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International Student Admission

Who Can Apply?

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or turn 18 during their first semester at Okanagan College or have completed the equivalent of British Columbia grade 12.

Applicants who are 17 years of age may be admitted to the Spring and Summer sessions of the English for Academic Purposes program and to any of the Intensive English Communication program sessions.

International students holding temporary Canadian resident status may study in Canada for up to six months. Those intending to study in Canada for more than six months must hold a valid study permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. For more information contact your nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate or visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted beginning on the first business day of November at 8:30 a.m. for entry into programs beginning the following September. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible and before May 15 for the best selection of programs and courses.  March 15 is the deadline to apply to any limited entry programs including Early Childhood Education, Human Service Worker, Therapist Assistant, Human Kinetics and all of the Engineering Technology diplomas.

For international applicants to the Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Science degree, Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Business Administration diploma, Computer Information Systems diploma, Bachelor of Computer Information Systems degree and all Arts and Science diplomas, the final deadline for applications is June 30. Official transcripts, proof of English proficiency, program admission requirements, payment of the admissions deposit and any other conditions noted in the admission letter must be satisfied by July 15 for the September semester.

For academic students wishing to begin their studies in the January semester, the application deadline is October 31. Official transcripts, proof of English proficiency, program admission requirements, payment of the admissions deposit and any other conditions noted in the admission letter must be satisfied before November 15 for the January semester.

Academic students wishing to begin their studies in the May/July summer sessions, the application deadline is February 28.  Official transcripts, proof of English proficiency, program admission requirements, payment of the admissions deposit and any other conditions noted in the admission letter must be satisfied by March 31 for the summer sessions. 

Please note: failure to submit documentation by the deadline date will result in cancellation of your application.

International students registered in Okanagan College’s ESL summer program may apply to degree and diploma programs after July 15, by permission of the Registrar.


How to Apply

New and Continuing Students

Students may apply online on the Okanagan College website or by downloading the international student application. Complete the application and fax to 250-862-5470, email to inted@okanagan.bc.ca or mail to International Education, Okanagan College, 1000 KLO Rd, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 4X8, Canada.

Returning Students Only

Students returning to resume studies after an absence of one or more semesters (not including summer) must submit a new application for admission before the beginning of the semester in which they wish to enrol.

Application Fee Payment

A $100 (Canadian) non-refundable application fee is required with your application.

Students are admitted to only one program and one intake. Students who wish to change their start date or program must submit a new application.

Applicants to the English as a Second Language (ESL) program who plan to continue in degree or diploma programs must apply for admission to these programs separately.

Students may pay by:

  • VISA or MasterCard
  • cheque or money order to Okanagan College, International Education, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC, Canada V1Y 4X8.
  • bank transfer - make arrangements with your bank to transfer funds directly to Okanagan College's bank account. Students are responsible for any associated costs

        Okanagan College's bank is:

        TD Canada Trust
        1633 Ellis Street
        Kelowna, BC, Canada V1Y 2A8

        Transit #02770
        Bank #0004 
        Acct 07891 5213102 
        Swift Code: TDOMCATTTOR

Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 08/28/2016