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Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology (Seneca): Admission 2024, Courses, Fees & Acceptance Rate

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About Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

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Year of establishment1967
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Also Known AsSeneca
Accepted Exams
TOEFLPTE+2 More
No.of Campuses7
Accommodation expenses8650 CAD for 1 sharing (UG),8650 CAD for 1 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses1990 CAD (UG),1990 CAD (PG)
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Q:   What is the acceptance rate of Seneca College?

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The Seneca College acceptance rate is 85% which is very less or slightly competitive. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or equivalent, as well as an IELTS score of 6.5. As a result, 85 students are admitted for every 100 applicants. This implies that Seneca College is fairly selective. To be admitted, candidates must meet the specified course criteria. The institution has its own requirements for demonstrating candidates' English language proficiency, as well as separate requirements for other entry tests.

 

Q:   Is Seneca College good for Indian students?

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Seneca College is among the top universities in Toronto, offering an excellent campus life. Seneca College, regarded as one of Ontario's best universities, enjoys great popularity among international students, particularly those from India. Seneca College is well known for the assistance and services it offers to students from countries around the globe. The college provides resources like housing aid, airport pickup, orientation programs, and visa support in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Seneca College's dedication to offering students from all around the world a positive educational experience is further demonstrated by its 85% acceptance rate for international students.

 

Seneca College Scholarships 2024

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Q:   Does Seneca College offer scholarships to international students?

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Seneca provides a variety of scholarships, bursaries, and other rewards to assist our students. Entrance rewards are a type of financial award made available to new students who meet certain prerequisites and requirements.

Seneca Renewable Entrance Scholarship of Merit:

Open to students starting in the Fall semester only

Application opens: July 15

Deadline- Aug. 15

Name of Scholarship

Eligibility 

Award 

Seneca Renewable Entrance Scholarship of Merit

Full-time overseas students pursuing a Diploma or graduate certificate

  • 3.0 GPA+ — $500 per year
  • 3.3 GPA+ — $750 per year
  • 3.6 GPA+ — $1,000 per year
 

Seneca College Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :CAD 65 - 95
  • Type of deadline :Regular
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Fall1ˢᵗ Feb 2024
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Q:   How many days does Seneca College take for an offer letter?

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It usually takes 3-4 weeks for the College to send offer letter. Although it takes 48 hours to confirm your application. Log in with your OntarioColleges.ca username and password to confirm your offer.

Those who are planning to get admission might get there the admssions are open for various programs in 2024. 

Programs start date 

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February 2023 

May 2024

June 2023 

 

 

Seneca College Fees, Eligibility & Duration 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
PG Certificate(23 courses)
INR 9 L - 16 L
Duration8 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above, PTE: 60 & Above
UG Diploma(27 courses)
INR 9 L - 12 L
Duration2-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
UG certificate(1 course)
INR 8 L
Duration8 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(3 courses)
INR 12 L - 46 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 84 & Above, PTE: 60 & Above
B.Com(2 courses)
INR 11 L - 12 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 84 & Above, PTE: 60 & Above
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Q:   What is the Seneca College tuition fee for international students?

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The Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology tuition fees for international students for some of the popular programs is given below:

Courses1st Year Tuition Fees
B.Com Diploma (27 courses)
INR 9 L - 13 L
PG Certificate (23 courses)
INR 9 L - 16 L
B.E. / B.Tech (3 courses)
INR 12 L - 47 L
B.Com (2 courses)
INR 12 L
UG certificate (1 course)
INR 8 L

Q:   What are the English Language requirements for international students at Seneca College?

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The English Language requirements for international students at Humber College are given in the table below:

Exam

Minimum Score for Degrees

 

Minimum Score for Graduate Certificate programs

 

DET

Minimum 115-120

Minimum 125-130

IELTS Academic

Minimum 6.5

Minimum 6.5

PTE

Minimum score of 60

Minimum score of 60

TOEFL Academic

Minimum 84Minimum 88

Also read: IELTS Preparation and Tips 2023

 

Q:   What are the admission requirements for Seneca College?

