New Westminster, British ColumbiaLOCATION
Estd 1970Established Year

Douglas College, one of the largest degree-granting colleges in British Columbia, Canada. The college was founded in the year 1970 with an approximate intake of 24, 000 students every year. Located on Sky Train lines, Douglas College is an easily accessible post-secondary institution in Metro Vancouver. It is best known for combining the academic base of a university with the career-ready skills of a college.

Why choose Douglas College?

Douglas College runs the most bachelors degree and post-graduation degree from any college in British Columbia.  The college offers a friendly, supportive, inspiring, and healthy environment to the students. According to webometrics, the college is placed at the 4963rd place.

Key Features

  • The Research and Innovation Office (RIO) fosters applied research at the college
  • Amelia Douglas Gallery at the New Westminster Campus with awesome artwork of local and international artists
  • The Academic Foundations, Enables the students to choose a customized pack of 10 courses in arts and science
  • Students who have completed Graduation with a Certificate in Academic Foundations and 30 credits can get a transfer to the university or any program at the Douglas College.
  • Programs like field schools, exchange programs, semesters abroad, international co-op, and Uganda project will give the opportunity to learn and work in 16 countries
  • 100% of the college’s community and human service program include work experience
  • 50+ clubs, leadership programs, intramural sports, fitness classes and multiple volunteer opportunities
  • The college is a proud member of the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST), the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC), and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA)

What Do Students Say?

Douglas strives to give lifetime experience to its students with a constructive and cordial environment.

  • Financial aid including student loan, awards, scholarship, bursary help us to budget our education
  • Living in shared accommodation enables them to develop new relationships and stay connected with each other
  • The Douglas Students’ Union address and advocate issues related to tuition fees, transits, etc.
  • The beautiful campuses of the college are designed perfectly to serve the needs of the students.


Type of UniversityPublic College
Faculty Members900 approx.
Number of Domestic students20,863
Seat Percentage of International12.7%
International Students Basic Tuition FeeCAD 580- CAD 8700 (as per the credit)
Test Scores AcceptedTOEFL, IELTS, ELS
Accepted Website

Douglas College Campuses

Douglas own two huge and easily accessible campuses viz. New Westminster and Coquitlam. Both the campuses are designed as per the comfort and ease of the students and are well-furnished with all sorts of requisite amenities.

  • Learning Center
  • Student Center
  • Women Center
  • Lecture Theatre
  • Bookstore
  • Cafeteria
  • Electronic Library Facility
  • Gymnasium
  • Art Theatre
  • Day Care
  • Dental Clinic

New Westminster Campus

  • Its proximity to Sky Train station makes it feasible for the students to join.
  • The six-floor level building house well-equipped gymnasium, fitness center, Amelia Douglas gallery, studio theatre, a center for students with a disability, Media lab, Dance studio, cafeteria, etc.
  • The headcount of the campus as in 2016-17 was 14,908.
  • The Laura Muir Theatre with seating for 350 people is available for accommodation

Coquitlam Campus

  • With the average headcount of 8,205 Coquitlam campus is located 1km north of Coquitlam mall.
  • The campus is divided into two buildings: Building A/B and building C/D.
  • The three-storeyed building has reserved parking for disabled students.
  • Meals and snacks are available in the cafeteria located in the building A/B Atrium and coffee and snacks are available in the Building C/D

Housing Facilities

The college works with First Choice International placement (FCI) a homestay placement service to provide off-campus residence to the international students.

  • FCI (First Choice International Placement) assists the students to get the best homestay service matching their interest and requirement
  • 46% households in New Webminster are available for renting purpose with condominium rental, single-family rental, secondary suites, etc.
  • Secondary suites are the most desirable and affordable housing option for the students and single people.
  • The off-campus rental services could cost somewhere near to CAD 460 to CAD 2290 depending upon the room type, facility, and locality

Programs, Faculties, and Divisions

The college offers hundreds of short-term, non-credit courses, programs, and workshops with a variety of Undergraduate, Graduate, Diploma, Certificate courses.

  • Programs are delivered in part-time, full-time, self-paced, partially online, part-time limited methods
  • Courses are offered under 6 major faculties
  • Students with who have completed academic studies with relevant work experience could join any Co-operative Education program
  • International Exchange programs and, Field Schools, and other opportunities give the chance to complete the degree in any of these countries viz. Australia, Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Wales.

All you need to know about Application Process

The application can be submitted in both online and offline modes. The online application must be submitted through the college’s website and the offline application shall be submitted to the concerned campus.


Aspiring students shall submit the following documents to support their application:

  • High School transcript
  • Post-secondary transcript
  • Portfolio
  • English Proficiency Test score
  • Valid Passport (for International students)

English Proficiency Requirement

It is mandatory for all international students to demonstrate their English proficiency before applying for admission. In order to prove their proficiency, they need to qualify any of the following qualifying examinations.

TestsScore Accepted
TOEFL (Online)83(overall score)
IELTS6.5 (For Post-Degree and Post-Baccalaureate programs band below 6.0 is not accepted)
International Baccalaureate English Language AMinimum Grade 3 or C
B.C. Secondary School English 12Minimum Grade C (60%)
B.C. Secondary School Communications 12Minimum Grade B (73%)

Students who do not meet English Proficiency requirement could join Douglas College English Language Learning and Acquisition Program (ELLA) or any ESL Pathway partnership program to prove their proficiency.

