Guest students working only in the research field (no courses) are registered for the non-Visiting Graduate Student (VGRD500) activity. The fee for each enrollment in this activity, which includes either Winter Session Term 1, or Term 2 or Summer Session, is tuition for a thesis credit plus authorized student fees. International K-12 tuition fees are $14,000 to $15,000 per year, depending on the school district. As noted by the BC Ministry of Education, the number of international students attending public schools bc in 2017-182.2 was 16,412.2 Students wishing to apply for student status under the Graduate Exchange Agreement must use the graduate exchange agreement: authorization and registration of courses. The largest international student program, the Coquitlam School District, has a partnership with the Confucius Institute, a soft power agency of the Chinese government. The Institute`s influence on programs was a problem, as the Toronto School Board refused a partnership following public controversies. The district councillor and some school board members were scheduled to visit China in 2019, with the trip being paid for by the Chinese government. A CKNW poll at the end of January showed that “90% of the 628 respondents said that trustees should not make the trip paid for because the optics are terrible,6% said why not and 4% would be fine to “build bridges”.” Please note that places for students with a BC degree (i.e. for a stay of more than 2 years) are limited at the start of September. The amount of education that international students paid to BC public school districts during the 2017/18 school year was $256,829,0941 USD. That is an increase of almost $15 million over last year.
This represents about 5% of total provincial revenues, but the bulk of the profits are concentrated in only 10 districts of Metro Vancouver and Greater Victoria. The inflow of these additional funds, combined with national funding, allows some school districts to provide more services to their students than others. Coquitlam, for example, added an additional $37 million in revenue, which could be spent on more staff, educational resources and technology. Vancouver had $26 million more in revenue, Burnaby $23 million and Richmond $18 million. West Vancouver, with a much smaller number of students, had more than $9 million in additional revenue. Students who wish to take courses must enrol in these courses and are assessed with tuition fees, plus authorized tuition fees.