Incoming StudentsThank you for considering BCIT for your semester exchange! As a BCIT International Exchange Program student you will have many opportunities to learn the latest best practices from instructors who are professionals in their industries, as well as explore the beautiful area that is greater Vancouver. Many great local attractions are within a 30 minute bus ride from our Burnaby campus including downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park, Kitsilano and its many beaches, Telus World of Science, Playland at the PNE, and Rogers Arena just to name a few.
Below you'll find all the information you need to know to apply for your exchange at BCIT including available courses, ECTS credits transfer, and the necessary forms that you need to fill out.
BCIT School of Business Courses
BCIT's School of Business offers a wide variety of courses that employers recognize as being current in industry trends and knowledge. As an exchange program student you will be can enroll in courses from one of the following diploma programs:
- Business Management
- Business Information Technology Management
- Business Operations Management
- Financial Planning
- General Insurance and Risk Management
- Human Resources Management
- International Business Management
- Marketing Management
When choosing appropriate courses, please contact Student Mobility Coordinator for assistance. Denise will help you find the courses that best meet your academic needs and scheduling constrictions.
ECTS Credits Transfer
Our student workload system is based on a credit point system determined by the number of instructional hours. For example, a 3.0 credit course counts for approximately 36 hours of instruction. During your semester at BCIT, you are required to take at least 15.0 credits of courses (i.e. 180 hours). Most classes offered are 3.0 or 4.0 credit courses, but some 10 week courses offered in the Winter/Spring semester are worth 2.0 or 2.5 credits per course.
Applications and Arrival Forms
If you're interested in attending BCIT download and check out our Information for Prospective Students brochure [PDF file]. This brochure will tell you all you need to know about studying at BCIT, Vancouver and the surrounding areas, and important information you need to apply. Once your school has approved your nomination to apply, fill out and send in your application form. You can request this from your home institution or from the International Exchange team. We will be happy to help you and your home institution through out the application and course selection process.
Once you have received your acceptance letter to BCIT as an international exchange program student, you will be asked to fill out and email your arrival form [PDF file]. Please consider the timing of your flights so that you can attend orientation and get acclimatized to our time zone. After that, you can start packing and get ready to come visit us here in British Columbia!
- BCIT International Verification Letter (for Visa Applications) [PDF file]
- BCIT School of Business
- BCIT Student Association
- BCIT International Student Office
- Information for Prospective Students brochure [PDF file]
- Citizenship and Immigration Canada - Study Visas
- Tourism BC
- Tourism Vancouver