Vancouver Community College (VCC) is the largest and oldest community college in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It was founded in 1965 as Vancouver City College. It is a merger of four institutions: Vancouver Vocational Institute, Vancouver School of Art, Vancouver School Board's Night School, and the King Edward Senior Matriculation Education Centre.
|Type of University||Public|
|Basic Tuition Fee, Undergraduate International Students||USD 10,628|
|Basic Tuition Fee, Postgraduate International Students||USD 10,628|
|Languages for Courses||French, English and Business Spanish|
|Test Scores Accepted||GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS and GRE|
|Score Required for Graduates||GMAT- 490 TOEFL-65 IELTS-4|
As of 2017, a total of 26,000 students are studying at Vancouver Community College. Here are a few stats in terms of the student intake.
Vancouver Community College offers a total of 140 programs. These are further divided into diploma, certificate and graduate, graduate, programs. Those who are eligible for these programs, can choose from programs under these levels. The college offers different streams under these degree programs.
Automotive Trades: These programs train on real vehicles in fully operational shops using the most up-to-date tools and technology.
Baking & Culinary: Under this type of programs train under highly acclaimed pastry artists and chefs in Western Canada’s largest culinary school.
Health Sciences: Prepare for a career with industry-leading programs in health sciences.
Hospitality Management: Training with industry professionals and gaining the necessary skills and experiences to enter management-level positions in hotels, cruise lines and more.
Music and Dance: You can develop your talent and polish your performance skills.
Design: You can develop your inner artist while learning the tools for success in Canada’s creative industries.
English as a Second Language: Learn the English skills you need to work, study and participate in everyday life in Canada.
Hair & Esthetics: Train with experienced instructors in a state-of-the-art facility with real client service experience.
Office Skills: Train for office-ready skills in specialized areas.
Postgraduate Studies: After building on skills developed through an undergraduate degree, you can enhance your career prospects in a specialized subject area via postgraduate degree.
Application process of VCC is completely online and here are the steps below to help in applying at VCC:
- VCC International Education Application Form
- Application fee and assessment fee (if applicable)
- Official transcripts and certified translations (if applicable)
- Proof of English Proficiency
- Other program-specific requirements such as portfolios, reference letters, etc.
Note: Incomplete applications will not be reviewed, and students will not be accepted, registered or waitlisted for the program and will only be accepted if submitted during the application period.
The tuition fee charged by CBU vary from course to course and depends on place of residence of student.
For undergraduate courses, the following tuition fee is to be paid by students of different categories:
|Canadian students||$ 8,760|
|International Students||$ 10,628|
For postgraduate courses such as MBA, the following tuition fee is to be paid by students of different categories:
Following are the requirement for the Work Study Program:
SIN or Social Insurance Number is mandatory number in order to work on campus or off campus and for tax purposes in Canada. A SIN is valid until the end of your stay or a maximum 5 years. You can renew the same if necessary. You can obtain SIN by going in person to Service Canada office along with the following documents:
One can also work post their graduation after obtaining a work permit in Canada. The post-graduation work permit is valid for the same and students have to fulfil the following conditions in order to be eligible for the work after graduation in Canada:
VCC provides financial aids to students in form of scholarships, bursaries and student loan programs. Students will to avail these financial advances have to apply well in advance. Mentioned below are details of some of the scholarships offered by VCC
|Name||Application Deadline||Total Amount|
|Dr Bik May Wai Scholarship||April 30, 2018||1 x $1,000|
|The Great-West Life, London Life & Canada Life Scholarship for New Canadians||April 30, 2018||1 x $1,250 |
|Jess Daniel Nichol Memorial Award||Available Fall 2018||1 x $3,000 ($1,500/year x 2 years)|
|Positive Space Scholarship||April 30, 2018||1 x $450|
|Pyrrha Scholarship||April 30, 2018||1 x $3,500|
|Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. Entrance Award||October 15, 2018||2 x $1,000|
|The University Women's Club of Vancouver Pathways to Health Sciences Award||April 30, 2018||2 x $750|
Vancouver Community College provides a homestay facility to their International students for a familiar experience with Canadian family.
Home stay Fee
Airport Pick Up Fee
Every year VCC awards its notable alumni for their outstanding contribution to VCC or other local community. Mentioned below are names of 2017 alumni awards winners:-
|Average Cost of Attendance||$12,875 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||108 : 1|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$12,875 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Homestay||$7,560 / Year|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Nursing Programs||Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
based on 1 student ratings
The only college with Lpn program and its very reputable and well applauded for nursing. Lots of clinicals experience and hands on training. Very intense program. Its located in Vancouver and close to skytrain station. There were no other colleges in the city that were public and had the same program.
Its good. No complaints
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