Camosun College, Victoria, British Columbia


From accountants to welders, professional chefs to nurses and engineering technologists, Camosun College helps transform lives to build a better future.

Camosun College is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Our two campuses serve approximately 18,500 learners a year in certificate, diploma, Bachelor degree and continuing education programs. Each year Camosun welcomes over 1,000 Aboriginal students from 50 Nations including Métis and Inuit groups, and over 800 International students from 40 different countries.

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. Our education offerings include 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 – we’re proud of our faculty, staff and students, and the fact that we provide one of Canada’s best learning experiences.

We’re 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. And, our impact as a college extends well beyond our highly skilled, job-ready graduates. We provide contract training opportunities for local business; research, innovation and prototyping services for industry; and well-trained co-op students for employers.

Work Opportunities

Do you want to get hands-on work experience in your field of study?

Work off campus, while you study. New regulations are in place as of June 1, 2014.

Gain work experience while learning the theoretical skills in a combined study and work program through Internship, Co-operative Education and employment opportunities. Learn more.

Apply for a post-graduate work permit to work in Canada after you graduate.

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Study at Camosun College

We offer a wide range of programs. From Creative Writing to a Bachelor of Business Administration we offer over 150 programs and more than 300 university transfer courses to choose from. Please take a look through the programs, courses, and opportunities we offer. If you are an business professional looking for customized training, we offer a variety of project options.

Get ready to enter your program of choice with:

  • English as a Second Language
  • Program pre-requisite courses

Program Areas

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Computers and Engineering
  • Health and Human Services
  • Indigenous
  • Science and Technology
  • Sport and Exercise
  • Trades and Apprenticeships
  • University Studies (including, University Transfer)

Summer English language program

Whether you are sailing or kayaking on the Pacific Ocean, zip-lining through the West Coast rain forest, or story-telling through photography, you will gain valuable and practical English language skills during our 2-week language immersion adventure.

Student Fees & Costs Camosun International

Application Fees 2020-2021

CAN$      100 application fee (non-refundable)
CAN$      200 registration deposit
CAN$ 15,000 Fee deposit for students needing a study permit

School Fees (including homestay, materials and insurance)

CAN$   5,300 (4 months) English Language Development(ESL)
CAN$   7,420 (4 months) Academic courses (may differ per subject)

CAN$   1,995 per month living expenses, living on your own