Admission Requirements for International Students

Specific admission requirements will depend on which program you’re applying to and your academic history and credentials. If you have questions about the admission requirements, please send us a message.

This document is provided for informational purposes only. In the event of any discrepancy between the Camosun College Admission Policy and this document, the policy shall prevail.

1. High School Graduation

If you are 17 or 18 years old*
High School Graduation is mandatory.

If you are 19 years old or older*
High School Graduation is highly recommended for prerequisite purposes (unless required by the specific program admission requirements).

*at the start of your first academic term.

If you are a High School Graduate and 16 years old or younger*, please contact International Admissions.

2. Program Admission requirements

Academic requirements

Program admission requirements can be found on each program page. When you apply, you will need to submit proof that you meet or exceed the program admission requirements. Generally, you can meet subject requirements with a high school course or with a Camosun alternative.

Non-academic requirements

Some programs include additional life, work experience or supporting materials in their admission requirements. Please see each individual program page for details.

3. English Proficiency

English is the primary language of instruction at Camosun College, and all prospective students are required to demonstrate a minimum level of English proficiency before they’re admitted. 

You may meet the English proficiency requirement with one or more of the following alternatives listed on the English Proficiency of International students page.

The College reserves the right to deny admission to any individual as well as limit application to oversubscribed programs. The college does not accept responsibility for the cancellation or discontinuation of any program, course or class of instruction that may be necessary as a result of an act of God, fire, labour problems, lack of funds, or other similar causes. Fees, deadlines, academic requirements, courses, degree programs, academic policies, and other matters described in this publication may change without notice.