Applying to NIC

Apply for admission in just two easy steps.

Once you have chosen your program, determine your eligibility by reviewing the admission requirements outlined for your desired program. Then, simply gather the necessary information and prepare to apply in just two easy steps:

Click on Apply Now and complete the application form. You will create a student account with your pertinent contact information and then complete a ‘New International Student’ application.

Pay the $100 CAD application fee via credit card through the online system when prompted.

Submit the application. A confirmation email will be sent to you confirming the application has been received. If you do not receive a confirmation email from ApplyBC within 5 business days, inquire with

Scan all required supporting documents in colour into a single pdf file and email to

NIC requires all students to submit following documents:

  • Copy of passport with signature page
  • High school transcripts*
  • Post-secondary transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you have attended
  • Post-secondary credential (certificate, diploma, degree, etc.)
  • Official language proficiency scores
  • Supplemental information as required by the specific program
  • Applicants with valid study permit and already in Canada must submit a copy of the study permit
  • Original documents not in English must be accompanied by certified 3rd party translation

Avoid unnecessary delays with the following tips:

  • Submit only those supporting documents that are required and requested of you.
  • NIC does not accept notarized copies of transcripts or language assessment results
  • Submit supporting documents once only.
  • If a second submission is made a detailed review/comparison between the previously sent document and the new document will be made which will delay the admission process.
  • Scan supporting documents into one single pdf file.
  • The files must be of good quality, we recommend 300 dpi.
  • Wait at least 5 business days before follow up on an application.
  • We will process and respond to applications and admissions inquiries in the order they are received.
  • Transcripts from North American secondary and post-secondary institutions must be send directly from the institution to NIC. Scanned copy will not be accepted

* India CBSE high school graduates may submit a copy of your Admit Card.

Students applying from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Nigeria are required to work with an authorized representative. You can use our Find an Agent tool to find an agent near you.

What’s Next

The Letter of Invitation may request additional documentation, outline conditions, and/or request an advance tuition deposit.

In the Letter of Invitation an advance tuition deposit will have been requested of you. Upon payment of the tuition deposit a Letter of Acceptance will be issued. The deposit will be credited toward your tuition when you have arrived on campus. The tuition deposit is non-refundable.

When an internal NIC placement assessment is required as outlined in your Letter of Invitation the cost associated is covered by NIC. You will find a guide to the assessment to help you prepare for the exam. Once the placement results are submitted, your advisor will be able to complete your course registration.

If you have question regarding your assessment or course registration, contact an advisor at

Study permits are required for international students who plan to study in Canada for more than six months. Once you have received your NIC Letter of Acceptance, you can apply for a study permit. Learn more.

For more information on study permit requirements to study in Canada, visit

Now that you are an NIC student you have a student number and access to myNIC. Login to your myNIC account immediately to ensure you are receiving important notices from your advisor regarding course registration and correspondence from staff that is pertinent to your successful transition to NIC.

Click here for technical assistance and how to get the most from your myNIC account.

Apply for accommodation as soon as possible. Placements are prioritized in the order accommodation applications are received. You should confirm your housing arrangements before departing your country.

We know you will have several questions as you start planning and preparing for your departure to the Comox Valley. To assist, we conduct a pre-departure tutorial to answer your questions and guide you. Attendance for the pre-departure tutorial is mandatory and will be recorded. To complement the tutorial, we have also prepared a Student Guide.

Bring your original transcripts and supporting application documents with you. This is a must; no exceptions. You will need to submit these to the Admissions Office and once they have processed, you will be notified by email to pick them up.

All new international students enrolling with NIC must complete orientation. Be sure to make your travel arrangements to allow for attendance. Orientation may occur on several dates before and throughout the beginning of the term. During this time, we will finalize registration, guide you through medical coverage, discuss working and volunteering, adapting to Canadian culture, review original transcripts and more. Learn more.

Questions? Contact Us today or email for more assistance.