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    Vancouver Community College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Established in 1965, Vancouver Community College is a public Canadian community college located in Vancouver, British Columbia. It aims to provide real-world training through its industry-driven programs. More than 15,000 students representing over 150 countries are enrolled in the college.

    One of the largest and oldest community colleges in Canada, Vancouver Community College has its 3 campuses namely Broadway, Downtown, and Annacis Island. It offers 91 Certificates, 31 Diplomas, 2 Post Diplomas, 3 Bachelors Degrees, 14 Apprenticeships, 2 Advanced Certificates, and 3 Short Certificates.

    Its campus facilities include gourmet restaurants, an auto shop, and a salon and spa. These allow students to hone their skills and training while providing high-quality lower-cost services to the Downtown and East Vancouver communities.

    Vancouver Community College Rankings

    In 2020 Webometrics ranked Vancouver Community College as,

    • #6327 in world university rankings.
    • #1460 in continental ranking.
    • #87 among institutes in Canada ranking.
    • #5822 in openness.
    • #6528 in excellence.


    College Type Public
    Campus Setting Urban
    Number of Programs 140
    Annual Endowment CAD 105 million
    Student satisfaction rate 93%
    Mode of Program Part time, full time, & online
    Apprenticeship Program Available
    Language of teaching English, French
    Number of Campuses Three
    Financial Aid Available as scholarships, grants, Bursaries & loans.
    English language proficiency score IELTS or TOFEL
    Accommodation Homestay
    Application Helpdesk | 604-443-8600
    Official Website

    Vancouver Community College Campus

    • Vancouver Community College involves three main campuses.
      • Downtown Campus is located at Hamilton
      • Broadway Campus is which is situated at 1155 East Broadway
      • The third campus was established in 2014 and is located at Annacis Island.
    • VCC campus offers high-quality facilities including gourmet restaurants, an auto shop, and salon & spa at lower-cost.
    • On-campus 24-hour security and campus parking is also available at VCC.
    • Vancouver Community College has developed a Campus master plan to set a long-term vision for the future of Downtown and Broadway campuses.

    Vancouver Community College Residence

    • VCC suggests international students to arrange for their own housing as being a community college there is no housing facility.
    • Liane’s Vancouver Homestay is the best option provided for VCC international students.
    • Students placed with homestay families get facilities including a private room with a bed, bedding, dresser, chair, desk, desk lamp, and closet.
    • Students will have to share common areas of the house including bathroom, kitchen, and TV room.
    • Telephone and laundry facility is also provided along with three meals per day.
    • Homestay fees include placement fees of CAD 290, homestay fee of CAD 854 per month, and airport pickup fee of CAD 75.
    • For students, there are many options available in Metro Vancouver including Homestay, furnished & unfurnished rentals in houses, basement suites, condos, and apartments.

    Vancouver Community College Programs

    • VCC offers more than 100 certificate, Diploma, Degree, and Post-Degree full-time & part-time courses.
    • Programs at Vancouver Community College are available in a variety of fields including Arts & Science, Culinary, Business, Language, Design, Fashion & Lifestyle, Health Science, Technology, and Music & Dance.
    • VCC also offers special programs like Academic Upgrading with flexible courses to help the student reach their goals.
    • The apprenticeship training program offers both classroom learning and On-the-job training to the students.
    • VCC also offers Career-Oriented programs to students of all disabilities to provide access to meaningful employment.
    • With the help of VCC’s University Transfer program, students can earn first-year university credits through flexible programs and transfer it to schools across Canada.

    Some of the programs offered by the college along with their program fee are tabulated below:

    Course/Program Fee (CAD)
    Accounting Diploma 35,720
    Bachelor of Applied Music 39,862
    Bachelor of Hospitality Management 34,986
    Business and Project Management Post-Degree Diploma 35,720
    Canadian Business Management Post-Degree Diploma 35,720
    Fashion Design & Production Diploma 31,610
    Culinary Arts Diploma 35,496
    Graphics Design Diploma 39,158

    Vancouver Community College Application Process

    Student intake terms at VCC are winter, spring/summer, and fall. Qualified applicants receive an offer of admission only if the seats are available, or will be placed on the waiting list. International admissions to Vancouver Community College require following:

    Application Portal:VCC Online Application

    Application Fees: A CAD 145 non-refundable fee is applicable at the time of application.

