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North Island College - Comox Valley Campus

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University Overview

North Island College (NIC) is honoured to acknowledge the traditional territories of the combined 35 First Nations of the Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish traditions, on whose traditional and unceded territories the college’s campuses are situated.

North Island College is a comprehensive community college that focuses on student success. We proudly serve more than 9,000 students annually at our four campuses, our learning centre and through online and in-community learning.

NIC was established in 1975 as a primarily distance education institution. It now serves students at Campbell River, Comox Valley, Port Alberni and Mixalakwila campuses, as well as through many in-community programs delivered in partnership with remote communities across 80,000 km2 from Ucluelet on Vancouver Island’s west coast to Bella Coola on the central mainland.

We are distinguished by our commitment to student success through strong partnership agreements with universities and colleges across BC, the US and around the world. NIC has been internationally recognized for its technology-enabled distance learning and responsive in-community programs.   

CAD 11000

Living Cost

CAD 12000-17000

Undergraduate

CAD 12000-15000

Graduate

University Facts

Established in 1975

Programmes 39 Available

Total Students 8383+

Total Int. Students 496+

Admission Requirement

The following requirements must be fulfilled to get admitted to North Island College

  • International students are considered on case-by-case basis. There can be some additional requirements, depending on the program you are applying to.
  • Students are required to submit their original transcripts from their last attended academic institutions. If they are not in English, then submit the translated copies of the same along with the originals.
  • Should provide the certificate issued by the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) that compares educational credentials from other countries to educational standards in Canada.
  • Applicants must be 18 years old at the time of the beginning of the course.
  • You need to submit your English language proficiency test scores if you are coming from a non-English speaking country.

Please note: If you are not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, you must obtain a valid study permit before you come to Canada.

Minimum IELTS Score

6+

Undergraduate

6+

Graduate

Minimum TOEFL Score

80+

Undergraduate

80+

Graduate

All Programs(39)

Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Approximate Tuition Fee Per Year

12000 - 17000 Per year

Undergraduate(CAD)

12000 - 15000 Per year

Graduate(CAD)

CAD14499Tuition Fee

CAD11000Living Cost

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Features

  • Academic Counseling
  • Campus Security
  • Career Support
  • Co-op Program
  • Financial Assistance
  • Health Insurance
  • Internet Services
  • Internship & on-the-job training
  • IT Services Helpdesk
  • Library Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Orientation for new students
  • Parking and Transit
  • Peer Mentorship
  • Recruitment Services
  • Scholarships and Awards
  • Social and Cultural Events
  • Sports & Recreation Facilities
  • Student Club and Socities
  • Student Leaderships
  • Student Unions and Associations
  • Study & Work Permit
  • Tax Information (T2202A)
  • Volunteer & Community Outreach Programme
  • Work While Studying
  • Student Learning Centre
  • University Transfer Options
  • Continuing Education
  • Online learning Programs
  • Part Time Programs
  • Women Safety and Resources Centre
  • International Student Life Centre
  • Academic/Career Portals

Students

North Island College has carved a niche for itself owing to the exceptional student services made available to the students. There are a vast number of student services available at North Island College, which help the students both old and new in numerous different ways. The following are a few of them:

  • Cultural Activities
  • Academic Advising
  • Counselling
  • Student Employment Services
  • Co-op and Internships
  • Library & Learning Commons
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Visas and Permits
  • Transportation
  • Bookstore
  • Fitness Centres
  • NIC app
  • Typing Resources for Students
  • Support for Students With Children

Scholarships

NIC IELTS Achievement Awards:

IELTS SCORE Amount
7.0 $500
7.5 $1000
8.0 $1500

Scholarships are awarded based on outstanding academic achievement. The NIC Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships each year. As a new, continuing or graduating student, you are eligible to apply. There are also numerous scholarships available through external sources, including unions, service groups, non-profit organizations and employers.

External Scholarships:

  • Irving K Barber Bc Scholarship Society
  • Transfer Scholarships
  • BC Aboriginal Student Award or Aboriginal Teacher Education Award
  • International Scholarships

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