Tuition and Costs International Students

Spend Less for the Same Degree: Estimated Costs of Attending NIC

Program Cost

Save financially by taking your first years at NIC and then transferring to university.

Estimated costs for one year of study at NIC compared to university*

North Island College Urban University
Tuition $13,770 $26,500
Books & Supplies** $2,000 $2,000
Mandatory Fees*** and Medical Insurance $1,586 $1,500
$17,256 $30,000

* Based on a course load of 10 university courses per year. This estimated cost comparison is intended as a guide only. Actual costs vary depending on institution and program. All fees are in Canadian dollars and are subject to change without prior notice.

** Books & Supplies – books, supplies and lab fees vary depending on the program and courses selected. Programs such as Tourism & Hospitality, Culinary Arts, and Trades have additional expenses for equipment, field trips, etc.

*** Mandatory Fees

  • Application Processing Fee - $100.00 is non-refundable

Please refer to our programs page for estimated tuition and costs of each program. This page will help you understand the details of payment. The information on this page is effective for courses and programs with start dates after August 15, 2020 and for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Visit our programs page for detailed information on all of your education opportunities with NIC.

Living Cost

Your cost of living depends on your lifestyle choices such as owning a car or taking the bus and sharing accommodation or renting your own place. Here is an estimate that will help you budget your living cost while studying at NIC. Consider your lifestyle choice when estimating your overall living cost.

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