Note: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has put special measures to help temporary residents and applicants affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID‑19) check more here.
Important Update: Application for Winter 2023 start date will open January 10, 2022.
International Application Steps
Step 1) Choose your program of study PROGRAMS AVAILABILITY
Some programs are popular and fill up really quickly. Check seats availability before submitting an application. Please check the Canadian study or visitor permit processing timelines first to avoid delays.
Step 2) Gather your documents International Academic Documents by Country List
For country-specific document requirements, please check the International Academic Documents by Country list. You’ll also need the following documents to upload via the online application portal:
- Academic transcripts
- Proof of English Language Proficiency
*Official Canadian transcripts and official Pathways transcripts will need to be sent directly from the institution to email@example.com. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for review while we wait for official transcripts to arrive.
Step 3) If you have applied or attended a school or post-secondary institution in Alberta, you will already have an ASN. To find your ASN or create a new one, you can use ASNLookup service. Before you apply online, check the International Student Application Guide
Step 4) Submit your online application APPLY NOW
Review the application deadlines for international students and when ready submit an online application & study permit via the Bow Valley College student application portal. Make sure to check this tutorial video to learn more about how to communicate with our staff during your application. Please check the Canadian study or visitor permit processing timelines first before submitting an application to avoid delays.
Step 5) Submit fees
Submit the $140 CAD application fee, check payment options to pay. If accepted you need to reserve your seat in the program by paying the non-refundable/non-transferable confirmation deposit or you can pay the first term of tuition and fees. The confirmation deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable and it is part of your tuition and fees for the first term. Check payment options to pay all International Fees.
Bow Valley College has partnered with PayMyTuition to support our learners making international tuition payments (students need to have MyBVC email to use this option). PayMyTuition allows you to pay your tuition payments from any bank, in any country in any currency at better than bank exchange rates. PayMyTuition is fast, simple, and cost effective.
Step 6) Study permit application
Once you receive the Letter of Acceptance, you can apply for a study permit at your nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate. Your study permit application with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will require both our Designated Learning Institute (DLI) number: O19273769422 and an Official Letter of Acceptance. Canadian DLI’s can be verified with Immigration and Citizenship Canada. Check our Study Permit Guide for more instructions.
Step 7) Sign in to MYBVC
Check Bow Valley College (MyBVC) email to get important information. This is your communication tool with the College.
We strongly recommend applying a minimum of 12 months in advance of the intended start of your studies. It is very important to ensure that there is sufficient time for processing your study permit application before confirming your start date. Refer to the drop down menu below for more guidance on how to apply.
|Spring 2022 (May)
||April 1, 2021
|Fall 2022 (September)
||August 3, 2021
|Winter 2023 (January)
||January 10, 2022