Dates and Fees

The English Language and Culture Program has returned to campus with in-person classes. Along with our live online courses, we now offer our 8-week program face-to-face in Vancouver. 

Note: Please consult our Travelling to Canada Guide.

If you have further questions, please contact us at

Upcoming 8-week terms

(online and on-campus)

Application fee: $250 (non-refundable)

Upcoming 4-week terms

(online and on-campus January-April 2022)

For more dates, download PDF schedule.

Other costs

Accommodation and airport pick-up

ELC does not arrange homestay accommodations. While there are several homestay providers in the Vancouver area, ELC has a long and positive working relationship with First Choice International Placement (FCI). For more information, please visit and contact them directly at

Airport pick-up: $100
Accommodation: approximately $1,125 per month
This includes a placement fee of $275 and four weeks’ accommodation, including three meals per day.


Medical insurance: $60 (for one month), SFU’s official provider for medical insurance, is mandatory for all SFU international students. Visit the medical insurance page for more information.


Transit Compass card: $128 (two zones, for one month)

You can buy a transit Compass card when you arrive in Vancouver. Visit for more information.


SFU ID card: $20

SFU identification cards are optional. You can arrange for an ID card through ELC.