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Our New Partner through our Canadian University Pathways Programme

Ah, Vancouver. Dubbed “a tomorrow city” and “the cool North American sibling” by the New York Times, it’s no wonder that students from all over the world flock to its renowned schools and universities. From breath-taking vistas of the ocean and mountains to a plethora of museums and an array of First Nations Art, it’s the perfect destination for anyone who possesses a healthy amount of curiosity and a hankering for adventure.

On this note, the team at EC is excited to announce our new partnership with Vancouver’s Douglas College as part of our highly sought-after Canadian University Pathway programme. Direct entry is being offered to students who have successfully completed their Advanced English level at EC, thereby granting a waiver for the IELTS or TOEFL certificate. In other words, study at EC and transfer to Douglas College with no IELTS or TOEFL tests!

With three stunning campuses – two in New Westminster and one in Coquitlam – Douglas College is one of the largest, public degree-granting colleges in British Columbia. Located in greater Vancouver, all campuses are easily accessible by public transport and are only 30 minutes from Downtown Vancouver.

In addition, Douglas College supports international students with studies, job searching and integration into Canadian culture, as well as encouraging them to pursue their ambitions while discovering new passions and strengths. Moreover, students have a wide variety of programmes to help them get practical skills and knowledge for whichever industry they would like to specialise in, including Health Sciences, Business Administration, the Arts and Social Sciences.

Similarly, class sizes for each course range from about 30 to 35, giving everyone a chance to engage in a discussion and have their say. In this way, students are encouraged to develop meaningful conversations with their instructor as well as their classmates.

Scholarship available for EC University Pathway students!


On the 17th of January, a group of EC University Pathway students attended a campus tour in New Westminster to experience the College for themselves and learned about its services.

Students interested in this programme and who want to attend Douglas College may benefit from a scholarship of 1000 CAD towards tuition. The required criteria are as follows:

  • A score of over 85% in course work during all pathway terms (minimum of 4 months).
  • Completion of a required pathway level.
  • A minimum average GPA of over 80% from a high school/university degree program.

To qualify, students should be book at least 20 weeks of the University Pathway programme (24 or 30 lessons per week).

For more information regarding this scholarship, please contact Veronika on


Sounds good? Get in touch with us today for more information!

Nonetheless, here at EC, we make it a point to help our students achieve their goals and be the very best they can be. Studying with us goes beyond just learning English – we are committed to helping you get into the university of your choice with our Canadian University Pathways Programme. Contact us today to find out more information about our English courses in Vancouver and our University Pathway programmes, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!





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