nic / North Island College
We offer undergraduate exchange only, not suitable for students in graduate studies.
Courtenay Canada
Program A/B
2020 Fall (1st,2nd Cycle)
GPA 3000%

General Information

Host Institution

Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, North Island College is a small public college which offers a wide range of programs including certificates, diplomas, a degree in business and post degree diplomas. Areas of study include, university transfer in the Arts and Sciences, tourism and business administration, fine arts and community care. Studying in the picturesque Comox Valley (pop 66,000) is an adventure for nature enthusiasts and urban dwellers alike. At NIC class sizes are small and the cost of living and tuition is affordable. With an exclusive array of transfer agreements, NIC is also a great place to start your studies and transfer seamlessly to university. During 2018, more than 500 students from 42 countries choose NIC for its quality education, welcoming environment and high quality of life.    

Mailing Address
V9N 8N6
2300 Ryan Road , Courtenay , British Columbia

Study Abroad Year
Fall Semester
Nomination Deadline
1st cycle:06/Jan/2020
2nd cycle: 16/Mar/2020
Contact information

Accept Program A 2students / Semester
Accept Program B

2students / Semester

Local currency exchange rate

1USD ≒

Update date 16/Dec/2019 06:57:50
Outline ID 524

List of study programs that are open for international exchanges

Content Please follow this link to our website and browse programs (2 or 4 year programs). Each program has specific admission requirements so click on the program then select the Admission tab for more detailed information.

Qualifying is simple, applicants must:
1.Be 18 years of age or older within the calendar year in which they are applying to study.
2.Meet the English language requirement or complete the Academic English Language program offered at NIC. English language proficiency results must be taken within the last two years.
3.Meet other academic and admission requirements for your chosen program. Full admission requirements are found under each program description.
Teaching Language English
Exchange Duration
1st Semester
From: 07/Sep/2020 To: 11/Dec/2020
2nd Semester
From: 04/Jan/2021 To: 09/Apr/2021
*Students can choose either 1 semester study or 2 semesters study

Please be prepared to arrive one week prior to semester start for orientation. Also note that exam period begins right after last day of classes and is usually 2 weeks long.

Language Proficiency Requirements

Accept Native English
IELTS: 6 - 6.5, TOEFL iBT: 72 - 86(Prerequisite)

All programs are taught in English. To meet the English language requirement for academic programs, students must have completed: •BC English 12 or BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum grade of C; or •Entrance through the NIC English Language program – obtaining a C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095 •Or one of the following: ◦Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5). Students who do not have a band score of IELTS 6.0 or higher in Reading and Writing will be required to take English 104. ◦TOEFL ibt 80 overall with no subsection less than 19 ◦TOEFL 550 (Code 8538) ◦CAEL 60 and writing 60 ◦PTE Academic 54 overall with no component less than 46; or ◦Equivalency as determined by North Island College Admissions Department

Academic Field

Course selections must be reviewed and approved by NIC Department Chairs.

3 / 0.1 (3000%)
Instruction Facilities and Other Supports We offer Academic Advising, Counselling, Library & Learning Commons services including Peer Tutoring, Writing Support and Math Support.
Here is a link to our student guide providing more information about coming to Vancouver Island, BC, Canada to study:

Scholarship information
Housing Type
  • Home stay
  • Off Campus accommodation

  • We offer peerstay and homestay through Canada Homestay Network:
    This is a private company that places students in Canadian homes.
    Students can also find their own accommodation using or
Housing charge
Local currency
  • Canadian dollars
Home stay
Cost of living

Estimated living cost per month excluding Housing Fee

$ 900 - 1000 per month
Medical Insurance Required (For student)
Visa Process Please go to the Government of Canada website:

It is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain a study visa if they are accepted as an exchange student to NIC. Students that are studying for one semester only, may study in Canada under a Visitor Visa.

Please inform prospective dates of acceptance if the dates would be later than UMAP's Timeline for onlire placement period. It helps students to choose their preferences.

Link to the Course List available for international students / Other related links

Regular Academic Calendar (indicate the period)

First Semester
From:07/Sep/2020To:11/Dec/2020(4 months)
Second Semester
From:04/Jan/2021To:09/Apr/2021(4 months)
Third Semester
Fourth Semester
Website of academic year

Semester Load in Credits/Units

1UCTS = 1Credit/1.5ECTS/3CATS *What's UCTS?


General Timetable and Requirements for Graduation

Total Number of Credits Needed for Graduation
Number of Years Typically Needed to Complete Undergraduate Program

This program has been closed for appplications

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