Steps For International Students
For International Students looking to attend Nimbus, there are a few additional steps you will need to take before coming to school.
- Apply and get accepted to your program of choice at Nimbus.
- Pay your $1000 deposit to secure your seat.
- Once you have applied as an International student, received your letter of acceptance and have paid your $1000 deposit, you can go ahead and apply for a Study Permit. When you are applying for your Study Permit will need to record our Designated Learning Institution (DLI) number on your application. Nimbus DLI number: O19283933722
- Make sure you are able to prove you can pay your tuition and that you have enough funds to cover rent, food, transportation and other living costs during your time at Nimbus. Find out more about financial requirements for students visas/study permits here.
For a step-by-step guide on Canadian visas, please read through the Canadian Citizenship & Immigration website’s helpful guide.
In most cases, in order to be eligible for a student visa, you will also need to ensure that you have sufficient funds, and be able to provide proof of funds to cover your tuition and your time of studying and living in Canada. As part of your admissions process you will be asked to speak with our Financial Advisor regarding how you plan to pay for your studies at Nimbus.
Did you know that since June 1, 2014, full-time international students at designated learning institutions are now eligible to work off-campus without a separate work permit? Working during the school year and during school breaks can help with gaining valuable Canadian work experience and defraying high international student tuition costs.
To be eligible to work off-campus, you must:
1. Hold a valid study permit;
2. Be a full-time student; and
3. Be enrolled at a designated learning institution.
If you meet these three requirements, you may work up to 20 hours a week during the school term, and full-time at designated school breaks (summer, winter holiday break and March break) without the need for a work permit. For more information please visit cic.gc.ca
Before You Arrive in Vancouver
- Consider your housing options: Nimbus currently does not have on campus student housing. However we are happy to help students from out of town find safe and comfortable accommodation. To apply for help with housing, please fill in a housing request form. Alternatively, we have provided info and links to Vancouver housing websites at our student housing page.
- Provide proof of English proficiency: If you speak English as a second or additional language, you will need to provide proof of English language proficiency. You will need to submit either a TOEFL or IELTS score along with your application.
a. TOEFL score: minimum of 85 or higher. The breakdown should be approximately: Reading – 20, Listening – 25, Speaking – 25, Writing – 15.
b. IELTS score: minimum 6.5 (on academic test, not general) with no band below 6.0. Please send your test results directly to us.
If you have any questions or concerns about the language requirements, please get in touch with email@example.com or give us a all at 1-604-875-8998.
- Make sure you have medical coverage: When you arrive in Vancouver, if you do not have another form of medical coverage, you’ll need to apply for BC’s Medical Services Plan (MSP) if you will stay in BC for more than 6 months. Keep in mind that this may be an additional cost.