FAQ for New Applicants

Take a look at our FAQs for more insight into becoming a student at NIC. If you're unable to find the answers you're looking for, please contact us. We're always happy to answer your questions and address any concerns.

Information for international students on changes due to COVID-19 can be found here.

Complete the online International Application by clicking on Apply Now. Pay a $100 non-refundable application processing fee with a credit card at the end of the online application. Review Applying to NIC for more detail, including the application process and where to send your supporting documents.

Information on NIC programs and courses can be found here. If you need more information, contact us by phone or email and we will help you.

NIC accepts the following Academic English language exams as proof of English language proficiency; TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL, Pearson and Duolingo English Test. For more detail, visit Applying to NIC.

It depends on the country in which you studied. For a complete list of accepted assessments and countries, click here.

Tuition fees for international students are specific to each program and therefore listed under cost tab on each program web page. Books, lab fees, internships/co-op fees and supplies are separate and cost varies by program. To assist with budgeting you can find additional estimates within Tuition and Costs.

We are working to add additional awards that would be posted within Financial Awards in the future.

Yes. For a complete list of NIC’s authorized education agents, click here. If you are already working with an education agent and it is not listed as NIC’s authorized education agent, please contact us.

The study permit requirements can change at anytime. For accurate and most up-to-date information on applying for a student visa, please see the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.

It depends. As per Citizenship and Immigration Canada; you may be eligible to work in Canada while studying and after you graduate. Please review their website for specifics.

  • The Post Degree Diploma in Business is a one year program and the Post Degree Diploma in Global Business Management or Pre-Professional Accountant are two year programs.
  • The 1-year program offers specialization in global business, marketing, and finance.
  • The 2-year program is more academically rigorous.
  • The 2-year diploma offers a pathway to graduate studies.
  • The 2-year diploma program has a built in internship within the program. So when you graduate you will already have Canadian work experience on your resume.

No. Students considering a PDD do not need any business experience to be considered for admission.

For homestay options please refer to Canada Homestay Network. For private rentals, please use local online resources such as current students, Kijiji, and Craigslist. Please refer to New Student Resources for more information.

At NIC, international students have access to the staff at the Office of Global Engagement and they can advise you of services and support NIC has to offer depending on your needs. If you are an applicant and want to speak to someone about choosing right programs, please email us at study@nic.bc.ca to arrange a time to speak with our recruitment staff. NIC also offers a range of academic, community and mental health support. Check out Services and Support.

Email us anytime! We are pleased to answer all your questions. Making a decision to study in another country is a big one and we want to help you be confident in your decision to study with us.

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