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How to Apply


You may submit your application in person or apply online.

In Person
Contact us by phone at +1 604 683 8360 or email at to make an appointment with an admissions officer. An admissions officer can also help you with any questions you have before you apply.
Complete the online application.


Pay the application fee of $200 ( and submit the following documents.

  • Transcripts of the most recent school results
  • High school graduation certificate (for applicants to university programs)
  • Copy of passport personal information page
  • Standard English test (IELTS, TOEFL, etc) results if available

Unless you are applying through one of our authorized representatives, original copies or notarized copies of the original documents are required for the purpose of admission to Columbia College. The College processes applications upon receipt and issues an offer of admission to successful applicants within two weeks or less.


Payment of Tuition Deposit

On receipt of the offer of admission, overseas students are required to prepay a tuition deposit of $12,540.00 (covering 24 credits over two semesters, as well as activity fees). Local transfer students are required to pay a tuition deposit of $4,710 (covering 9 credits coursework plus one semester's activity fee). An official Letter of Acceptance will be issued when the full amount is paid. Enrollment at the College is limited and places cannot be guaranteed unless the tuition deposit described above has been received before the deadline. All fees are in Canadian funds and may be paid via flywire ( Applicants should read the College's Refund Policy before submitting fees.


Please ensure you have a valid study permit.

Study Permits

Successful overseas applicants should present their letter of acceptance to the nearest Canadian High Commission, Embassy, or Consulate as part of the application for a Study Permit to study in Canada. Applicants should allow adequate time for processing of the Permit.

Study Permits may not be required for ESL-only programs of less than or equal to six months duration.

For more detailed information please see Calendar.

All written inquiries relating to admission should be sent to:

Admissions, Columbia College
438 Terminal Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada, V6A 0C1

E-mail inquiries may be made at:

Local inquirers should telephone +1 604 683 8360 and arrange to speak to an Admissions Officer.

Have Questions ?

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Contact us by email at or by phone at +1 604 683 8360, Weekdays, 9 am to 5 pm.