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Admission Process

Choosing to study in a different country is a big decision. Representatives from Langara College travel to cities around the world to answer questions from future students. Join an online information session or drop-in advising to ask questions about the application process.

Step 1: Apply to Langara

You may apply online, or with a paper application. Online applications are easier to process however not all programs use the online application form. Please submit only one application.

Online Application

Apply on Education Planner BC.


  • Fastest for processing
  • Education documents can be individually uploaded to support your application
  • If you are applying to two programs, you only need to upload documents to the first program of your choice.


To add supporting documents after submitting your application, please email

Paper Application

  1. Download the paper application and fill out all information requested. Add supporting documents to save it as one file.
  2. Submit one application package with supporting documents at the Fee Payment Portal.


Applications to full-time programs in Continuing Studies, including LEAP, can only be submitted with a paper application.

To add supporting documents after submitting your application, please email

Step 2: Receive an Offer of Admission

After your application is processed, eligible students will be sent an Offer of Admission to the preferred email address entered in the Student Information System. Your offer will include a request to pay the International Student Deposit. This deposit holds your spot in the program and will be applied to tuition fees in the first semester.

Some programs will have a payment deadline to keep your seat in the program. Please read all the information carefully.

After the deposit is paid, an official Letter of Acceptance (LOA) will be issued and sent by email.

Step 3: Letter of Acceptance (LOA)

Once you have received your LOA, apply for a Canadian Study Permit. Also, apply for 3 months of private medical insurance.

Step 4: Prepare for Arrival

We look forward to welcoming you to Langara College!

You can start preparing by checking out the pre-arrival checklist. Also, take some time to discover Vancouver.

Admission Requirements

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International students are welcome at Langara in all university studies and open enrolment programs, as well as most career and limited enrolment programs.

Most full-time programs are part of our regular studies program. Langara English for Academic Preparation (LEAP) and some full-time career programs are part of Continuing Studies.

English Language Requirements

English is the language of instruction at Langara College. Students who do not meet the English Language Requirements for their program may enroll in Langara English for Academic Preparation (LEAP).

Additional information for some of the English Language proficiency assessments:


Institution code for Langara: 0335.

There is no department code number.

Results will be sent directly to Langara.


To take the online test students need to have access to a computer with a camera and microphone. Results will be available within 48 hours.


IELTS test venue at Langara College.


You can take the test at home online, or at a test centre.

English Language Countries

If you have completed at least four years of full-time secondary or post-secondary study in English in the countries below, you will have met Langara’s Category 3 English Language admission requirement ​for regular studies programs. Language requirements for admission to Continuing Studies programs are listed on the program webpage.

American Samoa Lesotho
Anguilla Liberia
Antigua & Barbuda Malta
Australia Mauritius
Bahamas Montserrat
Barbados New Zealand
Bermuda Nigeria
Belize Seychelles
Botswana Sierra Leone
British Virgin Islands Singapore
Canada (including Quebec) South Africa
Cayman Islands St. Helena
Dominica St. Kitts & Nevis
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) St. Lucia
Fiji St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Gambia Trinidad & Tobago
Ghana Tanzania
Gibraltar Turks & Caicos Islands
Grenada Uganda
Guam United Kingdom
Guyana USA
Ireland US Virgin Islands
Jamaica Zambia
Kenya Zimbabwe

International Credentials

International applicants must complete twelve years of formal education or combinations of education representing at least twelve years of study to be eligible for admission.

