Awards and Scholarships

The following awards are available through Douglas College International and are offered to support students who choose to participate in an approved study, work or volunteering activity abroad.

Douglas College International Studies Award of Distinction

Jointly founded by Douglas College International and the Douglas College Foundation, the Douglas College International Studies Award of Distinction Program awards amounts of $750 to $6,000 depending on the length of activity and if it is paid or unpaid.

Basic eligibility criteria include:   

  • Being enrolled in, at the time of application, a Douglas College academic program of a minimum one-year duration and which offers a Douglas College credential upon successful completion
  • Having a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher
  • The activity for which the award will subsidize must be a Douglas College program or a component one, or a program approved by Douglas College International.

Application deadlines:

  • January 31st
  • March 31st
  • September 30th

Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society

The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society, in partnership with the Victoria Foundation, hosts a suite of international scholarships designed to support Canadian and Permanent Resident of Canada students living in BC and who participate in study or work abroad programs that take place outside of Canada and the United States. Successful applicants must clearly demonstrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school.

1. One World International Scholarship

Eligibility criteria and range of amounts granted are available from the Society's website. Contact studyabroad@douglascollege.ca for information on how to apply.

Application deadlines:

  • January 31st
  • March 31st
  • September 30th
2. Premier's International Scholarship

Students may also be considered for a high-value Premier's International Scholarship if they meet additional criteria and indicate interest.  These applications are adjudicated by the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society and must be submitted by post or in person directly. Applications submitted by email are not accepted.  More information on the scholarship and how to apply are available on the Society's website.

Note: Recipients are granted only one award or scholarship per learning abroad activity.