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VanWest College

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

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Vancouver , Canada
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Study abroad at VanWest College

VanWest College is a diverse, privately owned college with campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

The College offers highly interactive programs in business and marketing that are designed to improve your communication skills, increase your business knowledge, and refine your employability skills. VanWest also offers a range of English as a Second Language (ESL) programs.

All programs are taught by industry leaders, and some courses allow you to spend half of your program time in a paid job placement.

Both campuses offer a wide range of activities outside the classroom, including culture trips, BBQs, sports, and weekend trips to the surrounding area. Accommodation is available in the form of shared houses in Vancouver, which allow you to live and study with fellow students.

Why study at VanWest?

  • Professional instructors

    Qualified instructors with industry experience and professional designations

  • Student support

    You’ll receive individualized attention throughout your program

  • Designated learning institution

    VanWest is certified by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education

  • Comprehensive training

    Programs at VanWest prepare you for employment in a range of workplaces

Life as an international student

VanWest is a welcoming destination for international students looking to improve their English language skills, or use their pathway programs to study at university in Canada or the US.

The College organizes a diverse schedule of activities that are designed to suit people of all interests and nationalities. A large part of your experience will be after school hours when they will meet new friends and enjoy all that Vancouver and Kelowna have to offer.

VanWest can help arrange homestay accommodation, which means living with a local Canadian family. This is a great way to immerse yourself in the English language, and learn more about Canadian culture and the surrounding area.

Student life & facilities

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    • Cafe’s
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity

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Fees and funding

Tuition fee ranges from CAD$3,100 - 13,380 / year


VanWest College

1016 Nelson St #200, Vancouver, BC V6E 1H8, Canada

VanWest College is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, within a short walking distance from all the key attractions this exciting city has to offer.

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Visa requirements for VanWest College

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