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George Brown College

Why George Brown College?

George Brown College is one of Ontario's largest postsecondary community colleges fully recognized and accredited by the government since 1967. Located in Toronto’s downtown core, George Brown College (GBC) is woven into the cultural and economic fabric of one of the most diverse cities in the world.

The college is surrounded by the largest employer community in the country (one of the largest in North America) and offers more than 140 career-focused programs. Designated a polytechnic, George Brown College is a degree granting institution and in addition to our certificate, diploma and postgraduate programs.

EC Quick Facts

Which EC course should I take

  • Intensive Course (30 lessons per week)

IELTS/TOEFL waiver granted for students who complete:

Graduates of the agreed pathway level with EC

Conditional admissions offered for

Certificate, Diploma / Associate's, Postgraduate

Class size
29,205 Full-Time students
3,049 Part-Time students
67,375 Continuing Education students
Conditional admissions offered for
  • Arts Design
  • Computer Technology
  • Business
  • Community Service and Early Childhood
  • Construction and Engineering Technology
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality & Culinary Arts
  • Liberal Studies
Annual Tuition
  • Diploma/Post-graduate programs: Base tuition fee $13,520 for 2 semesters / $20,280 for 3 semesters.

    Degree Programs: Base tuition fee $16,500 for 2 semesters.

  • *Tuition fees do not include incidental fees for student ID, Student Association, alumni fee, technology fee, mandatory insurance etc. The approximate average incidentals fee is $1000 per academic year.


George Brown College is built right into the city of Toronto, Canada’s largest city and perhaps the most diverse city in the world. It is the epicentre of nearly every major industry in Canada and one of the most important economic hubs in North America. As such, the city becomes a living lab for our students.

The College has two main campuses and several other downtown locations that place students right where the action is. Business students study just steps from Bay Street, the financial hub of the country. Nursing and healthcare students are minutes from Canada’s highest concentration of research and teaching hospitals. Arts and Design students learn amidst theatres, galleries, studios and agencies.

Application Information

Application deadlines

Most programs begin in September or January. Applications are processed on the first-come, first-served basis. Many programs fill quickly, so we recommend that you apply at least six months in advance. However, applications received closer to the start date will be considered if there is space available in the program.

Application Requirements

Link to Application.

Dates and tuition are subject to change, for the most up to date information please confirm on the college's website.

What do I need to apply?

In order to be admitted into the program (Diploma / Certificate / Postgraduate / Degree) of your choice you must:

  • Have graduated from senior secondary school or equivalent (Those applying for a postgraduate program must have graduated from a university or college)
  • Be 18 years of age or older at the time of registration
  • If you are under 18, you must submit custodianship documents
  • Pay the non-refundable $95 application fee
  • Provide proof of English proficiency, if English is not the first language in your country and was not the language of instruction in your school

Application Package Checklist:

  • International Student Application form (filled out and signed)
  • $95 non-refundable application processing fee
  • Translated and notarized diploma / transcripts of senior secondary school and/or other level of post-secondary education completed
  • Proof of English proficiency such as TOEFL or IELTS or EC Certificate of Completion of Advanced level
  • Copy of passport page containing photo personal information
  • Portfolios and / or interview for some programs, such as Graphic Design, Fashion Design, and Early Childhood Education

Electronic submissions are accepted, but all application materials should be sent in one package. Otherwise, the processing of your application will be delayed.