How To Apply

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You are encouraged to apply to your desired programs early to ensure that you have enough time to apply for your immigration document (if required).  


Step 1: Select a program

Have a look at some of the programs that we currently offer for international students and review the admission and graduation requirements. If you have any questions about admission requirements you can contact and Education Advisor for more information. 

Step 2: Complete the application form and pay the fee

After you have chosen your program you can complete and submit an application form. Please make sure that the application is complete before you submit it to our admissions team.  The application fee is $100. You can pay the fee by cash, credit card, bank or wire transfer or through online banking (only if you have a Canadian bank account).

Step 3: Gather your supporting documents and submit 

You may be required to submit proof of high school graduation or official transcripts as part of your application.  To find out whether you need to submit transcripts you can visit the Academic Calendar or contact an Education Advisor.

Transcript requirements

Transcripts must be in English or translated by an official translating service. Please submit both the translated and original copies with your application.

Step 4: Apply for your Study Permit (if required)

Once we have received your application we will review it for admission.  You will receive a Letter of Admission indicating the details of your admission to Okanagan College. Once you have received an offer letter from us you can apply for a study permit.

Who needs a study permit?

If the length of your program is 6 months or more you will require a study permit in order to study at Okanagan College. To find out more about how to apply for your study permit please contact a Canadian Embassy, Consulate or High Commission serving your area or visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.

Step 5: Pay your tuition deposit

You should pay your tuition deposit before the deadline stated in your Letter of Admission.  This will ensure that we secure your place in your program. Tuition deposits can be paid by cash, credit card, bank or wire transfer or through online banking (only if you have a Canadian bank account). This deposit will go towards your first semester’s tuition. 

Step 6: Arrange your accommodation

There are a number  of housing options available for students. You can choose to live on-campus in Skaha Place, our student residence, or you can live off campus in a homestay. You can also arrange your own accommodations off campus. Make sure that you apply for your accommodation at least 3 to 4 months before your arrival to avoid disappointment.

If you have additional questions about the application process you can look through our “How-To” videos on YouTube.