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Okanagan College

Check whether Okanagan College is right for you as an international student.

Uni facts

Kelowna, Canada
  • Type
    Public
  • Rank
    5754
  • International students
    1600
  • Nationalities
    60
  • Total programs
    175
  • Acceptance rate
    -

Study abroad at Okanagan College

Okanagan College (OC) is a leading post-secondary institution based in Canada's British Columbia (BC) province. It has four regional campuses, the largest is in Kelowna, the others are in nearby Vernon, Penticton, and Salmon Arm. OC is the largest college in BC.

OC provides excellent programs across an array of disciplines, there’s everything from business administration to tourism. The College also provides professional development and corporate training to give students a competitive edge in their career journey.

The College’s wonderful campuses are the perfect place to live and study. As one of OC’s 20,000 students, you’ll be free to enjoy spacious libraries, fantastic cafeterias, learning centers, creative zones, and a multitude of exceptional study spaces.

The College’s campuses are surrounded by gorgeous scenery. As an international student at OC, you can explore and appreciate BC’s breathtaking mountains, the famous Okanagan lake, and acres of lush green areas like forests and parks.

Okanagan College logo

Why study at Okanagan College?

  • Environmentally conscious

    The College has committed itself to a number of sustainability initiatives

  • Health and wellness champion

    OC provides several resources, workshops, and services to support student wellbeing

  • Diverse environment

    The College celebrates multiculturalism and promotes global awareness

  • Career prospects

    Canada is brimming with amazing work experience opportunities

Life as an international student

Canada is a culturally diverse country. Each year, students from across the world descend on BC to live and study at OC. By choosing OC, you’ll become part of a global student family - you’ll feel at home as soon as you arrive.

There are several accommodation choices available. Comfortable and secure halls of residences are situated on and near campus. You can also rent privately or opt for the homestay option, which involves living with a local host family.

OC’s friendly staff understand how tough it can be to live in a new country, which is why they’re always available to give international students a helping hand. They’re experts in a number of areas, like immigration, employment, and medical coverage.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
  • Library
    • Quiet Areas
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
  • Praying Rooms
    • Group Praying Rooms

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Fees and funding

Tuition fee ranges from CAD$10,738 - CAD$70,278 per year

Okanagan College Academic Achievement Scholarships

Up to 100 scholarships of $500 each, awarded as a tuition credit for the following academic year. Fifty scholarships are awarded after completion of the fall term, and fifty scholarships are awarded after completion of the winter term.

To be eligible students must enroll in a minimum 80% course load in any university studies, degree, or diploma program at any campus of Okanagan College and completed less than 45 Credits at Okanagan College.

The scholarship is based on the highest grade average obtained after completion of the fall and winter terms and is distributed proportionally between program areas

Katherine W. Oliver Memorial Chemistry Scholarship

Award equal to the accrued annual interest on the endowment fund (approx. CAD$1,200).

Students need to complete a minimum of 24 credits of full-time study (min. 12 credits per semester) in the Science university studies program at any campus, including one of CHEM 111 or 112 and one of CHEM 121 or 122.

Location

Okanagan College

1000 K. L. O. Rd, Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8, Canada

BC is a province with incredible natural beauty. OC’s campuses are situated in super convenient areas, surrounded by popular student-friendly establishments, like food spots, shops, and social venues - providing a perfect combination of country and urban life.

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Visa requirements for Okanagan College

Many international students will require a visa to study in Canada, and this is a vital step in your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Canada student visa requirements