Over 150,000 international students come to Canada to study every year because of our diversity, multicultural environments, and natural beauty.
Our international admissions advisors can help you with any questions you may have regarding our programs or applications and discuss financing options available to you. Please reach out to one of our international admissions advisors below.
For the latest information on COVID-19 and travel restrictions for International Students please click here to visit the Government of Canada website.
It is essential that all international students have medical insurance to cover any health care costs while they are studying at Sterling College.
Your home country may offer student / travel medical insurance options. However, the benefit of purchasing coverage from a Canadian company ensures that Canadian hospitals are able to bill the insurance company directly, so you don’t have to worry about covering bills up front.
To make things simple, we have made an agreement with StudyInsured to help take care of your health insurance needs. International students may use the link below to register for coverage, submit claims, and view what the plan covers.
If you have any further questions about medical coverage, please speak to your Admissions Advisor who can help you with the process.
*Beginning January 2020, coverage through StudyInsured will be mandatory, and this fee will be automatically included as part of international tuition.
If English is not your first language, you must also have one of the following prerequisites:
If you don’t meet the IELTS entry requirements or need to take the test, you can book with ILAC IELTS. You also have the option to prepare for IELTS with ILAC. Please visit ILAC IELTS Vancouver for more information.
For Sterling College online English assessment, a passing grade of 75% or better is considered a passing grade. Take your online English Assessment now in partnership with Canadian Tourism College.
Having a comfortable place to stay while you study is important to make the most of your time here. Sterling College does not currently provide accommodations on campus. While Sterling College does not currently provide on-campus housing, there are many options available in the Vancouver area for student accommodation. As an institution owned and operated by the International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC), students may request accommodation services through ILAC’s Accommodation Department. For more information, please contact your Sterling College International Admissions Coordinator.
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