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Scholarships and Awards

Entrance scholarships at Douglas College

Douglas College offers nearly $100,000 in entrance scholarships to new international students each year who have proven to be successful in their previous academic studies.

We currently have two categories of entrance scholarships available for Fall, Winter, and Summer semesters at Douglas College: 

1) Regional Entrance Awards: $500-1000

  • No separate application necessary. Students will automatically be assessed upon application to Douglas College, and will be notified of this award when we send an offer of admission. 
  • Available to students from: CIS countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan), Latin America, Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia.
  • To be eligible, students must have applied to Douglas College by the official semester application deadline listed below.
  • Successful recipients typically have an above average GPA (80% or higher) and strong English language proficiency test scores (i.e. IELTS 7.0 and above, or equivalent).
  • The scholarship will be awarded by cheque upon arrival to Douglas College and may be used towards any costs associated with studying in Canada.

2) Douglas College Merit Scholarships: $2000-$3500

  • Separate application required. Applicants must complete the entrance scholarship form (PDF) by the below deadline and email along with all supporting documents to dciadmissions@douglascollege.ca  To be considered, students must have already paid their tuition deposit.
  • Students are selected based on their previous academic performance and their engagement in their school, community and/or personal development.
  • Students from all countries are eligible for these scholarships.
  • Successful recipients will be notified of their award prior to arrival at Douglas College. The scholarship will be awarded in-person by cheque upon arrival to Douglas College and may be used towards any costs associated with studying in Canada.

Entrance Scholarship Deadlines

Semester   Scholarship Deadline
Summer (May) January 31
Fall (September) May 31
Winter (January) September 30 

Continuing student awards and scholarships

In addition to entrance scholarships, Douglas College students may also qualify for continuing student awards based on their performance throughout the academic year. 

Douglas College International Education Award of Distinction
Established in 1995 by Douglas International (then Douglas College Centre for International Education), the award of distinction rewards and recognizes international students returning to Douglas College who have demonstrated excellence over time. To qualify for funding, recipients must: Be an international student, have completed at least 24 credits at Douglas College, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) credits within any program, and submit the Douglas College International Education Award of Distinction Application. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate extra-curricular involvement at Douglas College or in the community. Recipients with a GPA of 3.0 or higher will receive $500; recipients with a GPA of 3.5 or higher will receive $1,000.

Douglas College/Moriguchi City/New Westminster 30th Anniversary Scholarship (see general scholarships)

Momoyama Gakuin (St. Andrew's) University Scholarship (see Language, Literature and Performing Arts scholarships)

Royals International Award of Distinction (see athletics awards)

Shirafuji Academy Scholarship (see general scholarships)

Eligible landed immigrant students taking part in a Douglas College approved study abroad program or activity may apply for the Douglas College International Studies Award and Irving K. Barber B.C. Scholarship Society scholarships. See our Study Abroad Guide for details.

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