Why study in British Columbia

Why study in BC? Our cities regularly appear at the top of global rankings for livability and quality of life. Our universities are consistently among the top-ranked institutions in Canada, and our highly integrated education system is a global model for progressive, flexible education. By choosing to study in BC, you will join more than 180,000 students from across the globe studying at all levels in our province.

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Study destinations

Getting started

Find helpful information before you arrive and once you’re studying and living in British Columbia.

  1. Facts about studying in BC
  2. About education in BC
  3. Scholarships and special programs
  4. Apply for your studies
  5. About living in BC
  6. About working in BC


Post-secondary institutions

Study in BC news and updates

BC Study Abroad Scholarships Now Open for Spring 2022

Do your plans this spring include studying abroad, either in-person or virtually? Apply now for a chance to receive a CAD$500 scholarship to enhance your learning experience. BC Study Abroad Scholarships are now accepting applications. Any student enrolled at a BC Study Abroad Consortium institution, who is enrolled in or accepted into a short-term, in-person […]

7th annual BC Study Abroad Photo Contest is back

BC Study Abroad is excited to announce the launch of its seventh annual BC Study Abroad Photo Contest. We are inviting all students who have previously studied abroad to share their favourite study abroad photo memories for a chance to win a GoPro Hero 8 (sponsored by Study and Go Abroad!). Each photo submitted will count as an […]

Real student stories

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Working Part-time as an International Student

In the 2020-21 school year, I took on a couple of roles outside of being a student to enrich my educational experiences. Prior to…
by Ziyun (Alina) ZengChina, University of British Columbia

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A Passion Project and a Partnership

While I was already interested in the University of Northern British Columbia, part of what sealed the deal for me was the project…
by Christopher MorganUSA, University of Northern British Columbia

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Key Takeaways from my Experience Studying in Canada

Since I applied to study in Canada, school was always the main priority. My goal for the last two years was to earn a diploma and become…
by Amanzhan DuisekKazakhstan, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Video resources

Learn more about BC’s diverse regions, it’s world-renowned education system, and health and safety tips while studying in the province.

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British Columbia’s regions

British Columbia’s education system

Living in British Columbia

Health and safety