Vancouver, British ColumbiaLOCATION
Estd 1997Established Year

Langara College is a government-funded college in Vancouver. It offers largest university transfer program in Canada, with a proven record of student success. The college is famous for Opportunities for hands-on industry experience as well as off-campus and post-graduate work exposures.

Reasons to Choose Langara College

  • 2013: Langara School of Nursing named “School of the Year” at the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA)
  • 2013: Langara School of Management has ranked as one of the top business schools in Canada
  • 2018 Webometrics ranking: 80th in Canada
  • 2018 Webometrics ranking: 4435th globally
  • First institution in British Columbia to begin co-op education
  • First college to implement aboriginal education policy in the province
  • Applied research projects to hone skills in partnership with local industries
  • 95 per cent students were satisfied at the graduate level
  • 88 per cent students reported transfer experience satisfaction


Type of UniversityGovernment Funded
Total Number of International Students6301
Tuition fee range (costs of tuition, accommodation and living expenses while in Canada)CAD 15,168.00 to CAD 24,000 CAD per year including tuition
Language for CoursesEnglish
Test Scores AcceptedTOEFL, IELTS, CAEL, Langara English Test (LET) OR Language Proficiency Index (LPI)

Campus and Accommodation

  • Langara Homestay Program- chance to live with Canadian families.
  • Homestay placements includes meals.
  • Have to purchase medical insurance and insurance for personal belongings

Programs Offered

Langara College offers more than 1850 courses in different streams. The major ones are listed in the following table:

StreamDiplomasAssociate Degree (science/arts)Post DegreeBaccalaureate DegreeCertificate
Science and TechnologyApplied Science for EngineeringData Analytics-Engineering Transfer
Arts and Science (General)Biology
BiologyComputer Science
ChemistryWeb and Mobile App Design and DevelopmentInternet and Web Technology
Computer StudiesPhysics
General EducationScience (General)
Library and Information Technology-
Humanities and Social SciencesAboriginal StudiesAssociate of Science Degree
  • Environmental Studies
Associate of Art Degree
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Arts (General)
  • Asian Studies
  • Canadian Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Latin American Studies
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Women’s Studies
Applied Planning-
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Education Assistant
  • Social Service Worker
Classical Studies
Criminal Justice
Applied Social Sciences and Humanities
Art and Science (General)
Asian Studies
Canadian Studies
  • Art and Science (General)
  • Business Management
  • Commerce
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Services
  • General Education
  • Marketing management
  • Nutrition and Food Service Management
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Marketing Management
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration (BBA)
  • Business Management
  • International Business Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Art and Science (General)
  • Food, Nutrition and Health Transfer
  • General Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Kinesiology
  • Leisure Studies
  • Recreational Leadership
Associate of Science Degree
  • Dietetics
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Health Sciences
  • Science (General)
Associate of Art Degree
  • Arts (General)
  • Health Sciences
  • Diversity and Inclusion Leadership
  • Nursing Leadership and Management
  • Nursing Practice in Canada
  • Nursing
  • Recreational Management
  • Art and Science (General)
  • Design Formation
  • General Education
  • Journalism
  • Professional Photography
  • Publishing
  • Theater Arts
  • Arts (General)
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Web and Mobile App Design and Development
  • Art History
  • Film Art

All About the Application Process

International students- apply at least six months before the start of the semester

English Specific and Academic Requirements

Test NameScore
TOEFLPaper-based: 550 or higher; essay score 4.0 or higher Internet-based: 80 or higher; 18 in Listening, 20 in Reading, 18 in Speaking, and 20 in Writing
IELTS6.5 marks
CAEL60 marks
LPI (Language Proficiency Index)Level 4 with essay 24
LET (Langara English Test)Level 2
ELA (English Language Assessment)145 offered by Vancouver Community College (VCC)
LEAPLevel 8

The academic requirements for admission to Langara are:

  • British Columbia (BC) secondary program (Grade 12) or equivalent
  • 19 years of age

Required Documents

  • Completed Langara College Application Form
  • Official transcripts/marksheets/academic records
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Study Permit
  • Proof of Medical Insurance
  • Passport

Application Process for International Students

  • Apply online for each program
  • Complete Profile and register
  • Select institution and program
  • Complete application
  • Review and submit  
  • Pay CAD 155 non-refundable as application fee

What After Applying?

  • You will receive an 'Offer of Admission.’
  • Confirm acceptance by paying the International Student Deposit of CAD 6000 non-refundable and non-transferable Commitment Fee.
  • The Commitment Fee will be applied to tuition.
  • Send a 'Letter of Acceptance'
  • Apply for Study Permit and an entry visa to Canada.

Fees and Other Expenses Incurred by Students

Tuition Fees (per credit)CAD 590.00
Tuition Fees (per credit) for Post-Degree Diploma in Accounting, Applied Planning, Business Administration, or Marketing Management (including EXPE 4000 series courses and COOP 4800)CAD 565.00
Tuition Fees (per credit - except for EXPE courses) for Post-Degree Diploma in Web and Mobile App Design and Development coursesCAD 410.00
Tuition Fees (per semester) for Post-Degree Diploma in Nursing Practice in CanadaCAD 6,250.00
Tuition Fees (per semester) for Post-Degree Certificate in Nursing Leadership and ManagementCAD 6,500.00

Residence: Cost and Accommodation

Students will have to bear the following cost (in Canadian Dollars) approximately:

Estimated living costs with homestayCost
Tuition (10 courses / 30 credits)CAD 16,950
Student fees (includes extended health and dental, and U-Pass)CAD 587
Books and suppliesCAD 1,500
Medical plan coverageCAD 1,108
Homestay fee* (CAD 800/month, plus placement fee)CAD 10,000
Entertainment and recreationCAD 1,200
IncidentalsCAD 1,000
Total estimated living costsCAD 32,345

Financial Aids and Assistance

  • Bursaries and scholarships both internally and externally
  • Departmental scholarships and bursaries available
  • Each stream has number of scholarships and bursaries of variable amounts
  • Awarded in spring, summer or fall semesters
  • Amount- CAD 4000 each (bursaries), CAD 10,000 (Emergency Aid Fund)
  • International student scholarships of CAD 1000 each

Work while Study

  • Student Work Assistance Program (SWAP)- paid employment for students for students of financial need
  • Work on Campus (WOC)- Merit based hiring 

Student Experience Program

  • Langara PLUS Program- to gain additional experiences, skills, and knowledge
  • Langara PLUS features four categories of activity:
    1. study skills workshops,
    2. social events,
    3. recreational activities, and
    4. Lifestyle workshops.
  • Awarded a ‘Statement of Achievement’.

Alumni Benefits

  • Alumni Card
  • Career Workshops
  • Toastmasters
  • Alumni on Social
  • Alumni E-Newsletter
  • Library Services

Some notable alumni are:

  • Alison Acheson
  • Ujjal Dosanjh
  • Gaurav Sharma
  • Gary Mason
  • Sam Sullivan
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CO-OP & Geography
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Total Enrollment
International Students
Male : Female Ratio
Application Deadline
February 28, 2019
Start of Application process -
End of Application process February 28, 2019
Acceptance Rate
85 %
Total Applications
100 W 49th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 2Z6
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