Douglas College

    Douglas College
    Established on: 1970

    Douglas College is British Columbia's largest public degree-granting college institution. There are around 17,000 credit students, 8,500 continuing education students, and 4,210 overseas students enrolled.

    Douglas College grants bachelor's degrees and provides public university arts and science courses and career programs in health care, human services, business, and the creative arts.

    Douglas has the most bachelor's and post-graduate programs of any college in British Columbia. He is known for integrating a university's intellectual underpinnings with a college's career-ready abilities.

    Each year, about 17,000 students (including 4,210 foreign students from 92 countries) enroll in for-credit courses at Douglas. Because of the college's solid intellectual foundation, most of these for-credit courses transfer to several research institutions in British Columbia and across Canada, giving students numerous routes to achieve their academic objectives.

    Through Continuing Education and The Training Group, Douglas provides over 8,500 students with hundreds of short-term, high-quality non-credit courses, seminars, and workshops in business, music, health, perinatal, career development, industrial training, and more.

    Douglas has over 960 experienced, teaching-focused faculty members who bring academic excellence and real-world experience to the classroom. Outside of the school, over 900 other personnel collaborate to provide a welcoming, inspirational, supporting, and courteous atmosphere.

    The College's significant campuses are in Metro Vancouver, and several smaller training sites in Surrey, Maple Ridge, and Burnaby. Douglas is one of Metro Vancouver's best post-secondary institutions, with both main campuses on SkyTrain lines, attracting students from all across the region.

    Combining theory and practical experience in all programs makes Douglas College different. Douglas College collaborated with various institutions to incorporate experiential learning opportunities within the conventional academic program.

    Students' educational and personal needs are grown through excellent teaching, real-world research, close collaboration with professors and instructors, and a wide range of recreational and extracurricular activities.


    The institution was founded in 1970 and is named after Sir James Douglas, the previous Governor of British Columbia. Kwantlen College separated from Douglas College in 1981.

    Why Douglas College?

    • It is one of British Columbia's major public colleges.
    • The college has 1000 international students from over 60 countries, making it a genuinely varied and international school.
    • The institution allows students to transfer after two years at Douglas to a top-ranked public university in Canada.
    • It provides over 500 courses to students and has a good class size of less than 35 individuals.
    • One of the most affordable post-secondary institutions in Metro Vancouver.

    University Ranking

    Douglas College is one of Canada's finest public institutions. The QS World University Rankings is 6436

    University highlights

    University Type


    Established Year


    No of Students


    Number of Courses


    Tuition Fees for International Students Yearly



    September, January, and May.

    Main intakes

    The main intakes are in September, January, and May.


    Douglas International Education Regional Entrance Award

    • Value: $1000 - 2000
    • Eligibility: To be eligible, students must have applied to Douglas College by the official semester application deadline listed below

    Dr. Guangwei Ouyang International Education Entrance Scholarship

    • Value: $2500
    • Eligibility: Students are chosen based on their past academic performance and engagement in school, community, and personal development.

    Application Process/ documents needed for admission

    Academic Documents (For Bachelor)

    • SLC Mark sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • SLC Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th grade
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th grade
    • Character Certificate of 12th grade
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th grade
    • Migration Certificate of 12th grade

    Academic Documents (For Masters)

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree and 12th grade
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree and 12th grade
    1. IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores
    2. Passport
    3. Experience letter
    4. Statement of Purpose
    5. 2-3 LORs 
    6. GRE/GMAT Scores
    7. Application Fees
    8. Proof of Scholarships - If any
    9. Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
    10. College Recommendation (if a current student)

    Language Requirement


    Minimum Score requirement

    TOFEL Requirements


    IELTS Requirements





    Q. What are the different intakes at Douglas College?

    Generally, September, January, and May are the time when intakes occur.

    Q. Do I have to meet language requirements?

    Yes, the applicant must satisfy the language criteria mentioned above in the language requirements section. 

    Q. Where is Douglas College located?

    Douglas College is situated in New Westminster and Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.

    Q. What should I do following the application submission?

    You may start planning for what you'll do if accepted as soon as you've submitted your application! Examining New Westminster and Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada residences and housing alternatives, financial aid programs, and student services at this time is highly recommended.

    Q.  What are the COVID guidelines of Douglas College?

    Ans. All the candidates visiting the university campus must prove they are fully vaccinated. Moreover, sanitization stalls are installed at every nook and corner of the campus building. Additionally, the university prefers online classes to further reduce the spread of COVID-19.


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