Study in Canada, Niagara College

Niagara College
Leader in applied education in the top study destination

We are excited about our global representation and close partnership with Niagara College. Our students’ testimonials and many visits made to this college have instilled our belief that this is one of the most enterprising educators in Canada. The college delivers on its mission – to enrich lives and fulfill dreams by offering students hands-on, real-world learning experiences they need to succeed – both in the classroom and beyond.

Niagara College is a public college of Applied Arts and Technology. It is located in the heart of the Niagara region, just minutes from one of the world’s most well-known tourism destinations. When we at PRODIREKT talk to our international students, they are almost all concerned about how welcomed they will be at a new school and local community. In the case of Niagara College and its location, we can say with confidence that this is one of the most desirable colleges and study destinations in Canada.

Study in Canada, Why Niagara College, PRODIREKT

Why Niagara College

  • Top study destination – the Niagara region: friendly people and safe living environment, with over 100 kilometers of parks and green space.
  • Niagara College students are working! Access to obtain part-time jobs in one of the largest tourism destinations in Canada. Work part-time during the academic year and full-time during academic breaks.
  • Nine out of ten graduates from Niagara gain employment within six months of completing their graduation with average annual salary in Canada being CAD 51,000.
  • A leader in student satisfaction – Niagara College consistently ranks among the top tier of Ontario colleges in this area, according to Key Performance Indicator surveys mandated by the province of Ontario. The survey also gives NC high marks in graduate employment rate, graduate satisfaction and employer satisfaction.
  • Niagara College has been named Canada’s top college in terms of research funding.
  • More than 130 innovative programs.
  • promotions for education programs$2,000 PRODIREKT International Ambassador Scholarship  for the 2021 Summer, 2021 Fall, and 2022 Winter enrolments – $1,000 to be awarded in semester 1, and additional $1,000 in semester 2, providing the student maintains an 80% average. For other requirements and how to apply, click here.


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Niagara College operates from specialized campuses located in the vibrant Niagara region – a world-famous address that offers easy access to a wide range of shopping, entertainment, amateur and professional sport, sightseeing, cycling, festivals, and more. Toronto is just 90 minutes away, and Buffalo is 30 minutes away. With nearby Lake Ontario and Lake Erie joined by the Niagara River, the region offers beaches and the magnificent Niagara Falls. The Niagara Region is the best of both worlds with big city opportunities and a small-town feel.

The college boasts 12,000+ full-time students, including 4,700+ international students from more than 80 countries, making it a truly global university. More than 130 innovative programs are offered through 15 schools spread across the two state-of-the-art campuses – in Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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The Welland Campus

The Welland Campus, set on 100 acres of green space, is home to programs in technology, skilled trades, broadcasting, communications, health and community, policing and public safety, and automotive. It is home to a new, state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing innovation center, applied health institute, as well as a Niagara Centre YMCA, the Children’s Safety Village and a Niagara Regional Police training center.
Location: 100 Niagara College Blvd, Welland, ON L3C 7L3, Canada (Google map)

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The Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus provides state-of-the-art facilities and living labs for its environmental, horticulture, hospitality and tourism, and business programs. The Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus is also home to the Wine Visitor + Education Centre, the award-winning Niagara College Teaching Winery – the first commercial teaching winery in Canada, the Niagara College Teaching Brewery, and the Niagara College Teaching Distillery, all of which are part of Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute.
Location: 135 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0, Canada (Google map)

Take a virtual tour of Niagara College’s campuses here.


Study in Canada can be not only the start of an exciting and enriching educational experience, but also the launching pad to building your life in Canada.

After completion of a post-secondary program, graduates can apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), which may last for up to three years. If the official length of your program of study is two years or more, you may be granted a work permit for the period of three years. Work obtained through the PGWP Program may help support your application to become a permanent resident of Canada.

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Click on the photo for Program Guide– access each program’s description by clicking on its title

You may apply to Niagara College’s program if you meet the college’s admission and English proficiency requirements. Please note that some programs are highly competitive and may not be available to international applicants. Canadian colleges give priority to permanent residents of Ontario and Canada when accepting applicants to their programs. You can find out which programs have seats available for international applicants by contacting one of our academic advising experts.

In high demand – If you have an interest in health care and want to be part of the fast-growing area of medical office administration, then we recommend Niagara College’s popular 2-year Diploma program Office Administration – Health Services. This program also has a field placement component that will allow you to put into practice the curriculum you’ve learned in the classroom to the workplace setting.

Co-operative Education

Niagara College also offers Co-operative (Co-op) Education which is a combination of studying along with work terms. This system provides the student to gain substantial work experience along with alternate studying at college. There are various such programs offered in the fields of management, business, engineering, hospitality, etc.

Study to become a chef in one of the best colleges in Canada, PRODIREKT
The average head chef salary in Canada is $45,000 per year, but the average salary for a chef in Toronto is $130,000. Entry level positions start at $35,100 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $70,000 per year.

