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Douglas College

Check whether Douglas College is right for you as an international student.

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New Westminster, Canada
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Study abroad at Douglas College

Douglas College (DC) is a post-secondary institution based in Metro Vancouver, Canada. The College encourages students to do what they love and be good at it, so provides pupils with the training they need to achieve their ambitions.

Douglas prides itself on creating career-ready graduates who possess sound theoretical knowledge and applied, real-world skills. Alongside traditional four-year bachelor’s degrees, the College offers a selection of associate degrees, post-degree diplomas, and university transfer programs.

Studying at the largest degree-granting college in British Columbia means you’ll have an impressive array of programs to choose from, but some of the most popular areas of study include psychology, business, and finance.

At DC, you’ll receive an authentic college experience. As well as studying hard in the classroom, you’ll take advantage of the College’s impressive extracurricular calendar. DC has 10 men’s and women’s athletics teams competing in scene sports, and several student clubs to get involved in.

Why study at Douglas College?

  • Scholarship scheme

    Douglas College awards around $100,000 in scholarships to international students each year

  • Affordability

    DC has some of the lowest tuition fees in Metro Vancouver

  • Personalized education

    With no more than 35 students per class, you’re sure to get a tailored learning experience

  • Practical learning

    You’ll gain hands-on experience through internships, field trips, and laboratories

Life as an international student

Douglas College identifies diversity and inclusion as two of its core values, and students from over 90 countries call it their second home. Enrolling at DC means you’ll be part of a community that supports and celebrates all nationalities, cultures, races, and faiths.

The College’s international office is ready to support you with any aspect of your study abroad adventure. You can receive professional and practice advice relating to academic success, immigration, and finance, as well as counseling designed to help with mental and emotional wellbeing.

After arriving on campus, you’ll benefit from the College’s thorough orientation program. You’ll explore your new surroundings, meet fellow students, and participate in a series of fun events and activities.

You’ll also be invited to take part in the Strong Start Mentorship Program. You’ll be paired up with an existing DC pupil who’ll help you navigate student life at Douglas and share their experiences with you.

What Douglas College says

  • Maria Kalinina

    Maria Kalinina

    Douglas College Manager, International Marketing & Recruitment
    Maria Kalinina says

    At Douglas College, we care about our students’ success. We make sure that their concerns are being answered, and all necessary support is being provided. We push them to learn, grow, and become what they’ve always wanted to be.

    There so many reasons why Douglas College is a great place for international students. Our admission application process is easy, simple, and fast. Our admission officers are always available for student’s guidance and assistance. It is one of the most affordable post-secondary institutions in Metro Vancouver.

    Students successfully transfer to major universities across Canada. Our classes are small - maximum 35 students per class which provides our students with a personal approach from their professors. A great advantage is that our students get hands-on experience through work placements, field schools, field trips, and labs which make them ready for the job market right after graduation.

    Vancouver has a strong economy, and a wide range of industries, from tech to finance.

    B.C. leads the country in job growth and has the lowest unemployment rate. Vancouver also has the best economy of any major city in Canada right now. Massive development is taking place in all sectors. On particular note: Tech, hospitality, and human resources.

    By end of 2020, it is expected that 182,000 information and communications technology jobs will be available in Canada, and over 15,000 positions available in the Vancouver area according to the Labour market outlook.

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Fees and funding

Undergraduate and Graduate: CAD$18,000 / year

Regional Entrance Awards: CAD$1,000 or $2,000

Available to students from CIS countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan), Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Successful recipients typically have an above-average GPA (B equivalent or higher) and strong English language proficiency test scores

Education Entrance Scholarships: CAD$2,500

Students are selected based on their previous academic performance and their engagement in their school, community and/or personal development.

The Douglas College 50th Anniversary Entrance Award

Created to recognize students who are new to Douglas College from secondary school or other post-secondary institution. It also recognizes students who excel in their studies and contribute to their community through contributions to the promotion of social justice and truth and reconciliation

Continuing Student Awards and Scholarships

In addition to entrance scholarships, Douglas College students may also qualify for continuing student awards based on their performance throughout the academic year.


Douglas College

700 Royal Ave, New Westminster, BC V3M 5Z5, Canada

Located in greater Vancouver, Douglas College is one of the largest public colleges in BC, Canada.

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