Established in 1975North Island College (NIC) is a community college which has four campuses and three centers spread over a wide area of about 80,000 square kilometers and a population of about 157,000 people. The largest campus of this university is situated in Comox Valley, and the other three campuses are located in Campbell River, Port Alberni, and Port Hardy, respectively. One of the three centers is located in Ucluelet and two vocational centers are Tebo Vocational Centre in Port Alberni and Vigar Road Vocational Centre in Port Campbell River.

Located on Vancouver Island, the college provides up to 1,000 courses and 80 programs in various fields such as health care, trades, business, fine arts, tourism, and university studies. The Comox Valley Campus is situated on 2300 Ryan Road, Courtenay, BC. It has a total of six buildings and small portable classrooms. Raven Hall has the photography classes and science labs; the Discovery Hall has a library, staff offices, classrooms, and student services. Shadbolt Studio includes larger areas for art instructions and production; Early Childhood Care, Nursing, and Co-operative education classes take place in the Puntledge Hall, which is connected to the Raven and Discovery Halls through a raised skyway.

The Trades Training Centre teaches the instructions for trading, and the Komoux Hall consists of the admin block and Stan Hagen Theatre. Lastly, the Tyee Hall has the college bookstore, the cafeteria, classrooms, and computer labs. It has about 4,000 students admitted per year. The Campbell River region has two NIC subunits, namely the Campbell River Campus and the Vigar Vocational Centre. The Campbell River Campus and the Timberline Secondary School are the only shared college/high school system in all of Canada. Also, this campus teaches courses in Trade, Adult Basic Education, Business Administration, Hospitality, Tourism, and University Transfer. Heavy Duty and Commercial Transport Mechanics, Aircraft Structure Technician, etc. are taught at the Vigar Vocational Centre. It has about 2,500+ enrolments. At the Port Alberni Campus, Tebo Vocational Centre is also located. In this campus, students attend lectures in Early Childhood Care and Education, University Transfer, Nursing, etc. It also has a bookstore and a library.

The Tebo Vocational Centre provides training in trades, Automotive Technician, Welding, Carpentry Foundation, etc. It admits approximately 2,000 students every year. The Mount Waddington Regional Campus is located at Port Hardy. It mainly offers programs in Adult Basic Education, Healthcare, and Business. It consists of classrooms, a library, and student services. Being the smallest campus, Port Hardy has about 1,000 admissions per year. At the Ucluelet campus, NIC offers Healthcare, Business and Trading programs at this small center.

University at a glance

% International Students18 %
Total International Students367
Male/Female Ratio1 : 1.38
No.of Campuses4
International Students Website


CoursesDuration1st Year Tuition Fees
BBA(3 Courses)4 YearsINR 8.1L – 10.3L
Other Courses(16 Courses)1 – 3 YearsINR 7.3L – 10.3L

Entry Criteria

BBA(3 Courses)IELTS: 6 & AboveTOEFL: 80 & AbovePTE: 50 & Above
Other Courses(16 Courses)IELTS: 6 & AboveTOEFL: 80 & AbovePTE: 50-54

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Details for off-campus

  • The residence option includes Single Rooms, Shared Rooms, sharehouse, apartments etc.
  • The average rent range is $400 – $600 per month
  • The room can come with some furniture if needed
  • The residences are at the beautiful location

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Studying Canada Details
Average 1st Year Tuition CostBE/Btech INR 18.2 L|MS INR 9.5 L|BBA INR 13 L|BSc INR 12.3 L|MEng INR 13.7 L|MIM INR 16.1 L|MBA INR 23.6 L|MASc INR 12.4 L|MA INR 8.1 L|BHM INR 12.5 L|MEM INR 11.7 L
Average Hostel & Meals ExpenseINR 5.3 L (based on 103 colleges listed on
Average Admission Exam ScoresTOEFL: 85|IELTS: 6.5|PTE: 59|GRE: 308|GMAT: 560
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