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. 

Online Application 
Students may pay the online application fee by:

  • Credit Card only (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express)

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:

  • 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 Program Schedule and Tuition Fees or semester International estimates. 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.

International Estimated Cost

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

$ 1,416 per course (70 hour course/4 month semester)
$ 2,832 per course (140 hour course/4 month semester)

Degree/Diploma Programs
$ 1,416 per course

Trades Programs, Engineering Technology or Health and Social Development Programs
Please see our Program Schedule and Tuition Fees or email

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 $50), development and technology fees (about $150), and student union fees ($80). 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: 


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.