UOIT & DC inks pathway program pact to advantage foreign students

29 October, 2014

UOIT & DC inks pathway program pact to advantage foreign students
The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College (DC) inks new pathway program pact, which offers foreign students with greater access to opportunities to earn their undergraduate and diploma degrees in less than regular amount of time.

The agreement on foreign student recruitment, which was signed by both institutions on 25 September, will permit eligible foreign students who apply for DC to obtain a Letter of Admission (LOA) demonstrating that after completion of their college studies they will be eligible to directly enroll into a relevant UOIT undergraduate program along with advanced standing.

The vice president of DCís Corporate Services and chief financial officer, Nevzat Gurmen, said that the new pact demonstrates the shared commitment of DC and UOIT and offers all students with access to full inclusive post-secondary education. With over 450 students as of fall 2014, we will continue to grow and work with UOIT to offer foreign applicants with full access to academic pathways that permits applicants to get both degree and diploma in various areas in Durham Region.

The new agreement will take effect as of 2014-2015 undergraduate recruitment cycles with the university and college working together to support foreign student recruitment in both institutions. Applicants need to finish an applicable program at Durham College and fulfill all the academic requirements at the time of admissions cycle with definite program capacities and enrollment restrictions taken up between the college and university on annual basis.           

The vice president, Research, Innovation and International of UOIT, Dr. Michael Owen, said that this pact will reinforce their partnership with Durham College and offers infinite access to industry-driven, high-quality and career-oriented programs.

Notably, there are over 60 academic pathway opportunities in between UOIT and DC, which include direct-entry, bridging, credit transfer and post-graduate programs in sectors like health, arts, justice, business and more. 

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