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International Students - Sterling College
Sterling College welcomes students from all over the world! Our international advisors can help you with any questions relating to admissions, English requirements, program details, or moving to Canada.
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International Students


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.

International Students
Associate Director of Admissions

Hooman Ghahremani
Phone: +1-604-736-8000
Mobile: +1 778 919 6360

Region Director (Vietnam)

Helen Hoang
Phone: +1 778 755 7599


To find out if you need a temporary resident visa to study in Canada, please visit the link below:


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.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you must also have one of the following prerequisites:

  • Business Programs: Applicants must have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with no band below 5.5) or equivalent.
  • Nursing Programs: Applicants must have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0) or equivalent.
  • I.T. Programs: Applicants must have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.


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. “Homestay”, where you live with a local family while studying in Canada, is one popular accommodations option for many international students. Please visit the below websites for “Homestay” and other accommodation options in Vancouver and Surrey.


We are known for our beautiful and abundant provincial parks and ocean views.

Take a look at everything the province of British Columbia has to offer – visit the Destination BC Tourism website at

Video: BC’s Cities on the Edge of Wilderness (:15)

Video Source: Expedia – Vancouver Vacation Travel Guide


Our Vancouver campus is located in the heart of downtown – walking distance to public transit, shops, and some of the best restaurants in the world.


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