About Dorset

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.

Vision & Value

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.



Upon arrival, students who do not have a sufficient IELTS/TOEFL score will be given a placement test to determine their English level. Qualified students are eligible to transfer to our partnering universities.


Unique University Transfer (Diploma) Programs

Upon successful completion of the diploma program at Dorset, students can transfer to one of Dorset’s partnering universities which are highly ranked by Maclean's Magazine and the Globe and Mail to complete their Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree.


PGSA Program for post‐graduate students

Students who successfully complete Dorset’s PGSA program can transfer to the Master of Business Administration Program at Cape Breton University or Trinity Western University.


Work permit upon graduation

Dorset students who complete a diploma/degree at our partnering universities are eligible for a post-graduation work permit for up to 3 years.

Our history

2012 Apr

Dorset College signs an agreement with University of Northern British Columbia ( UNBC ), the best small university in western Canada.

2011 Jul

Dorset College signs an agreement with Trinity Western University, one of the top 5 universities (UBC, SFU, UVIC, TWU and UNBC) in British Columbia that has obtained a “Degree Review Exemption Status” by Degree Quality Assessment Board for the Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Transfer Degree Program. Qualified students are eligible to transfer to the third year of their Bachelor of Arts in Leadership degree at Trinity Western University upon successful completion of the Diploma in Business Administration program in Dorset College.

2011 Jun

Dorset College’s SAT/TOEFL (iBT) Center was officially inaugurated on June 14, 2011. Dorset College was honored to have the U.S. Consul General Phillip T. Chicola from the U.S. Consulate General in Vancouver, British Columbia participate in the opening ceremony.

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