Come to B.C. to study

Every year thousands of international students come to British Columbia. Our teachers and institutions are ranked among the best in the world. The cost of studying here is lower than in many other locations. We offer support for international students and for those wishing to learn English as a second language. B.C. provides a high quality of life, beautiful surroundings, and welcoming and safe communities.

Visit Education in British Columbia for information on the range of education B.C. offers:

Study for Minor Children

British Columbia has comprehensive elementary and secondary education for children in kindergarten to Grade 12. Children must attend school until the age of 16. Our students rank among the best in the world. 

Preschool programs help three to five year old children prepare for elementary school.

Post-secondary Institutions

British Columbia is home to internationally recognized, publicly funded universities, community colleges and technical institutes. The province also has a number of private post-secondary institutions and English as a Second Language (ESL) schools.

Get Ready to Study in B.C.

Find out what steps you need to take to study in B.C., from researching schools and programs to applying and getting a study permit.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

You will need to speak, read and write in English to work or study in B.C. Learn where you can go if you need to improve your English skills.