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British Columbia Institute of Technology

Address: 3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2, Canada

Description British Columbia Institute of Technology

  • Established: 1964
  • Location: British Columbia Canada
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: 50,000
  • Type of study: private university.

The British Columbia Institute of Technology was founded in 1964 and since then has been inspiring students to study, graduating fully-trained specialists who are ready for employment in Canada and around the world.

The BCIT Applied Education and Learning Model is critical to the development of British Columbia and Canada. The institute has established itself as one of the leading educational institutions of the country in business, technology and professional development programs. The university conducts applied research to improve students' education, improve practical experience, and increase the competitiveness of business and industry. For 20 years, the Institute's research has focused on finding solutions in the field of product development, evaluation and commercialization. BCIT offers a wide range of programs for international students: science, business and media, IT, engineering, healthcare, etc.

Regardless of whether you choose full-time studies or part-time courses, you will receive internationally recognized certificates, diplomas, bachelor's / master's degrees.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in British Columbia Institute of Technology

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from 13 500 $CAD / year
from 16 500 $CAD / year

Accommodation, housing and food

The British Columbia Institute of Technology offers comfortable accommodation for students. The student housing complex accommodates more than three hundred residents and is located in Burnaby Campus, next to the sports ground and recreation areas.

The complex includes seven low-rise buildings with two-level apartments to create a student community. Each house accommodates 4 apartments for 12 students, one apartment for resident consultants and a laundry room. The apartments include two floors with bedrooms and bathrooms, fully furnished dining and living rooms with TV and cable access, two fully equipped kitchen areas where students can cook their own meals. On each floor there are six double bedrooms, a bathroom with two separate toilets, two private showers and a dressing table with two sinks. The rental price includes free high-speed internet access.

  • Long-term accommodation (more than 16 weeks) - $ 610 / month.
  • Short-term contract - $ 665
  • Damage deposit - $ 300
  • Parking - 60 $ / month.

Events British Columbia Institute of Technology

BCIT Student Association is a non-profit organization for providing services to students and protecting their interests, which regularly organizes events for students:

  • Career Workshops
  • Wellness activities
  • Evenings with an open microphone in the pub.

At the university work:

  • Student clubs, including BCIT International Social Club
  • Recreation facilities at Burnaby campuses and aerospace technology
  • Several fitness courses
  • Sports teams.

Students can choose to travel, explore local nature, and explore British Columbia. The region is characterized by impressive natural beauty, ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, vibrant cities with a multicultural atmosphere and friendly locals.

BCIT students have free access to various student services and campus resources, discounts on services outside.

BCIT Recreation Services is engaged in the promotion, promotion and provision of the practice of physical well-being, invites all students to enroll in courses: fitness, yoga, Pilates, martial arts.


  • The British Columbia Institute of Technology is one of Canada's largest higher education institutions, annually teaching about 50,000 students.
  • Programs are developed by leading employers and industry associations. Teachers have many years of experience and professional achievements.
  • BCIT is a world leader in applied education, increasing its potential by implementing programs abroad in many developing countries.
  • Today, the university trains more than 4,500 foreign students from 110 countries in full-time and distance learning programs.
  • Over the past decade, BCIT has partnered with 150 educational institutions around the world, more than 20 of which provide international diploma programs for 5,000 international students abroad.

Equipment British Columbia Institute of Technology

The total area of the British Columbia Institute of Technology is 213,000 square meters: they are located on five sites in the municipalities of Burnaby, Delta, North Vancouver, Richmond and Vancouver.


  • Burnaby campus
  • Downtown campus
  • Marine campus
  • Aerospace technology campus
  • Annacis island campus
  • Satellite Locations.

Each campus has a developed infrastructure: training spaces, computer rooms, dining rooms and cafes, sports facilities, libraries, recreation areas. Wi-Fi is available throughout the university.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

  • The average expenses of a student at the British Columbia Institute of Technology for accommodation, transportation, food, entertainment, personal needs - $ 1,500
  • Registration fee for applying for the permanent BCIT program is $ 154 CAD.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Students apply online using the BCIT Secure Information System and attach a complete list of documents:

  • Official transcripts and accompanying documentation in Portable Document Format (PDF).
  • Certified translations of the certificate of secondary education into English should be presented along with transcripts in the original language.
  • Passport Scan
  • Certificate of English proficiency.
  • Summary.
  • Motivation letter.

Language Requirements:

  • Two years of full-time study of English in an English-speaking country
  • Courses or ISEP, PELD, TOEFL or IELTS certified.

The specific language requirements depend on the curriculum.

Scholarships British Columbia Institute of Technology

  1. BCIT scholarships for technology students range from $ 100 to $ 3,000 and are awarded to those who achieve a high academic level in the first year of study.
  2. BCIT Graduating Awards are awarded to graduates of two-year programs who receive the highest score in the last year of their studies.

University students also receive the following awards:

  • Leadership Council Award
  • BCIT Institute Awards
  • Outstanding Award
  • Dean Award
  • Silver Medal of the Governor General
  • Lieutenant Governor Award for Bachelor of Technology
  • Presidential Award.

Students can also turn to external sources on their own to seek funding for their studies.

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Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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