A young, dynamic university, we are known for prioritizing student success and providing a top-notch student experience.
With approximately 4,000 full-time students, our average class size is around 29, and the faculty-to-student ratio is one of the best in Ontario. Small, interactive classes combined with supportive, accessible professors encourage self-expression, collaboration and participation.
We are located in North Bay on a stunning 291 hectares of Canadian Shield forest. We are a 3.5-hour drive north of downtown Toronto and a 4-hour drive northwest of Ottawa.
Admission to studies at Nipissing is available at 3 points:
- September: Full-time or part-time
- January: Full-time or part-time
- May: Part-time
If you are an international student studying in Canada (on a study permit) or studying in another country (no status in Canada), you should apply using the Nipissing International Application portal.
We encourage you to apply early.
Unless otherwise indicated, we should receive applications and documentation by April 1, 2024, to ensure consideration for fall admission. We will consider late applications on an individual basis.
Some programs have earlier deadlines (for applicants who are not Ontario high school students). We highly recommend that you review all information on the program details page of the program that you are interested in.
Scholarships, Bursaries and Financial Aid
Offers of Admission
If you require student accessibility services, identify yourself as early as possible so that we can arrange accommodations and support systems prior to the beginning of classes.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
We are committed to the principles of EDI. You will have the opportunity to complete an optional Applicant Diversity Census as part of your application. We will not use diversity-based personal information for admission purposes. We may use aggregated EDI data to improve our student supports and/or develop new programs that meet our student needs.
We welcome applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. We recognize that there are institutional processes and cultural differences that present barriers to some applicants in obtaining access to university. We have reserved spaces in our undergraduate programs for students from groups including, but not limited to:
- persons with disabilities,
- economically disadvantaged individuals,
- Indigenous persons,
- visible minorities,
- LGBTQ+ individuals and
- those from northern, remote or rural areas.
If you are a direct-from-high-school applicant, we guarantee you a single room in residence if you receive a full-time offer of admission by May 29, 2024.
You must return the Guaranteed Residence Application Form and applicable deposit by June 3, 2024.
You will receive information on how to apply for residence in your offer of admission.
Campus Tours and Events
Most students who visit our campus choose to call Nipissing home. We encourage you to visit and discover why Nipissing is right where you belong.
Office of the Registrar
100 College Drive, Box 5002
North Bay ON P1B 8L7
Admissions: Ext. 4600
General Information and Campus Tours: Ext. 4200
Residence: Ext. 4855
Student Accessibility Services: Ext. 4362
Scholarships and Financial Aid: Ext. 4311