British Columbia is a great place to get a quality education. You can obtain an internationally recognized post-secondary credential, complete a high school diploma, learn English, or get ready for a career while learning about us and enjoying everything we have to offer.

A review of Special Education in British Columbia A connection to educational opportunities and services in British Columbia for all Kindergarten to Grade 12 learners, including adults. Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development website on studying in British Columbia, Canada.

Visit the Ministry of Education website and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development's LearnLiveBC website for comprehensive information about international education in B.C.

Every year, some 50,000 students from around the world live and learn in British Columbia. There are lots of reason Why..?!
British Columbia provides students with a wide range of choice of institutions and programs of study, as well as smooth transitions between levels. You can make your choice based on your needs and education interests. There are Kindergarten to Grade 12 programs for students aged 5 to 19 years. Public post-secondary institutions and private degree-granting and career training institutions offer study programs to students possessing a Grade 12 credential or equivalent international credential, as well as continuing education for adults. In addition there are English as a Second Language programs and other language programs offered by school districts, independent school authorities, and at public post-secondary institutions, as well as through private language schools. These pages offer resources and information to help you make your decision.

Choice of institutions
Whatever you want to study, and wherever you want to study it, you can find it in British Columbia.
Take a closer look:
Eleven universities
offer an array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Some also offer courses and programs in trades, vocational and career technical studies, as well as developmental programs to help you prepare for post-secondary studies. Some universities engage in original and applied research on a range of disciplines or applied research and scholarly activities to support their programs. Universities List.

Eleven colleges
offer programs to help prepare students for post-secondary studies. They offer courses in trades, vocational, career technical and academic programs that can lead to a certificate, diploma, associate degree or applied degree.
Colleges List.

Three institutes are organized according to career, vocational and technical specialties, covering a wide variety of occupations. They offer credentials from certificates to degrees, and one institute has an Aboriginal focus. Institutes List.

BCCampus, a collaboration of all of B.C.'s public post-secondary institutions, is a distance and online learning agency that offers one-stop access to online learning in the province. Visit BC Campus

Degree-Granting Private Institutions
The number and range of post-secondary institutions and degree programs in B.C. are being increased through the Degree Authorization Act. For a current list of institutions and programs that have received ministerial consent to offer degree programs, visit the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development's Degree Authorization website.

Private Career Training Institutions
The Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) is responsible for the mandatory registration and voluntary accreditation of private career training institutions and consumer protection of students through the Student Training Completion Fund. To find out more about private career training institutions in B.C., visit the PCTIA website. These institutions offer numerous courses and programs in a variety career training fields.

Programs at theological institutions
There are several theological institutions in British Columbia that offer theological degree programs. Some, including Trinity Western University and Seminary of Christ the King, also offer non-theological academic degrees. (E-mail us with your choice)

English as a Second Language (ESL) and other language programs
Many international students learn English as a Second Language, or ESL, in British Columbia. Adults wanting ESL training in British Columbia have many options to choose from, including programs offered through the public post-secondary system and at more than 150 private institutions across the province.
For information about ESL programs at public post-secondary institutions, contact the institution directly or consult the Education Planner website for a list of all ESL courses offered at public post-secondary institutions. (Click Here)