Once you have chosen your program, determine your eligibility by reviewing the admission requirements outlined for your desired program. Then, simply gather the necessary information and prepare to apply in just two easy steps:
Click on Apply Now and complete the application form. You will create a student account with your pertinent contact information and then complete a ‘New International Student’ application.
Pay the $100 CAD application fee via credit card through the online system when prompted.
Submit the application. A confirmation email will be sent to you confirming the application has been received. If you do not receive a confirmation email from ApplyBC within 5 business days, inquire with email@example.com.
Scan all required supporting documents into a single pdf file and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Avoid unnecessary delays with the following tips:
The Letter of Invitation may request additional documentation, outline conditions, and/or request an advance tuition deposit.
In the Letter of Invitation an advance tuition deposit will have been requested of you. Upon payment of the tuition deposit a Letter of Acceptance will be issued. The deposit will be credited toward your tuition when you have arrived on campus. The tuition deposit is non-refundable.
Study permits are required for international students who plan to study in Canada for more than six months. Once you have received your NIC Letter of Acceptance, you can apply for a study permit. Learn more.
For more information on study permit requirements to study in Canada, visit http://www.cic.gc.ca
Now that you are an NIC student you have a student number and access to myNIC. Login to your myNIC account immediately to ensure you are receiving important notices from your advisor regarding course registration and correspondence from staff that is pertinent to your successful transition to NIC.
Click here for technical assistance and how to get the most from your myNIC account.
Apply for accommodation as soon as possible. Placements are prioritized in the order accommodation applications are received. You should confirm your housing arrangements before departing your country.
When an internal NIC placement assessment is required as outlined in your Letter of Invitation the cost associated is covered by NIC. You will find a guide to the assessment to help you prepare for the exam. Once the placement results are submitted, your advisor will be able to complete your course registration.
If you have question regarding your assessment or course registration, contact an advisor at email@example.com.
We know you will have several questions as you start planning and preparing for your departure to the Comox Valley. To assist, we conduct a pre-departure tutorial to answer your questions and guide you. Attendance for the pre-departure tutorial is mandatory and will be recorded. To complement the tutorial, we have also prepared a Student Guide.
Bring your original transcripts and supporting application documents with you. This is a must; no exceptions. You will need to submit these to the Admissions Office and once they have processed, you will be notified by email to pick them up.
All new international students enrolling with NIC must complete orientation. Be sure to make your travel arrangements to allow for attendance. Orientation may occur on several dates before and throughout the beginning of the term. During this time, we will finalize registration, guide you through medical coverage, discuss working and volunteering, adapting to Canadian culture, review original transcripts and more. Learn more.