NIC is committed to individual student success. Transfer seamlessly to
university or gain job ready skills. Our programs are supported by dedicated
faculty, staff and administration – all working together to help you achieve
your goals. We currently support over 350 students from 34 countries who have
made Vancouver Island their home away from home.
“I really like studying in a smaller classrooms, the teachers are really helpful and encouraging. People in Comox Valley are very friendly and hospitable so I get a lot of chances to practice my English. This is feeling like home.”
Transfer seamlessly to university. In addition to NIC’s exclusive university
transfer agreements, universities across Canada provide transfer credit for
NIC programs and courses. NIC students go on to study at University of Victoria,
University of British Colombia, Vancouver Island University, Royal Roads
University, and many other institutions across Canada.
Learn more about NIC pathways
I came to NIC and after one year I was accepted by SFU and UBC.
Vancouver Island is known for its mild climate and
thriving arts community. The Comox Valley is located on the east coast of
central Vancouver Island on Canada's West Coast. As one of Canada’s top destinations for outdoor
recreation and sports, you don’t have to go
far to enjoy life and experience the West Coast beauty and adventure
Learn more about life on Vancouver Island
Gain Work Experience
Combine your academic studies with on-the-job training as you learn to network
and make valuable business contacts in NIC’s co-op and internship programs.
At NIC you’ll spend less for the same degree. Save over $10,000 per year by
taking your first year courses at NIC and then transferring to university. To
learn more about NIC tuition visit the program page for your chosen
When I was doing the comparison of costs for universities, the fees at NIC were lower than any other institution.
Student Support Services
Get help with academic advising, study permit renewals, finding a homestay or
peerstay, as well as counselling and student employment services. Receive peer
tutoring and student mentorships as well as one-on-one instructor support.
Learn more about NIC services and support
NIC is a good place to study English. Classes are small, and I had to use my English often. The teachers are nice and always encouraged me to ask questions.
Learn to Learn
At NIC, you’ll learn to learn. In the highly competitive post-secondary
environment and world of work, this is vital to success. Our
classes are small and our faculty approachable. You’ll have greater interaction
with our instructors and hands-on access to our industry-standard facilities,
learning resources and so much more.
Start with NIC’s English Language courses and transfer easily into academic
programs. At NIC, you’ll learn in small classes with qualified instructors who
have experience working with students from around the world. Build confidence,
develop fluency and prepare for academic study in English. Learn more about
NIC's Academic English Language Program.
North Island College offers a variety
of housing options to suit your lifestyle and preferred living arrangements.
Learn more information about accommodation in the Comox Valley.
Scholarships and bursaries are available from a variety of sources including the
North Island College Foundation who award more than $290,000 annually to students. Learn more about our financial awards.
Begin your island adventure, apply to NIC.