    Application Deadlines

    The college invites its admission application for the term of Winter, Spring, and Fall. In the term of 2019-20, a total of 15,460 students registered for admission at VCA. The application deadlines are given below:
    Term/Season Application Opens Deadline without a valid study permit Deadline with a valid student permit
    Winter 2022 February 1, 2021 August 31, 2021 November 30, 2021
    Spring/Summer 2022 June 1, 2021 December 31, 2021 March 31, 2022
    Fall 2022 October 30, 2022 April 30, 2022 July 31, 2022

    Documents Required

    Documents required can vary for by programs, applicants need to check individual programs for specific admission requirements.

    • Official transcripts
    • Official high school or post-secondary graduation certificate
    • Evidence of English proficiency
    • Other program-specific documents
    • Valid immigration or visa documents

    Vancouver Community College Cost of Attendance

    Cost of attendance at VCC for academic year 2021-2022 is:

    Expenses Cost in CAD
    Tuition (Varies with program) 35,020
    Application Fees 145
    Student Union 213
    Medical & Dental 560
    Graduation 40
    • Additional fees including college initiative, campus resources, and U-Pass fees are also applicable and vary with the program.
    • Tuition fees may vary from course to course, students need to confirm tuition fees for their desired course from the official website of the college.
    • Fees mentioned above are approximate and subject to change with the approval of VCC’s board of Governors.

    Vancouver Community College Financial Aid

    • VCC offers financial aid in the form of Student Loans, bursaries, grants, awards, and scholarships for students who demonstrate financial need.
    • VCC Emergency Bursary makes emergency funding available for students who need financial help due to being impacted by COVID-19.
    • VCC General Bursary is available for students who can show financial need, is registered full-time student, or is disabled.
    • Students at VCC may be eligible for a variety of scholarships to fund higher studies in Canada:
      • BMW Group Canada Body and Paint Pre-Apprentice Scholarship of 15,000 CAD
      • Dr. Bik May Wai Scholarship offers a 1000 CAD
      • The Great-West Life, London Life & Canada Life Scholarship for New Canadians with a 1250 CAD scholarship.
      • Jess Daniel Nichol Memorial Award offers a 3000 CAD scholarship.
      • Pyrrha Scholarship worth 3,500 CAD

    Vancouver Community College Alumni

    • Alumni at VCC receive a free membership card that entitles students to on-campus benefits.
    • Alumni get benefits such as access to the library, a 10% discount on items available at VCC bookstore; 10% off on spa & salon services, and discounts on certain events.
    • VCC alumni could save on insurance with preferred rates from affinity program partner TD Insurance.
    • Alumni can sign-up for a non-credit class and will receive 10% off on tuition.
    • Notable alumni of VCC includes,
      • Kevin Cherkas is a proud owner of the “Cuca” restaurant in Bali.
      • Keith Maillard is a professor of creative writing at the University of British Columbia.
      • Iain Lawrence is a bestselling Canadian author for children and young adults.
      • Veda Hille is a Canadian songwriter.

    Vancouver Community College Placement

    • To explore career options VCC offers several courses for students to take including Assessment and career Options, Career Decision and Action Plans, Job Search Techniques ACED, Effective Communication, and Career Access-Academic Upgrading.
    • For students with disabilities programs like Career Awareness and Deaf & Hard Hearing-Job Readiness are available at VCC.
    • At VCC students can get one-to-one assistance, can speak with a counselor, or with Adviser to find the right path for career exploration.
    • During the COVID-19 pandemic, VCC offers useful resources to help students in their job search.
    • International students (work permit-holders) at VCC get help with job search, resume writing, and creating employer connections from BC Settlement and Integration Services.

    International students are eligible to work part-time, up to 20 hours per week during their studies, and full-time during program breaks if enrolled full-time in a VCC certificate, diploma, or degree program that is six months or longer. International students will be eligible to apply for Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) after completing a full-time certificate, diploma, or degree program of 8 months or longer. 


    How many students are enrolled in Vancouver Community College?

    More than 15,000 students representing over 150 countries are enrolled in the college.

    What are the programs offered by Vancouver Community College?

    It offers 91 Certificates, 31 Diplomas, 2 Post Diplomas, 3 Bachelors Degrees, 14 Apprenticeships, 2 Advanced Certificates, and 3 Short Certificates in Baking and Pastry Arts, Business, Culinary Arts, Design, Early Childhood Care and Education, Hair Design and Esthetics, Health Sciences, Hospitality Management, Music and DanceTechnology, Transportation, and Trades.

