Registration and Fees

Application Fee

The fee for processing an international student application is $100 CAD. This fee must be paid at the time of application and is a non-refundable fee. Students may pay the application fee:

  • Flywire Application Fee (International payment methods only)
  • Cash or cheque in person
  • Credit card accepted via Flywire or in person at Okanagan College
  • International wire transfer
Tuition Deposit
  • A non-refundable deposit is required to hold your seat in your program and will open your registration for your classes. This deposit will be applied to your tuition fees and is payable by the date noted in your letter of admission. The balance of tuition and student fees are payable before classes start.  Please see fees for more info regarding deposits.

        Students may pay the Tuition Deposit by:

  • Cash or cheque in person
  • Flywire (International payment methods only, including international credit cards)
  • Credit Card (Canadian only) myOkanagan under the Student Tab/ Online Payment (Secure Page)
    If you would like more information about paying your tuition fees see payment options
Tuition Fees
International student tuition fees vary from program to program. To find out the estimated costs for your academic program please visit the Annual Date Schedule & Tuition Fees . Your account must be paid in full by the fee payment deadline. If you add or change courses after the fee payment deadline additional fees may be charged to your account.

You are expected to have enough money to cover the costs of your tuition, accommodation and living expenses while in Canada ($19,000 to $24,000 CAD per year including tuition).

Students taking a minimum of three courses will still be considered full-time students and have all the benefits that this offers – including a more manageable course load, and the opportunity for off-campus work provided they meet all Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada requirements. Prices do not include student association fees (applicable to ESL for Academic Purposes, Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs only).

English for Academic Purposes Certificate – Kelowna Campus

$ 1,298 per course (70 hour course/4 month semester)
$ 2,596 per course (140 hour course/4 month semester)

Degree/Diploma Programs
$ 1,298 per course

Trades Programs, Engineering Technology or Health and Social Development Programs
Please see our Annual Date Schedule and Tuition Fees or our International Education Advisors

Student Fees and Development and Technology Fees
All Okanagan College students are required to pay student fees each semester. These fees include student activity fees (about $30), development and technology fees (about $120), and student union fees ($60). The exact amount is calculated once you register for classes.

Other Fees
Please note that you may have to pay additional fees including student residence or homestay fees, student association fees and medical insurance fees. To find out more about tuition costs please contact the International Education Office: or call 1-250-862-5443.

It is very important for students to choose their classes and register before the semester begins. If you will begin your studies at Okanagan College in September or January, registration normally begins in early July. It is recommended that students register as soon as they are permitted to so they have the best selection of available times. Registration for our Summer session classes normally begins in February and students are encouraged to register for classes prior to arriving in Canada. Registration is a 5 step process. Click here to learn more about how to register. If you need help registering contact an International education advisor for assistance.