International Students

More and more international students from around the world are choosing NBCCD. Within recent years we have had graduates from Brazil, Cameroon, China, England, Iran, Mexico, South Korea and the Caribbean. Many are starting new careers or fulfilling life-long dreams and ambitions.

At our College you will experience small class sizes with a good student-instructor ratio, and you’ll work with celebrated instructors in fully-equipped studios, labs and classrooms. You will be part of a community of no more than 300 students.

Programs provide hands-on experiential learning and are career-oriented. Instruction is learner-centered to enable each student to develop the skills and habits needed to succeed. There are daily one-on-one discussions with your instructors in class and studio time, but also during potlucks and field trips throughout the academic year.

NBCCD offers a number of programs in art, craft and design. If you haven’t checked what we offer, see the Program Section.

Admission Requirements

Now that you’ve discovered NBCCD, we want to make sure we are the right fit for you. Your application form, application fee and documents pertaining to program requirements should be submitted as early as possible for the following academic year. This is necessary to give ample time for us to work together to answer questions and for you to obtain student permits or, in some cases, a student visa.

It’s a good idea to make sure you are eligible for a study permit before you apply. You can apply for your study permit as soon as you have received your official acceptance letter from the College. The decision to grant a study permit rests with Citizenship and Immigration Canada. For information, visit their website.

How to Apply – International Applicant
  1. Complete the International Student Application Form and pay your Application Fee ($100 CAD) by March 31st.
  2. Have your previous educational institutions submit an Official Transcript of Marks to the NBCCD. They can send us scanned or faxed copies of your Official Transcript. If you are applying for direct-entry into a Diploma program, you will need to provide a transcript indicating completion of at least one year of post-secondary education.
    College Admissions Service c/o NBCCD
    113 Roseberry St, Suite 310
    Campbellton, NB
    E3N 2G6
    Fax: (506)789-2430
  3. If your first language of instruction was not English, then you will need to submit original copies of a notarized translated transcript. Scanned and faxed copies of translated transcripts are not acceptable.
  4. If your language of instruction was not English, or you have not attended an English-speaking educational institution, you will also need proof of English-language competency. We can accept any of the following tests:
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Academic test: Minimum score of 6.0 with no subject test score less than 5.5
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet based test: minimum score of 80 with no subject test less than 18
    • Duolingo English Test: Minimum score of 100 out of 160
    • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE). Overall Cambridge English Scale score of 169
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL): Minimum score of 60
    • The Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST): Minimum score of 4.5 with no subtest less than 4.0
    • PTE Pearson Test of English (Academic): Minimum score of 65 with no subject test less than 60
  5. Please submit your portfolio.

Once requirements are met, your application will be evaluated.

Tuition & Fees

At NBCCD we recognize making the decision to study abroad can be overwhelming. We understand that taking the time to consider all the changes you will be facing is important.

NBCCD provides an exceptional educational experience with tuition and fees that are some of the most affordable in Canada. To make your transition easier, here are the estimated costs per year related to studying at the College. Fees are subject to change without notice and students are accountable for all costs associated with studying at the College. All costs are listed in Canadian dollars (CAD).

Method of Payment

Payments can be made online at the following link:

Payments will also be taken at any Service New Brunswick Service Centre.  You must show a copy of your Tuition & Fees Invoice and/or your Confirmation Fee Notice statement for payments to be processed.   There is a Service New Brunswick Service Centre at 432 Queen St (across the street from the College).  

Time Frames for Payment

  1. All applicants are required to pay a $100 non-refundable APPLICATION FEE when submitting an application.
  2. CONFIRMATION and EMERGENCY HEALTH INSURANCE FEES (Guard Me, specific to international applicants) must be paid within 60 days of receiving an acceptance letter from NBCCD. Payment of these fees confirms your acceptance and seat at the College. Confirmation fees are non-refundable.
  3. GENERAL and STUDIO FEES are required the day of registration. If you would like to pay these fees before the day of registration, please contact the Registrar's Office by email:
Fee Amount
Application Fee $100 (non-refundable)
Full-Time Tuition $7,588 per year

When you receive your official acceptance letter from the College, you are required to pay a $700 Confirmation Fee, a non-refundable payment to hold your seat in the program. This fee is part of your full-time tuition.

Emergency Medical Insurance (Guard Me) $600 per year
(Emergency Medical Insurance is required for living in Canada. It must be paid when you receive your official acceptance letter from the College to hold your seat in the program.) Learn about Guard Me.


General Fees Amount
Student Association $80 per year (optional)
NBCCD SA Transit Pass $150 per year
Access/Student ID Card $15
Technology Fee $300 per year
Graduate Services Fee $50 (All students except for 1st year diploma students)
Health Insurance $260 per year (optional)
Dental Insurance $148 per year (optional)


Studio Fees  Amount Amount
Programs Year 1 Year 2
Foundation Visual Arts $55 n/a
Wabanaki Visual Arts $55 $55
Diploma– Ceramics $900 $900
Diploma– 3D Digital Design $60 $60
Diploma– Graphic Design $85 $170
Diploma– Fashion Design $100 $100
Diploma– Jewellery/Metal Arts $350 $350
Diploma– Photography $140 $50
Diploma– Textile Design $200 $200

*Advanced Studio Practice: Apply studio fee of specialization
*Part-time Students: Consumable fees varies by course

Materials, books & art supplies

Supplies and materials cost approximately $2,000 annually and vary depending on the Program and course assignments. Many of these supplies are available in our College store.

Estimated Living Expenses

Living expenses will depend upon individual preference, but here are some estimates of annual costs:

  • Accommodations & Utilities  — $13,200 (based on shared accommodations)
  • Food and incidentals — $6,000 (or more depending on lifestyle)
  • Local transportation — $700-900

Housing and Accommodation Resources

NBCCD does not offer on-campus housing. However, we are located in the heart of downtown Fredericton, making it very convenient to find housing and giving you access to many shops, galleries, parks, restaurants and other amenities. Here are some sites to help you secure living arrangements:

Interested in finding out more?

Contact:  1-877-400-1107 or email,

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Visit Our Campus

The best way to find out if NBCCD is the place for you is to visit our campus for a guided tour. During your tour, you will have the opportunity to chat with instructors, meet current students, see student work and observe in-class demos. Tours are available Mondays and Tuesdays. Contact us at to schedule your tour today!


Join Trudy Gallagher on a private walk-through the College or schedule a zoom call to discuss your creative future at NBCCD. Due to our small class sizes, we’re still able to offer the hands-on training we’re known for and are able to get you in front of the equipment you need to learn the science of craft & design. Schedule a virtual tour or chat to learn more.

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