• Do I have to complete all the admission requirements listed before applying to a program?
  • Do I have to meet all the admission requirements?
  • I am an international student. Do I have any additional admission requirement?
  • Which program is recommended for international students?
  • I am an ESL student. Can I enrol in your program?
  • I am a foreign trained nurse/health care worker. Which program should I choose?
  • Can I take any courses prior to starting a full career program?
  • I live far away. Do you offer distance education?
  • I have never taken any online course before. Is distance education right for me?
  • How can I get help to pay the cost of tuition?

No. You are recommended to apply as soon as possible. This way you can secure your seat in advance as well as be notified of any missing document by our Admissions Office before the deadline.

Yes. Neither the institution nor the student can waive the requirements if the student fails to meet the minimum admission requirements for the chosen program.

Yes. International students must meet the same admission requirements for the chosen program as domestic students. In addition, international students must provide relevant permit before the start date. Please contact our Admissions Office at admission@gwcollege.ca for further information regarding international students.

Health Care Assistant and Communication program is the most popular program for international students, and newly landed immigrant without nursing background. There is no language requirement to take the first year, and students with language requirement may skip the first year, and directly apply to the second year.

Yes. Some of our programs do not have language requirement such as Health Care Assistant and Communication - Year 1, Introduction to Practice course in Health Care Assistant Specialized Studies, Foodsafe, and Emergency First Aid and CPR. For the detail information.

Health Care Assistant - Access program is recommended for students with prior learning or working experience who would like a refresher program.

Yes. You are welcome to take individual course(s) if you are interested in only one or more particular course(s), or if you are unsure to commit yourself to the full career training program yet. Your credits will be recognized later when you decided to join a full program.

Yes. Most of our programs are delivered in both traditional mode and blended mode. The blended learning is a form of distance education combining both on-line and in-class learning. All theory base courses are delivered on-line, while all skill based courses are delivered on-campus. Students can choose a suitable option for their needs.

Don't be afraid. Many students who never had any experience with online training have been successful with us. Do you have self-discipline, motivation, and basic computer skills? If you answered 'Yes' to these questions, you should be fine. In addition, an on-going supports will be provided by our IT specialist as well as your instructor(s) to ensure your succeed. To learn more about the distance education option, please check Distance Education page.

Canada and British Columbia Government Student Loan as well as grant programs are available for domestic students who qualify. Students may apply through our Admissions Office or online at Student Aid BC. In addition, there are scholarships and bursary program available as well as monthly payment plan for all Gateway Students who qualify.