Fanshawe college
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Brief Introduction 

Fanshawe College’s educational curriculum and teaching methodology caters to the needs of the contemporary labour market. One of Ontario's largest colleges, Fanshawe College has the following campuses: London campus, Londontown campus, London South Campus, St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus, Simcoe/Norfolk Regional Campus, Woodstock/Oxford Regional Campus. It has Huron/Bruce regional sites as well. The college offers over 200 degree, certificate, diploma and apprenticeship programs houses around 43,000 students. With the sectoral training councils, community organizations, and private sector employers in the industrial and services, health, and business sectors, the college provides reskilling and skill upgrading opportunities.

The following are the schools under the college:

  • Donald J. Smith School of Building Technology
  • English Language Institute
  • Lawrence Kinlin School of Business
  • Norton Wolf School of Aviation Technology
  • School of Applied Science and Technology
  • School of Community Studies
  • School of Contemporary Media
  • School of Design
  • School of Digital and Performing Arts
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Information Technology
  • School of Language and Liberal Studies
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public Safety
  • School of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts
  • School of Transportation Technology and Apprenticeship

Financial Aid

Fanshawe offers the following types of scholarships:

  • Program specific scholarships
  • College wide and graduation scholarships
  • International student scholarships
  • Entrance (first time student) scholarships
  • Athletic scholarships
  • Continuing education and mature student scholarships
  • Scholarships for students with disabilities

External scholarships

  • Fanshawe College Varsity Athletics Bursary

Students can apply online based on their eligibility.

There are various kinds of  scholarships available for international students like international scholarships, study abroad scholarships, international in-course scholarships. These scholarships can be applied for by those who have a valid study permit and international VISA and are currently enrolled in Fanshawe College.

Residential Options

The accommodation options for Fanshawe students are administered and offered through the International Office and the assistance of the Accommodation Coordinator. 

The various options are:

  • Homestay: The Canada Homestay Network (CHN) manages Homestay for Fanshawe College. It provides international students with warm homestays and custodianship services so that they feel supported and a sense of belongingness during their study in Canada.
  • On-campus residence: The three traditional residences on campus and townhouse units at 900 Fanshawe College Blvd provide a total of 1200 spaces. Therefore, students get a convenient and spacious living experience if they opt for on-campus housing. 
  • Off-campus housing: Fanshawe also offers a Housing Mediation service. It is a free confidential resource to assist in the immediate resolution of problems that may crop up in the areas of housing and lifestyles.


Along with state-of-the-art learning facilities, they have a number of cafeterias and restaurants, and four student residences. The college also houses a fitness centre, bookstore, sports facilities, and a computer store. Fanshawe College has a library that students can access online also. The entire catalogue from the library is available online.


The Fanshawe College is 5 kilometres from the London International Airport and is a 5-6 minute cab ride and takes around 15 minutes by bus. The London railway station is a major interchange for trains running from Toronto west to Sarnia and Windsor. 

London, Ontario, is recognized in Canada and around the world as a centre for education and cutting-edge research. It is among Ontario's main business and cultural hubs.The city also boasts of a number of getaway locations and parks, namely Springbank Park, Victoria Park, Budweiser Gardens, and Storybook Gardens. Students can also visit Covent Market for some shopping or walk down to the Eldon House nearby. You can also visit the St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica, or the beautifully restored Fanshawe Pioneer Village.

Jobs and Placements 

The employment rate for graduates from Fanshawe College is 90.3% and tops among all colleges in the province. Fanshawe has such great placements due to its Career Services department. As per PSE Information Systems, the department was ranked the most impressive model in Canadian colleges for the extensive services available to students and alumni.

The college provides a 6-week (150 hours) employment opportunity in a workplace environment. Participants can supplement their resume with related work experience and a valuable reference.

The placement unit of the college provides career consulting for the students and also organises career fairs for its students. Employers can also post openings on the college portal. Workshops related to job hunting, writing resumes, demo interviews, etc. are also conducted.

Donald J. Smith School of Building Technology

The programs offered by the school are mainly based on the philosophy of learning by doing, and therefore, students are offered with a lot of co-op experience as well. Fanshawe offers the in-school component for construction skilled trades programs: Brick and Stone Mason, Cabinet Maker, General Carpenter, Industrial Woodworker and Plumber. 

English Language Institute

The highly-qualified faculty and staff of this institute offer English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction for beginner students soon entering advanced college and university programmes or even those willing to become ESL instructors.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme is a full-time programme meant for both international and domestic students (Canadian citizens and permanent residents). It serves as a  direct route from English language learning to post-secondary studies. It constitutes 10 eight-week levels. The programs are taught by 15 full-time and 20+ part-time professors.

Lawrence Kinlin School of Business

It provides the most flexible and integrated suite of business programs for students from around the world. They specialize in the following areas encompassing the entirety of business as a field of study:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Business and management
  • Human resources
  • Insurance
  • Logistics and operations management
  • Marketing

The Lawrence Kinlin School of Business has established and maintained relationships with professional associations from a variety of industries. Some of these are:

  • Association of Canadian Financial Officers, ACFO / ACAF
  • Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals
  • Canadian Association for Co-operative Education
  • Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers
  • Canadian Institute of Entrepreneurship, CIE
  • Canadian Institute of Financial Planners, CIFPs
  • Supply Chain Management Professional, SCMP
  • Technical Standards & Safety Authority

Norton Wolf School of Aviation Technology

They are specialists in providing Transport Canada approved aviation programming. They provide training of the highest quality, and students go on to pursue careers at all levels of manufacturing, maintenance, fleet service and administration. The aviation programmes are conducted in an 80,000 square feet hangar worth $10 dollar million located at the London International Airport.

