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Camosun College

About Camosun College

Camosun College is a public post-secondary institution. The college welcomed its first students in 1971 and adopted the name “Camosun”, a local Lkwungen (Songhees) First Nation name meaning “where different waters meet and are transformed.” Today, Camosun College offers over 160 innovative programs to help meet the needs of students and communities in Victoria and beyond.

The college offers university transfer and applied degree programs, career and trades training, upgrading and preparatory programs, and continuing education. Camosun College has earned an outstanding reputation for teaching excellence through its faculty and staff and is one of Canada’s best learning experiences. The college focuses on teaching practical skills in small classes (30-40 students) to make sure students are ready to start working. Most programs provide the opportunity to gain real work experience through a co-op, internship, or practicum.

Camosun is large enough to provide great services and facilities for a vibrant campus environment on beautiful Vancouver Island, yet small enough to offer students the individual support, care and attention not found in most post-secondary institutions. The college is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. It’s two campuses, Lansdowne and Interurban, serve thousands of learners every year.

Camosun College Rankings

Ranks 113 among the colleges in Canada. Ranks 1641 among the colleges in the continent of North America. It has the largest business school in Vancouver

Camosun College Campus

Interurban Campus

Nearest City: Victoria

Estimated cost of living: -1

Type: On-campus

Address: 4461 Interurban Road, Victoria, British Columbia, V9E 2C1 Canada

Lansdowne Campus

Nearest City: Victoria

Estimated cost of living: -1

Type: On-campus

Address: 3100 Foul Bay Rd, Victoria, British Columbia, V8P 5J2 Canada

Camosun College Academic Divisions

  • Schools.
  • Centre for Indigenous Education and Community Connections.
  • Centre for Sport and Exercise Education.
  • School of Access.
  • School of Arts and Science.
  • School of Business.
  • School of Health and Human Services.
  • School of Trades and Technology.

Teaching Quality

The curriculum development team helps faculty create and revise courses and programs to ensure the best student learning experience. We guide instructors through the program review and renewal process, resulting in purposeful and positive change. We also offer just-in-time curriculum consultation and support.

Student Teacher Ratio


Advantages of Camosun College

  • Offers education to more than 1100 indigenous students from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Groups every year.
  • 91% of graduates are either employed or pursuing higher studies.
  • Partnership with various industries for research, development and design.
  • 5 intercollegiate Charger athletic teams in volleyball, golf and basketball; won the Provincial and National award.
  • Partnered with Nova Scotia Community College to provide marine education.
  • Arranges Co-op education programs, internships and workshops or seminars.
  • More seats expected to be added in technology and engineering programs.

Financial Aids


  • Bursaries available for Canadian students enrolled in full-time programs.
  • Some bursaries –
    1. Adele & Robert McAdams Bursary
    2. B & B Sivertz Memorial Bursary Fund

Application for bursaries can be done online every year starting September and January.

Entrance Awards and Entrance Bursaries

  • For full-time Canadian students.
  • Awarded based on financial need.
  • Has to be applied for.
  • Mentionable awards and bursaries –
    1. Peninsula Co-Op Entrance Awards – CAD 1000
    2. Knowledge First Foundation Entrance Awards – CAD 1500
    3. Joyce Family Foundation Entrance Bursary - CAD 2000
    4. Princess Auto Foundation Entrance Bursaries – CAD 5000


  • Applicable for all students.
  • Can be applied in March.
  • Selected by the awards committee.
  • Mentionable awards –
    1. Healthy Minds Awards – CAD 500
    2. Peter and Muriel Mixon Awards – CAD 500
    3. Leadership in African Awareness Award – CAD 500

External Funds

  • Students can submit only one application for each award.
  • Presented by donors outside the college.
  • Mentionable awards/scholarships –
  1. Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme – CAD 1000 to CAD 3000
  2. Terry Fox Humanitarian Award – CAD 7000

Academic Advancement Scholarships

  1. Applicable for International Students enrolled in full-time courses.
  2. Should have minimum GPA of 7.0.
  3. 5 scholarships are awarded.
  4. Value – CAD 1000.
  5. Apply within February 15 to any one of Camosun Lansdowne or Interurban Campus.

Other Aids

  • Student Loans
  • Government funding
  • Grants

Work While You Study

  • Available for International Students as part of co-operative education.
  • Permitted work hours – 20 hours per week for off campus.
  • Only international students enrolled in full-time courses applicable for the program.
  • ESL students are not applicable.
  • Students should have Social Insurance Number (SIN).
  • Should fulfill criteria according to Citizenship and Immigration rules of the Canadian Government.

 Alumni Network

  • More than 60,000 alumni.
  • Presents awards to deserving and talented students.
  • Awards distinguished alumnus who has contributed to the society with their work.
  • Benefits offered –
    • Health, dental and travel insurances.
    • Access to the college library.
    • Career assistance services to the alumni of the network.
    • Professional Development courses.
    • Discounts on fitness and activity classes.
    • Alumni mugs and pin.
    • 20% discount on College Diploma Frame through college bookstore, after graduating.
    • Apple Education Discounts through the college bookstore. Valid up to 30 days after graduation.

