A Simple Way to Post-secondary Education in Canada
Students looking to go to college or university in Canada after graduating from their English programs at VGC have the opportunity of accessing our network of accredited universities and colleges in Canada and the United States.
VGC International College holds pathway agreements with universities and colleges in North America that allow seamless entry without having to write the TOEFL test or IELTS test.
The universities and colleges in the VGC pathway network provide accredited technical, undergraduate and graduate programs in various areas of study. VGC has a pathway department dedicated to providing personalized attention and guidance to students interested in applying to one or more of our partner colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Let’s find the perfect fit for you and take the next step to your academic future.
- British Columbia Institute of Technology - BCIT
Established in 1964, BCIT has over 48,000 students enrolled annually. Different than a College or University, BCIT’s approach combines applied academics and hands-on experience so that students are ready to launch their careers from day one. BCIT offers a wide variety of programs, leading to bachelor’s and applied master’s degrees, diplomas and certificates spanning Applied and Natural Sciences, Business and Media, Computing and Information Technology, Engineering, Health Sciences and Trades.
- Douglas College
- Douglas College is recognized as providing the most inspiring and relevant undergraduate educational experience in B.C., filling a niche between universities and colleges by combining the academic foundations of a university with the employer-ready skills of a college. Here at Douglas we inspire our students to do what they love and be good at it, providing educational experiences that challenge, enlighten, and open doors to lives of passion and purpose.
- Camosun College
- Camosun College is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Our two campuses serve approximately 19,000 learners a year in certificate, diploma, bachelor's degree and continuing education programs. Our education offerings include university transfer and applied degree programs; career and trades training; upgrading and preparatory programs; and continuing education. Camosun College has earned an outstanding reputation for teaching excellence—we’re proud of our faculty, staff and students, and the fact that we provide one of Canada’s best learning experiences. We’re large enough to provide great services and facilities for a vibrant campus environment on beautiful Vancouver Island, yet small enough to offer students the individual support, care and attention not found in most post-secondary institutions.
- Selkirk College
Selkirk College is a degree granting community college with 8 campuses throughout BC. Selkirk offers a variety of part-time, full-time and on-line courses. Programs are available through their Schools of Business and Aviation, Digital Media and Music, Health and Human Services, Hospitality and Tourism, Industry and Trades Training, Renewable Resources, University Arts and Sciences, Adult Basic Education and Transitional Training and Kootenay School of the Arts.
- Fairleigh Dickinson University - FDU
Founded in 1942, FDU is New Jersey's largest private University, serving nearly 12,000 graduate and undergraduate students, including more than 1,000 international students from around the world. The University's two US campuses are in northern New Jersey, near New York City. In addition to FDU-Vancouver, the University owns and operates a campus in Wroxton, England. By having a campus in Vancouver, Canada, FDU can provide students with global experience of having American degree that is recognized in both US and Canada.
- Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology - MITT
Since 1982, the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology has provided secondary and post-secondary students with applied skills training for careers in Health Care and Human Services, Information and Business Technology, and Skilled Trades. In addition, they have provided students a competitive edge by using leading-edge technology and training from expert instructors. MITT graduates boast an average employment rate of 88% in their field of study, and alumni have gone on to move and shape Winnipeg’s economic and industrial landscape.
- North Island College
At North Island College on Vancouver Island, international students can choose from certificate, diploma, degree and post graduate certificate and diploma programs in Business, Humanities, Sciences, Tourism, Trades, Fine Arts & Design, English Language Programs, and more. University transfer pathways are active with all universities in British Columbia (UBC, UVic, SFU, etc.). NIC’s collaborative degrees, guarantee admission to the University of Victoria, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Royal Roads University and Portland State University (US).
- University of Regina
The University of Regina is a public research university in Regina, Saskatchewan that offers a broad spectrum of degree options. The University of Regina is well known for its highly developed co-op education programs and personalized service to international students. Successful graduate students from VGC International College are accepted to University of Regina without any further proof of English. This means you do not need to take IELTS or TOEFL exam!
- Royal Roads University
Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC offers a progressive model of post-secondary education. Online distance education with on-campus residencies, create a vibrant learning experience where personal growth is as important as academic achievement. Royal Roads University offers applied and professional programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level, focusing on graduate level career development.
- New York Institute of Technology – NYIT (Vancouver Campus)
Acsenda School of Management is an international business management and leadership institution that offers undergraduate programs in the province of British Columbia, Canada. We emphasize a unique combination of small class sizes, open access to instructors and the use of the latest technology. We are able to get to know our students. We understand their strengths, and work with them directly to foster a deeper level of critical thinking and business management knowledge.
