International Study Centre

Learn, work and live in Canada

25 years of delivering exceptional education.

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Why study at Stenberg College?

Start your path to a degree

Gain skills and knowledge that will prepare you to begin a successful career or to progress to an advanced diploma or bachelor’s degree.

Real-life work experience

Choose one of the Co-op program options and we’ll place you in a Canadian company for hands-on learning, and to earn income while you complete your studies.

Fast track to a degree

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Some programs offer the opportunity to progress to British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) or Yorkville University to pursue an advanced diploma or bachelor’s degree in business after you graduate.

Graduate career-ready

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With our practice–focused curriculum, small class sizes, and 1:1 support, you’ll complete your studies with the skills and experience you need to begin a successful career.

Steps for success

There are three phases to career success through Stenberg College. We’ll guide you through them each step of the way.

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1. Start at the ISC

Depending on your language scores, start by improving your English language and study skills at the International Study Centre, then continue on to your studies at Stenberg College.

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2. Work and study

Choose a Co-op program option and you’ll have the opportunity to work in your field up to 20 hours per week and earn income while you study.

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3. Take the next step

Apply for permanent residency in Canada.

Program options at Stenberg College

English and International Programs

Study Canadian College English for Academic Purposes (CCEAP) if needed. This program focuses on improving your academic English skills as well as skills needed for success in college life and entry into the workforce. Classes include reading, writing, listening/speaking, academic success and test-taking strategies. The CCEAP curriculum provides Integrated English Practice for 12 or 24 weeks depending on your English language score.

There are two levels: CCEAP100 and CCEAP200. “International” programs include CCEAP200, which allows you to apply for a work permit. If granted, this provides you with the opportunity to work up to 20 hours per week while taking ISC and program courses. If necessary, you can add CCEAP100 to the beginning of your program as well. If no English language component is required, you may choose to enroll through the Direct Admit option and may apply for a work permit upon the start of your program.

Diploma and Certificate Programs

Choose to pursue a career in health care, business or education with one of our current program options:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Canadian Nursing: This program prepares Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) with the knowledge, skills and support to practice safe, ethical and competent care as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Canada.
  • Business Diploma – Marketing Specialization Diploma: This program provides practical skills and knowledge to prepare you for a wide variety of careers in the business world.
  • Early Childhood Education Basic Certificate: Learn the foundations of education, child development, and curriculum building to prepare you for your career as an educator.

Then, you may have the opportunity to progress to an advanced diploma or bachelor’s degree. Graduates of our business programs have the opportunity to progress with advanced standing to British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) or Yorkville University to pursue an advanced diploma or bachelor’s degree in business. Early Childhood Education graduates can progress to BCIT for the advanced diploma or bachelor’s degree in business programs.

CO-OP work experience

All programs have a Co-op option, either included or optional. This allows you to gain hands-on skills in the Canadian workforce for up to 20 hours a week and earn income during your studies.

Entry requirements

  • Requirements vary by program. See program pages for more information.

Intakes:

Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer – Intake dates vary by program, and not all programs start every quarter. See program pages for more information.

Pricing

CCEAP + Post Graduate Diploma in Canadian Nursing with Co-op – International: $28,440
Post Graduate Diploma in Canadian Nursing with Co-op – International: $23,650
Post Graduate Diploma in Canadian Nursing with Co-op – Direct Admit: $20,519

CCEAP + Business Diploma – Marketing Specialization with Co-op – International: $28,289
CCEAP + Business Diploma – Marketing Specialization – International: $26,789
Business Diploma – Marketing Specialization with Co-op – International: $23,499
Business Diploma – Marketing Specialization – International: $21,999
Business Diploma – Marketing Specialization with Co-op – Direct Admit: $19,974
Business Diploma – Marketing Specialization – Direct Admit: $18,474

CCEAP + Early Childhood Education Basic Certificate with Co-op – International: $27,886
Early Childhood Education Basic Certificate with Co-op – International: $23,014
Early Childhood Education Basic Certificate with Co-op – Direct Admit: $20,448

Pricing includes all tuition, fees, books, and materials for the entire program. Pricing is subject to change.

Where is Stenberg College?

Stenberg College is in Surrey, British Columbia (BC), a suburb of Vancouver.

Surrey is projected to be BC’s largest city in 20 years, outpacing Vancouver. It takes 30-45 minutes by train to Vancouver or the largest mall in BC so you’ll find it easy to get around.

Further outside the city you can easily venture into the outdoors and enjoy hiking, whale-watching and more activities.

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Our advisors speak many languages and we will do our best to contact you in your preferred language.

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