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Accounting Studies - GDip

Application form, program details, costs, admission requirements and scholarships

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Program facts

New Westminster, Canada
  • Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
  • Duration
    18 months
  • Annual tuition fee
    13,238 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

  • Language taught in
  • Start date
    September, January, May

Program Overview

What Douglas College says about their program:
"Get the skills and knowledge you need to kick start a career in accounting with the Accounting Studies Post-Degree Diploma. This program is for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than commerce or business administration."

Admissions requirements

We will guide you through the application procedure; please see the details below.

English requirements

  • TOEFL iBT: minimum score of 83
  • IELTS: minimum overall band test score 6.5 (academic module only)
  • Duolingo: minimum overall score of 110
  • CAEL: minimum overall and essay score of 60 (computer or paper-based)
  • Cambridge English CAE: minimum score 75 or "B"
  • Cambridge English CPE: minimum score 60 or "C"
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: minimum score of 56
  • Douglas College English Assessment

Entry requirements

Undergraduate (diploma and associate degree):

  • High school graduation OR minimum 17 years of age by the end of the first month of studies in the semester of entry to Douglas College; and
  • Minimum overall grade average of 60% (or equivalent) in the final year of high school; and
  • Minimum final grade of “C” or 60% (or equivalent) in Grade 11 Mathematics or equivalent for most programs

Graduate (Post-Degree and Post-Baccalaureate):

  • Graduation from a recognized degree granting post-secondary institution with a minimum 3-year bachelor degree; and
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 60% (or equivalent) during the bachelor degree program

Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition: CAD$18,000 per year
  • Graduate tuition: CAD$18,000 per year


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