Douglas College

Douglas College

Douglas College is one of the largest public colleges in British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 1970, the college serves some 14,000 credit students, 9,000 continuing education students and 1,400 international students each year. Douglas offers Bachelor’s degrees and general university arts and science courses, as well as career programs in health care, human services (Child, Family and Community Studies), business, and the creative arts. Douglas is also a popular choice for international students- every year, Douglas welcomes more than 1,500 students from China, South Korea, India, Japan and many other countries.


It is located in New Westminster, British Columbia.


In September 2011, Douglas College accepted an Internationalization Excellence award from the Canadian Association of Community Colleges for its leadership in international education, and partnership in a dual-degree program with a college in China, which has seen more than 1,800 graduates since opening 14 years ago.

In June 2013, Douglas College’s Zambia Global Leadership Program received the British Columbia Council for International Education’s Outstanding Program in International Education award.

Why Choose Douglas College

  • There are well-equipped fitness centres, intramural teams, and drop-in classes in dance, yoga, aerobics and much more.
  • Many Douglas College students are in university transfer programs in which they complete up to two years of degree-level courses before continuing on to institutions such as the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, or the University of Victoria.
  • Offers substantial student support services and features smaller classes with greater student interaction.