How, when and where to Apply?

Prospective students could take admission to Fall, Winter, or Summer session. They have to apply online through the admission portal of the college. International students shall mail the submitted application to the International Admissions.

Canadian Students

  • Visit the website of the college,
  • Apply for the college by filling the application form
  • Once it is accepted register for your course
  • Registration is done during the appointed registration time
  • Login to your account and completed the registration

International Students

  • Go to the official website of the college,
  • Find and choose your program
  • Check the admission requirements and deadlines
  • Scan your documents and combine them in a PDF
  • Email the file to International Admission for verification
  • An offer letter is sent to you if you have met the requirements
  • After accepting the offer letter, a letter of acceptance follows
  • Accept it and complete the process

When To Apply

Students could apply up to 11 months prior to a given semester on the first business day of the first month. Online application is accepted until 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the Summer and Fall semester, and 3 weeks prior to the commencement of the Winter semester.

  • Students are charged with extra CAD 25 for any additional course.
  • If the payment is due by June 22, 2018 candidate is charged with a penalty of CAD 100
  • If the payment remains due until July 20, 2018, the second late payment penalty of CAD 100 is charged.
SemesterRegistration DeadlineFee Deadline
Winter (Jan-April)February-1-
Summer (May-August)June-1April 16, and May 22, 2018
Fall (Sep-December)October-1-

International Students

International students are advised to apply for admission only when they receive confirmation from the college regarding the availability of the seat. The online application is charged with a CAD $100 non-refundable fee.

The application deadline for admission to any academic program:

SemesterApplication DeadlineApplication Fee Deadline
Winter (Jan-April)September 30To be announced
Summer (May-August)January 30April 09, 16, and May 22, 2018
Fall (Sep-December)May 31To be announced

Cost and Expenditure

Programs in the college are priced on a per credit basis for both Canadian and International students.

International Students Per credit fee CAD 580
International Students One year of study (30 credits)CAD 17400

Summer 2018 Fee for International Students

No. of creditsTuition feesOther Students Activity FeesRegistration FeeTotal fees

Fall 2018 Fee for International Students

No. of creditsTuition feesOther Students Activity FeesRegistration FeeTotal fees

For Domestic Students

No. of CreditsSummer 2018Fall 2018
-1000/2000 level course3000/ 4000/ 5000 level course1000/2000 level course3000/ 4000/ 5000 level course
1.0 – 22.0$101.65 CAD-$2236.30 CAD$121.85 CAD- $2680.750 CAD$103.65 CAD- $2280.30 CAD$124.25 CAD- $2733.50 CAD

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Douglas College offers entrance and merit-based scholarships to the international students. It awards nearly CAD 100,000 in entrance scholarship to the new international students each year. Currently, the college is offering following two scholarships:

Regional Entrance Award: CAD 500 or CAD 1000

  • Students do not have to apply separately for this scholarship they will be automatically informed when an offer of admission is sent.
  • Available for students from CIS countries, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Southeast Asia and Africa.
SemesterScholarship Deadline
Summer (May)January 31
Fall (September)May 31
Winter (January)September 30

Douglas International Merit-Based Scholarships: CAD 2500

  • Students are required to complete the Entrance Scholarship Form to get the scholarship.
  • Students from all countries are eligible for this scholarship


  • A limited number of bursaries are available for the students with financial needs.
  • Any students who are a credit student and have a minimum 2.0 GPA are eligible to get the bursary.

List of few bursaries

  • Coquitlam Foundation Bursaries
  • Douglas College Alumni Bursary
  • Legion Bursaries
  • Registered Nurses Foundation Bursaries
  • Youth Educational Assistance Fund


Douglas College offers limited awards to support the students with a financial crisis. A returning student with minimum 3.0 GPA is eligible to get the award.

List of Awards

  • Youth Educational Assistance Fund
  • Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship
  • Ike Barber Aboriginal Awards

Work While You Study

At Douglas, students get the chance to do on and off-campus job or could join co-op training program while studying during the summer or after graduation. They could join a variety of part-time, full-time, and volunteer programs.


The college offers 20 hours per week on-campus job opportunity to its students. They should fulfill the following conditions to avail the service:

  • Have valid study permit
  • Enrolled in a full-time study program at the college
  • Have a valid SIN

How to Obtain SIN

  • Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a work permit compulsory for all the international students who want to work while studying in Canada.
  • Students need valid SIN to work on and off-campus.
  • Obtain SIN by applying online or in person at the nearest Visa Application Center.

Alumni Network

The alumni association of the college works to maintain a life-long relationship with its alumni and assist them to achieve their goals by giving them financial assistance through funding.

  • The college offers Alumni Association bursary three times a year.
  • Alumni get permanent and free alumni card to access a wide range of on-campus activities, services, and discounts.
  • The Douglas College Distinguished Alumni Award to recognize the ability and contribution of the students to the community.

Some notable alumni of the college are:

  • Dr. Laura Huey: Internationally recognized scholar
  • Robert Jeeves: Co-Founder of  Drive For The Cure Foundation
  • Karina Hayat: Co-founder of Prizm media
  • Scott King
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