Douglas College is a public college in British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 1970, the college serves some 16,000 credit students, 8,500 continuing education students and 3,000 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, business and the creative arts.
The college has two campuses: the New Westminster and the David Lam Campus in Coquitlam.
Each year, 3,000 international students from over 90 countries take for-credit courses at Douglas College, accounting for roughly 12.5 percent of the student population.
English Language Learning & Acquisition (ELLA) Program
BC secondary school graduation; or
High school graduation in another school system;
19 years of age by the end of the first month of studies in the semester of entry to Douglas College.
English Requirements for ELLA placement: you must submit proof of ONE of the following
TOEFL - minimum score 45 IBT ((Douglas College only accepts an official TOEFL score. Douglas College's institutional code is 9568).
IELTS – minimum score 4.0, no band below 4.0
Douglas College ELLA Assessment test offered only to students living in the Vancouver area. For details, contact International Admissions
An official post-secondary transcript showing successful completion of English for Academic Purposes courses as outlined in the Articulation Handbook for ESL Programs in the British Columbia College and Institute System (transcript must show four skill areas: Reading, Writing, Listening and Conversation)
Note: Official test scores are valid 2 years from the date the test was written.
Programs are priced on a per credit basis. Currently, the international per credit fee for all programs is $580 CAD. One year of study (30 credits) will cost $17,400 CAD (30 credits x $580 CAD) plus mandatory student fees.
High School Graduation
English Proficiency Requirement
TOEFL iBT - minimum score 83
IELTS – minimum overall band test score 6.5
Many international students at Douglas College choose to live in homestay for their first few months of living in Canada. Douglas College works with a homestay placement service called First Choice International Placement (FCI).
FCI will help to place you with a homestay family depending on your interests and individual requirements. Homestay families are all carefully screened and selected to ensure the best possible experience. For more information, contact FCI directly.