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Camosun International

Study Abroad

Choose Camosun College for your exchange destination.

Camosun College is a leading public college in Canada located in one of Canada’s top tourist destinations. Exchange students from our partner institutions join our international and domestic students for up to two semesters for an unforgettable academic and cultural experience.

International students in downtown Victoria near the water

Victoria Fast Facts

  • Capital city of British Columbia
  • Population 350,000
  • 2nd largest city in BC, 13th in Canada
  • Mildest climate in Canada
  • Vancouver Island is the size of Holland or Taiwan
Three female international students in front of the Campus Centre at Camosun Interurban.

Camosun Fast Facts

  • Largest college in BC
  • 18,000+ learners a year
  • 1,500+ international students representing over 70 countries
  • Two modern campuses
  • 160+ certificate, diploma, and bachelor's degree programs

Information for Incoming Exchange Students

Calendar

Main intake periods are Fall and Winter. The Summer semester has limited course availability.

Programs/courses

View Camosun programs and courses to build your learning plan. Please check prerequisites for individual courses. Courses may not be available for all semesters. Each individual course will list number of credits and hours per week.

Courses can also be viewed on Camlink. Click on “search for credit classes” and select the term you wish to study at Camosun (F=fall, W=winter, S=summer). If the term is not available, select the term from the previous year to use as a reference.

Courses that are listed as “restricted” on Camlink are generally not open to exchange students.

Minimum/maximum courses per semester

You can take 3 to 6 courses, or 9 to 18 credits per semester.

Accommodation

Planning your arrival

Application

Contact your study abroad advisor at your home institution for an application.

Application deadlines

  • May 10 for Fall Semester
  • October 15 for Winter Semester
  • March 1 for Summer Semester

Language proficiency requirement

In general, students with the following scores can enter academic programs without language difficulties:

  • IELTS: overall score 6.0 or higher (no section lower than 5.5)
  • TOEFL: score of 83 with no score less than 20 on each level

For students wanting to improve their English language level, we offer English Language Development (ELD) classes. Students enrolling in ELD will be required to write a Camosun English assessment test upon arrival.

Medical insurance

Students are required to provide proof of medical insurance. Students can buy medical insurance from Camosun prior to arrival ($2/day).

Additional fees

  • Mandatory Student Society fees
    • $178.12/semester
    • Students studying for two semesters will need to pay an extra $254 at the start of their program for extended health and dental benefits (12 month coverage). Students can opt out of this plan if they provide sufficient proof of coverage approved by the Camosun College Student Society.
  • Textbooks: $200-$400/semester (depending on program)

Need help?

Contact the study abroad advisor at your home institution or e-mail studyabroad@camosun.ca

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Current Partner Institutions

Austria

  • University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

Czech Republic

  • Palacký University

Denmark

  • Business Academy Aarhus, University of Applied Sciences

Finland

  • Kajaani University of Applied Science

France

  • INSEEC Group

Germany

  • Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences

Japan

  • Josai International University
  • Kansai Gaidai University
  • University of Morioka

Mexico

  • Universidad Regiomontana

Netherlands

  • Fontys University of Applied Sciences

South Korea

  • Hallym University

Spain

  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Sweden

  • Jönköping University

Switzerland

  • Bern University of Applied Sciences

Wales

  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David
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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