- Vancouver Film School – VFS
VGC is committed to providing its students with highest quality programs and options for their future. Our programs have been selected by some of the best university and career colleges in Canada. That’s why we are pleased to announce the addition of Canada’s premiere film schools, the Vancouver Film School as our latest pathway partner.
Vancouver has one of the largest film industries in the world and one of the best schools for aspiring film and design students. VGC will provide you with the English and VFS will help you secure an exciting career in the film industry. VFS has 13 world-class post-secondary programs that have produced Oscar and Emmy award winning alumni.
- The Art Institutes
The Art Institutes of Vancouver offers a wide variety of internationally respected design oriented diploma and degree programs. At The Art Institutes of Vancouver, education is not just a process where you are handed skills and knowledge. You are supported by a close and caring community bound by mutual respect for individuality and creativity and are also part of the Vancouver area creative scene.
- John Casablancas Institute – JCI
John Casablancas Institute (JCI) is widely recognized as the industry leader in providing job-ready training and has been setting the standard for artistry and innovation for over 30 years. Established in Vancouver since 1978, JCI continues to stand behind top professionals in the areas of fashion, make up, hair and esthetics. With note-worthy careers as award-winning makeup artists, international stylists, skilled spa technicians and cutting edge hairstylists, graduates of JCI continue to shine.
- Vancouver Institute of Media Arts - VanArts
VanArts (Vancouver Institute of Media Arts) is one of the world’s most highly respected post-secondary schools for visual, media and performing arts. Founded in 1995, VanArts offers a variety of one-year professional diploma programs.
Benefits to studying at VanArts include a world-class faculty of industry professionals, specialized curriculum adaptable to the changing needs of the workforce, small class sizes, an international network of students, and being located in Vancouver, the world’s #1 center for film & media, animation and VFX production. Our graduates are working all over the world in successful careers.
VanArts also has degree pathway partnerships with several universities and colleges in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and North America. These degree pathways allow our graduates to have the option of completing a BA degree in as little as one year of continued study, opening more doors to career advancement.
- Red Academy
- RED Academy is a leading design and technology school with locations in Toronto, Vancouver and London. Own programs are lovingly designed by an experienced team of seasoned industry professionals, providing our students with the right skills, tools and personal support to get ahead in today’s fast-paced tech industry.
- Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
Founded in 1997 by Sue Singer, the Institute is located in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada at the entrance to Granville Island (named topneighbourhood in North America by U.S. City Ranking Organization’s “Project for Public Spaces”) and is Vancouver's Premier Culinary Centre. This accredited, private and co-educational culinary institute provides students with world-class training in a setting filled with both cultural and recreational opportunities.
With everything from casual classes to wine programs, our award-winning Bistro 101 Restaurant & Bakery 101 Café, a wide array of corporate events & catering, and of course, our Professional Diploma Programs in Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts, there is something for everyone here at PICA, including YOU!
Universities located in the US:
- University of California, Riverside
With over 20,000 students and 88 undergraduate majors, the University of California, Riverside, is your pathway to success! Your future doesn’t just happen. You dream it. You design it. You build it. And this is where it all starts with a world-class education from a highly ranked and internationally respected university. Come to the University of California, Riverside, and invent your future.
- University of Michigan-Flint - UM–Flint
The University of Michigan–Flint (commonly referred to as UM–Flint), is a comprehensive public university located in Flint, Michigan in the United States. It is one of the two University of Michigan satellite campuses providing the state with excellent undergraduate and graduate program options. UM–Flint is also currently the fastest growing public university in the state of Michigan with students hailing from over 37 different countries, allowing you to get a truly international education.
- Texas Wesleyan University
Texas Wesleyan is a private, affordable university on a safe, small campus in Fort Worth, Texas. With a focus in the liberal arts and sciences, education, and business, Wesleyan is where motivated students prepare for graduate school and leadership in professional careers. The University actively seeks and employs faculty and staff with a commitment and dedication to teaching, inspiring, and serving students.
- Seattle Central College
Seattle Central College offers a variety of professional, technical and university transfer programs. Every year, more than 500 students transfer to Washington State universities from Seattle Central College. SSC opened a $26 million Science and Mathematics building in 2006. SSC was rated at the top community college in the USA by time magazine and 2001 and has continued to be ranked highly for its high standards and ability to help students reach their goals.