International students commencing programs at Durham College will be eligible for a variety of scholarships that can help offset the cost of your studies. The awards are open only to new full-time international students in their first program of study at Durham College.


Students must:

  • Submit their application for admission and pay their fees by the deadline indicated on their offer letter.
  • Arrive in Canada and remain enrolled at Durham College past the 10th day of the semester.

Award up to C$1,250


  • Grade 12 English final of 80%**
  • Cape – Grade 2
  • CSEC (CXC) – Grade 1
  • A Level – Grade B
  • 0 Level – Grade A/7
  • BGSCE – Grade A
  • B2 WAEC
  • KSCE – Grade A-
  • Academic IELTS 7.5
  • TOEFL (IBT) 102
  • IB English A HL – Grade 5
  • UCE – Grade 1
  • Grade 12 English final of 85%**
  • CAPE – Grade 1
  • A Level – Grade A/A*
  • O Level – Grade A*/8 or 9
  • A1 WAEC
  • KSCE – Grade A
  • Academic IELTS 8.0
  • TOEFL (IBT) 110
  • IB English A HL – Grade 6 or 7

*English Language Proficiency results must be submitted at the time of application and fees must be paid by the deadline shown on your Letter of Acceptance to be considered. University level English results are not considered for scholarships.
**Grade 12 English grade will be considered if from a Canadian or U.S.A curriculum only.

Please note: Award and scholarship amounts and qualifications are subject to change. Award amounts shown above effective January 2020 Semester.

Academic Excellence Scholarships

Students who achieve academic excellence in their program of study may be awarded an in-course scholarship valued up to $1,000CAD. 14 International students were recipients in the 2016-2017 academic year. Recipients are invited to an awards ceremony to celebrate their achievements.

Bachelor’s Degree Entrance Scholarships

Contact the International Education Office regarding the possibility of scholarships for applicants entering a Bachelor’s degree program at Durham College.


Students do not need to directly apply for a scholarship. Durham College staff will assess each student based on the English scores and notify successful recipients via email.

Other scholarships may be available. Contact the International Education Office for further details.