Incoming Exchange

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.

Choose Camosun College for your exchange destination.

A lone canoer at Victoria's inner harbour.

Victoria Fast Facts

  • Capital city of British Columbia
  • Population 397,000+
  • Mildest climate in Canada
  • Top Five Cities in Canada – 2019 Travel & Leisure World's Best Awards
  • Top 10 Friendliest Cities in the World – 2018 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey

Discover Victoria

Camosun Fast Facts

  • Founded in 1971
  • 20,400 learners a year
  • 160+ programs
  • 30 students - typical class size
  • 24 years - median student age
  • 1,200 Indigenous students of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit ancestry
  • 2,100+ international students from more than 80 countries
  • 65,000+ alumni
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Information for Incoming Exchange Students


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

  • Visit the Important Dates calendar for academic start dates and holiday closures
  • Fall semester: September-December
  • Winter semester: January-April
  • Summer semester: May-August


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

Courses can also be viewed on myCamosun. Select “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 listed as “restricted” on myCamosun 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.


Planning your arrival


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

Application deadlines

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

Language proficiency requirement

If you are studying in an academic program, you must meet Camosun’s English proficiency requirements.

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

All inbound exchange students are automatically enrolled in insurance that covers medical services to address new and unexpected illnesses or injuries. The cost of the insurance is $50/month or $200 for one semester (These fees are non-refundable). 

Students attending Camosun College must apply for the BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) when they arrive in Canada if they are planning to stay in British Columbia for more than six months. Please apply for MSP as soon as you arrive in B.C. You cannot apply for MSP before you arrive.

Additional fees

  • Mandatory Student Society fees
    • $249.80/semester
    • Students studying for two semesters will need to pay an extra $286 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: $700-$1,000/semester (varies based on course selection)
  • 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. Incoming exchange students enrolling in these courses are required to pay these fees. View the list of courses with additional fees.

Partner Institutions

As an exchange student, you'll take courses at Camosun that will count as credit toward your program of study at your home institution. It's a great way to see the world while continuing to make progress in your studies. Camosun currently has exchange partnerships with schools worldwide.

Czech Republic

  • Palacký University


  • INSEEC Group


  • Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences
  • Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences


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


  • Fontys University of Applied Sciences


  • University of Agder

South Korea

  • Hallym University


  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona


  • Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen


  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David
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Get in touch

Contact the study abroad advisor at your home institution or e-mail us!