Durham College [CIEC Academic Member] and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology have signed a new pathways agreement that will help international students complete diploma and degree requirements more quickly. Under the agreement, eligible international applicants to Durham College will receive a letter of admission that states that they will be eligible for direct enrolment with advanced standing in a relevant UOIT undergraduate program. “The Pathways agreement further strengthens our partnership with Durham College and our collective commitment to providing seamless access to high-quality, industry-driven and career-oriented programs,” said UOIT’s VP Research, Innovation and International Michael Owen. Nevzat Gurmen, VP Corporate Services at Durham, added, “we look forward to working with UOIT to provide new international applicants with access to academic pathways that will enable them to earn both a diploma and a degree in several different areas right here in Durham Region.”
Located just outside of Toronto, Durham College was founded in 1967 with 14 staff members and barely 200 students. They have since evolved to include two main campuses and, through successful partnerships with York & Trent Universities, the establishment of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (OUIT) in 2003. Durham and OUIT share campuses and facilities, making it easier for students to pursue both a degree and a diploma in a variety of programs.