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Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College


Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded college located in London, Ontario, Canada – approximately a two-hour drive from Toronto and Niagara Falls. There are 21,000 full-time students, including more than 7,500 international students from more than 100 countries.

London, Ontario, Canada

The city of London has a population of approximately 400,000, and over 500,000 in the metropolitan area. It is the home to both Fanshawe College and Western University. London has amazing arts, markets, theatres and nightlife. It is known as the “Forest City” with over 200 parks and in a region surrounded by the world’s largest freshwater lakes. London has an international airport and is also accessible by car, Greyhound Bus, or VIA train. The Canadian Commission for UNESCO designated London as a UNESCO City of Music.


Fanshawe offers more than 200 academic programs, ranging from two-year diplomas and three-year advanced diplomas to post-graduate programs (one year) and honours bachelor degrees (four years).

EAP – English for Academic Purposes

For students who would like to study English first, Fanshawe offers an EAP program (English for Academic Purposes). There are ten levels in the EAP program, which run for eight weeks at a time. A free practice test is available, so students can estimate which level makes the most sense.

Fanshawe Grads get Jobs

According to the most recent KPI (Key Performance Indicators) survey results, Fanshawe’s graduate employment rate of 87.6% exceeds the provincial average by two per cent. When surveyed six months after graduation, 80.2% of Fanshawe alumni report being pleased with their college education – and 94.2% of employers are satisfied with the skills and contributions of Fanshawe graduates.


All full-time students in London Oxford Street campus receive a full-time LTC bus pass, membership to the Student Wellness Centre, and health and dental coverage through Morcare. There are many clubs and sports teams at Fanshawe – for players and for fans!

Campus Features

Fanshawe has several campuses in London: London campus on Oxford Street, Downtown London - which is two buildings across the street from each other, and London South. Other locations include the School of Transportation Technology and the Norton Wolf School of Aviation and Aerospace Technology, which are both located on Oxford Street, a few minutes away from the London campus. There are also regional campuses in other nearby cities: St. Thomas, Woodstock and Simcoe.

International students can live on campus in residence, or Homestay with Canadian Homestay Network, or live in off-campus housing. More information is available on the institute website.


    Take a look at our Admission Requirements here:

    Fanshawe Cares

    Fanshawe offers an Arrival Services package called Fanshawe Cares for all new international students. Fanshawe Cares includes:

    • Airport Greeting Service run by student ambassadors;
    • Transportation shuttle service from Pearson Airport in Toronto to London, Ontario;
    • Two nights accommodation provided (if needed);
    • Assistance with finding a place to live and opening a bank account (if needed).

    Also, as part of the Fanshawe Cares program, the International Centre hosts a Welcome Session each semester to get you acquainted with the College and its services as well as to connect you with other international students.

    Scholarships and Funding

    Why study at Fanshawe College

    London is a great location - a large city with a population of close to 500,000, so there is something for everyone. It is small enough to be more affordable than some of the larger cities and it is very student-friendly. Fanshawe College has a 90.3% percent Graduate Employment Rate, which is number one among Ontario colleges. There are also 60 co-op programs available, where students can "earn while they learn."

    Awards & Accreditations

    Best Student Film

    Canadian International Fashion Film Festival (CANIFF) (2020)

    Canada’s top music school

    Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards (2018, 2019, 2020)

    Campus Life & Facilities

    Fanshawe has a three-storey Student Wellness Centre which includes a full Fitness Centre, a medical clinic, a Faith and Spirituality Centre, quiet rooms and more. Career counsellors are available to students in the Employment & Student Entrepreneurial Services department. There is a newly renovated Library Learning Commons and the International Centre helps students with everything from arrival services to immigration issues, and offers assistance in multiple languages with flexible appointments to meet our students' needs.

    Students should connect with the Fanshawe Student Union, or FSU, for information about the many events and clubs. For more information on varsity teams, please visit the institute website.

    London, Ontario, Canada is located two hours from Toronto or Niagara Falls. There are many world-class restaurants, shopping malls and entertainment options. In the winter, students can ski or snow-board at Boler Mountain, skate in Victoria Park or Storybook Gardens, and in the summer, there are many festivals in the parks. London is about a half hour away from beaches in Port Stanley and Grand Bend.

    Fanshawe College is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Global rankings 2023 badge Top 10 Global rankings 2022 badge Top 10 Europe rankings 2021 badge

    English Language Requirements

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    • London

      London Campus 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd. London, ON N5Y 5R6 Canada, , London

    • Simcoe

      Simcoe/Norfolk Regional Campus 634 Ireland Road Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K8 Canada, , Simcoe

      • Woodstock

        Woodstock/Oxford Regional Campus 369 Finkle Street Woodstock, ON N4V 1A3 Canada, , Woodstock

        • Clinton

          169 Beech Street, N0M 1L0, Clinton

          • Kincardine

            Kincardine, Canada

            • Saint Thomas

              Saint Thomas, Canada

              • Toronto

                Bay Street,655, M5G 2K4, Toronto

                • London

                  1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard, N5Y 5R6, London