Nipissing University

Nipissing University is a small school with BIG opportunities. The university is about not only learning but also living and growing, both professionally and personally. We are consistently ranked among the top in the country for student satisfaction, student support services, residence life, mental health services, and all kinds of other student support. Our top-quality programs and professors, paired with our highly-ranked support services, create an environment where students can thrive. The cherry on top is that all of this is available in the picture-perfect landscape of Northern Ontario, surrounded by lakes and Canadian shield forests. Come to our campus to experience for yourself that Nipissing University is right where you belong!

While the roots of Nipissing University extend back to the 1900s with the North Bay Normal School, Nipissing University College was formed in 1967 as an affiliate of Laurentian University.

Nipissing University received its charter as an independent University in 1992 and was created to address the specific needs of Northern Ontario. Nipissing’s strategic priorities regarding the student experience as well as academic and research excellence is grounded in this commitment.

Nipissing is proud to be a primarily undergraduate university with a reputation for excellence in teacher education, arts, science, and professional programs, and with four distinct nursing programs, is proportionally the most nursing-intensive university in Ontario.

Nipissing’s strategic focus on student success and experience has translated into consistent top rankings in the country in the areas of student support, student experience, faculty, and residences as a primarily undergraduate institution. Students find themselves in a high-quality academic environment that is student-focused and based on personal teaching practices, innovative approaches to learning, and a growing research culture.

Access and equity have been a longstanding priority of Nipissing with a focus on students who might not otherwise participate in postsecondary education without interventions and support. Nipissing has experienced continued growth in the enrolment of full-time first-generation students, increases in the number of students with disabilities, and the number of full-time Indigenous students enrolled at the University.

Nipissing is committed to making an impact and playing a positive role in the educational, social, cultural, and economic life in the communities it serves.


Nipissing has over $4.3 million in scholarships, bursaries, and awards available for students, including our Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships!

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High School Entry

Students who apply for full time admission directly from high school are eligible for over 20 scholarships, bursaries and awards.

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The Ontario Student Assistance Program
(OSAP) provides loans and grants to help you come to university.

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College Entry

Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships for College Transfer Students
No application is required

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Graduate Entry

Types of Graduate Funding
available at Nipissing University for
Masters and PhD programs.

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