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1220-10 | International and Non-Reciprocal Exchange Students – Admission and Tuition
Date Approved: June 12 2001
Date Reviewed/Amended: October 05 2016
The Ministry of Education defines “International Students” in the International Student Graduation Credit Policy 2009 as follows:
Students who have moved from outside of Canada to British Columbia and do not meet the residency requirements of Section 82 of the School Act.
For the purposes of the International Student Graduation Credit Policy 2009, an international student is a student from outside of Canada who is in British Columbia for the purpose of obtaining an educational program, is not ordinarily resident in British Columbia nor eligible for provincial or federal funding.
Note that students who are eligible for provincial funding under the exceptions listed in the Eligibility of Students for Operating Grant Funding do not need to meet the requirements of the International Student Graduation Credit Policy 2009.
For the purpose of this regulation, a “Non-Reciprocal Exchange Student” is:
- a student from outside of Canada;
- who is in British Columbia for the purpose of attending school but not to obtain credit towards graduation; and
- for whom there is no exchange with a local student attending in their stead overseas.
International and Non-Reciprocal Exchange students are not funded by the Ministry of Education and are required to pay tuition fees as set out in this regulation.
- Applicants are to make their request in writing to the office of the Superintendent of Schools.
- Applications must be approved by the Superintendent of Schools prior to applicants attending school in School District No. 52 (Prince Rupert).
- "International" students will be allowed to attend school in School District No. 52 (Prince Rupert) subject to space being available and subject to the payment by certified cheque:
- for attendance for a full year, an amount equal to the School District's average student funding for the previous school year, rounded up to the next $500 increment. Such tuition cheque is to be received by the Secretary-Treasurer by August 15.
- for attendance for the second semester of secondary school, an amount equal to 65% of the fee set out in (a) above. Such tuition cheque is to be received by the Secretary-Treasurer by January 15.
- "Non-Reciprocal Exchange" students will be allowed to attend school in School District No. 52 (Prince Rupert) subject to space being available and subject to the payment by certified cheque of $7,000 for the 2016-17 school year. Such tuition cheque is to be received by the Secretary-Treasurer by August 15.
- International and Non-Reciprocal Exchange students will also be expected to pay the normal course and school charges. (See Regulation 1710-10)
- The Superintendent of Schools will assess the International or Non-Reciprocal Exchange student's competency in English. If English as a Second Language (E.S.L). help is deemed necessary the tuition fees shall be increased by an amount necessary to pay for the E.S.L. instruction.
- If an International or Non-Reciprocal Exchange Student has special needs which require additional services, the tuition fees for will be increased by an amount necessary to pay for those additional services.
1220 International Students Policy
1220-20A Application for Admission of Non-Canadian Students
1710-10 Student Fees and Deposits
1220-20A - - Application for Admission of Non-Canadian Students - Form
1710-10 - - Student Fees and Deposits Regulation
1220 - - International Students Policy