School of Applied Science and Technology

The School of Applied Science and Technology has programmes focussing on Electrical/Electronics, Mechanical Design, Environmental technologies, Science Lab technologies, Biotechnology, and Manufacturing. The delivery models of the program give importance to the learning of technical and essential skills necessary for success in the workplace. Students are made to further refine their skills through project work.

The school houses a Centre for Advanced Research and Innovation in Biotechnology (CARIB). It is part of a $10.2 million project and is spread over 13,000 square feet of new biology, chemistry, instrumentation and physics teaching laboratories, along with biosafety level 2 tissue culture facilities and laboratories. Chemistry instrumentation includes liquid chromatography, gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy, atomic absorption and FT-IR. The industry research lab space has three 90-square-foot offices, approximately 900-square-feet of Level 2 laboratory space, and common access to a 400-square-foot cell-culturing facility.

School of Community Studies

The programmes offer great field placement opportunities, brilliant and concerned faculty, student success initiatives, and a dynamic campus. The department provides programmes in social studies along with fields related to Autism and Behavioural Science, Child and Youth Care, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Gerontology, etc.

School of Contemporary Media

The programme gives importance to personal creativity and responsibility within the framework of professional requirements.
The courses offered are

  • Broadcast Radio, Television, Journalism or TV News
  • Corporate Communications and Public Relations
  • Music Industry Arts or Audio Post Production
  • Photography 
  • Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media, utilizing industry-standard AVID and Adobe systems

School of Design

With the help of the programs offered by the school, students are able to develop skills and confidence using traditional methods and become experts in developing and communicating images and ideas through emergent technologies. The diploma programmes offer co-op education. The faculty tap on their industry contacts to help students find work placements and job interviews after they graduate.

School of Digital and Performing Arts

It is one of Canada's top post-secondary schools for interactive media, animation, performance and production.  The school has an offer diploma and certificate courses in 3D animation, costume studies, video game design, multimedia production, web development, 3D visualization, theatre production and performance. The programmes bring together extensive hands-on training with theoretical study and abundant real-world interaction with local talent.

The emerging media programmes help students to turn their ideas into reality with the help of top technology of the digital revolution. Students can perfect their skills while studying. They have access to dedicated studios and labs, creative learning environments, and highly-qualified faculty.

School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences provides a dynamic learning experience for students. Also, their qualified teachers and professionals, new health science facilities and equipment, student success initiatives and a beautiful campus are some of the factors which attract students from all over the world to the college. Fanshawe's simulation labs offer students with valuable experience in high fidelity simulation. Lab spaces look like a real clinical or community environment. Students take care of realistic mannequins who act as patients or clients.

The school provides programs in areas such as Dental Hygiene, medical radiation technology, pharmacy technician,  respiratory technician, anaesthesia assistant, community pharmacy assistant, and so on. 

Following are the programs offered by the school which use simulation:

  • Nursing
  • Practical Nursing
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Anesthesia Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Paramedic
  • Advanced Care Paramedic
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Doula Studies

School of Information Technology

The School of Information Technology has a state-of-the-art computer and mobile technology labs, outstanding classroom facilities along with highly trained faculty, administrative and technical staff.

The programmes offered by the school include the following: Information technology, office administration, information security management, game development.

The School of Information Technology offers three mandatory co-op programs: Computer Programmer Analyst, Computer Systems Technology, and Office Administration - Executive. In addition, there is an optional co-op component to the Law Clerk program.

School of Language and Liberal Studies

The school focuses on humanities, social science, and research and evaluation studies. The programs covered by the school include General Arts and Science, Advanced Communication for Professionals, Research and Evaluation. 

School of Nursing

Fanshawe's School of Nursing develops skilled healers. Students benefit from experienced nursing practice leaders and have the opportunity to be educated in one of the top healthcare hubs in North America. 

School of Public Safety

Fanshawe's School of Public Safety understands the skill, knowledge and commitment required in public safety services and offers an array of academic programmes that provide students with applied learning experiences.

Many of the faculty members still work in their respective disciplines. They understand the career requisites and offer valuable insights into how the industry really works to prepare graduates for employment in the competitive market.

School of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts

The students graduating from the programmes get to pursue exciting careers at different resorts, restaurants, hotels, golf courses and other recreational clubs, government agencies, airlines and destination management companies. Some of the programs offered in the following areas are Baking and Pastry Arts Management, Culinary Management, Culinary Skills, Food and Beverage Management, Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management, and Tourism.

School of Transportation Technology and Apprenticeship

The graduates from the programme work for equipment manufacturers, automotive, truck and heavy equipment dealers, etc. The management skills gained through the programs allow graduates to work in service administration, research and development, management and teaching positions. The programs are offered in the following areas: Agricultural Equipment Technician, Auto Body Repair Technicians, Automotive Service Technician, Truck and Coach Technician.

Annual fees for Indians $10,535
Annual off-campus living $10,025
Source : GyanDhan's analysis & university's website as of year 2018

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