International Students

International Students

We are currently accepting international LEAP student applications.

Please see below for the admission requirements, application procedure, and refund and deferral policies.


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Admission Requirements

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

  • 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 ieleap@langara.ca.

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.

2022 LEAP Tuition Fees:

  • $2,988* tuition fee per 7-week session ($5,976 for first two sessions). Tuition for the first two sessions is non-refundable and non-transferable. This policy also applies when a study permit renewal letter is issued.
    *Tuition fees are subject to change.

2023 LEAP Tuition Fees:

  • $3167.50* tuition fee per 7-week session ($6335 for first two sessions). Tuition for the first two sessions is non-refundable and non-transferable. This policy also applies when a study permit renewal letter is issued.
    *Tuition fees are subject to change. 

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. Complete the placement test as directed by the LEAP office

7. Obtain a valid study permit/student visa before class begins

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 commitment fee 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 commitment fee. After that deadline, you will either lose the $500 commitment fee, 50%, or 100% of the tuition.

  • Cancellations: You will lose the $500 commitment fee 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.

FAQs: International LEAP Program

Fee Questions

Commitment fees are the payments required to secure your seat in the program and in subsequent sessions. The first term commitment fee can be found on your Offer of Admission. For subsequent sessions, the commitment fee is $500. Commitment fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Fees that are indicated as non-refundable and non-transferable will not be refunded. In the event of an approved deferral, the non-refundable and non-transferable fee will be moved forward to the new session date and must stay within LEAP.

Refund & Deferral Questions

For the first two sessions:

The commitment fee for the first two sessions is non-refundable and non-transferable.

The only exception is in the event of study permit refusal. To request a refund, fill out the Continuing Studies Refund/Deferral form and email it to the LEAP Office with a copy of your study permit refusal letter. The request must be submitted within 45 business days of when the refusal is issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and before the first day of class.

For subsequent sessions:

To request a refund, fill out the Continuing Studies Refund/Deferral form and email it to the LEAP Office as soon as possible. Please see the LEAP Refund and Deferral Policies for information on the $500 non-refundable commitment fee and the refund deadlines. After the first week of class, refunds are not permitted.

For the first two sessions:

To request a deferral*, fill out the Continuing Studies Refund/Deferral form and email it to the LEAP Office no later than two weeks before the first day of class. The commitment fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

For subsequent sessions:

To request a deferral*, fill out the Continuing Studies Refund/Deferral form and email it to the LEAP Office as soon as possible. Please see the LEAP Refund and Deferral Policies for information on the $500 non-refundable commitment fee and the deferral deadlines. After the first week of class, refunds are not permitted.

To request a refund minus the commitment fee, fill out the Continuing Studies Refund/Deferral form before the semester start date and email it to the LEAP Office. Once the semester begins, refunds are not permitted.

*All deferral requests are subject to space availability.

You can defer your start date within a year from the intake for which you first applied*. For example, if you applied to the January intake, you can defer as late as the November intake.

*All deferral requests are subject to space availability.

You will not be required to meet the new admission requirements of the program should admission requirements change during the one-year limit. In the event of tuition increases, you would be required to pay the difference.

If you are interested in continuing with the program, you may re-apply by meeting all the current admission requirements and submitting a new application, including the application fee. Please contact the LEAP Office for program application deadlines. If admitted, the commitment fee for the first two sessions will be moved forward with the new application. In the event of an increase in tuition, you would be required to pay the difference.

If you do not reapply, the commitment fee for the first two sessions is non-refundable and non-transferable.

For extenuating circumstances you can begin the appeal process by submitting the Continuing Studies Refund/Deferral Appeal form as soon as possible to the LEAP Office along with supporting documents. The request will be reviewed by the Continuing Studies Appeals Committee. Once the committee has reached a decision, the decision is final.

LEAP Refund Dates & Deadlines

Click here for a full overview of 2022 LEAP refund dates and deadlines.

Click here for a full overview of 2023 LEAP refund dates and deadlines.

Study Permit Questions

You should request a deferral by submitting the Continuing Studies Refund/Deferral form to the LEAP Office at least two weeks prior to the first day of class.

You will be entitled to a refund of your commitment fee. To be eligible for a refund, the request must be submitted within 45 business days of when the refusal is issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and before the first day of class. To request a refund submit the Continuing Studies Refund/Deferral form to the LEAP Office with a copy of your study permit refusal letter.

A fee of $100 is assessed each time an updated Letter of Acceptance (LOA) is issued. If your deferral request is approved, you may require an updated LOA. Your original LOA is valid for four intakes. Please contact the LEAP Office to confirm if a new LOA is required and for payment details.

Contact the LEAP Office to receive payment details. You will be required to pay tuition for two future consecutive sessions of LEAP, and that tuition will be non-refundable and non-transferable.

Other FAQs

For the first two sessions:

If you receive a Letter of Acceptance to another Langara program, please contact the LEAP Office to request a transfer of your commitment fee. Refund deadlines apply. Documentation is required. The request and documentation must be submitted at least one month in advance to receive a full transfer of fees. After the first week of class, transfer of fees is not permitted.

For subsequent sessions:

Please contact the LEAP Office to request a transfer of fees. Refund deadlines apply. The request must be submitted at least one month in advance to receive a full transfer of fees. After the first week of class, transfer of fees is not permitted.

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