Do you dream of seeing your own culinary products on menus or grocery store shelves? Whet your appetite for a career in food science! Niagara College’s Culinary Innovation and Food Technology (Co-op) Program offers students the recipe for success in this exciting field. Or if you are interested in learning how to showcase your creative flair for culinary arts, while gaining the skills needed to manage a food preparation team, then the Culinary Management (Co-op) is ideal program for you. Mastering the culinary arts is a skill that could take you wherever you want to go. Top quality chefs are in high demand around the world.

Perhaps, you are a problem solver with an interest in how vehicles work and the impact of automotive technology on modern day cars and trucks? If you are, then the Motive Power Technician – Automotive (Co-op) Program is ideal for you. In Niagara College, you will have an opportunity to use the latest technical equipment in state-of-the-art labs and gain exposure to current motive power technology in one-of-a-kind electric vehicle lab.

Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, visit to the Niagara College Teaching Winery
Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, visiting the Niagara College Teaching Winery

The Niagara-on-the-Lake campus is also home to Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute (CFWI), one of the world’s finest and most unique culinary, wine and beer schools. It specializes in Canadian regional cuisine with a focus on culinary arts and science, wine and beer sciences, food technology, and research. CFWI consists of four major learning enterprises: 1) Benchmark Restaurant, showcasing food, wine and beer created, prepared and presented by students and that have earned the restaurant Trip Advisor, Diner’s Choice and Clef d’Or awards; 2) Niagara College Teaching Brewery – the first commercial teaching brewery in Canada; 3) Niagara College Teaching Distillery – the first and only of its kind in Canada; and 4) Niagara College Teaching Winery – a unique ‘living laboratory’ for students and the only fully licensed teaching winery in Canada.

‼️ Access HERE the list of programs available for international students.

There are also more than 400 pathway opportunities offered through Niagara College. You may choose to continue your studies at several partner universities in Canada and abroad to advance your credentials from a diploma to a degree, or a degree to a master’s. To learn more about these great pathways, contact PRODIREKT academic advisors.

A standard academic year includes two terms. A standard academic term is 15-weeks in length. This includes seven weeks of instruction, a one-week academic break, and is followed by another seven-weeks of instruction. Full-time students are permitted to work off-campus up to 20 hours per week during their study component. Students are also allowed to work full-time during the academic breaks.

✅ Work in Canada: While studying full-time in Canada on a valid study permit, students can work up to 20 hours per week during the school year, and full-time on scheduled breaks.

Start Dates

Spring 2021
May 10, 2021

Fall 2021
September 8, 2021

Winter 2022
January 10, 2022


Tuition and estimated fees for international students are based on program type.

‼️ All amounts are in Canadian dollars

Post-Secondary Programs
per 8 months of study

Bachelors & Graduates Diplomas & Certificates
Tuition $18,544 – $19,274 $14,282 – $19,917

Application Fee: $100

promotions for education programs$2,000 PRODIREKT International Ambassador Scholarship  for the 2021 Summer, 2021 Fall, and 2022 Winter enrolments – $1,000 to be awarded in semester 1, and additional $1,000 in semester 2, providing the student maintains an 80% average. For other requirements and how to apply, click here.

NOTE: Student Health Insurance is not included in the tuition fee and this can be purchased through PRODIREKT or Niagara College.

In addition to tuition fees, the college charges Material Fees* and Ancillary Fees**

*Materials (program) Fees: Mandatory fees specific to a particular program. These may include items such as materials, equipment, or clothing retained by the student.

**Ancillary Fees: Fees charged over and above the cost of tuition, which support services and activities distinct from academic programming for the institution (i.e., campus safety, career services, athletic & recreation, etc.). Due to COVID-19 some Ancillary Fees have been suspended.


 The Niagara Region is affordable with accommodations and living expenses less than what you would find in Canada’s larger cities like Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. You can lower your costs by working while you study and apply for some of the many scholarship opportunities Niagara College and PRODIREKT offer!

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Residence Suites are designed for those students who want to experience living among other students, yet still wish to maintain a little privacy. Residence accommodations are only steps away from the main campus buildings, and are available at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake Campuses.

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Residence: two bedrooms per one suite

Niagara College’s Welland Campus residence offers 117 double suites, while the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus residence offers 101 double suites.

You will have your own furnished bedroom (a double bed, desk and work area, drawer and closet space) and share kitchen and washroom facilities with one other student. Each bedroom includes a television and internet connection. Students must buy and cook their own meals. The kitchen includes a fridge and microwave. Furnished lounges with TV, pool table and games, study rooms and social areas are also provided.

Click on the campus images below to learn more about suite styles:

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Daniel J. Patterson Campus

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Welland Campus

‼️ If you are interested in staying in Residence, apply early as space is limited.

Academic Year 2021 – 2022 (SEPT 2021 – APR 2022)
Rates (single bedroom; double occupancy – two bedrooms per one suite)

$7,850.00 due July 15, 2021

$4,900.00 due July 15, 2021
$3,050.00 due September 15, 2021

Please note: this payment plan includes additional $100 administration fee

$3,550.00 due July 15, 2021
$2,500.00 due August 1, 2021
$2,000.00 due September 15, 2021

Please note: this payment plan includes additional $200 administration fee

Winter Semester 2022 (JAN 2022 – APR 2022)
Rates (single bedroom; double occupancy – two bedrooms per one suite)

$3,925.00 due December 1, 2021

Residence fees include utilities, satellite television, access to the Internet and a furnished suite.

study in niagara niagara college‼️ Important: PRODIREKT students can apply for Residence before they are accepted into their program. There is also a limited number of quad rooms (four single bedrooms per one suite) that we can secure for our students and the rate for this accommodation we will provide on request and after we receive PRODIREKT Application. Please contact our academic advisors for more information.

