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Why Peterborough?

Study in Peterborough

Study in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Collaboration. Engagement. Education. Life-Long Learning

Study Here: First-rate educational opportunities are offered through respected local private and post secondary institutions.
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Looking for world-class education that has no limits?

This is what awaits you at Trent University. One of Canada’s top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that’s personal, purposeful and transformative.

Study in Peterborough at Trent University
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How does innovative education and real-world experience sound to you?

Fleming College is on a mission to empower students with the innovative education, research and real-world experience they will need to build better lives, better communities and a better world.

Study in Peterborough at Fleming College
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Want an education that will actually take you somewhere?

Seneca College is one of Canada’s premier aviation schools and a national leader in aviation education. Renowned internationally for quality graduates, expert faculty and strong industry partnerships.

Study in Peterborough at Seneca College

Great Students flourish in great environments.

Lakefield College School is Canada’s top university prep, boarding and day school in Ontario.

Why Lakefield College School?
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Life Outside the Ordinary in Peterborough

Imagine escaping to a place where the community is vibrant, the natural beauty is breathtaking and the people are genuine. We are not talking about a vacation. We are talking about finding that daily balance that everyone is striving for. Learn more about why students love to study in Peterborough.

Why Peterborough?
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Affordable living

Whether you choose to live footsteps from downtown or on campus, the cost of living throughout Peterborough & the Kawarthas is more affordable than in other more urban areas in the province. And with one of the province’s shortest average commute times, you will spend less time in traffic and more time enjoying life. Have a taste of Peterborough life – there is nothing quite like it.

Study at the Peterborough Airport through Seneca College’s School of Aviation

Seneca’s Peterborough campus is a world-class home to students from the school of aviation. Home to Seneca’s fleet of aircraft and flight training devices, used by students in the Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology and Airline Pilot Flight Operations programs. Flight training and classroom instruction for students is carried out at the Peterborough Municipal Airport.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Campus to see classrooms, labs and more! Learn about these Full Time Programs

Top Non-Academic Reasons to Study in Peterborough:

  • Vibrant nightlife – dozen’s of pubs, bars and nightclubs
  • Active arts and entertainment scene
  • 100’s of restaurants and cafes, many of which feature fresh local flavours
  • Public transit connected to Fleming College and Trent University
  • A wealth of jobs available for students throughout the community
  • A brewing local craft beverage scene with a variety of unique breweries, distilleries and wineries to choose from
  • A region-wide commitment to connecting business and industry to academia
  • An interconnected network of recreational trails for walking, rollerblading and cycling, connected to Trent University and Fleming College
  • Recreation and fitness facilities located both on and off campus
  • Access to a variety of global companies with local offices and facilities to help you jump-start your career
  • Access to four-seasons of outdoor activities to escape campus life
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Kawartha Trades & Technology Centre

An 87,000-square-foot, world-class training facility built to LEED environmental and energy efficiency standards located at Fleming College’s Sutherland Campus in Peterborough. The centerpiece of the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre (KTTC) is the Skills Arena, a large, naturally lit space in which students from various trades programs learn together in an integrated setting. A three-storey structure within the Skills Arena, called the Kube, is itself an educational tool. The structure enables students to see and understand how different components and trades are related and interdependent during stages of a construction project. Many of the School of Trades and Technology programs are hosted at the KTTC.

Learn about the School of Trades and Technology at Fleming College