Incoming Students

Thank you for considering BCIT for your semester exchange! As an exchange student, you will have many opportunities to learn best practices from instructors who are industry professionals. During your time at BCIT, you will also have the chance to explore Metro Vancouver. Local attractions include downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park, Telus World of Science, Playland at the PNE, and Rogers Arena.

Please see below for detailed information on how to apply for your Study Abroad experience including courses, ECTS credits transfer, and required forms.

BCIT School of Business Courses

The BCIT School of Business offers a wide variety of courses that employers recognize as being current with respect to industry trends and knowledge. As an Exchange Program student, you may enroll in courses from one of the following diploma programs:

Please note that you must choose courses that are in the correct level according to the term during which you will be visiting. Fall terms (September to December) are Level 1 or 3, while Winter/Spring terms (January to May) are Level 2. Level 3 courses may have prerequisites, so please read the course descriptions when considering courses from those levels.

When choosing appropriate courses, please contact Svitlana Kominko, International Programs Coordinator for assistance. She can help you find the courses that best meet your academic needs and scheduling restrictions.

ECTS Credits Transfer

At BCIT, student workload 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.

Applications and Arrival Forms

If you are interested in attending BCIT, download our Information for Prospective Students brochure [PDF]. It contains information about the application process, studying at BCIT, and the Metro Vancouver area. 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 look forward to assisting you and your home institution throughout the application and course selection process.

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