Founded in 1981, a destination of choice, students and faculty come from across the nation and the world to take advantage of Dorset College's unique and diverse community.
Allow us to extend our sincere invitation to all prospective students to come to study at Dorset College, located in the beautiful city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Dorset places the needs of students first by providing a friendly environment that stresses academic success. Our motto, Excellence in Education, determines the high quality of instruction we offer all our students. Established in 1981, Dorset College is one of the oldest, largest, and most reputable international colleges in Vancouver. Dorset College has for many years provided exceptional post-secondary education to international students from around the globe.
Dorset’s main program is its unique University Transfer (UT) program. Students enrolled in this program have the opportunity to transfer course credits towards a Bachelor’s or a Master’s Degree at one of our partnering Reputable Canadian Universities. Dorset College also offers Academic Preparation Program to prepare students for success in English- speaking universities and workplaces.
Dorset College is committed to providing innovative, student-centered teaching to International and Canadian students. Through its programs and its supportive environment, Dorset College offers a unique, high-quality post-secondary learning experience that positions students for academic and career success in the worldwide community.
Dorset College strives to carry out its commitment to the advancement of excellence in post-secondary learning and teaching in Canada. Because Dorset College students come from all over the world, the College has a unique opportunity to create an educational environment that builds on Canada’s strengths as an open and diverse society. By valuing the many cultures of the world and emphasizing global awareness and multiculturalism in its overall approach to post-secondary education, Dorset’s administrators and instructors affirm the importance of the intellectual growth of its students as citizens of the 21st century.
As a community of educators, Dorset recognizes its responsibility to provide a supportive and respectful environment for international and domestic students. In addition, Dorset College is dedicated to the development of programs and curricula in ways that enable students to integrate independent critical, analytical and logical thinking with the acquisition and effective use of higher knowledge and skills.
University Transfer Options
Dorset College has signed agreements with several leading Canadian public universities, facilitating Dorset students’ completion of both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. Dorset College is cooperating with following schools:
Excellent academic programs
Qualified teachers and staff
Dorset College has a team of dedicated and caring staff. All Dorset teachers are highly qualified, the majority of whom possess either a Master’s degree or Ph.D. The Dorset administrative staff provide student counselling for both academic and personal matters. Our multilingual staff members speak English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian.
Dorset College provides a great number of student services, including airport pick-up, home-stay, and orientation for new students.
Scholarships and Financial Aid Awards
Every year Dorset College provides at least 30 scholarship and financial aid awards to qualified students. Dorset also provides students the chance to get involved with their community by volunteering at local organizations – a great opportunity to help others, gain resume-building experience and learn new skills.
Extra-Curricular Activities and Elective Classes
Besides regular classes, a variety of free elective classes are offered each semester at Dorset, such as TOEFL, French, Cantonese, dancing, etc. Also, with the help of the administrative staff, the Dorset College Student Association arranges numerous extra-curricular activities for students every semester.
What is Accreditation?
In the world of post-secondary education, accreditation is achieved by an institution that meets the quality standards and fulfills the requirements set by the appropriate accreditation organization.
Accreditation affirms that the institution operates with a high level of quality in all its aspects, including academic quality, administrative effectiveness, facilities, resources, and student services.
In Canada, post-secondary education is under provincial control. Each Canadian province is responsible for regulating the quality standards of its institutions.
In British Columbia, private institutions that have been reviewed by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) and have succeeded in meeting the requirements of the PTIB may be referred to as “designated institution”.
What is PTIB?
The Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) operates under the authority of the Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Advanced Education. Click on the link to see Dorset College's Designation Certificate from BC PTIB.
PTIB designated institutions are eligible to apply for StudentAid BC designation.
How can I get more information?
For the PTIB visit website homepage for more information.
For information about BC post-secondary education (including links to PTIB), see the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training website.
For information about post-secondary education quality assurance in Canada, see the website for the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC)
For information about accreditation in BC, see the British Columbia Council on Admissions & Transfer (BCCAT) website.
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