Application Fees: CAD $100

English Language Requirements:


  • UG – Overall 6.0 with no bands less than 6.0
  • PG – Overall 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall (no sub-score less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 78 overall (no sub-score less than 19)
  • PTE Academic score of 54 overall (no sub-score less than 50)
  • Cambridge Assessment of English: C1 Advanced score of 174 overall (no sub-score less than 169)
  • CAEL CE score of 60 overall (no sub-score less than 60)
  • GTEC CBT score of 1200 overall (minimum sub-scores: Reading 325; Writing 270; Speaking 260; Listening 335)
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) score of 105 for General Admission to most Certificate and Diploma programs, and Bachelor of Business Administration programs (exceptions: Nursing and certain other Health-related programs). Score of 115 for admission to Post-Degree programs (all majors) and Degree programs offered by Centre for Sport and Exercise Education.*

Camosun College English Language Requirements

International students must have proof of their English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admission at Camosun College, USA:

Test Name Score Required for UG students Score Required for PG students
TOEFL (IBT) 83 88
IELTS 6.0 6.5
PTE Academic 54 N/A
Cambridge assessment of English 174 N/A

Camosun College Highlights

Type Public
Campus Setting Sub-urban
Campuses 2
Student satisfaction Rate 90%
Graduate employment Rate 92%

Camosun College First-Year Tuition Fees And Living Expenses For International Students

The following chart displays estimates in Canadian currency for tuition and living expenses for one full-time international undergraduate student over the course of one academic year. Please note that these are estimates only; costs will vary depending on your needs and preferences. Other costs to consider include, but are not limited to, currency fluctuations, visa and study permit fees and trips home.

Estimated Cost Per Semester

    Academic Studies English Language Development (ESL)
Tuition & Fees Duration of study 4 months 4 months
Tuition * $7,420 ** $5,300 ***
Non-instructional Fees $245 $245
Student Benefits Plan $275 $275
Subtotal   $7,940 $5,820
Other Fees Medical Insurance $300 $300
Books and supplies $700 to $1,000 $100
Optional Fees Co-op Term Tuition $1,530 n/a


All fees are in Canadian dollars and may be subject to change.

*Not all program fees are listed here. Please refer to the “What it Costs” section on the specific program page on the Camosun website for the most up-to-date information.

***This cost is for most ELD (ESL) courses when taken full-time. Students in ELD courses who also register in any academic courses (including upgrading courses) will be required to pay additional tuition and fees per course. Students must meet course-specific prerequisites. Continuing students are expected to contact Camosun International Student Advisors to find out exact fees and confirm whether they meet course prerequisites.

Camosun College Estimated Living Expenses per Month

NOTE: Expenses vary depending on your lifestyle.

Living with a roommate Living on your own
Rent and Utilities
(hot water, electricity, and heat,
based on sharing expenses with a roommate)
$910** Rent and Utilities $1,306**
Food $292** Food $292**
Miscellaneous $357** Miscellaneous $357**
Total per month $1,559 Total per month $1,955

Camosun College Fees

Application Fee $100
Tuition and Fee Deposit (open program) $8,500
Tuition and Fee Deposit (seated program) $15,000
Registration Deposit $200
14-week Full-Time Course Fees

(for most Arts & Science, Business, Sport & Exercise and University Transfer programs)

$5,300 (3 courses)

$6,360 (4 courses)

$7,420 (5 courses)

$8,480 (6 courses)

All fees are in Canadian dollars.

Know more about Studying in Canada

Tuition Fees in Canada (1st Year Average) BE / BTech: CA$22,600 | MBA: CA$25,375 | MS: CA$17,225 | BBA: CA$20,560 | MEng: CA$22,225 | BSc: CA$20,745 | MASc: CA$20,375 | MIM: CA$28,900 | MA: CA$12,970 | MFin: CA$32,785 | BHM: CA$20,560 | MEM: CA$17,040
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in Canada CA$8890 Per Year
Entrance Exams in Canada TOEFL: 86 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 60 | GRE: 309 | GMAT: 560 | SAT: 1177
Work and Study in Canada Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in Canada Up to 3 Years after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in Canada CAD 150
Student Visa in Canada A Canada student permit is a document issued by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) for international students in Canada. To study in Canada, you will require a student permit, which serves as a student visa.
Intakes in Canada There are Three Intakes in Canada: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring (May)
Top Job Sectors in Canada Business Management, Engineering, Economics, Dentisty, Law, Computer Science.
Economy in Canada GDP Growth of 1.9% (2018) 1.5% (2019e), 10th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

Camosun College Average Tuition Fee Per Year


$ 15,150


$ 17,150

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

$ 11,430

Campus accommodation

$ 8,400

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.