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The admission requirements differ depending on the level and programme.  The entrance requirements include program-specific prerequisite courses and credentials are listed below:

  • Degree Programs 
  • When applying to a Seneca degree program, you must submit the following documents: 
  • high school transcripts for grades 10, 11, and 12 indicating all program-specific prerequisite courses.
  • Transcripts must show six (6) senior-level courses equal to Ontario University preparatory credits with a 65% overall average.
  • Diploma from a high school or secondary school (certificate of completion).
  • Transcripts or certificates for any completed university/postsecondary college courses or programs taken inside or outside of Canada may be submitted.
  • Academic records in languages other than English must be accompanied by an official/certified English translation.
  • Seneca has the right to verify transcripts submitted at any time. Seneca maintains the right to request actual transcripts from the awarding university for courses and certificates acquired within Canada. 
  • Diploma Programs 
  • When applying to a Seneca two- or three-year Diploma program, you must submit the following documents:
  • Transcripts from grades 10 through 12 indicating all program-specific prerequisite courses.
  • Diploma from a high school or secondary school (certificate of completion).
  • Transcripts or certificates for any completed university/postsecondary college courses or programs taken inside or outside of Canada may be submitted.
  • Academic records in languages other than English must be accompanied by an official/certified English translation.
  • Seneca has the right to verify transcripts submitted at any time. Seneca maintains the right to request actual transcripts from the awarding university for courses and certificates acquired within Canada. If this is required, applicants will be contacted.
  • Graduate Certificate Programs 
  • when applying to a Seneca graduate certificate program.
  • Complete university and college transcripts for all years of study are required.
  • Degree, diploma, or certificate from a university or college.
  • Some programs may require a credential assessment from a recognised agency, such as WES (World Education Services). 
  • If this is required, applicants will be notified by email.
  • Academic records in languages other than English must be accompanied by an official/certified English translation.
  • Seneca has the right to verify transcripts submitted at any time. Seneca maintains the right to request actual transcripts from the awarding university for courses and certificates acquired within Canada. If this is required, applicants will be notified by email.
  • Certificate Programs 
  • When applying to a Seneca certificate programme, you must submit the following documents:
  • Transcripts from grades 10 through 12 indicating all program-specific prerequisite courses.
  • Diploma from a high school or secondary school (certificate of completion).
  • Transcripts or certificates for any completed university/postsecondary college courses or programmes taken inside or outside of Canada may be submitted.
  • Academic records in languages other than English must be accompanied by an official/certified English translation.
  • Seneca has the right to verify transcripts submitted at any time. Seneca maintains the right to request actual transcripts from the awarding university for courses and certificates acquired within Canada. If this is required, applicants will be contacted.
 

