Financial Awards

New Students

NIC International IELTS/TOEFL/CAEL Achievement Award

NIC offers entrance awards for applicants with high levels of English language proficiency. All applicants are automatically reviewed for this award, therefore no award application is required. Students in receipt of this award will be notified upon enrollment.

NIC acknowledges new students with high academic achievements.

Eligibility: New applicants from any country with following IELTS scores. This one-time scholarship is applied to the student’s tuition and credited to the student account.

The award is automatically applied once the full-time student status is confirmed after add/drop date of the first semester, and the original copy of test score is received. This award amount does not have cash value and cannot be refunded to students.

  • Students with the overall IELTS 6.5/TOEFL iBT 80/ CAEL 60 - $500
  • Students with the overall IELTS 7.0/TOEFL iBT 94/CAEL 67 - $1,000
  • Students with the overall IELTS 7.5/TOEFL iBT 102/CAEL 74 - $1,500

Applicants for post-graduate programs from countries where English is not their official language (see the list below):

  • Students with the overall IELTS 7.0/TOEFL iBT 94/CAEL 67 - $500
  • Students with the overall IELTS 7.5/TOEFL iBT 102/CAEL 74 - $1,000
  • Students with the overall IELTS 8.0/TOEFL iBT 110/CAEL 80 or higher - $1,500

Applicants for undergraduate and post-graduate programs from countries where English is their official language (see the list below):

  • Students with the overall IELTS 7.5/TOEFL iBT 102/CAEL 74 - $1,000
  • Students with the overall IELTS 8.0/TOEFL iBT 110/CAEL 80 or higher - $1,500

Countries where English is their official language:

American SamoaGuamSaint Helena
AnguillaGuyanaSaint Kitts and Nevis
Antigua and BarbudaIndiaSaint Lucia
AustraliaIrelandSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
BahamasJamaicaGrenada
BarbadosKenyaSierra Leone
BelizeLesothoSingapore
BermudaLiberiaSouth Africa
BotswanaMaltaTanzania
British Virgin IslandsMauritiusTrinidad and Tobago
CanadaMontserratTurks & Caicos Islands
Cayman islandsNamibiaUganda
DominicaNauruUnited Kingdom
Falkland IslandsNew ZealandUnited States
FijiNigeriaRwanda
GhanaPakistanZambia
GibraltarPhilippinesZimbabwe

*subject to funding/availability

Emerging Leaders of the Americas Scholarship

NIC is pleased to invite partner schools in ELAP-designated countries to nominate scholarship students. We strongly encourage you to review the ELAP website carefully prior to nominating students. NIC must receive completed applications by March 31 of the current calendar year. Late applications will not be accepted.

Please note: Do not apply on the ELAP website. NIC will apply once all your documents are complete and accepted. NIC will notify you directly if you are nominated for the scholarship.

To apply, please contact us at istudyabroad@nic.bc.ca

Current Students

International students may be eligible for NIC Awards based on academic achievement, involvement in the community, and/or student’s leadership. For complete information view the NIC Foundation Scholarship and Bursaries booklet.

Visit NIC Foundation to learn more about our awards program.

Questions? Contact Us today or email study@nic.bc.ca for more assistance.