    What is the average IELTS score required for admission to Vancouver Community College?

    An average IELTS score required is 6.5 for Vancouver Community College admissions.

    Is Vancouver Community College a known school?

    Yes, It is one of the largest and oldest community colleges in British Columbia which is known for its academics.

    What is the application deadline for its programs?

    The application deadline for the winter term is August 31, 2021.

    What are some popular courses offered at Vancouver Community College?

    Some of the popular courses offered here are Hairstyling, Applied Music, Culinary & Baking, Business, Design, etc.

    What is the world ranking of this college?

    Vancouver Community College ranking by one of the leading research websites of Europe, Webometrics is 6982 in the world ranking.

    Does Vancouver Community College provide financial aid/scholarships to needy students?

    Yes, Vancouver Community College provides more than 100 scholarship programs to need-based, residence-based, and entrance-based.

    What is the total cost of attendance at Vancouver Community College?

    The total cost of attendance for diploma and undergraduate programs is CAD 29,620.

    $ 10,9401st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Nov 30

    Application Deadline



    5.8 / 10
    $ 34,9861st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jul 31

    Application Deadline

    $ 16,4171st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jul 31

    Application Deadline

    $ 14,1771st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Nov 30

    Application Deadline

    $ 8,1801st YEAR

    6 months

    Course Duration

    Jan 31

    Application Deadline


    Vancouver Community College Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    DLI Number
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $34,986 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    108 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Fall Deadlines

    March 31

    Application deadline

    July 30

    Application results

    Spring Deadlines

    December 1

    Application deadline

    March 1

    Application results

    Winter Deadlines

    August 31

    Application deadline

    January 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency

    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    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

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $34,986 / Year
    On Campus
    $7,560 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Program wise accreditation
    Nursing Programs
    Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing


    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants

    College Rating

    Based on 5 Students Rating

    7.7 out of 10
    7.5/10Social Life


    7.2 /10

    i have selected this college because i found this the best place for post degree programs.

    Course Curriculum :

    it was good providing a reasonable knowledge and skills important being in a canadian business.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    7.3 /10

    I chose this college because my course is only available in this college in Vancouver and also college have all the facilities that i needed.

    Course Curriculum :

    As per my knowledge, my course updates every months according to vcc university which is good for students

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    5.8 /10

    I wanted to study in the Vancouver area, especially at public colleges and also took the hospitality courses I was looking for. I also applied to 3 other colleges and received an acceptance letter from another university and I personally chose this university.

    Course Curriculum :

    Syllabus is very updated and yes I will be also providing industrial exposure. Academics includes mainly of Hospitality operations , English , Mathematics, Room services and many more subjects which is of 4 semester and mainly focus on research things .

    6 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    4 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    9.7 /10

    I wanted to pursue fashion designing but from a country abroad. Since I held a good score in my high school (arts background), it was easier for me to obtain admission at any college/university. I got to know about Vancouver Community College while I was doing my online research about what college to join. After going through the official website, I decided to apply. I paid a non-refundable application fee of $35.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course covers all the major topics required by us to be good in our field. Topics like fashion production, pattern drafting, computer-aided drafting, draping, knit garments, lined dresses, office attire, niche body types, etc are being covered.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    8.5 /10

    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.

    Course Curriculum :

    Its good. No complaints

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    6 /10 extracurricular
    250 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC

    Nearby this campus

    • Shopping Mall
    • Book Store
    • Pharmacy
    • Airport
    • Bus Station

    Shopping Mall

    Fashion Hub Inc0.53 km
    Moar Music1.95 km
    Chinatown Plaza2.37 km
    International Village Mall2.69 km
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    Save-On-Foods2.45 km
    Rexall2.67 km
    London Drugs2.91 km
    Shoppers Drug Mart3.62 km
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    Bus Station

    EB E Broadway at Glen Dr12.17 km

    Book Store

    People's Co-Op Bookstore1.33 km
    Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver1.38 km
    Pulp Fiction Books1.44 km
    Little Earth Childrens Store1.63 km
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    Vancouver airport3.15 km
    Hospital Helipad3.16 km
    Pacific Heliport Services3.22 km
    Vancouver (Children & Women's Health Centre) Heliport3.90 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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