George Brown College - Waterfront

Toronto, Ontario | Public University | Established 1967

About us

George Brown College opened its doors in 1968, welcoming just over 2,000 students. In addition to programs in construction, early childhood education, dental services and the culinary arts – subjects they continue to teach – George Brown once offered programs that might not be quite as relevant today, like sign writing or watchmaking. Believe it or not, they even prepared students for careers at sea through a marine engineering program. Since then, the student population has grown to nearly 30,000. People come to George Brown from across the Greater Toronto Area, the country and the world to develop the skills and gain the real-world experience needed to succeed in the workplace. Since 2004, under current President Anne Sado’s leadership, George Brown has more than doubled in size, broadened their international partnerships and increased their commitment to strengthening the cultural, economic and social fabric of Toronto.

Studying in downtown Toronto, students will live, learn and work in the heart of Canada’s biggest, most diverse economy. George Brown offers more than 160 career-focused certificate, diploma, postgraduate and degree programs - one of the widest ranges of full-time college programs in Canada. Most of their programs have a field education component which gives students a valuable opportunity to work and learn with industry partners who may even one day become their future employer.

The Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences at Waterfront Campus is home to the following George Brown College centres and schools: School of Dental Health; School of Health Services Management; School of Health & Wellness; Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing; Some Continuing Education courses are taught at Waterfront.

The School of Design resides within a 103,000-square-foot facility in the Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts development that houses the School of Design programs and a research hub. This state-of-the-art building supports academic programs and industry projects, with features such as: virtual and augmented reality lab, usability and testing lab, Future Ways of Living lab, Peer Tutor lab, digital sandbox, incubators, prototyping and workshop spaces, and design and innovation showcase spaces.

Why George Brown College - Waterfront

Campus life: Meet new people, build networks and get involved with: ATHLETICS & RECREATION: Varsity sports, fitness centres and classes, drop-in sports and organized leagues; ENACTUS GEORGE BROWN: A volunteer entrepreneurial group that strives to improve local communities; PEERCONNECT: A student support service that runs activities, events, wellness initiatives and workshops; STUDENT CLUBS: More than 50 clubs based on field of study, personal interests and social movements; STUDENT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (SLA): A student group that provides leadership training and volunteer opportunities; STUDENT ASSOCIATION OF GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE (SAGBC): A student organization - with an elected board of directors - that provides services and runs events

Location: Love the city life? Want to study in downtown Toronto? George Brown College’s location gives students access to top employers for field education and networking opportunities. It also means they'll get to enjoy other perks of going to school downtown, including being close to great cafes, restaurants, shopping, and Toronto attractions. The three campuses — Casa Loma, St. James and Waterfront — are all easily accessible by public transit and surrounded by bike lanes as part of Toronto’s cycling network. 


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Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
English for Academic Purposes (St. James Campus Only) 1.6 Year CAD 11,300
College Diploma - Recreation Management in Gerontology (C152) 2 Year CAD 15,190
College Diploma - Health Information Management (C139) 2 Year CAD 15,190
College Diploma - Office Administration - Health Services (S135) 2 Year CAD 15,190
Advanced College Diploma - Dental Technology (S100) 3 Year CAD 27,930
Advanced College Diploma - Hearing Instrument Specialist (S117) 3 Year CAD 15,190
Bachelor of Behaviour Analysis (S302) 4 Year CAD 18,190
Graduate Certificate - Autism and Behavioural Science (C405) 1 Year CAD 15,480
College Certificate - Dental Assisting - Levels I & II (S113) 1 Year CAD 15,190
College Diploma - Behavioural Science Technician (C146) 2 Year CAD 15,190
College Diploma - Behavioural Science Technician - Accelerated (C156) 2 Year CAD 22,785
College Certificate - Dental Office Administration (S115) 1 Year CAD 15,190
College Certificate - Art and Design Foundation (G108) 1 Year CAD 15,190
Advanced College Diploma - Game - Art (G119) 3 Year CAD 18,450
Advanced College Diploma - Graphic Design (G102) 3 Year CAD 15,190
Advanced College Diploma - Interaction Design and Development (G113) 3 Year CAD 17,780
Bachelor of Digital Experience Design (G301) (Co-op) 4 Year CAD 18,190
Graduate Certificate - Concept Art for Entertainment (G407) 1 Year CAD 25,245
Graduate Certificate - Design Management (G401) 1 Year CAD 19,710
Graduate Certificate - Digital Design - Game Design (G405) 1 Year CAD 28,275
Graduate Certificate - Interactive Media Management (G412) 1 Year CAD 28,275
Graduate Certificate - Interdisciplinary Design Strategy (G414) 1 Year CAD 25,230
Advanced College Diploma - Dental Hygiene (S134) 3 Year CAD 27,930
Graduate Certificate - Web Development - Front-End Design (G418) 1 Year CAD 23,220
Advanced College Diploma - Game - Programming (T163) 3 Year CAD 15,190
Bachelor of Brand Design (G304) (Co-op) 4 Year CAD 18,190
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Admission Requirements


Passport [Front & Back Pages]

Birth Certificate

School Leaving Certificate

10th & 12th/Equivalent Educational Marksheets with transcripts. if any

English Proficiency Test Result

Passport Size Photograph

Intake Season & Deadlines

Fall Intake - September - Universities offers all the Courses to International students.

Winter Intake - January - Many Courses for students who missed fall intake.

Summer - April - Not all Universities offer courses in Spring Intake.

Courses Exams
English Course
Diploma Course
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 80 (Min Reading: 20.0, Min Writing: 20.0, Min Listening: 20.0, Min Speaking: 20.0)
  • Min IELTS overall: 6 (Min Reading: 5.5, Min Writing: 5.5, Min Listening: 5.5, Min Speaking: 5.5)
  • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 105
Bachelors courses
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 84 (Min Reading: 21.0, Min Writing: 21.0, Min Listening: 21.0, Min Speaking: 21.0)
  • Min IELTS overall: 6.5 (Min Reading: 6.0, Min Writing: 6.0, Min Listening: 6.0, Min Speaking: 6.0)
  • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 115
Certificate Course
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 88 (Min Reading: 22.0, Min Writing: 22.0, Min Listening: 22.0, Min Speaking: 22.0)
  • Min IELTS overall: 6.5 (Min Reading: 6.0, Min Writing: 6.0, Min Listening: 6.0, Min Speaking: 6.0)
  • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 125
  • Min PTE overall: 60 (Min Listening: 55, Min Reading: 55, Min Speaking: 55, Min Writing: 55)

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