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Welcome to the Langara community!

We know that you have made an excellent choice to study here.

If you are new to Vancouver and Langara you will find helpful pre-arrival and registration information on this page. There are also helpful tips for finding accommodations and getting familiar with living in Vancouver.

Langara has a vibrant community with many ways to get involved through volunteer or mentorship programs, or by joining events on campus.

If you are looking for specific information about campus services or immigration support, the student resources or list of student services will help you find most of what you need. If you still need help, please contact your International Student Coordinator.

Pre-arrival Guide

Get ready for Vancouver! This comprehensive guide will help to prepare new international students for travel to Canada, arrival in Vancouver, and their studies at Langara.

Registration Checklist

Most students will register for courses online before arriving at Langara. Students beginning in LEAP will write an online level placement test and will be placed into a level based on their current level of English.

Students on a Study Permit are expected to be full-time students and registered in three to five courses (9 to 18 credits) per semester. Consider these points when selecting the number of courses you take:

  • Academic goals
  • Course work and pre-requisites already complete
  • Comfort learning in English
  • Familiarity with teaching style in Canada
  • Previous academic background

New international students will receive additional support and information from an International Student Coordinator prior to registration. If you need additional support, please contact international@langara.ca.

Review the curriculum for your program. Students in a career program must register in all the first-semester courses listed for the program unless you have permission from the Program Coordinator to register in a reduced course load.

If a course is full you may be given the option to register on the waitlist until a seat becomes available. Waitlists do not guarantee you a seat in the classroom.

Review the curriculum for your program.

Course registration is generally done by the Program Coordinator

Students will be invited to take a placement test and join an orientation session before the first day of class.

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