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Camosun International

How to Apply

It's easy to apply as an international student

Let us help you on your way. In four easy steps you can start your education at Camosun. If you have questions about the application process please contact

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Step 1 - Find a program

From academic upgrading to business administration degrees and health care technical training, Camosun offers something for everyone. Browse our program list.

Important: admission to all academic programs is based on the following English proficiency levels

  • Completion of BC English 12 with a C+ or better; or
  • Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual band less than 5.5; or
  • TOEFL score of 83 with no score less than 20 on each level
  • or apply for English upgrading

NOTE: for TOEFL we require original document from ETS to Camosun College: Destination (DI) Code: 7527

Please see our important dates calendar for start dates and tuition deadlines.

Consider Camosun Homestay

Experience Victoria with a Camosun Homestay family. You must apply at least six weeks before the start of your program. Apply now, or learn more about the Camosun Homestay program.

Step 2 - Apply

Each program has program-specific admissions requirements, listed on the program admissions page. Please review the program you are interested and ensure you have the requirements before you apply.

If you've chosen your program and you have all the admissions requirements you can apply online


Email your application

To submit your application by email, please complete the International Application form and email it to

Send your application by fax or mail:

Camosun College Lansdowne
Camosun International
3100 Foul Bay Rd.
Victoria BC V8P 5J2

72-hour response time

You will receive a response from one of our International Admissions Officers within 72 hours, with instructions for your next steps.

Step 3 - Submit records

If you aren’t currently in high school and you have completed grade 10 or higher, Camosun needs to see your academic records. You can contact your former school to request transcripts or record of marks. If you went to another college, please submit those transcripts along with your application. Contact the institution you attended.

Each program has program-specific admissions requirements, listed on the program admissions page. Please review the program you are interested in and submit the relevant requirements.

Our English requirements are as follows for most programs: Proof of an IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 on each band; or TOEFL IBT overall score of 83 with no less than 20 on each band.

If you haven't taken these courses you can take a placement test or one of our ESL courses to successfully move through your studies.

Student Visa Application Timelines

Please check with Citizenship and Immigration Canada to see the average processing times for student visas if you are applying from outside of Canada.

Step 4 - Attending Camosun

Study Permit

You need a study permit to study in Canada as an International student. Learn more.

Housing options

Review your housing options and decide where you want to live in Victoria. You must apply for the Homestay program at least six weeks before arrival.

Pre-Departure Guide

Once you have received your letter of acceptance from Camosun, you will find important information in our detailed
Pre-departure Guide.

We encourage you to attend the on-campus New Student Orientation before you begin your studies. It will give you the opportunity to connect with other new international students, meet the staff, and get to know your campus!

International Admissions

Camosun College Lansdowne
Camosun International • Isabel Dawson 201
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria, BC V8P 5J2 Canada
Phone: +1-250-370-3681

Camosun College Interurban
Camosun International • Liz Ashton Campus Centre 229
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria, BC V9E 2C1 Canada
Phone: +1-250-370-4812

Office Hours:

9am-12pm and 1-4pm

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