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Thank you for considering BCIT for your exchange semester! As a BCIT International Exchange program student, you will have many opportunities to learn the latest and best practices from instructors who are professionals in their industries, as well as explore the beautiful Metro Vancouver area. 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. If you’re interested in attending BCIT, download and check out our Information for Prospective Students [PDF]. This information package will tell you all you need to know about studying at BCIT, as well as Vancouver and the surrounding areas.

Courses and partner institutions

School of Construction and the Environment offers a wide variety of courses that employers recognize as being current in industry trends and knowledge. As an exchange program student of one of our partner universities, you can enroll in courses from one of our participating diploma or degree programs:

The BCIT School of Construction and the Environment International Exchange Program Office will assist you in selecting the right courses for you.

Application details

To apply, submit the following documents to

  • Application for admission [PDF] to BCIT
  • Transcripts from home institution
  • Portfolio of work (Architectural Science and Interior Design students)
  • English Assessment test (or equivalent)

Once your school has approved your nomination to apply (your home institution will need to sign your application form), send in your complete application form to Don’t hesitate to contact the International Exchange team should you or your home institution need any help throughout the application and course selection process.

Application deadlines for the exchange are as follows:

Semester/Term Deadline
(September – December)
March 31
(January to April/May)
October 1

Once you have received your acceptance letter to BCIT as an International Exchange program student, you will be asked for further forms and documents. 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 Beautiful British Columbia!

For information on places to live, please visit our Housing webpage.

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