Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College | London, Ont. | Founded 1967

Fanshawe College

Music Industry students of Fanshawe College work in a sound recording studio on campus. (Fanshawe College)

Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology is one of Ontario’s largest colleges, with more than 40,000 students. The campuses in London, Simcoe, St. Thomas and Woodstock, and regional sites in the Huron—Bruce area, offer more than 200 programs, including degree, diploma, certificate and apprenticeship, and distance learning options. Fanshawe offers academic upgrading and continuing studies.

For students who want to turn Fanshawe credentials into a degree, the college has agreements with universities in Canada, the United States, England, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.

Robust industry partnerships are another of Fanshawe’s major strengths. In 2016, the college opened its Canadian Centre for Product Validation, which features cutting-edge equipment to conduct electrical, mechanical, performance, environmental and thermal analysis. Students and recent graduates can also network with industry partners at the centre. The school also boasts an impressive work-integrated learning program, with 8,000 employer partnerships annually that provide job opportunities. 

The college offers a First Nations studies program where students study contemporary and traditional Indigenous knowledge through sharing with local Elders.

Fanshawe has almost 1,200 apartment-style residence rooms and 400 townhouse rooms at its London campus. 


Size of school Tuition (degree) Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Large (10,000 full-time students or more) $7,051-$7,666 $3,731-$12,153 $3,205-$3,731 $4,724-$10,505 Yes

Cool Options

  • Doula Studies: This one-year program prepares individuals to support families with childbirth and other reproductive issues, with graduates working as full-spectrum doulas, birth doulas and postpartum doulas.
  • Adventure Expeditions and Interpretive Leadership: Graduates of this two-year diploma program will have the training, skills and eco-tourism experience to work as interpretive naturalists across Canada and abroad.
  • Broadcasting—Radio: This two-year diploma program is a concentrated, hands-on approach to training students for careers in radio broadcasting and emerging broadcast media.

Popular Programs

  • General Arts and Science (One Year)
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Business
  • Business—Accounting
  • Computer Programmer Analyst

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