Seneca College
Students Ratings & Reviews

4.1/5
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Vibe of Campus
  • Academically oriented
  • Multi-dimensional
  • Liberal
  • Friendly
Student Views
  • 50% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships4.3
Part time work3.7
Post study jobs4.3
Quality of faculty4.3
Student Life3.3
Value for money3.7
Public transportation4.3
Safety4.7
Indian Food4.3
Permanent Immigration4.3
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Seneca is perfect for your career growth. It's well known and holds a solid reputation.
Tips: If you are actually serious about your course, only then choose this college. They are strict about studies and assignments and if this is just something you want to do on the side, Seneca may not be for you. You will have to genuinely invest your time in each course and assignments.
Likes (Quality of faculty): Each and every professor is well established in the industry and is always available for advice etc. The professors hold good qualifications and are generally understanding and sympathetic towards international students. The teaching method is similar to all Western schools. Make sure you figure out how to write a research paper at least before moving.
Dislikes (Student Life): Seneca has a variety of student programmes but not limited to food banks, cultural associations and other sports etc. One would mostly spend their time working on assignments and research since you would be swamped with them. You would love the promotional events and even win prizes from time to time just by hanging out at the campus.
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It has been a great experience till date
Tips: One should have a clear picture of the courses the college provides. About the faculty and how the admission process works especially if you are from anywhere outside. You should study a little about the culture, what services the college provides in terms of accommodation, scholarships etc
Likes (Student Life): Student life is good. You can enroll yourself in extracurriculars and the surroundings and people around you are very generous. Being from India, I haven't faced any issues to date. Work life balance is there. You have time to explore things around you.
Dislikes (Part time work): Faculty is really nice. They help us understand the concepts well. Faculty is supportive and very knowledgeable. They provide you with assignments and projects regularly to learn more about the concepts. They provide you with refreshers whenever required.
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My University Review in the context of the covid era.
Tips: Since I joined this university during covid era. Hence for me, there is not any cultural shift as I studied online. But there are scholarships provided to students here. For me, the overall experience was quite good and the curriculum is relevant. But as per the reports, the majority of students at my university are Indian only. So, I personally don't think there will be any certain cultural shift.
Dislikes (Student Life): I joined this programme at my university in Covid haul. So, I personally never got a chance to visit the college and roam around the campus. So for me, my student life is somewhere not very satisfying. It could be better if I have joined the college before/after covid era.
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PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Seneca a journey to live and to explore next pathway of your life!!
Tips: Bring your own stationary and anything essential that would help you academically and save your time and money from roaming here and there and looking for stuff of your use. Do pack small quintessential stuff that one might forget but they have to be with you.
Likes (Student Life): The college life is quite fascinating over here. Because people from all over the world are present here and we get to know about each others cultures and languages. The people over here are quite friendly but be careful while choosing friends because some people may take advantage of your kindness and naivety.
Dislikes (Indian Food): Because of the lack of spices and people here have less spice tolerance the food here is not that good. Hence I have to cook at home mostly and I usually don't have much time left to take rest since most of the time left I have to look for groceries and plan what my next meal should be. That is the reason I feel there is a lack of food options from my country of origin.
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Advanced Diploma in Fashion Business Management - Batch of 2015
3.4
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Amazing college , perfect for Indian students
Tips: Well it’s very important for every student to be dedicated towards his hard work and success because this college has a lot of competition and students in this face a lot of study related problems. Also, you must complete assignments on time this college is very punctual.
Likes (Safety): Seneca is located in Toronto and it’s very safe place being an international student I faced many problems with part time job and my timings but I never felt alone or I never felt afraid because in this area there is always a hustle bustle so you are safe.
Dislikes (Post study jobs): Being an international student it’s very difficult to deal with settlement for that it’s very important to get post study jobs but I chose diploma and it’s very difficult to get a job after diploma so I suggest if you are applying to college must apply for degree
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Q:   Does Seneca College offer housing?

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Yes it offers both on-campus as well as off-campus housing depending on your needs and interest you can choose either of them.

On- campus 

Living on campus allows you to get the entire college experience and can help you adjust to life in Canada. The apartment-style living buildings on Seneca's King and Newnham campuses are easily accessible and well-equipped. Social activities that are organised will also help you meet your classmates and form friendships.

Living on campus eliminates the need to commute, giving you access to on-campus resources and freeing up your time to focus on your academics while also enjoying the student community in a safe and convenient setting.  

Seneca Residence offers the following amenities:

  • Building is watched around the clock.  
  • Private bedroom with a common three-piece bathroom and a kitchenette with a fridge, microwave and prep area
  • Suites are spacious, and each private bedroom has a double bed, wardrobe, dresser, desk, chair, 32-inch smart TV and internet access.
  • Costs for heat, electricity, and water are included.
  • Choose to live near others who have comparable intellectual and social interests. 
  • A range of leadership and volunteer opportunities are available.
  • A shared kitchen is available 24 hours a day
  • Access to over 15 distinct lounges, including game rooms, study rooms, and a gym area.

Off- campus 

Places4Students, Seneca's trusted partner, has current student housing offerings. This vast real-time database will assist you in locating vacancies around Seneca campuses. Photos, contact information, and property details are all included in the listings. Make sure your living conditions are defined in a formal lease.

Homestay 

Canada Seneca's Homestay Network (CHN) manages homestay lodgings for overseas students. Students who participate in a CHN homestay live with an approved host family and become integrated members of the family and community. Homestays are available for at least one month.

