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Associate of Arts Degree

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring

  • Program Start Date
    September, January, May
  • Campuses


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    City of Burnaby
  • Length
    2 years
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $34,000 (Year One)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1,500 - $2,000 (Year One)
  • Credential Granted
    • Associate Degree
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out FIC's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications are accepted year round.  Early application is recommended.

Application Fee: no fee

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade)

  1. High school graduation or equivalent
  2. Grade 12 English (C) or equivalent 
  3. FIC's Math Check Up Placement Assessment

Please visit the College's language requirements page for details.


2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy FIC's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following for direct entry (minimum score):

  • Three years of study and 55% in English 12
  • An IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum band score of 5.0 on the Speaking and Listening bands and a 5.5 on the Reading and Writing bands
  • A TOEFL score of 69 (internet based),
  • A TOEFL score of 525 (paper based) or 196 (computer based)
  • Eiken Pre-1
  • GCE 'O' Levels C
  • HKDSE English Level 3
  • International Baccalaureate Standard 5 or Higher 4
  • SPM English C4
Verify the information on the FIC website.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

All applicants must meet the College's admission requirements:
  • Entry into UTP Stage I generally require the successful completion of Year 11 or its equivalent with overall and individual subject requirements depending on the program. Specific academic requirements are listed below.

  • Entry into UTP Stage II generally requires the successful completion of Year 12 of secondary school or its equivalent with overall and individual subject requirements depending on the program. Specific minimum academic requirements are listed below*. Admissions assessments are based on an applicant’s complete academic record.
  • Check the admissions page for all accepted qualifications from around the world. Not all qualifications are listed, so if you have other qualifications, please send details to for assessment.

Math is required for admissions into Computing Science, Environment, and Engineering Science streams. Check the admission requirements page for details.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

BC Secondary School graduates who wish to be considered for admission to FIC must meet both general requirements and program-specific requirements.



Contact FIC Admissions for more information.

BC Transfer Student

Contact FIC Admissions for more information.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Contact FIC Admissions for more information.

Mature Student

You may be given consideration as a mature student if you are at least 21 years old and have documented and relevant work experience and/or another acceptable qualification such as secondary school, college or vocational studies results.

International Student

Details on international secondary school requirements can be found here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Contact FIC Admissions for more information.

How to Apply

For step-by-step application advice to FIC please click here.