To apply for admission, you must meet the following requirements:
Certificate, Diploma, Associate Degree, University Transfer or Post-Diploma programs:
English as a Second Language program:
Admission requirements for the College of New Caledonia depend upon your home country and your current level of education. Some programs may require additional documents such as a portfolio, writing samples, questionnaires, etc. View the program pages for detailed information on admission requirements and additional requirements where applicable.
Steps to becoming an international student at the College of New Caledonia:
Our refund policy concerning the tuition deposit is as follows:
Applicants whose request for a Student Visa is declined will receive a full refund on tuition deposits paid, less a $300 administration fee. Contact the International Education office at CNC for a refund request form if your Visa application has been denied.
International Application Deadlines
International students have several housing/accommodation options while at CNC.
International students attending CNC can apply to the Homestay program to stay with a host family. This is a great way to connect with locals and improve your English. You can find out more about the Homestay program here.
The College of New Caledonia offers international and domestic students the option of staying in campus residence. More information, including fees and application form, can be found here.
If you are looking to make other housing arrangements and require assistance, please contact CNC Cultural Coordinator, Arvinder Billing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have been accepted into the CNC Residence, a CNC staff member will pick you up at the airport. If you have a previously arranged Homestay placement, your host family will pick you up at the airport. If under exceptional circumstances, your host family is unable to pick you up at the airport, a CNC staff member will pick you up instead.
The airport also has a shuttle service that can be arranged in advance. Taxis are also available at the airport: Emerald Taxi 250-563-3333, Prince George Taxi 250-564-4444.
All international students are required by law to have medical insurance while studying in British Columbia. This is called your coverage and is provided to assist you in the case of an emergency or other urgent care need. Medical services and visits to clinics and hospital costs are very expensive. Without coverage, you would need to pay for these expenses yourself.
For the first 3 months of study, you will have temporary emergency medical coverage provided by Guard.me. This insurance is mandatory and automatic. Please note: Your Guard.me coverage does not begin until the first day of Orientation. It is your responsibility to have travel health insurance if you choose to arrive before Orientation.
After 3 months, you must be enrolled in the Medical Services Plan of BC
**You must attend Orientation to apply for your medical insurance and learn more about your coverage.
The International Education department holds approximately 34 events per year, including events such as Chinese New Year Celebration, Summer Bash, Lake Day at West Lake, International Education Week and trips to the Ancient Forest, Barkerville and Jasper. To keep up to date on current events check out the International Education events caledar.
These international student events are also posted in the International Education office and on the College of New Caledonia International Education’ Facebook page.
If you would like to suggest a student event, please contact Miley Yang, International Students Engagement Coordinator, at email@example.com or 250-562-2131, ext. 5662.
Domestic and International students can find college wide events here. The Students’ Union also hold several events throughout the year.
You are coming to CNC as a full-time student, and you must be prepared to focus on your studies. If you are not successful in your studies, this may affect your ability to work.
All work related legal information can be found here.
Yes, with the appropriate documentation. Stop by the International Education office for additional information or view our ‘Inviting Friends and Family to Visit’ document here.
You can also contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada at 1-888-242-2100 or visit the website.
You can find general information about university transfer programs at CNC on the website here. You can also look up your specific courses on the BC Transfer Guide. Note that transferring courses usually requires a grade of C or better.
If you are transferring out of the Province (within Canada), it is up to the receiving college or university to decide which credits will transfer.
CNC works very hard to predict the number of students who are/will enrol in specific courses to have enough seats to fill the current demand. CNC also encourages students to take classes that interest them, which can lead to program changes. Many students who attend CNC change to programs that better suit them. This can make anticipating the number of seats difficult. CNC does it’s best to hire qualified faculty to fulfill the demand, however, this is not always immediately possible.
Once you have received your acceptance letter, please confirm your Visa status with the International Admissions as soon as possible. You can contact the International Admissions office by phone, 250-562-2131 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current students can pay their tuition fees at the Admissions office, located on the first floor of the main Prince George campus, by the front entrance. You can contact the Admissions office by phone, 250-562-2131 or email, email@example.com.
Incoming students please review the application process. You can also contact the International Education office by phone 250-561-5857 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students need an IELTS result of a minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5. The IELTS results must be issued within two years of the expected intake date.
To qualify under the Student Direct Stream, the student must submit a valid IELTS result of 6.0 overall with no individual band lower than 6.0 as proof of English language abilities.
Students submitting an IELTS of 6.0 overall with no band less than 5.5 can still apply for a study permit, however, the application will be processed in a longer timeline than what is set for SDS applicants.
Be aware that if you enter with the minimum requirements, you will need to improve your English language skills to succeed.
CNC’s international Education department holds a study permit/Visa workshop once per month to assist students with applications and renewals. To find out when the next session will be held, please stop by (room 1-785) or contact the International Education Department at 250-561-5857 or email@example.com.
CNC has great relationships with its international recruitment agents across the world. They go through a thorough application process and receive ongoing training from CNC. If you have feedback you would like to submit on one of our agents, please fill out the attached form.
Please submit your completed form to the International Department (in-person) or email it to Anne Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a response from CNC staff within ten days.
A prerequisite is a course that must be completed before you take another course. Some courses have more than one pre-requisite. Normally, you require a grade of C or better in a pre-requisite; some courses may require a higher grade.
Prerequisites ensure that you have the skills and background to succeed in advanced courses, which is why you must have a C or better.
The College of New Caledonia strives to create an environment that promotes and supports academic excellence and personal success for students as they progress toward their educational and career goals. In some cases, if a student has a GPA lower than our minimum academic standard, they are placed on academic probation.
The CNC Probation Policy can be found here.
This policy describes CNC’s standards of academic performance expected of all students, lists the supports available to help improve academic standing and defines the consequences for failure to achieve minimum standards of academic performance.
More information can be found here.
Students under certain circumstances will be placed on academic probation. This is an alert to the student that they are at risk of not completing their program.
Students who fail to meet the minimum academic standard for two consecutive major terms/semesters will be required to withdraw for one major term/semester (i.e. not an intersession).
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The iCent App is available for International Students at CNC. From preparing to apply to on-campus alerts and events, iCent will help you navigate CNC Student Life.
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