Make sure to research external awards and scholarships and or loans available in your home country, as BCIT does not currently offer financial awards or scholarships to international students during the first year of their programs.
Awards from your home country
International students are encouraged to contact their own government educational offices for information regarding scholarships and awards that are available to students studying abroad.
External Awards are scholarships, bursaries, and awards that are not administered by BCIT, and may be available to international students. Students are responsible for inquiring about specific criteria and procedures, and applying through the agency in the award description.
In addition to external and home country awards, international students may be eligible for BCIT Awards, including the International Student Award. This is an award of $1000 CDN given to one or two students who achieve an 80 percent average in the first year of their program while maintaining a full-time course load. The award is based on achievement, as well as involvement in the class, school, or community.
BCIT Technology scholarships varying from $100 to $3000 CDN are awarded to Technology students who achieve the highest standing in the first year of their program while carrying a 100 percent course load. No application is necessary.
BCIT Graduating Awards are presented to two-year diploma program graduates who obtain the highest standing in the final year of their program while carrying a 100 percent course load. No application is necessary.
BCIT institute awards
- Advanced Graduating Achievement Awards
- Board of Governor's Award for Leadership
- Dean's Award
- Governor General's Silver Medal
- Lieutenant Governor's Award for Bachelor of Technology
- President's Award
For more information on the awards above, please contact the Financial Aid office.