Niagara College

Since opening its doors in 1967 in Welland and expanding into other parts of Niagara, Niagara College has grown to become a leader in education and training and one of the most enterprising colleges in Canada.

Niagara College has an enrolment of more than 9,000 full-time students and more than 15,000 Continuing Education registrants annually. The College offers more than 100 post-secondary diploma and post-graduate certificate programs, skills and apprenticeship training programs and two bachelor’s degree programs: International Commerce and Global Development and Hospitality Operations Management.

Niagara College prides itself on it’s award winning hands on learning opportunities such as the Teaching Winery & Vineyard, Teaching Brewery, Teaching Greenhouse & Nursery, Benchmark Restaurant, Niagara Waters Spa and NC Dental Clinic. Our students value their learning experiences and Niagara College is consistently rated in the top of student satisfaction out of Ontario Colleges. 87.8% of our graduated gain employment within six months of graduation.

We offer $2.5 million to students annually through scholarships, bursaries and awards annually. In addition we invest in our students through $5.9 million in capital budget allocated to enhance student life and services. Niagara College is committed to sustainability through diverting 68% of overall waste from our campuses  away from landfills through recycling and other initiatives, and the donation of over 2,000 student volunteer hours to sustainability projects since 2013.

The student experience at Niagara College allows for a large diversity of interests. We offer unique student interest clubs, 6 sports teams, an award winning Intramural program, up to date recreational facilities, an active Student Union (NCSAC), student employment and numerous ways to get involved on campus.

Hear what some of our students have to say about Niagara College and their experiences #myNCstory

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much will my first year at Niagara College cost?


    Tuition for each program at Niagara College depends on many varied factors such as program type, program length, required materials, domestic or foreign students, etc.  Please visit our Tuition & Fees for an updated list of fees.

    Ancillary Fees are assessed on a per credit and sessional basis.  Most ancillary fees are mandatory.  The fees administered by the University are governed by an Ancillary Fee Protocol established between the University and the Students’ Union.

    Course Specific Fees may be charged by the college for the reasonable cost of such things as field trips, learning material and clothing retained by the student. Please consult course descriptions to identify if course specific fees apply.

  • Where can I find admissions information?

    You can apply for post secondary programs at Niagara College online at

    To view a list of our currently available programs, please visit our Admissions page.

    Please note: before adding a new choice to your application it is highly recommended that you review all admission and application requirements for the program. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all items are completed and submitted to the Admissions office.


  • I am a current Grade 12 Ontario Secondary School Student

    If you are planning on staying in residence, please visit this site to learn about application deadlines and fees.

    If you’re wondering about the criteria for admission, please visit the Admission Criteria website.

    If you’d like to know what kind of courses you’ll be taking during your time at Niagara College, please refer to the Schools of Study page.

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  • FAQ's for students entering first year

    For answers to many questions first year student have visit the Getting Started “Crash Course“.

    You’ll learn everything that you need to know about getting settled into college life. We’ll lead you step-by-step through confirming your enrolment, Orientation, parking passes, Blackboard logins, lockers and more!

  • Information for college & university transfer students

    Information regarding transfer credits, who to contact with questions and information on changing your program can all be found here.

  • What is my student card?

    Your student ID card will grant you access to the libraries, allow you to print in labs, use the bus with your U-Pass, visit the Fitness Centre and you also need it to write your exams.

    You may be able to submit your photo in advance (you can choose your own photo), and be able to pick up your printed card during Orientation. If online photo submission isn’t open, simply stop by an InfoCentre location and have your photo taken and card created on the spot.

  • What is residence like at Niagara College?

    Residence accommodations are only steps away from the main campus buildings, and are available at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake Campuses.

    Residence suites have 2 (single) bedrooms each, with a double bed, desk and work area, satellite TV, internet access, free local calls, and a bathroom. Residence boarders have access to a common room, kitchen, movie lounge, games room, and BBQ with picnic area.

    Become part of the community and culture of NC, and experience college life with clubs, volunteer committees, and weekly events!

  • Which meal plan should I purchase?

    You won’t go hungry on NC campuses!

    Fully equipped cafeterias (Dining Plans and Menusfeature freshly prepared food, ranging from salads to sushi to pizza. Meals plans are available – pay for your meal with a quick swipe of your card.

    Welland Campus – meal plan price options

    Niagara-on-the-Lake – meal plan price options

    Chartwell’s, our food provider, buys local and cooks global. They promote ingredients and products “grown or processed” in Canada by showcasing seasonal recipes that are globally inspired.

    • Coffee stops are located throughout our campuses, serving Tim Horton’s coffee and treats.
    • Stop by for a bite to eat and a beer at one of our on-campus pubs, and enjoy weekly activities and entertainment from the Student Administrative Council.
    • Our Niagara-on-the-Lake campus features Benchmark, an on-campus restaurant, as well as a Bench to Go, a grab-n-go style eatery with healthy fare daily including hot meals, fresh salads, baked goods and more. Beverages include home-brewed Iced Tea, Lemonade, Apple Cider and a variety of organic and health conscious sodas and juices.
  • What is the Getting Started crash course? Should I do it?

    The Niagara College Getting Started Crash Course is the best way to learn everything that you need to know about getting settled into college life. We’ll lead you step-by-step through confirming your enrolment, Orientation, parking passes, Blackboard logins, lockers and more!

    So yes, you should do it

  • How do I book a tour?

    We invite you to book a tour and experience our campus in person! Tours can be booked online or you can take a virtual tour.

    Niagara College is best experienced in person, so we invite you to come and check out one or both of our beautiful campuses in person.

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