|Oshio College welcomes your interest in attending our College. If you’d like to apply to attend Oshio College, please use the links below to download the College application form.
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|Royal Pacific Institute accepts applications from all persons who have completed a high school education, and have two years of post-secondary education or equivalency. Royal Pacific Institute/Oshio College seeks students who show the potential to become caring, dedicated and skilled practitioners of Traditional Oriental Medicine, and who can demonstrate the maturity and preparation necessary to undertake the challenges of the program. Royal Pacific Institute/Oshio College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. Admission is open to all qualified applicants. Equal educational opportunities will be provided to all persons, regardless of race, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, age or physical handicap.|
|Hours of Instruction|
|Full-time students attend twenty or more hours of classes per week, which includes clinical training and study review. In total, approx. 1,965 hours will be offered for the Acupuncture program (3 academic years), approx. 2,685 hours for the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) program (4 academic years), and 3,420 hours for the Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Program (5 academic years).|
|We enroll students three times a year, January, May and September. One academic year is 30 weeks. It usually starts on the first week of January, May, or September. New students are urged to register as early as possible. Late registration is accepted on special approval by the Principal only, depending on the space available. There is a two-week Christmas break and a one-week clinical assessment week in February.
Earlier Graduation Is Available If You Do Not Take Summer Break.
You can finish a 3-year program within 2 calendar years; 4-year program within 3 calendar years; and 5-year program within 3 and half calendar years.
Detailed schedules will be mailed to successful applicants.
All Diploma Programs are approximately 22 instructional hours per week for 30 weeks (an academic year). A credit hour is given for every 15 hours of classroom instruction, or for 30 hours of supervised clinical practice. Tuition is $8,400 for one academic year, or for one credit is $210 if you take part time study. Tuition will not increase after enrolment.
Students should make allowance for approximately $500 in book costs, workshops and student registration fees with the CTCMA per academic year. These costs are not included in the tuition fee.
|Foreign student tuition will be the same as local residents. Students are required to be proficient in written and spoken English. Students from non-English speaking countries may be required to achieve the minimum TOEFL score of (500 or higher) or equivalent for English proficiency.|
|Evaluation of Academic Achievements|
|Each student must attend classes regularly with a minimum of 80% attendance required in order to write the final examination for a given course. Students must achieve a minimum of 60% grade in order to pass and also achieve a minimum of 70% in the comprehensive graduation examination in order to graduate from the College.|
|Transfer of Credits|
|Transfer of credits from another recognized school of TCM may be accepted, but the number of transferred credits of one academic year should not exceed the number of credits (hours) normally earned by a student at the College in one academic year. The above rules and regulations are subject to review from time to time in order to maintain and upgrade the standards of Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology.|
|In order to maintain the standard of education in our program, we have established policies that will ensure the best possible care for our patients and preparation of our graduates. It is your responsibility to read and be familiar with these policies. Ongoing monitoring will occur to ensure the standards are met and the policies will be enforced.|
|Application for Admission|
|Interested applicants should fill out the application form for admission and send it to the College for consideration. An Acceptance Letter of admission will be mailed to the accepted applicant as soon as possible.
Applicants who are residents of British Columbia may apply to the BC Student Assistance Program, which administers Canada Student Loans, BC Student Loans, and BC Grants. You can apply for your student loan online at www.bcsap.bc.ca or you can call them to have an application form mailed out to you at 1-800-561-1818. You may also get the necessary information from their website at http://www.gov.bc.ca/aved Applicants residing outside British Columbia should contact the student loans office in their region.