**Study permit confirmation is required 6-8 weeks before the first day of the semester**
** These deadlines are subject to change. Please check with DCI admissions for up-to-date information.
Study Permit:ÌýA valid study permit authorizes you to stay and study in Canada. If you are an international student, you require a valid study permit to study at ÇïÏ¼Â×Àí.Ìý
Letter of Introduction:ÌýIf this is your first time to apply for a study permit outside Canada, you will receive a Letter of Introduction when your study permit gets approved. You will need to bring the Letter of Introduction with you when you enter Canada. The Border Services officers will issue you a study permit at the port of entry. After you receive your study permit, please double check your personal information, validity, and remarks about working eligibility.Ìý
To apply for your study permit, visitÌýÌýfor eligibility details and application instructions.Ìý
Inform us if your study permit is approved or refused by the deadline.ÌýYou must have your study permit approved at least five business days prior to the start date of your program. If you do not inform us by the deadline, you may not be eligible for a refund of your tuition and fees. SeeÌýourÌýrefund policy.Ìý
If you are coming directly from a high school in Canada,Ìýyou should apply to change the conditions of your current study permit and receive the new study permit. Your study permit for secondary school allows you to study at the university or college level temporarily if you submit your study permitÌýextensionÌýapplication before its expiry. VisitÌýÌýfor more information.ÌýÌý
If you are transferring from a post-secondary school in Canada,Ìýyou must inform IRCC of your Designated Learning Institution (DLI) change. You do not need to apply for a new study permit. YouÌýare allowed toÌýcontinue with your current study permitÌýas long asÌýit is valid. VisitÌýÌýfor more information. ÇïÏ¼Â×Àíâ€™s DLI number is O19360973702.ÌýÌý
If you are a one-semester exchange student,Ìýyou do not require a study permit because you have been accepted into a program that is less than six months in duration.Ìý
Temporary Resident Visa:ÌýA Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), also known as an 'entry visa,' is used only for entry and re-entry into Canada. Only citizens of certain countries require a TRV. Find out if you need aÌýTRVÌý. You may be eligible to apply for your TRV with your study permit.ÌýÌý
±ð°Õ´¡:ÌýStudents from entry visa-exempt countries (except for U.S. citizens) must obtain anÌýeTAÌýto fly into Canada. Find moreÌýinformationÌý.
Co-op Work Permit: If you are accepted into a program that requires practicum/internship/working hours to graduate (such information is also mentioned in Box 24 on your Letter of Acceptance), you should apply for your co-op work permit along with your initial study permit application. For more details, please check Working as an International Student page.
New international students are automatically registered in at least 9 credits worth of appropriate courses for their first semester. Check your course schedule by logging intoÌý. If you are just starting your studies at ÇïÏ¼Â×Àí, your first semester courses will be registered for you. Depending on when you are accepted you can choose your courses with the help of an advisor.Ìý
Donâ€™t know how to use MyAccount? VisitÌýourÌýLogins & PasswordsÌýpage.ÌýÌý
If you are not registered in at least 9 credits by the last month beforeÌýyourÌýfirst semester, please contact us here.ÌýÌý
For online semesters, expect to see your classes uploaded in Blackboard by the first day of class. Sometimes courses are available sooner but dont be alarmed if you do not see you courses appear until just before your classes beginning. Be sure to spend some time within Blackboard to familiarize yourself with the different features and flow.Ìý
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All international students are required to attend the New Student Orientation consisting of online workshop series and a Blackboard orientation course. Find out more about orientationÌýhere.ÌýÌý
You are alsoÌýwelcomeÌýto attend other college-wide orientations and new student events in addition to the Strong Start: New Student Orientation. Find out what other events you canÌýattendÌýhere.Ìý
All first semester students are automatically enrolled inÌýGuard.MeÌýcoverage until you are eligible forÌýBCÌý. This usually takes about 3 months. If you haveÌýMSPÌýyou can opt out after stable enrolment.ÌýGuard.Me will sendÌýcommunicationÌýaboutÌýyour coverage once the semester starts. You should applyÌýforÌýBC MSP when you arrive in Canada.Ìý
Learn more about medical insurance in BC here.Ìý
If you need moreÌýinformationÌýplease contact us.
Visit Travelling to Canada page for all up-to-date information in regards to your travel to Canada.Ìý
All students are expected to attend their first class of the semester for each course. If you will miss your first class or first few classes and have NOT notified your instructor, you mayÌýlooseÌýyour seat in that class.ÌýSee full detailsÌýonÌýourÌýAttendance Policy.ÌýIt is your responsibility to inform your instructor prior to your absence. You can find your instructorsâ€™ email address in the Faculty Directory orÌýÌýunder "Detail Course Schedule".ÌýÌý
Purchase your textbooks as soon as possible. NotÌýall ofÌýyour textbooks will be available electronically. Contact the for more information.
Many international students plan to live inÌýhomestayÌýorÌýrent their own places. Find out how you can prepare yourÌýaccommodation in Vancouver.ÌýÌý
ÇïÏ¼Â×Àí has three campuses: New Westminster Campus, Anvil Centre Campus and David Lam Campus (Coquitlam Campus).
Be sure to double check all important dates and deadlines forÌýeach semester here.ÌýÌý
NOTE: Deposit fees for the first 12 credits are non-refundable. Add / Drop / Refund policies do not apply to your tuition deposit for your first 12 credits. You can view the refund information for first semester international students here.Ìý
- Sign Up for the DCI Mentorship Program!ÌýFor more information click here.
- Request your student ID cardÌý(Passport is required)
- Upload your StudyÌýPermit .
- Get a Compass card from a
- Buy your textbooks (Find your Booklist on your )
- Apply forÌý
- Update your contact information (local address, phone, email) onÌý
- Open a bank account
- Register for workshops
- Mark important dates and deadlinesÌýinÌýyour planner/calendar.