International student programs

University Transfer

University Transfer means you start studying for your degree at Ƶand transfer to another school to complete your studies. Ƶis the starting point to over 1,000 different degree programs around the world including UBC, SFU, University of Victoria, University of Toronto, University of Calgary, University of Alberta, McGill University, and many more. To learn more about how and where specific courses transfer within British Columbia, see the .

The benefits of university transfer at Ƶ include:

  • More time with professors. While university professors are often focused on research, our instructors are dedicated to teaching.
  • Smaller class sizes. First-year classes at major universities can have 500 to 800 students. At Douglas, the same courses are taught in a class of 30 to 35 students. As a result, you will have the chance to engage in class discussion and develop meaningful connections with the instructor and your classmates.
  • A strong return on investment. On average, international students save approximately $40,000 by taking their first and second year at Ƶand then transferring into third year at a top Canadian university.

Co-operative (Co-op) Education is an option for some programs. For more details and a list of programs that have Co-op, please refer to Co-operative Education




Bachelor's Degrees

Our bachelor’s degrees are equivalent to those offered at universities. But here’s the difference: our degrees are applied, which means you’ll have opportunities to take what you’ve learned and actually do it – before you graduate. Our instructors work with industry professionals to ensure you get the skills and hands-on experience you need to launch a rewarding career.

Co-operative (Co-op) Education is an option for some programs. For more details and a list of programs that have Co-op, please refer to Co-operative Education

Bachelor's Degrees 

Bachelor’s degrees offered to International students include:


Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration, Management program can gain practical industry-relevant skills through one of the following concentrations:

  • Financial services management
  • Human resource management
  • Business law
  • Hospitality management
  • International business management
  • Project management
  • Supply chain management
  • Trades management
  • Data Analytics in Accounting
  • Not-for-profit and Public Sector Accounting
  • Public Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Marketing

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing program can choose one of the following concentrations:

  • Digital Marketing Communications Management
  • Hospitality Marketing
  • Professional Selling and Sales Management
  • Trades Marketing

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology program can choose one of the following concentrations:

  • Pre-counselling
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  • Disability and Applied Behaviour Analysis (18 credits)
  • Forensic/Criminology
  • Applied Theory and Research
  • Leadership and Management
Career Programs

At Ƶ, we offer many one and two year career programs to help prepare you to enter a new job or upgrade to a higher position in your current field as soon as you graduate. Choose from a variety of diploma and certificate programs in business, performing arts, and more. You’ll graduate with the skills to begin working right away.

Co-operative (Co-op) Education is an option for some programs. For more details and a list of programs that have Co-op, please refer to Co-operative Education

Diplomas (Two years)

Certificates (One year)

Post Degree Programs

Ƶ is the leading provider of post-degree programs in British Columbia. As an international student at Ƶ, you have the opportunity to pursue a one-year Post Degree Diploma (PDD) or two-year Post Baccalaureate Diploma (PBD).

Since you already have a degree, we know that you're looking for a program that will provide you with advanced skills that build upon your existing education. Our rigorous post-degree programs are comprised of upper-level courses that will equip you with the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for. You'll earn a recognized credential that can help you get a job, take your career in a new direction, expand your earning potential and, for working professionals, upgrade and broaden your skills. 

Admission to these programs requires that you have a bachelor's degree.

One-year Post-Degree Diplomas (PDD)

The Career Boost Program is available for Post-degree programs to help students gain the career development skills and knowledge to succeed in the job market. Visit Career Boost Program for more details.

Two-year Post-Baccalaureate Diplomas (PBD)

Co-operative (Co-op) Education is an option for some programs. For more details and a list of programs that have Co-op, please refer to Co-operative Education

Customized Two-Year Post-Degree Programs

If you want to complete two years of study and diversify your learning and experience, we offer post-degree programs consisting of two, one-year post-degree diplomas. You’ll graduate with two credentials and a solid combination of experience and skills. Completion of two different one-year Post-Degree Diploma programs will also allow you to apply for a Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) of up to three years' duration.*

Popular customized combinations include, but are not limited to:

* IRCC policies are subject to change at any time. For the most up-to-date policies as published by IRCC, please visit: 

English Language Learning

English Language Learning and Acquisition (ELLA)

Study ESL at one of the largest public colleges in Western Canada through our English Language Learning and Acquisition program.

You'll experience:

  • Learning and practicing English for 20 hours per week including classroom discussions, workshops, conversation labs and field-trips.
  • Practicing four language skills: discussion, comprehension, academic writing and accuracy.
  • Studying alongside domestic and international students from 80+ countries.
  • Accessing all the services available to the Ƶ Community including International Centre, library, gym, Career Centre, campus events and much more.
  • Learning in courses professionally designed and led by highly-qualified college instructors.

Is ELLA a pathway to an academic program at Ƶ?

  • You may be able to take College-level courses when you complete or are exempt from at least three of the four third level ELLA courses.
  • Our ELLA Early Academic Pathway allows qualifying students to register in up to six credits of pre-approved Early Academic Courses while completing the third level ELLA courses.

Admission requirements

To learn about the admission requirements to the ELLA program, please see here.

For more information, please contact Ƶ International team or the ELLA department.