Camosun stands with Indigenous peoples

From Sherri Bell, President

The revealing by the Penelakut Tribe of 160+ undocumented and unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Kuper Island Industrial School and foreshore deepens the pain of all Indigenous peoples.

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International Tuition & Fees

Invest in yourself! The following prices are our current fees and costs for international students studying at Camosun. Scholarship opportunities are available to international students who have completed at least one year of full-time studies in an academic program at Camosun College.

Estimated cost per semester

Academic Studies

Duration of study4 months
Tuition (based on 5 courses)*$7,595**
Non-instructional Fees$246
Student Benefits Plan (charged once a year)$278
Other fees          
Medical Insurance (basic medical coverage)from $300
Books and supplies (varies based on course selection)from $1,000
Co-op Term Tuition (if applicable)$1,570


English Language Development (ESL)

Duration of study4 months
Non-instructional Fees$246
Student Benefits Plan (charged once a year)$278
Other fees
Medical Insurance (basic medical coverage)from $300
Books and supplies (varies based on course selection)from $100


All fees are in Canadian dollars and may be subject to change.

*Not all program fees are listed here. Please refer to the specific program page on the Camosun website for the most up-to-date information. Non-instructional fees include student society fees.

**For a more detailed cost breakdown for open enrolment programs, please refer to the Fees section.

***This cost is for most ELD (ESL) courses when taken full-time. Students in ELD courses who also register in any academic courses (including upgrading courses) will be required to pay additional tuition and fees per course. Students must meet course-specific prerequisites. Continuing students are expected to contact Camosun International Student Advisors to find out exact fees and confirm whether they meet course prerequisites.

Estimated Living Expenses per Month

Notes: Expenses vary depending on your lifestyle.

 Living with a roommateLiving alone
Rent and Utilities
(hot water, electricity, and heat)

Note: The Homestay program has been suspended until further notice.

§Retrieved from: Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training (2020). 2020 / 2021 StudentAid BC policy manual.


Application Fee (non-refundable)$100
Open Program Tuition and Fee Deposit (Refund Policy)$8,500
Seated Program Tuition and Fee Deposit (Refund Policy)$15,000
Registration Deposit (For continuing students only; non-refundable)$175

14-week Full-Time Course

Not all program fees are listed here. Refer to your specific program page for details.


$5,425 (3 courses)

$6,510 (4 courses)

$7,595 (5 courses)

$8,680 (6 courses)

↓For most Arts & Science, Business, Sport & Exercise and University Transfer programs.

All fees are in Canadian dollars.

Course activity fees

Some courses have additional fees outside of the tuition amount. These fees are associated with additional costs for activities or for expert instructors and certifications for the courses. The courses listed below are examples of courses that have additional fees outside of tuition costs. Amounts listed beside the course reflect the 2021/2022 fee assessment. These fees will be subject to the tuition increase each year.

CourseActivity Fee (CDN $)
EXW 120$355.72
EXW 121$452.76
EXW 220$161.71
KIN 220$161.71
KIN 415$69.74
KIN 435$272.67
SFL 300$69.74
SFL 430$272.67
SPEX 420$69.74
SPMA 135$517.43
SPMA 235$226.37
SPMA 300$69.70

Fee Deadlines

Fees are due according to published deadlines in the Important Dates calendar, and/or in correspondence from the Camosun International office.

Late Payment Fee

It is a student's responsibility to pay fees by the fee deadline. Failure to pay fees by the deadline will result in a late payment fee being assessed according to the amount of fees owing. The late payment fee will be assessed as follows:

Amount OwingLate Payment Fee
Less than $50None
$50 to $499$50
Greater than $500$100

Non-payment of fees will also result in a restriction being placed on the student file.

Status Change

Students changing their status from international to domestic must submit proof of status change prior to the first day of classes to be eligible for domestic tuition. International students wanting to change their status in a seated program will continue to pay the international seat fee unless a domestic seat becomes available.

Payment Information

Credit Card

International students at Camosun can pay using the following major credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, JCB and American Express.

International Bank Draft or Money order

Please make payable to "Camosun College."

Online Payments

International students can make safe and secure online payments through our partner Flywire.

Simply choose how much to pay and the currency you wish to pay in. You pay the latest exchange rate through your own bank or credit card.

For questions and support, including live chat support in multiple languages, visit Flywire’s help page.

Wire Transfer

You must go to your bank and request a wire transfer payable to “Camosun College.” Please note that your bank may charge you a fee for this service.

For Camosun's banking information required for the transfer, please contact Camosun International. This option is available to continuing students and applicants who have received a letter of eligibility. 

Important: Before we can process the wire transfer payment, we need to receive an email with:

  • Your full name, address and date of birth
  • Name and address of the bank making the transfer
  • Copy of your completed wire transfer form (from your bank) showing proof of wire transfer and the date the wire transfer was completed
  • Amount of funds being transferred with details about what the funds will pay for (tuition fees, application fees, Homestay fees, etc.)

Refund Policy

Camosun International application fee is non-refundable.

Tuition and fee deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Some exceptions may apply. Please consult the following document for additional information about refunds: First Semester International Student Refund/Deferral Procedure (page 2). In cases where a refund is approved, an administration fee of $300 will be deducted from the refund amount.