Selkirk College programs for international students

Last Updated on August 28, 2022 by Ngefechukwu Maduka

Selkirk College is a “home away from home” where we are committed to welcoming and supporting students from around the world. Become part of our Selkirk community!

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Admission, Tuition and Financial Aid

Learn more about Selkirk Colleges International admission requirements. Pay special attention to the English language requirements.

See the tuition information to figure out how much it will cost to study. Some scholarships and bursaries are available to help you pay for your studies.

Services and Support

Selkirk College provides many services to our international students. Need help with your application, admissions or even homestay? We are here to help.

Accommodations

Choose from Homestay, on-campus, or off-campus options while attending Selkirk College.

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See who works in our International Department and who your main contacts are. We are here to assist you with your Canadian education and cultural experiences.

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selkirk college ielts requirement

Students applying to Selkirk College through the SDS (Study Direct Stream) from India, China, Vietnam, or the Phillipines must have an IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0. Post Graduate Diploma programs and a few other programs have a higher English Language Proficiency requirement (6.5 IELTS).

To apply to study at Selkirk College as an international student, read through all of the content and complete the following steps:

1. Before You Apply

  • Choose which program you wish to study.

2. Apply to Selkirk College

Education Planner

  • Once your application has been received, Selkirk International will connect with you with a list of the required documents for submission
  • Submit supporting documents including transcripts, test scores, passport ID page and a resume (if applicable)
  • All documents must be scanned and sent by email and not by regular mail
  • Selkirk College will issue a Conditional Letter of Acceptance if all entry requirments are met. The final step is paying the tuition amount indicated on your LOC.

B) Apply Directly

  • Download and complete the Selkirk College Application Package.
  • Submit supporting documents including transcripts, test scores, passport ID page and a resume (if applicable)
  • All supporting documents must be scanned and sent by email and not by regular mail
  • Once your application has been recieved, Selkirk International will connect with you with your student number and instructions to login to your student account
  • Login to your student account and pay the $100 application fee. Notify Selkirk International once this has been paid
  • Selkirk College will issue a Conditional Letter of Acceptance if all entry requirments are met. The final step is paying the tuition amount indicated on your LOC.

3. Pay your tuition fees

  • International student tuition and fees are payable at the time of acceptance, as communicated in the conditional offer letter. An unconditional offer letter for study permit purposes can only be issued once the tuition and fee amount in the conditional offer letter have been paid. Students who delay payment risk losing their seat.
  • Tuition and fees can be paid by credit card, bank transfer or EduPlanner.

4. Apply for a study permit

  • Apply online for a Canadian Study Permit.

Country & Region Specific Information

Selkirk College has regional offices in some locations around the world. For contact details and specific information for students applying from different countries or regions, click on one of the buttons below.


Dates & Deadlines

Most programs accept applications 12 months before the start date. Acceptance to these programs is based on your application date and completion of program admission requirements. Apply early to ensure a seat in your program as some popular programs have a wait list. Students must allow for appropriate time for Visa processing (study permit processing) where appropriate. For study permit processing times for your country please check this link.

Important information for program start dates and Selkirk College events:

  • Important dates College wide.
  • Upcoming college events.

selkirk college admission requirements for international students

English Language Program Admission Requirements:

Students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age, or
  • Have completed high school, or
  • Receive special permission from Selkirk International

There are no English language proficiency requirements for entry into the English Language Program.

College Program Admission Requirements:

For direct entry into Selkirk College programs, students must meet  the  English Language Program requirements listed above as well as:

  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirements
  • Meet program and course prerequisite requirements including Math requirements
  • For some programs, take the Computerized Placement Tool (CPT) test

If you need assistance to meet college or program admission requirements the following programs will get you get there:

  • English Language Program
  • Academic Upgrading

English Language Proficiency RequirementsIf your first language is not English, you must meet the following English Language Proficiency requirements for entry in to Selkirk College University Transfer, Diploma or Degree programs:

  • completion of BC English 12, or equivalent; or
  • completion, with a grade of “C+” or better, advanced core courses in the Selkirk College English Language Program and Provincial Level English 51; or
  • submission of a TOEFL score of IBT 80 or better; or
  • submission of an IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual band less than 5.5 or better; or
  • submission of an acceptable score on the Language Proficiency Index score of 4 or better.
  • Selkirk College has approved, on an interm basis for Fall 2020, Winter 2021, and if required Spring 2021, the acceptance of Duolingo English Test to meet college and program admission requirements. Accepted English Duolingo scores for Selkirk College are 110 = IELTS 6.5 and 105 = IELTS 6.0

Students applying to Selkirk College through the SDS (Study Direct Stream) from India, China, Vietnam, or the Phillipines must have an IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0. 

