Admission Requirements

Admission Criteria

  • Students must be 18 years of age at the start of the program;
  • Proof of secondary school diploma, equivalent, or post secondary education must be provided;
  • A successful interview with the director or the registrar to discuss why you would like to attend the school. The purpose of this interview is to educate the student and the faculty as to what can be expected while attending the CITCM as well as to determine the interest of the student in the program;
  • The student must be proficient in both written and spoken English. If English is not the applicant’s native language, the applicant must demonstrate both written and oral proficiency in English either by demonstrating ability to study in English to the Registrar or Executive Director of the Institute or submitting proof of a passing score on an ESL exam such as the TOEFL exam or the IELTS exam.
TOEFL – Test Of English as a Foreign Language
IELTS – International English Language Testing System


All students are looked at individually and, as such, the above policies may be waived or altered on a case by case basis.

Additional Requirement for Foreign Students

Foreign Students must acquire a valid study permit from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or Canada Embassy in order to study at the CITCM.
To apply for a study permit, you need an acceptance letter from a designated learning institution. A designated learning institution is a school approved by a provincial or territorial government to host international students. CITCM is an approved and designated learning institution (our DLI no is O19256722732)

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Application Form

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Application forms are also available at our office at:
Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Unit 300 1824 Crowchild Tr NW (Two Executive Place)
Calgary, AB T2M 3Y7

Application Check List

Application check list:

  • Download full Application Checklist
  • Completed Application Form
  • Two recent passport-size photos
  • Official high school transcript and/or official transcripts of all post-secondary educational institutions attended
  • Two referral letters
  • Updated personal resume
  • A letter of intent

Application, Acceptance and Tuition Deposits

Completed application packages can be submitted to:
Attn: Registrar
Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Unit 300 1824 Crowchild Tr NW (Two Executive Place)
Calgary, AB T2M 3Y7

  1. Applicants may be contacted to schedule an interview. The interview may be in person or by phone if she/he is from out of town or country. An acceptance letter and tuition contract will be sent to successful applicants for official enrollment.
  2. A $500.00 deposit is required to reserve admission and is payable within 14 days of receiving notification of acceptance. The $500.00 must be sent with the signed tuition contract. A cheque or bank draft is acceptable method of payment if you mail the deposit, or cash/debit if paid in person at CITCM.

Application forms are also available at our office at:

Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Unit 300 1824 Crowchild Tr NW (Two Executive Place)
Calgary, AB T2M 3Y7

Transfer Students and Credit Transfers

Students can apply for transfer credit from previous post-secondary education (University/College). This assessment service is offered to all CITCM students.

Transcript Assessment (Transfer Credit)

If you have previously completed education at an accredited post-secondary institution, you can apply to have your past course work assessed.
To be considered, the following criteria must be met:

  • Previous grades must be 60% or better.
  • All relevant courses must have been completed within the past 5-7 years (addressed on a case by case basis pending relevant professional or work related experience that may exist)
  • Course credit hours are at least equivalent to CITCM courses.
  • Course curriculum must be at least 75% of the required hours match to CITCM courses.
  • Detailed course syllabus and learning outcomes from your previous institution.
  • CITCM has a 50% residency rate. Applicants can request credit transfer for up to 50% of any CITCM program. The remaining 50% must be taken at CITCM to qualify for credential.
  • When submitting foreign documentation for transfer credit evaluation, please provide transcripts and the detailed course outlines translated to English by an official translator.

Visit Campus

Arrange to become a student for a day and audit classes. You will discover what fulfilled learning is all about and how your education is an enriching experience.

CITCM is confident that you will enjoy the instruction, collaboration, and lifestyle that CITCM student’s value.
Start Making Your Path; email us or call us at 403.520.5258 to arrange a tour.visit-citcm-campus

Financial Aid

The CITCM is approved for both federal and provincial student loans. Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.
For more information, consult the provincial and territorial information for student loans and grants page or contact your province or territory’s student financial assistance office.