How to Apply

Apply image

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 an International Education Advisor for more information. 

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 2: Gather your supporting documents

You are required to attach all supporting documentation to your application. Please note that transcripts must be in English or translated into English by an official translator.

  • Upload your documents and save and label them
  • All secondary/high school transcripts in one file
  • English language proficiency documents (Duolingo, IELTS, TOEFL, LPI or other) into one file
  • All post-secondary documents (transcripts, degrees, diplomas or certificates ) in one file
  • Copy of your valid passport 

Failure to list and provide transcripts from all institutions you attended on your application may be considered an intentional omission and will lead to the cancellation of your application for admission or withdrawal of your offer of admission.

Step 3: Complete the online application
International Apply Button

Watch How to Apply Video below:

  • The application fee is required for processing your application and is non-refundable.

  • Application fees must be paid online with a credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express) once the application is completed.

  • You can apply for 2 programs per application.

  • You must attach all supporting documents to your application when you apply.


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 Immigration Refugees and Citizenship 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 flywire 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.