Dates and Fees

Upcoming 8-week terms

Application fee: $250 (non-refundable)

Upcoming 4-week terms

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 $1,325 per month
This includes a placement fee of $450 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: $137.10  (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.