British Columbia Domestic International Education

In 2016/17 B.C. hosted over 20,000 international students to school districts and independent schools across the province.


International Education in British Columbia

In supporting the continued success of international education in B.C., the Ministry of Education has undertaken a number of initiatives, including:

International Education Scholarships

B.C. provides scholarship and awards for:

  • B.C. students and teachers going on mobility activities abroad to further develop intercultural skills and experience
  • International students coming to B.C. to study at the K-12 level for the first time, and for international students graduating from a B.C. public, independent or offshore school and entering an approved B.C. post-secondary institution; and,
  • B.C. students studying Chinese language and culture.

BC For High School Website

Provides orientation information for prospective and current international students, parents and agents available in seven languages: English, Mandarin, Japanese, Korea, Spanish, Italian, and Vietnamese.

K-12 Pathways to Post-Secondary Education

Learn more about the different post-secondary study options available to you in B.C.

MOU Agreements

The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training enter into Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with long-standing and emerging governments to support B.C.’s international education sector. MOUs promote stronger ties and the expansion of new relationships between B.C. and partners around the world. Government-to-government education MOUs exist with jurisdictions in  Asia, Europe and South America. These agreements provide opportunities for all students to develop global understanding and intercultural competencies.

B.C. K-12 Homestay Guidelines

Sets Ministry expectations for international education programs, homestay programs, homestay families, international students and international agents.

The guidelines are available in the following languages: