International Students

International Students

Current Updates
We are currently accepting international LEAP student applications.

The following LEAP sessions will be delivered remotely (online):

October 28 - December 18, 2020
January 6 - February 26, 2021
March 3 - April 23, 2021

The Langara College campus is currently closed due to public health restrictions; please contact us at and we will be happy to answer your questions via email or video conferencing.

At this time, LEAP classes are being delivered remotely (i.e., online and not on campus) to ensure physical distancing measures put in place by the Public Health Agency of Canada are being met. Students interested in applying to LEAP while classes are being delivered remotely must ensure they are able to:

1) Access the following technology:

  • Stable and secure high-speed internet connection (WiFi recommended)
  • Computer or laptop with
    • webcam or camera
    • microphone, either built in or external (e.g., earbuds, headset)
  • Zoom video conferencing

2) Follow along with their LEAP classes on Vancouver time (if studying from overseas)

3) Provide a copy of their valid study permit/student visa if studying from within Canada

In addition to the above requirements, please note:

  • once students begin their LEAP session remotely, there will be no refund for that session

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Admission Requirements

For admission to LEAP, international students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Successful completion of 12 years of formal education (equivalent to BC grade 12)

Application Procedure

1. Submit application package:

  • Complete the application form
  • Prepare the application and supporting documents
    • Official high school transcript and graduation certificate; or
    • Official college or university transcript.
      Note: Only official English versions or certified English translations of educational documents will be accepted. No faxed, photocopied, or scanned documents are accepted.
    • Provide all relevant information pertaining to English language proficiency
  • Submit one file with application and supporting documents through the Fee Payment Portal and pay the $155 application fee.
    Note: Once you submit your application, you will not be able to return to add your supporting documents. If you need to send documents after submitting your application, please send them to

2. Receive an Offer of Admission by email

3. Pay tuition fees for the first two sessions. The first two sessions must be taken consecutively.

  • $2,988 tuition fee per 7-week session ($5,976 for first two sessions).
    Fee includes $500 non-refundable tuition deposit. Tuition for the first two sessions is non-refundable and non-transferable. This policy also applies when a study permit renewal letter is issued.

4. Receive a Letter of Acceptance by email

5. Apply for a study permit at the nearest Canadian Embassy or visa office (if applying from overseas)

6. Report to Langara on your placement test day at the specified time (*Note: placement testing will be administered online until Langara re-opens and face-to-face instruction resumes)

Refund, Cancellation, and Deferral Policies

New students - first two sessions:
There is no refund for the first two sessions, which you must take consecutively with no study break. 

Subsequent sessions:
The non-refundable tuition deposit is $500 per session. Other charges may apply for deferrals and cancellations. See below:

  • Deferrals: You may defer to a future session up to one month in advance without losing the $500 tuition deposit. After that deadline, you will either lose the $500 tuition deposit, 50%, or 100% of the tuition.
  • Cancellations: You will lose the $500 tuition deposit up to two weeks before your session starts. After that you will lose either 50% or 100% of the tuition.
  • Note: If you defer or cancel after the Friday of the first week of session, you will not receive a refund.

Appeals must be submitted in writing to and must include documented evidence of extenuating circumstances. 

Deferrals for Out of Country Applicants:
If you applied to LEAP from outside of Canada and cannot attend the session you are registered for because you have not received your study permit, you must notify the LEAP office in writing two weeks before the session start date to request a deferral. If you require a new Letter of Acceptance, you will be charged a $100 administration fee.

If Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) rejects your study permit application, you will be eligible for a full refund (minus bank charges, if applicable). You must first submit your IRCC refusal letter to the LEAP office.

LEAP Refund Policies are subject to change. All fees are in Canadian dollars.

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