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Established in 1936, Columbia College proudly serves as Canada’s longest established international private college.

 Columbia College is a liberal arts college providing first and second year university transfer courses, Associate Degrees in Arts and Science, a university preparatory foundations program conforming to British Columbia Ministry of Education guidelines, and excellent intensive English language instruction in the English Language Centre.

Over the years, Columbia College has consistently been one of the top three providers of international students to the University of British Columbia. Columbia College also sends large numbers of students to Simon Fraser University, Vancouver's other major university.

 Over the years many thousands of Canadian and international students have completed their qualifications at Columbia College and proceeded to university. The College will continue to provide excellent preparation for university entrance in the years to come. Columbia College’s Mission is to prepare international and Canadian students for admission to a university by providing quality academic programs in a supportive environment.

Columbia’s relatively small size and friendly, family atmosphere means that students from overseas are given the opportunity to adjust to a Canadian lifestyle under minimal pressure, and can then move on to a major university with a much greater chance of success .It goes without saying that Columbia College’s home, Vancouver, is widely recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful and liveable cities. If you are considering a North American education, I invite you to join them in downtown Vancouver – let Columbia College help you take the first step in an exciting and successful academic career.


Students applying through the Student Partners Program (India) are required to have an IELTS overall   score of 6.0 (min) plus a minimum of 5.5 in each band to   qualify under SPP.

 Columbia College will only consider   applications from India that come through the SPP.

Columbia requires Indian students to have a minimum of   70% average on their best four academic grade 12   courses (State Boards and National Open School)


65% average (CBSE and ISCE). Students applying on   the strength of a Polytechnic Diploma should have a   75% average on all coursework

               Arts University Transfer Program

•             Associate Degree in Business

•             Associate of Arts (Economics Concentration)

•             Associate of Arts (Mass Communication Concentration)

•             Associate of Arts Degree

•             Associate of Science (Computer Communication Concentration)

•             Associate of Science (Mathematics Concentration)

•             Associate of Science Degree

•             Business University Transfer Program

•             Communication University Transfer Program

•             Computer Science University Transfer Program

•             Engineering University Transfer Program

•             Liberal Arts University Transfer Program

•             Mass Communication

•             Mass Communications University Transfer Program

•             Science University Transfer Program


Accommodation and Homestay

Students needing assistance with finding  accommodation or requiring airport reception and/or   temporary homestay upon arrival should contact the  homestay coordinator at least one month in advance of   arrival in Vancouver.

If you need accommodation in Vancouver, the College can arrange for you to stay with one of their host families. You will be accommodated in a private room in the home of a Canadian family, with three meals provided per day. To be placed with a family, you will need to pay a one-time placement fee to the College and monthly rent to the family.

Homestay with a Canadian family can be an enriching  cultural experience. Host families are carefully screened,   and their performance is evaluated on a regular basis by   the Homestay Coordinator. Columbia College endeavors  to satisfy special homestay requirements, but where this   is not possible, students are advised of the alternatives. The Homestay Coordinator assists students in adjusting   to their new environment while they are in homestay.



Each semester, four scholarships worth $1000.00 are awarded to outstanding academic students. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of both overall GPA and student biographies. In the Winter Semester of each year, one scholarship worth $1750.00 is awarded to an outstanding student in the Social Sciences in memory of a former student of Columbia College.

The Scholarship for an International Business Student

In the Winter Semester of each year, one scholarship worth $2000.00 is awarded to an outstanding international student in the field of Business. This scholarship is provided by, the provider of the Columbia College Student Medical Plan.


Quick Facts

INSTITUTION TYPEPrivate community college




Fees starts around 12,640 CAD per year and depends on your course.


Students can expect to budget approximately $1,000 per month for ALL living costs. In addition to your tuition fees, the cost of living will depend on your personal circumstances.



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Columbia College, 438 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6A 0C1, Canada

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