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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 two easy steps you can start your education at Camosun. If you have questions about the application process please send us a message.

Step 1 - Find a program

Camosun offers a wide range of credentials to help you prepare for your career. Browse our program list.

English proficiency levels

Admission to most academic programs is based on meeting one of the following English proficiency levels:

You can also apply for English upgrading in order to meet your English proficiency for program admission.


IELTS and TOEFL

Note: Academic IELTS and TOEFL iBT scores must be from within the past two years. For TOEFL we require an original document from ETS to Camosun College: Destination (DI) Code: 7527

IELTS or TOEFL requirements for undergraduate programs

  • Academic IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual band less than 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT score of 83 with no score less than 20 on each level

IELTS or TOEFL requirements for post-graduate programs

  • Academic IELTS score of 6.5 with no individual band less than 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT score of 88 with no score less than 20 on each level

Note Applicants from countries where Study Direct Stream (SDS) or Canada Express Study (CES) are available must meet corresponding SDS/CES criteria in addition to Camosun admission requirements.


Other considerations

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

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

Step 2 - Apply

Deadlines

Applicants outside Canada

Applicants must submit their application and all supporting documents by the following deadline to be considered for admission:

  • Fall term (September) — June 30
  • Winter term (January) — October 31
  • Summer term (May) — February 28

Applicants within Canada (with a valid study permit)

Applicants must submit their application and all supporting documents by the following deadline to be considered for admission:

  • Fall term (September) — July 10
  • Winter term (January) — November 10
  • Summer term (May) — March 10

Note Some programs may have different deadlines. Please connect with International Admissions if you have any questions.

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.


Application Process

The international student application process consists of two parts:

Part One: Education Planner BC

You must apply online through Education Planner BC first.

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  • Save your application number
  • Save e-payment receipt

If you are not sure whether you meet the admission requirements for international students, consider skipping the Education Planner BC step and submitting supporting documents only with a request for unofficial evaluation.


Part Two: Supporting documents

Submit supporting documents in English. Where appropriate, please provide English translations of all documents (transcripts and credentials) for all education completed and indicated in the application form. Documents submitted become the property of Camosun College and will not be returned.

Tips for completing your application

  • Submit legible copies of supporting documents.
  • Scans of official documents are acceptable at this stage. Official, sealed transcripts from all institutions attended must be received by Camosun College prior to starting classes.
  • Type all information. We will not accept handwritten “Declaration”, “Refund Procedure” or “Permission to Release Information” forms.
  • Print off the applicable forms and sign them. The student’s signature MUST match the signature on the passport.
  • Scan all relevant supporting documents and email them to international_applications@camosun.ca.
Document Required? Notes
1. Passport Mandatory Include:
  • Front page (picture page)
  • Page showing signature and address (where applicable)
2. Study Permit If applicable Study Permit or any other Canadian government-issued permit
3. First Semester International Student Refund/Deferral Procedure Form Mandatory
  • Download the Procedure form PDF, fill it electronically, print off and sign it.
  • The student’s signature on the form must match the signature on the passport.
4. International Applicant Declaration Mandatory
  • Download the Declaration form PDF, fill it electronically, print off and sign it.
  • The student’s signature on the form must match the signature on the passport.
5. Permission to release information form Optional If you wish to grant anyone access to your information, you will need to complete this form PDF and indicate who is allowed access to your admission and registration information. If you do not wish anyone to have access to your information, then skip this step. Permission can be changed by informing the International Office in writing at any time.
6. English Proficiency Mandatory (submit one)
  • Academic IELTS must be taken within the past two years
  • TOEFL iBT must be taken within the past two years. Original document from ETS sent directly to Camosun College is required. Destination (DI) Code: 7527
  • Recognized Pathway Partner Certificate
  • Other: BC English 12 or equivalent
7. Transcripts and credentials Mandatory, varies by program
  • High school transcripts, proof of high school graduation (mandatory for most programs) and official, notarized English translations
  • Post-secondary transcripts and credentials (if applicable) and official, notarized English translations. Include all credentials, even if non-completed and/or in-progress
8. Program-specific documents If applicable Your program of choice may have additional admission requirements such as proof of graduation, experience, portfolio, etc.
  • Find your program at Camosun’s Programs A-Z page.
  • Check the Admissions Requirements tab
  • Determine if your program has additional admission requirements. If applicable, include relevant attachments with your supporting documents.

Scan all relevant supporting documents and email them to international_applications@camosun.ca.

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.

Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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