network Security

Mobile Solutions Development (Optional Co-op)

Operations Leadership in Food Manufacturing

Process Quality Engineering

Structural Steel Management and Detailing (Optional Co-op)

Web Design and Development

Wireless Network Infrastructure

Woodworking Manufacturing Management

Health & Life Sciences and Community Services

Enhanced Nursing Practice - Clinical and Critical Care

Enhanced Professional Practice - Gerontology and Chronic Illness

Mental Health and Substance Abuse - At-Risk Populations


Liberal Studies

Public Service (Optional Co-op)

Media & Design

Broadcasting Performance and Digital Media

Interactive Media Management - Interaction Design                                                     


Business and Hospitality

Baking and Pastry Arts


Business Fundamentals

Culinary Skills - Chef Training (Co-op)

Food Service Worker

Hospitality Operations - Food and Beverage

Medical Office Practices

Office Administration - General

Engineering and Information Technology

Power Engineering Techniques

Technology Foundations

Welding Techniques

Health & Life Sciences and Community Services

Human Services Foundation

Personal Support Worker

Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees

Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas

Liberal Studies

General Arts and Science - One-Year

Media & Design

Design Foundations

Media Foundations

Trades and Apprenticeship

Construction Techniques (Carpentry)

Construction Techniques (Carpentry, Masonry, HVAC and Welding)

Construction Techniques (HVAC, Welding, Plumbing, and Electrical)

Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing                                                       

Renewable Energy Techniques                                                


Conestoga Language Institute

English for Academic Studies                                                   

Engineering and Information Technology

Dynamic Web Site Design                                                         

Network Administration and Technical Support



There are lots of housing options for you to choose from depending on your needs and preferences. Be sure to find a place close to your campus and easily accessible by regular and frequent public transit.

On Campus Residence:

Doon Campus Residence

All students enrolled full-time at Conestoga can apply to Residence. Please note the Residence building is convenient to only Doon (Kitchener) and Cambridge campuses. For other campuses, please check other options .

Brantford Campus Residence:

Brantford campus students are able to apply to the Laurier University Residence in Brantford.

Off-campus Rentals

Conestoga College makes no warranty or representation regarding any premises, landlords or leasing agents that are listed on the website or any links provided . The listings are simply provided as a convenience to assist students in locating possible housing opportunities.

Resources for your reference:

•             Collegeview Commons (Doon (Kitchener) or Cambridge campus only)

•             Places4students

•             Walkscore

•             studenthousing

•             Search 4 Student Housing

Homestay program

•             Homestay is a program that matches international students with local host families to live with while studying at Conestoga.

Conestoga College partners with Canada Homestay Network Inc. (CHN) to administer  Homestay program.

Temporary Stay

There are various hotels in and around the campus. You can book it directly.


General Eligibility Criteria:

•             Entrance scholarships are open to new students only (excluding 2nd Program and English to Post-secondary Scholarships)

•             Students are eligible to receive one scholarship from each category:

A. Entrance Scholarship,

B. Regional Scholarship and

C. Priority Program Scholarship

•             Applicants will be ranked based on highest academic average for the program they apply to

•             Students must be registered full-time to be eligible

•             Please note: to be considered for a scholarship you must pay both your deposit and full fees by the due dates specified in your Letter of Acceptance or on our website. If these payments are not made on time, your scholarship application will be rejected.

Entrance Scholarships

Degree Entrance Scholarship

$2,500 split over Year 1 and Year 2 of the program, awarded to students beginning studies in the Fall semester only. Applicants will be ranked based on highest academic average in their top six grade 12 courses including required subjects.

Degree Pathway Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship awarded to students beginning studies in an approved Conestoga pathway in the Fall semester only. Applicants will be ranked based on program admission requirements (highest academic average) unless otherwise stated.

Diploma Entrance Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship awarded each intake. Eligible applicants will be ranked based on program admission requirements (highest academic average).

English for Academic Studies to Post-Secondary Studies Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship awarded each intake. Eligible applicants will be ranked on highest academic average in Level 4 of Conestoga’s English for Academic Studies program.

2nd Program Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship awarded to students who have graduated from a previous Conestoga diploma, degree or graduate program (excludes certificate programs) and who apply to begin a second program within four months of completion. Students will be ranked on the highest academic average (GPA) from the previous program of study.

Regional Scholarships

•             $1,000 scholarships available by region, awarded each intake (January, May, September)

•             Eligible applicants will be ranked based on program admission requirements (highest academic average)

Priority Program Scholarships

•             $1,000 awarded to new students enrolled in priority programs

•             Eligible applicants will be ranked based on program admission requirements (highest academic average)

Student Awards

The CSI International Student Service Award

Four awards of $1,000 are available to international students at Conestoga College who are actively involved and volunteer with the International Education Department. This award will be given to one or two current international students. Recipients must have a minimum grade average of 75 per cent and demonstrate financial need. Recipients must also be actively involved and volunteer with the International Education Department.

The CSI International Academic Excellence Award

CSI is offering up to 10 awards of $500 available to international students at Conestoga College who are actively involved and volunteer with the International Education Department. Recipients must have a minimum grade average of 75 percent and demonstrate financial need. Recipients must also be actively involved and volunteer with the International Education Department.

The CSI International Athletic Achievement Award

The CSI International Community Achievement Award

The Narhari Sharma Memorial Award Nomination

 This award was created to recognize a student who demonstrates the following qualities:


•             Wisdom, strength, vision, courage and selflessness

•             True leadership through innovation

•             Going out of his/her way to help others achieve their goals


Quick Facts





Fees vary around 14,600 CAD$ to 16,300 CAD$


Students can expect to budget approximately $1,000 per month for ALL living costs.



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Conestoga College 299 Doon Valley Drive Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 4M4, Canada

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