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CAD 20000

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 200 Waived

Application Fee

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12 months


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Program Overview

In collaboration with Holberton, Inc., Arbutus College has developed a customised 12-month program using the unique Holberton, Inc. Learning Management System (LMS) platform which was created from years working with expert professional software engineers and computer science education leaders around the globe. This specialised platform is the core of Arbutus’s Diploma in Computer Science and Frontend Web Development as students start from the basics of computer science and low-level programming using project based and Peer-to-peer learning as they progress on to higher level programming skills and web development expertise.

The Holberton LMS uses an exclusive auto-grading system tool, the “Checker” that quickly analyses, tracks and scores millions of lines of code to provide custom feedback to each student as they learn to code live on the platform. Not only does it check for proper functioning of code created by students, but it can check for dozens of other critical supporting elements like proper code documentation, code styling, code efficiency, and more, and guides students to learn how to fix the errors and develop their coding mastery.

In this program, students will learn skills in frontend development, including many skills that are in high demand throughout the industry.

Frontend web development de?nes how we use our computers every day. The work of Frontend developers is what helps technology be usable to the average person, and companies with the best, most stable, and most usable sites are the most popular on the web.

A Frontend developer is not only someone who can code with a framework, but someone that understands why these frameworks exist, work and how they interact with the browser

If you want to make the web more usable, more accessible, and more fun to use, Arbutus College’s Diploma in Computer Science and Frontend Web Development is the path for you to prepare for a career in an in-demand sector in Canada and elsewhere in the world.

This program does not require students to have previous software engineering experience but is also designed for those who do.  The dynamic learning management system provides a project-based, coding platform with automatic correction functionality and is powered by Holberton Inc Computer Science and Software Development.

Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

Application Processing Days 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 5.0
    • Minimum Overall Score - 64

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma.

5 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
64 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Average Tuition Fee Per Year


Tuition Fee

CAD 200 Waived

Application Fee

12000 Per year

Average Cost of Living

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Student Visa

When Should I Apply?

4 to 6 months

Bank Account?

No Need

Duration of visa

Course Duration + 3 Months

Time to Wait for Visa

35 Days



How can you apply

Cost and Expenses


Visa Fee

Minimum Funds

833 CAD, 917 CAD

Other Expenses

Medical Fee and more

Examination and Skills

Medical Examination


Language Skills


Work Permit

Students who wish to work in Canada require a work permit to do so. A student in Canada can work part-time during the course of his studies and full-time during holidays and semester breaks and post the completion of their course/program.

Work Permit

Till valid study visa

Working Hours

20 hours/week

Documents Required

Study Permit

Social Insurance Number

Study Permit

Post Graduate Work Permit

The Post- Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) allows you to work for three years in Canada if you have completed a two years degree or more.

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Form or Online

Documents Required

List of Documents

When to Apply

First 3 months

How long does it take?

90 Days


3 Years


CAD 255


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