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Alexander College

Established in 2006, Alexander College is a private degree-granting post- secondary institution located in British Columbia, Canada with two urban campuses in the cities of Vancouver and Burnaby. Alexander College is home to approximately 3,000 international and domestic students annually.

Alexander College offers a variety of programs which includes University Transfer program, an Associate of Arts degree and an Associate of Science degree. An integrated English for Academic Purposes program is also available to assist non-native English speakers with their transition to university level studies in the English language.

Alexander College strives to provide high-quality education at a reasonable cost and is committed to providing a truly international learning experience for students from Canada and around the world. Our students thrive in an inclusive and supportive environment, acquiring skills, knowledge, and experiences which develops them into global citizens. Alexander College is recognized and accredited by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Degree Quality Assurance Board (DQAB), BC Education Quality Assurance (EQA) program, and is a proud participant in the BC Transfer System, organized by the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT).

In an academic year, Alexander College has three admission intake terms: Fall (September-December), Winter (January-April) and Spring (May-July).


Bachelor's degree
General Studies Delivery method Length Location
University Transfer On campus, Online / Distance Multiple (2)
Language course
English as a Second Language (ESL) Program On campus 42 weeks Vancouver
English for Academic Purposes On campus, Online / Distance Multiple (2)
Associate's degree
Associate of Arts - Business On campus, Online / Distance 2 years Multiple (2)
General Studies
Associate of Arts On campus, Online / Distance 2 years Multiple (2)
Humanities & Culture
Associate of Arts - Economics On campus, Online / Distance 2 years Multiple (2)
Associate of Arts - Psychology On campus, Online / Distance 2 years Multiple (2)
Associate of Arts - Sociology On campus 2 years Multiple (2)
Associate of Science On campus, Online / Distance 2 years Multiple (2)

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Scholarships & funding

Academic scholarships reward outstanding achievement in a specific discipline (e.g. commerce, psychology, etc.). Scholarships are offered in each major term (Fall, Winter, Spring).


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Why study at Alexander College

Alexander College strives for excellence in higher education for students from many cultural backgrounds and language abilities by providing internationally recognized university transfer courses and degree programs, individual support services, and campus activities to foster local and global community engagement.

  1. Transferable Courses - Within the BC Transfer System to colleges and universities.
  2. Academic Advising - Personalized academic planning and advising services.
  3. Writing and Learning Centre - Individualized support in the Writing and Learning Centre and free tutoring.
  4. Urban Experience - Campuses located in central Burnaby and Vancouver.
  5. Affordability - Affordable fees compared with public colleges and universities.
  6. Small Classes - Small class sizes, with limits set at 35 students or less for all subjects.
  7. Clubs and Events - Inclusive and interactive clubs, events, and activities.

Awards & Accreditations

Designated Learning Institution (DLI) in Canada

The Government of Canada

recognized and accredited

BC Ministry of Advanced Education

recognized and accredited

Degree Quality Assurance Board (DQAB)

recognized and accredited

BC Education Quality Assurance (EQA) Program

participant in the BC Transfer System

BC Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT)

Student services & facilities

At Alexander College, the Student Services unit plays a vital role in creating and overseeing various events and opportunities designed to support the student population. This may include social, cultural or academic support initiatives that are designed to increase the students’ possibility of success.


Alexander College operates two campuses located in the urban centres of Burnaby and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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