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BCIT Academic Calendar

If you are an international student planning to study at BCIT Business + Media through an Exchange or our (free-mover) Business & Media Study Abroad program, we’ve put together a list of important dates for each term so you can plan your trip to Canada ahead of time!

Important dates for incoming students

Winter Term

Exchange Nomination Deadline October 5, 2024
Exchange Application Deadline October 12, 2024
Study Abroad Application Deadline October 15*
Expected Arrival Date January 3, 2025
Lectures Start January 6, 2025
Orientation January 11, 2025
Spring Break (most programs) March 10-14, 2025
Lectures End May 16, 2025
**Examination Period May 19-23, 2025

Spring/Summer Term

(For free-mover “Study Abroad” students only)

Study Abroad Application Deadline January 15*
Expected Arrival Date March 28, 2024
Orientation March 29-30, 2024
Lectures Start April 2, 2024
Lectures End Flexible (July – August)
*Examination Period Flexible (July – August)

Fall Term

Exchange Nomination Deadline March 1, 2024
Exchange Application Deadline March 15, 2024
Study Abroad Application Deadline June 15*
Expected Arrival Date August 29, 2024
Orientation August 30 – September 1, 2024
Lectures Start September 3, 2024
Lectures End December 6, 2024
**Examination Period December 9-13, 2024

*Or the next business day.

**Please note: that exams for Part-time Studies courses are scheduled on the last day of the course. This will affect your end date. Please check with your Program Coordinator before booking your flights.