How to apply

Follow steps one through eight to learn how to apply to Douglas College as an international student.

Step 1. Find your program

Douglas College has over 100 undergraduate and post-degree programs to choose from! Find a program open to international students and pick the one you like.

Step 2. Check requirements

Check the Douglas College admission requirements and application dates and deadlines for international students.

Step 3. Check program availability

Contact International Admissions to make sure your program is available before submitting an application.

Step 4. Apply online

  • Navigate to Education Planner BC, create an account, fill in your personal information, choose your program and pay the $100 CAD application fee.

Please note:

  • This application fee is non-refundable.
  • If your program of interest is not listed on Education Planner BC, it is not available
  • For applicants with a temporary resident status and residing in Canada, please select the country of Issue of your passport as the country of citizenship.

Step 5. Submit your documents

Scan your documents as separate PDFs and send the files to International Admissions to be checked and verified.

Please include:

  • High school/college transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Copy of a valid passport
  • Copy of the Education Planner BC application summary

Douglas College International will get back to you about when and where to send originals.

Step 6. Receive an Offer of Admission

If you meet the College’s entry requirements, an offer letter will be sent within 7-10 business days and will include instructions on how to accept your offer and provide the deposit.

Step 7. Pay the deposit to accept the Offer and receive a LOA

After you have accepted your offer, you will receive a letter of acceptance followed by more information about course planning, registration, new student orientation, and more.

Step 8. Apply for a Study Permit and prepare to arrive

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) requires credential seeking students to hold a valid study permit during their study in Canada. Students from certain countries must also apply for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)

Douglas College is a Designated Learning Institution. Douglas College’s DLI number is O19360973702. For the full DLI list, please see the IRCC website.

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