Columbia College- Canada: Tuition and Fee, Admission Requirements

Columbia College, in Vancouver, is one of the prestigious colleges and serves as Canada’s first private college since in 1936. Columbia College operates on a tri-semester system. However, students can begin their program at the start of any semester. Each semester is 14 weeks and allows for a break of at least three weeks between semesters.

Fall Semester: September to December
Winter Semester: January to April
Summer Semester: May to August

How to apply

Graduate Admission

Full admission requirements:

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  • Baccalaureate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above from a regionally accredited institution
  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities and verification of a completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Transcripts are required from all degree-granting institutions, institutions where prerequisite courses were completed, and institutions attended outside the United States.
  • Completed application including narrative component
  • Three completed recommendation forms
  • Personal goal statement (minimum of 300-500 words—included on application)
  • Professional resume

Important notes:

If your bachelor’s degree is not in the same field as the master’s you are seeking, or if your undergraduate preparation is lacking certain basic courses, you may qualify for post-baccalaureate admission.

Students who do not meet the 3.0 GPA requirements may be considered for conditional admission at the discretion of the respective academic department.

Application Fee

The application fee ($200) is due with your application

Overseas Applicants – Academic Programs

Applicants accepted into academic programs (including academic programs with English preparation) arriving directly from overseas on a Canadian Study Permit are required to make a tuition deposit of $12,000. This deposit covers tuition fees for 24 credits of coursework over two semesters and is non-refundable once a student lands in Canada. If a student chooses to take additional credits, these are charged at the rate of $500/credit.

Tuition Fee- Undergraduate International Students


Full-time tuition (12 – 18 credit hours)

Fall, 2018 semester       $11,352.00

Spring, 2019 semester  $11,352.00

Total for 2018-2019       $22,704.00

(Tuition (fixed for 5 years)

Graduate Tuition Fee

The cost varies as it depends on the program.

On-campus Graduate tuition (per credit hour)    $390

Application fee (non-refundable)                            $55

Graduation processing fee (DEC)                             $120

Students Accomodation

Residential fees

These rates apply to students living on campus for the Fall semester 2018 and/or Spring semester 2019.

2018-2019 Residential Life costs (per semester)

Double room  $2,337.00

Hughes Haven  $2,454.00

Single room charge (additional fee) $750.00