CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE, VANCOUVER

Vancouver, British ColumbiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE

Corpus Christi college is a Catholic post-secondary college in Vancouver, British Columbia. The college specially offers University Transfer Programs in Arts, Business, Science & Digital Media. Social Justice and Peace Studies gives an opportunity to travel on service learning trips.

Features of Corpus Christi College

  • Ranking:
    1. Fraser Institute Rank 2016-17 - 1/946
    2. Fraser Rank in most recent 5 years - 11 out of 811.
    3. Fraser Institute Rating - 10 out of 10.
  • Every liberal arts student receives some tuition bursary. 
  • Coastal campus at a walkable distance from the University of British Columbia.
  • Average class size- 20, less than 35 students in each class.
  • Circle of Fellows scholarship program: Full 2-year scholarship inclusive of tuition and co-curricular support.
  • Tuition is competitive with other public post-secondary institutions in British Columbia.

Statistical Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic
Number of Programs80+
Faculty Members33
Proportion of Canadian Students80%
Proportion of International Students20%
Tuition fee rangeCAD 398 to CAD 3511 per course
Language of instructionEnglish
English language tests scores acceptedIELTS (6.5+) OR TOEFL (83+) OR EIKEN
Websitewww.corpuschristi.ca

Corpus Christi College Campus

  • Located on the coast.
  • Next to University of British Columbia. 
  • Commuter campus with no student residences.

Student Accommodation

  • Recommended student residences are Carey Centre or at St. Andrew’s Hall.
  • Application to the above-mentioned residences does not guarantee a room.
  • Students are also advised to refer to rental housing websites to search for apartments in Vancouver.

Programs offered at Corpus Christi College

  • Offers over 80 courses in Arts, Business, Science, Digital Media and other subjects.
  • Up to 60 transferable credits in a span of 2 academic years.
  • Maximum number of courses are offered for English, followed by Philosophy and Business. 

List of disciplines for Undergraduate Courses

DisciplineNumber of CoursesDisciplineNumber of Courses
Anthropology1Astronomy1
Biology3Business10
Classical Studies3Communications7
Computer Science2English - Creative Writing2
Economics2English13
Film Studies4Fine Arts1
Geography3Geology2
History8Mathematics8
Philosophy12Physics1
Political Science9Psychology4
Religious Studies 7Social Justice and Peace Studies6
Sociology3Spanish4

How to get into Corpus Christi College?

  • Documents required for application are as follows:
    1. Academic transcripts 
    2. 2 reference letters
    3. Letter of motivation
    4. Supplementary material and documentation supporting any claims of extra-curricular achievements.
  • International candidates must submit the score of either IELTS/TOEFL/EIKEN.

English Language Requirements

Exam Name or Subject NameAccepted Score
English 12, English Literature 12, or English 12 First Peoples 87% or above
Advanced Placement (AP) English Language or Literature Grade 4 or above
International Baccalaureate (IB) English Language A (Standard Level)Minimum grade of A1 or A2
Language Proficiency Index (LPI) examMinimum Essay Level score of 4
GED Language Arts Writing & Reading450 and above
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) or CAEL CE or CELPIP 260
TOEFLMinimum score of 550 (PBT) or 83 (iBT)
IELTSMinimum overall band test score of 6.5 (academic module only) 
EIKENMinimum placement of Grade 1 on the Test in Practical English

Other options for Domestic students

  • Three or more consecutive years of full-time education in English in Canada right before attending Corpus Christi.
  • Proof of enrolment in a college-level writing or literature course equivalent of university transfer course as a college level English or a Communications or a Creative Writing course  

Admission Process

On the official website of Corpus Christi

Admissions page checklist

  • Types of students
  • Type of entry
  • level of previous education.
  • Check your desired program and specific requirements.
  • Login to MyLion account- email address and password
  • Fill in the form and attach required documents.
  • Pay application fee and apply for loan, if required.

Costs and Expenses

Domestic TuitionAmount
Tuition per courseCAD 664.00
Tuition per BUSN courseCAD 936.00
Tuition per Audit/Non-credit courseCAD 398.40
International TuitionAmount
Tuition per course CAD 2490.00
Tuition per BUSN courseCAD 3511.00
Tuition per Audit/Non-credit courseCAD 1494.00

Financial Aid

Multiple scholarships, bursaries and grants for meritorious students of financial need.

  • Automatic Entrance Awards for meritorious students submitting documents before August 31.
  • Competitive Scholarships: Require applications of various criteria. Deadline for application is April 30. 

List of awards, bursaries and scholarships is given below:

AwardTypeYearAmount
PRESIDENT’S AWARDACADEMIC ENTRANCE AWARDICAD 1,000
DEAN’S AWARDAcademic Entrance AwardICAD 750
SCHOLASTIC EXCELLENCE AWARDAcademic Entrance AwardICAD 500
CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE AWARDAcademic AwardIICAD 1,200
CIRCLE OF FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIPScholarshipIFull tuition for 2 years, co-curricular support, personalized mentorship, leadership development program
PROF. GEORGES ABI-RACHED, P. ENG.SCHOLARSHIPI & IICAD 2,500
ARCHBISHOP'S AWARD
SCHOLARSHIPI & IICAD2,000
DR. GERALD AND MARIAN SYLVESTER AWARD IN SOCIAL JUSTICESCHOLARSHIPIICAD 1,500
JIM AND PENNY ROGERS SCHOLARSHIP
ScholarshipICAD 1,500
NEWMAN ASSOCIATION OF VANCOUVER SCHOLARSHIP HONOURING JOHN HENRY CARDINAL NEWMANScholarshipIICAD 500
GENERAL BURSARIES
BursaryI & IIVarying amounts

Corpus Christi College Work Study Program

  • Qualified students with financial need, apply on campus if positions are available.
  • Jobs related to students’ degree, giving practical experience. 
  • Vary depending on skill and interest.
  • Working off-campus, submit a completed Student Employment form to the Centre for Career Development. 

Centre for Career Development

  • Encouragement to students to gain volunteer and work experience.
  • Search and apply for student jobs through following methods:
  1. Experiential Learning -through experience i.e. volunteering (local and global), work study, practicums, internships, and employment. 
  2. Service Learning - pedagogy of instruction and learning for better in-class instruction through meaningful community-based experiences. 
  3. Co-Curricular Record (CCR) Program- Work experiences on an official post-secondary record to prove useful for future academic courses and jobs.
  • Student employment: Working while studying both on and off campus, submit a completed Student Employment form

Various types of employment are stated below:

  1. Co-operative education (Co-op): College students receive career training in government, business, industry, and human services. Co-op students engage in full-time work and do not have classes.
  2. Internship: Work with or without pay for industry experience or to satisfy requirements for a degree program.
  3. Pre-Practicum (or preservice teaching): Period of guided, supervised (by cooperating teacher) teaching for students interested in teaching as a profession and is a precursor to Student Teaching. 
  4. Volunteering: Contribution of time, effort and talent to a social cause without pay while gaining soft and hard skills for future jobs.
  • For weekly job updates, current students can download the Copus Christi College app. 
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ADMISSION DEADLINES ( SUMMER SEASON )
Application Deadline
October 31, 2018
Start of Application process -
End of Application process October 31, 2018
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