Who We Are

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For more than 30 years, Kwantlen Polytechnic University has provided students with the skills they need for the careers they want. As Canada’s only polytechnic university, KPU is committed to providing you with opportunities to develop hands-on, applied skills, in addition to traditional academics. We offer a range of degree, diploma, certificate, citation, and apprenticeship training programs, many of which can’t be found at other post-secondary institutions. You’ll graduate career-ready and prepared to make a positive impact in your community. Discover the power of experiential learning at KPU: where thought meets action.

General Info General Info


Enrolment Total
20,000
Enrolment Details

Almost 20,000 students annually attend courses at KPU campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Langley and Cloverdale.


Detailed Costs

Credentials Available
  • Upgrading / HS Completion
  • Certificates: 1 Year or Less
  • Diplomas: 2-3 Years
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree: Arts & Science
  • Trades Foundation Certificate
  • Trades Apprenticeship
  • Post-Degree / Post-Graduate Diplomas

Programs Programs


Info on All Programs
Areas of Study Available
  • Agriculture, Natural Resources and Science
  • Business and Management
  • Computer and Information Systems
  • Construction and Precision Production
  • Engineering and Electronics
  • Health Related
  • Legal and Social Services
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanical and Related
  • Sciences
  • Upgrading Programs
  • Visual, Performing and Fine Arts

Study Abroad Opportunities

Want to see the world, make new friendships and make yourself stand out to potential future employers as well? KPU students have the opportunity to attend one of many amazing partner institutions from around the world. During your exchange, you will only pay for your KPU tuition, not international fees, and receive full transfer credit for the courses that you take while abroad.

Study Abroad Info

Admissions Admissions




Application Fee

$40 non-refundable Application Fee

How to Apply

Admission is a 2-Step process: first, qualify under one of four applicant categories [High School, Transfer, Mature, Aboriginal] and then satisfy the stated admission requirements for the program being applied for.


Admissions Contact Email
Admissions Contact Phone

Financial Aid Financial Aid



Entrance Scholarships Info
Other Scholarship Info
Student Loan Info

Financial Aid Contact Email
Financial Aid Contact Phone

Residence Residence


Residence Options

Since KPU does not provide on-campus housing facilities, all students arriving from outside of the Metro Vancouver region will need to find a place to live. Here is more information and resources to help!


International Students International Students


English Language Requirement

English is the primary language of study at KPU therefore all applicants must be able to demonstrate the appropriate level of English language proficiency for their undergraduate, vocational or preparatory area of study.

More International Student Info

International Students Contact Email
International Students Contact Phone

Indigenous Student Supports & Services Indigenous Student Supports & Services


Indigenous Student Supports & Services Info

Our Indigenous Services for Students department offers a variety of services ranging from assistance with scholarship applications, prospective student advising, assistance with admissions and application processes, academic support, to advocacy and referrals.

Our Elder in Residence, Lekeyten works with us to provide guidance and support to students.

We offer an Indigenous Online Orientation program for new students as well as an Indigenous Book Club. We also have a bi-monthly e-newsletter featuring awards, events, success strategies, resources, etc.

More Indigenous Student Info

Accessibility Supports & Services Accessibility Supports & Services


Accessibility Supports & Services Info

KPU is committed to making our campuses, classrooms, and opportunities inclusive and accessible. Where our academic and campus experiences present barriers, we work together to increase access.

At Accessibility Services, we work with students who require personalized plans to ensure access to the university and success in achieving academic goals.

We can help with:

  • Accommodations
  • Transition from high school
  • Applying for disability-related funding
  • Getting connected with KPU services and supports

Accessibility Services also works with faculty and staff to develop accommodation solutions and design accessible academic and University experiences.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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