Landing Pad

The Landing Pad program is designed to provide international students with 30 days of safe accommodation. Hosts support students through the provision of a home & two meals per day, while the college offers information and adjustment help.

Your Landing Pad host pays for routine expenses in the home, including 2 meals a day (breakfast and dinner). You may have to prepare your own breakfast and lunch with the food provided. Consider contributing to extra expenses if you have special dietary requirements, go to special events or go on weekend trips with your homestay family.


Monthly          $850
Length           30 days

Fees include: private bedroom, bed, meals, desk, dresser, unlimited Internet

Note: There is no deposit charged and no refunds given because the program is only for 30 days.


Living with a Canadian family will be a very rewarding experience that you will never forget. Once you have your confirmation of who your homestay family is, you will be able to contact them and begin to develop a lifelong friendship.

Arrival  $1,700 – First / last month’s rent to be paid

Monthly $850 – Due the first day of every month
Daily $30 – Charged per day

Fees include: private bedroom, bed, meals, desk, dresser, unlimited Internet

Our advisors can help you explore your accommodation options at Niagara College and improve your Canadian experience.

Admission Requirements

  • Educational Qualification: High School/Secondary School Diploma or higher education.
  • Interview: Successful interview with a PRODIREKT academic advisor.
  • English Proficiency, please see here  the Undergraduate and Graduate English Admission Requirements.

How to apply

Before applying, please check the above Admission Requirements.

As its long term partner and internationally accredited academic advisor, the PRODIREKT education group has a unique opportunity to represent the Niagara College globally, in some countries this partnership is on an exclusive basis. When applying through PRODIREKT you are not only getting expert advice and guidance, but you also enjoy special privileges that might include:

  • scholarships offered only to PRODIREKT students and our International Ambassadors;
  • special discounts;
  • enrollment advantages;
  • reservation priority for campus and home stay accommodation;
  • less strict cancellation policy;
  • admissions interview preparation;
  • visa application assistance;
  • travel arrangements.

The enrollment process is straightforward and is as follows:

Step 1

Filling out PRODIREKT Application and Terms & Conditions (T&C) forms:

Please note that filling out the PRODIREKT Application Form and Terms & Conditions does not secure a place on the program, nor does it mean you are under obligation to attend this program. It is simply the first step in the application process, so that we can give you precise information and check availability on the program. A contract is signed directly with the college, and a place is confirmed after program fees are settled.

Step 2

Sending to the following documents:

  1. PRODIREKT Application Form,
  2. PRODIREKT Terms & Conditions,
  3. Photocopy of the student’s passport,
  4. The student’s most recent passport size photograph, and
  5. Copy of the student’s High School/Secondary Education Diploma

As internationally accredited academic advisors and representatives of Niagara College, it is our responsibility to review your documentation and evaluate the admission requirements to ensure you are eligible to apply for the program. To that end, you should also expect to have a video interview with one of our senior advisors.

Step 3

We will schedule a Skype/Viber/Zoom interview with you, so that we can make a final assessment of your English level and determine if the program is right for you.

Step 4

If we conclude that you are eligible to apply for the program, PRODIREKT advisors will help you submit your Niagara College application online and upload electronic copies of your documents to support your application. We will also check with the college if the program you desire to enroll is open (currently accepting applications).

It is important that you submit a complete application with all required documentation to ensure timely processing of your application by the college. Official educational documents are required in order to be considered for admission. Official translations of transcripts and/or proof of graduation must bear the seal or stamp of the notary/official translator.

Step 5

If you are accepted to the program, Niagara College will email you Welcome Package which will include a Letter of Acceptance, Conditions of Acceptance, Confirmation of Acceptance, Estimation of Fees, and other important enrollment documentation.

Step 6

Applying for your Student Permit/Co-op Work Permit/VISA, if applicable.

‼️ Important: As part of the immigration requirements, you need to prove that you have enough money to fully support yourself (and your dependents) during your stay in Canada. Minimum funds needed to support yourself as a student: CAN$10,000. Note: this amount is in addition to the tuition amount you are expected prove you have. 

Step 7

Once the Study Permit is received, you are required to pay your tuition. You will be offered the two payment options: Payment of Full Academic Year or Payment of First Semester Only. Your seat in the desired program is secured only after program fees are settled.

Colleges are at their finest when they link learning and the application of knowledge to the world of work. Check out how Niagara College creates this magical connection:

As academic specialists, we are always here to answer your questions and help you every step of the way to make that very important decision for your future education. Our executive management experience gained in the top Western companies sets us apart, because academic consulting is much more than just providing help with an admission process.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, or if there is any other information you need: