Douglas College: Discover ILSC University Pathway Partners

Founded in 1970, Douglas College has grown to be a prominent educational institution in British Columbia, Canada, that offers a unique combination of academic rigour and practical career preparation. The college welcomes nearly 25,000 students annually, including 4,210 international students from over 92 countries, to its two central campus locations in Coquitlam and New Westminster. Read on to learn why you should join ILSC University Pathway students at Douglas College to achieve your higher education goals in Canada!

An outside evening view of Douglas College David Lam campus in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

Why should international students choose Douglas College? 

Douglas College offers the most bachelor’s degrees and Post-Degree programs of any college in B.C. With a combination of the solid academic foundations of a university education with the career-ready skills of a college, students can benefit from having flexible pathways to reach their academic goals.

If location is one of students’ priorities, Douglas College’s campuses in Metro Vancouver (New Westminster and Coquitlam) are close to the SkyTrain lines, making us one of the most accessible post-secondary institutions in Metro Vancouver.

What Douglas College programs are popular among international students? Why? 

Students can save more than CAD $44,000 on their degree by taking the first two years at Douglas College and then transferring to the third year at a top Canadian University. Some popular university transfer programs are Associate of Arts or Science, Commerce and Business Administration, Computing Science, and Engineering.

Career programs such as Accounting, Marketing, IT, ECE, Computing Studies, and Music offer the hands-on experience students need to launch a rewarding career, get applied skills and knowledge, and prepare to enter the job market.

Douglas College is the leading provider of one-year Post Degree Diploma (PDD) or two-year Post Baccalaureate Diploma (PBD) programs in British Columbia. What is attractive about our PBD and PDD programs is that students are not only equipped with the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for but also prepared for professional designations such as Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP), and more. Popular PDD and PBD programs at Douglas College are Accounting, Digital Marketing, Human Resources Management, Advanced Supply Chain Management, Computing Studies, and Information Systems.

Have questions about a program at Douglas College? Students can contact us at We are happy to help!

A group of Douglas College international students spending time 
together outdoors in Vancouver, British Columbia on a sunny day.

What nationalities are represented at Douglas College? 

Douglas College is proud to have students from over 90 countries, including Brazil, China, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Philippines, and Vietnam! We commit to equity, diversity, and inclusion and welcome students from all over the world to join our academic community.

Any comments about the quality of ILSC University Pathway students at Douglas College?

ILSC University Pathway students are outstanding. They are well-prepared with the needed academic skills to succeed in post-secondary studies, are super involved in the college community, and make a positive impact!

Watch the video below to learn more about how ILSC University Pathway students can achieve their higher education goals at Douglas College!

What kind of support do you offer to international students?

We are passionate about helping students integrate and build a diverse new life in Canada!

We have dedicated international student admission and services teams to support our students from the moment they express their interest in applying to the college. Douglas College regularly hosts events, workshops, and seminars on course planning, study and work permits, and career services!

Attending college is not just about getting a degree but also an excellent opportunity to have fun and expand one’s network. There are many opportunities for students to get involved and contribute to their community while studying at Douglas College, be it with a student’s club, society, student union, or as a student assistant for different departments at the college.

Students’ well-being is important to us as well. They will have free access to counselling services, a gym, fitness studio facilities, and more.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

What is a better way to get familiar with the college other than experiencing the campus and talking to a current student? We invite students to join us for the virtual or guided in-person campus tour here: Take a campus tour | Douglas College. Students can also connect with and ask current international students about their firsthand experiences with their program, student life at Douglas College, and much more!

A group of students having fun at Edge, a new student orientation event at Douglas College.

If you wish to study at Douglas College but need to improve your English to meet the language entry requirements, check out our University Pathway Program in Canada. Our Pathway Program offers you conditional admission to our partner institutions and equips you with the English language skills you need to succeed in your higher education journey!



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