Country Credential
Algeria Baccalaureate de l'Enseignement Secondaire
Argentina Bachillerato
Australia Australian Capital Territory Year 12 Certificate; New South Wales Higher School Certificate; Northern Territory Senior Secondary Studies Certificate; Queensland Senior Certificate; South Australian Certificate of Education; Tasmanian Certificate of Education; Victoria Certificate of Education; Western Australia; or Certificate of Secondary Education.
Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate
Brazil Certificado de Ensino Médio
Brunei Completion of 'O' levels and/ plus one of the following: completion of 4 'AS' evels; completion of 1 'A' level and 2 'AS' levels; completion of 2 'A' levels
Bulgaria Diploma za Zavurcheno Sredno Obrazovanie
Chile Licencia de Educacion Media
China Senior High School or Senior Middle School Diploma and transcript for Seniors Years 1-3
Colombia Bachillerato
Commonwealth Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate awarded by Caribbean Examinations Council
Costa Rica Bachillerato
Cyprus Apolyterion or Lise Bitirme Diploma
Czech Republic Vysvedceni o Maturitni Zkousce
Ecuador Bachillerato
Egypt Thanaweya a' Amma (General Secondary Education Certificate)
Fiji Completion of Fiji School Leaving Certificate and completion of Form 6 with eligibility to continue to Form 7.
Finland Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/Studentexamensbetyg (Matricualtion Certficate)
France Baccalauréat Général (General Baccalaureat Certificate) OR Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré(Diploma of Bachelor of Secondary Education)
Germany Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur) or Zeugnis der Fachgebundenen Hochschulreife (Abitur).
Ghana Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE)
Greece Apolyterio Lykeiou (Upper Secondary School Certificate)
Guatemala Bachillerato
Hong Kong Completion of 'O' levels and/ plus one of the following: completion of 4 'AS' levels; completion of 1 'A' level and 2 'AS' levels; completion of 2 'A' levels Or Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination-Successful completion of the 4 core subjects
India Certificates and Marksheets required: India Secondary (10) AND, Successful completion of India Higher Secondary (+2) with a minimum of 50% in all compulsory and elective courses. (Effective Fall 2017)
Indonesia Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menegah Unum Tingkat Atas (STTB)(Secondary School Diploma) OR Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Kejuruan (Vocational High School Diploma)
International Baccalaureate Completion of the IB diploma
Iran Pre-University Certificate-Successful completion of Pre-university year
Ireland Leaving Certificate issued by State Examination (including Transition Year), OR Leaving Certificate (Ardteistiméireacht)
Israel Teudat Bagrut
Japan Sotsugyo Shosho Shomeisho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Jordan General Secondary Education Certificate (tawjihi)
Kenya Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education
Kuwait Shahadat Al-Thanawiya-Al-A'ama
Libya Secondary Education Certificate
Macau Completion of GCE 'O' and 'A' level certificate OR Certificate of Senior Secondary Education (Completion of Form 6/Senior 3) OR Ensino Secondario Complementar
Malaysia Sijil Tinggi Pelagaran Malaysia (STPM) or SPM plus one year of higher level studies
Mexico Bachillerato
Myanmar (Burma) Basic Education Standard X Examination (Matriculation) plus two years of higher level studies
Nepal Higher Secondary Certificate or Proficiency Certificate awarded by Tribhuvan University
Netherlands Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs) VWO or HAVO plus one year of higher level studies
New Zealand Sixth Form Certificate or NCEA Level 3
Nigeria West African Examinations Council(WAEC) Senior School Certificate (academic)
Norway Vitnemaal den Videregaende Skole (Upper Secondary School Certificate )
Pakistan Intermediate Certificate or Higher Secondary School Certificate
Paraguay Bachillerato
Peru Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa
Philippines Senior High School Diploma (KATIBAYAN) and, Certificate of Graduation (KATUNAYAN)
Poland Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci (Matura)
Portugal Certificado de Fim de Estudos Secundarias or Diploma de Ensino Secundario
Russia Attestat o srednem obrazovanii
Saudi Arabia Shahadat Al-Marhalat Al-Thanawiyyat (General Secondary Certificate) OR Diplom Al Madaaris Al Thanawiyyah Al Mihaniyyah (Secondary Vocational School Diploma)
Scotland Scottish Qualifications Authority Certificate (SQA) Completion of Standard levels and/ plus one of the following: completion of 4 Higher Levels; completion of 1 Advanced Higher Level and 2 Higher Levels; completion of 2 Advanced Higher Levels
Senegal Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement du Second Degre OR Baccalaureat Technique
Singapore Completion of 'O' levels and/ plus one of the following: completion of 4 'AS' levels; completion of 1 'A' level and 2 'AS' levels; completion of 2 'A' levels
South Africa National Senior Certificate OR Statement of Results approved by issuing body UMALUSI or IEB
South Korea (ROK) Korean Senior Secondary School Certificate of Graduation
Spain Titulo de Tecnico or Titulo de Bachillerato
Sri Lanka Completion of 'O' levels and/ plus one of the following: completion of 4 'AS' levels; completion of 1 'A' level and 2 'AS' levels; completion of 2 'A' levels
Sweden Avgangsbetyg/Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskola (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Switzerland Maturitatszeugnis/Certificat de Maturité/Baccalauréat/Attestato Di Maturità
Syria Al-Shahada Al Thanawiyya – Al' Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Taiwan Senior High School Leaving Certificate
Tanzania Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) and 1 year of post secondary at recognised institution OR East Africa General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level, Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education
Thailand Mathayom Suksa 6 (Certificate of Secondary Education)
Tunisia Baccalaureat
Turkey Lise Diplomas and one year of higher level studies
Ukraine Attestat/Matriculation
United Arab Emirates Tawjihiyya (Secondary School Certificate)
United Kingdom Completion of 'O' levels and/ plus one of the following: completion of 4 'AS' levels; completion of 1 'A' level and 2 'AS' levels; completion of 2 'A' levels
United States of America High School Diploma
Venezuela Bachillerato
Vietnam Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc (Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate)
Yemen Al Thanauiya (General Secondary Education Certificate)
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (ZGCE O-Level) and Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (ZGCE A-Level)


Homestay Homestay Homestay

International students who choose to live in homestay are placed in a home with a Canadian family while they are a student. If you want to apply to the homestay program  please contact the Homestay Office after you have received a Letter of Acceptance. Students in the LEAP program may contact homestay at the time of their application to the program.

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