You Will Rise At Bow Valley College

We have reached the top tier of two-year schools in North America by helping students contribute to the full range of their ability, becoming the best that they can be.

A significant expansion in 2013 made us Calgary’s top comprehensive community college. The over $290,000,000 transformation created one of Western Canada’s leading educational institutions, serving over14,000 learners on three campuses and 20 regional centres in Alberta.

  • Over 1,000 International students every year
  • 115 - Countries represented by students at BVC
  • 93% - Employment rate of alumni within 6 months of grad

Students Triumph Here

At BVC, you get an excellent education that fits your learning style - anytime, any place, any path, and any pace - ensuring you can overcome any barriers to a fulfilling career.

You graduate with a work-ready education in one year for a certificate or two years for a diploma, in the vital fields of business, healthcare, justice, human services, or administration.

Certificate graduates will be eligible to apply for a 1-year post-graduate work permit. Diploma graduates will be eligible to apply for a 2 or 3-year post-graduate work permit.

The skills you gain will make you an in-demand graduate, exactly what global employers are looking for, giving you the opportunity to begin your journey to a successful future.

Because we do more than help you make a living - we help you make a life.

A Great City to Learn In

There are a number of excellent reasons why The Economist magazine ranks Calgary as number five on its list of the Best Places To Live On Earth.

  • Opportunity - Second highest concentration of head offices in Canada.
  • Strong – Thriving economy and low unemployment.
  • Beautiful – The Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park form a magnificent backdrop to life in Calgary.
  • Safe - Tops the list in as one of the safest and healthiest big cities in Canada.
  • Young – The youngest population in Canada keeps us vibrant.
  • Blue Skies - More hours of sunshine than any other major city in Canada.

A Great Country To Learn In

Canada is a wonderful place to get an education, opening up doors for you around the world.

  • Affordable - Canada offers the lowest tuition rates for foreign students compared to the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and the US.
  • World Class Education – One of the most advanced, and most respected, education systems in the world.
  • Welcoming Environment- Canada is a country of immigrants and multicultural diversity, so all are welcome here.
  • High Standard of Living- All the benefits of one of the world’s most developed nations; safe, secure, extensive health care system and social security network.

Scholarships for International Students

At Bow Valley College, we remove every possible barrier to your success, including financial.

As an international student, you are eligible for a number of International Students Scholarships There are also several recognition awards for top performers during the school term.

Programs taught in:
  • English

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