All accommodations feature, at the very least:

  • a furnished room with a window.
  • a bed with freshly laundered linens (sheets, pillow, and blankets)
  • private storage (such as a chest of drawers or a closet) for your stuff
  • use of a shared bathroom with your own clean towels
  • a private study area, usually in your own room
 

Seneca College Rankings 2024

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Q:   Is Seneca College better than Centennial?

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Both colleges are typical community colleges in the Toronto and Greater Toronto Area. Centennial College has some excellent engineering and information technology programmes. If you are seeking for courses in the arts or management, these universities are very similar. It is mostly dependent on your search criteria. Seneca College is located in North York, which is a rapidly rising area of the city. So, if you want to take management courses, Seneca is the place to be. There are more opportunities for good networking. If you are only interested in Technology courses, Centennial is the place to be. In short, it's difficult to state which is superior because both have advantages and disadvantages.

 

Studying in Canada

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Q:   What to pack for Canada as an international student?

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While packing for Canada as an international students keep following points in mind:

  • Weather in Canada can vary from cold, hot or rainy so you should pack appropriate clothes.
  • Passport and/or ID cards (+copies)
  • Proof of health insurance (+copies)
  • Point of Entry Letter (in paper & digital)
  • Acceptance Letter/Email (in paper)
  • Credit card and/or ATM card
  • Calculator, notebook, pens and whatever you need for classes
  • Your Phone, power bank etc. 
  • Laptop
  • Adapters and all essential electronics
  • Toiletries and medicines 
  • Raincoat and/or umbrella
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Clothes you can layer for changeable weather

Here is complete student guide on CANADA.

 

Q:   What things to know before going to Canada for studying?

A: 

Canada is the most popular study destination among international students. The country offers a friendly environment, high quality education system, and great opportunities for career growth. Some of the things to keep in mind before moving to Canada are:

  • Education system: the education system in the Canada is high-class with a wide range of courses being taught in the universities of Canada.
  • English Language: the medium of instruction in the Canada is English, which makes it easier for Indian students to understand and study in Canada
  • Canada is known for its quality of life, high standards of living.
  • Weather of Canada can be unpredictable and can be very harsh,

Here is complete student guide about studying in CANADA

 

Q:   What is the cost of living in Canada for international students?

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The cost of living in Canada for international students will depend on various factors such as type of accommodation, lifestyle, and transportation. Here is a table to help you understand approximate monthly expenses in Canada as well as annual costs.

Expenses

Monthly Cost in Canada

Annual Cost in Canada

Health Insurance

CAD 70

CAD 840

Textbooks

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CAD 600

On-campus Rent

CAD 600

CAD 7,200

Mobile phone  (basic package)

CAD 30

CAD 360

Public Transit Pass

CAD 40

CAD 480

Groceries/Food

CAD 300

CAD 3,600

Entertainment/Clothes/Gifts

CAD 80

CAD 960

Car: Fuel

CAD 200

CAD 2,400

 
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Answered 6 months ago

Seneca College and Centennial College are both well-known colleges in the Toronto and Greater Toronto Area. Which is a better alternative for you depends on the course you choose. Centennial College is an excellent choice for various engine-related programs.

Both of these universities are well-known

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The Student Direct Stream programme speeds up the process of obtaining study permits for overseas students in Canada. The term "non SDS visa" refers to the overall category of applying for a Canadian student visa. Seneca College is one of Ontario's top SDS institutions. Seneca provides much more tha

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A student is entitled to graduate from a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, or graduate certificate programme if they have successfully completed all programme requirements and have a minimum graduating GPA of 2.0.

However, as part of the application process, applicants must also submit letters

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 All Seneca applicants must be well-equipped to study in English. If you are arriving from a nation where English is not the primary language, you must present one of the following documents:

  • Completion of at least two years of full-time study in a school and nation where English is the primary langu

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To apply at Seneca College follow these instructions:

Step 1) Login to the International Student Web Application.

Step 2) Register or sign in with your Facebook, Google, or Twitter account.

Step 3) Fill out your personal details

Step 4) Look at the offered programmes by semester.

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