Post Graduate Diploma programs and a few other programs have a higher English Language Proficiency requirement (6.5 IELTS).

There are no minimum English language proficiency requirements for entry into the English Language Program.


selkirk college courses and fees

Selkirk College’s affordable tuition is one of the many reasons our students choose to study here.

Find your program’s page below and visit  to find International Student fee information.

English Language Program

Academic English Language Program

  • Fall / Winter Semester
  • 9 week Spring Semester

Short Term English Language Program

  • Summer Applied English
  • Specialized Tours for Groups, contact Selkirk International for specific costs

TESOL Advanced Diploma /Certificate Program

University Transfer, Certificate Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma Programs

Pay your fees on time – late payment charge

Selkirk College is implementing a late payment charge for outstanding tuition payments. As a returning student for the Fall 2017 semester and future semesters, tuition is due on the first day of classes. A $100 late payment charge will be added to your student account if your tuition and college fees are not paid in full by the end of the last school day of September. For Fall 2017, this date will be Friday September 29. If your tuition and college fees are not paid in full by the end of the 7th week of class, another $100 late payment charge will be added to your student account. All students owing funds to Selkirk College have their student account locked and are not able to register for additional courses, access their transcript, or receive their Diploma or Degree.

You may avoid all late penalties by paying your tuition and college fees in full by the first day of class or within the first few weeks of class.

For future semesters, a $100 late payment charge will be added to your account if your tuition and college fees are not paid in full by the end of the last school day of January for the Winter semester, and by the end of the last school day of May for the Spring semester.


Refunds

Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the refund policy prior to submitting payment for their studies.

If you withdraw:

Refunds are based on the date a written notification of withdrawal is received by Selkirk International or the Registrar’s Office. The following timings apply:

  1. International students who withdraw after receiving an official letter of acceptance will be refunded any tuition fees paid, minus the non-refundable tuition deposit.

The non-refundable deposit is equivalent to the first semester tuition, including any upgrading courses.

Students wishing to change their Selkirk College program after arriving in Canada must obtain the written approval of the School Chair or Dean and Registrar to transfer their enrolment and tuition payment to another Selkirk College program. Selkirk College cannot guarantee that program change requests will be accommodated.

  1. Returning Students:
  • who withdraw 30 calendar days prior to the course start date for any reason after paying tuition  are eligible to receive a 50% refund of the semester tuition , upgrading fees and supplementary fees
  • who withdraw 29 calendar days before the course start date up to 14 calendar days after course start date will be eligible to receive a  25% refund of the semester tuition , upgrading fees and supplementary fees
  • no refund will be issued after the 15th calendar day of the course
  1. Full refunds, less an administration fee, will be provided to students who do not receive their Canadian study permit. Students must notify Selkirk College in writing and provide documentation prior to the start of the semester (scanned, notarized copy of the original letter from the Canadian Embassy stating the reasons the visa was denied).
  2. International students who wish to defer their application and any fees that have been paid to the next semester must do so in writing prior to the start of the semester. Student Partner Program (SPP) students can defer only one time. After deferral, sections 5.3.1.B (1 through 6) apply.
  3. International students who pay by wire transfer will receive their refund by wire transfer or other mechanism that ensures prompt payment of the refund. The cost of the wire transfer will be deducted from the refund amount.
  4. International students who have their tuition and other fees paid by a sponsor or relative will receive a refund to the same account and/or person from which it was received, unless other directions are received in writing. No further documentation will be required. It is the student’s responsibility to provide the College with adequate information to complete the wire transfer.