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Overview



Are you a student from outside Canada and would you like to expand your education by studying one semester abroad? Attend BCIT as a Study Abroad student and enjoy a life-changing experience on Canada's West Coast!

At the BCIT School of Business you'll put theory into practice, learn from industry professionals, be part of a vibrant student community and live in one of the best cities in the world.

Study Abroad students can take up to four courses per term from all our different Business and Media programs. This means that you can build a customized curriculum that is tailored specifically to your goals.

Visit the different sections of this program page for information on how to apply, course selection, tuition fees and program details.

For more information, you can read the stories of previous study abroad students, discover the top reasons to study business at BCIT or search #lifeatbcit on Instagram to see what students experience.

Ready to kick-start your career?

Program Entry

Application processing

This program is open to applications:

  • January intake: August 1st* – October 15th*
  • April intake: October 1st* – January 15th*
  • September intake: November 1st*– June 15th*

* or next business day

Applications are considered for a specific intake.

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements.

  • English: one of the following:
    • DAAD Certificate with Level B2 (for students from Germany), or
    • IELTS Academic with 6.5 overall, or
    • TOEFL with 86 overall, or
    • Demonstrate your proficiency by meeting one of the approved options.

  • Submit the following with your online application:

Apply to program

BCIT accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission.
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.
Apply Now

You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

September, January, and April each year

myCommunication

Within two business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

The Study Abroad tuition of $6995 covers registration for four courses.

Tuition includes ancillary fees: BCIT ID card, student association, building and capital levy.

Tuition will not be reduced if students register for fewer than four courses.

Study Abroad students are not eligible for U-Pass (student transit program).

Textbooks and course supplies are not included in tuition.

Medical insurance is mandatory while attending BCIT. A $180 CAD fee will be added to your Study Abroad tuition to cover your first three months of Guard Me medical insurance. To opt out, you can email proof of medical insurance for the duration of your studies to isc_info@bcit.ca

Courses

As a Study Abroad student you can pick and choose up to four courses from all our different business programs:

BCIT offers daytime classes in the Fall and Winter term, and open enrollment classes year-round in the evenings and on weekends. It is possible to mix daytime and evening classes. 

There are two options available:

1. Study Abroad by Design

Choose four courses from one or more program areas. See all courses available to Study Abroad students in Fall 2019 [PDF], Winter 2020 [PDF], and Spring/Summer 2020 [PDF].

Sample of Study Abroad course selection:
Course Number Course Name Credits
BUSA 2905 Managing Conflict in Workplace 3
MKTG 1102 Essentials of Marketing 3
FMGT 1152
Accounting for the Manager 3
ORGB 1100 Organizational Behaviour
3

2. Study Abroad Statement of Completion

Choose four courses from one business program to earn a BCIT Statement of Completion. This list [PDF] provides a sample of available options.

Record your selected courses in order of preference in the Study Abroad Course Selection Form [PDF] when you submit your application. Please note that the course offerings are subject to change and that you will acquire credits, but not a BCIT degree.

If you need assistance with your course selection, you can e-mail studyhere@bcit.ca.

Class hours

Most courses are offered in the evening; a limited number of courses are offered during the day. Student schedules may have all evening classes or a mix of evening, day and weekend classes. Evening classes are typically scheduled between 5:30pm and 10:00pm.

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

One term (12-15 weeks), full-time

Program location

Classes may be offered at one or both campuses:

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Contact Us

If you have any questions, email studyhere@bcit.ca.

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