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How to Apply

We are excited to welcome you to KPU!

1. Research your program of study

There are many programs at KPU for you to choose from! Research the programs you are interested in and determine if you meet the program entrance requirements.

2. Determine if you meet the English Proficiency Requirement for the University

You can meet the English Proficiency Requirements for KPU through testing, completing high school courses or completing post-secondary courses.

Note that some programs may have higher English language requirements than the ones listed here.

Don't worry if you don't meet the English Proficiency Requirement!

If you don't meet the English Proficiency Requirement to be admitted directly to undergraduate studies. KPU has a unique program which allows students to be admitted to a Faculty Pathway. The Pathway program allows you to upgrade your English while taking some of your program courses.

3. Review application deadlines

Important Update:

KPU is experiencing an unprecedented increase in international student applications compared to previous years. Student applications from India represent over 80% of all applications.

In order to ensure that we maintain the diversity of our international student body, and in order to ensure international students enjoy the experience of studying in a truly global environment, we have chosen to close applications for the Summer 2018 semester for students carrying Indian passports at 4:30PM Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Monday, 18 December 2017.

The application deadline for students carrying passports from other countries remains 1 April, 2018. Due to the high volume of study permits that are being processed at Canadian visa offices abroad, we highly recommend that you submit the applications as soon as possible to ensure that students receive their study permits in time.

Please note that KPU will still be accepting applications for the Fall 2018 semester (September 2018 intake) from all students. We will also begin accepting applications for the Spring 2019 semester (January 2019 intake) in March 2018.

Semester Applications Open Early Application Deadline Final Application Deadline

Fall (September)

Nov 1

Mar 1

Aug 1

Spring (January)

Mar 1

Aug 1

Dec 1

Summer (May)

July 1

Dec 1

Apr 1

*Limited intakes will only continue to accept applications beyond the early application deadline as space permits.

4. Apply!

Apply online and pay the $120 application fee. Without payment of the $120 application fee applications are considered incomplete and cannot be processed. KPU accepts one application for admission per semester. You have the option of choosing up to two programs in your online application.

5. Stay Informed!

Once we receive your application we will send you an acknowledgement letter providing you with your KPU student number and access to your Online Self Service (OSS, KPU's online student portal) and your personal KPU email account where we will send you information about how to complete the admission process. Check this account frequently for important messages. Find further information about logging into this site for the first time here:

6. Complete the Admission Process

Once you have submitted an application to your program(s) of choice, you will need to submit your transcripts and any additional documents required for admission.

  • Official transcripts of your secondary and/or postsecondary institution must be mailed in a sealed envelope directly to KPU by the issuing school. We will notify you if a certified translation is required.
  • Information regarding documents required from your secondary institution can be found at
  • Your official IELTS Test Report Form results. Please refer to the IELTS website for information to request results at


  • Your official TOEFL results. Log onto the ETS website at to request that your results be sent to Kwantlen Polytechnic University, institution number 0157.

For other ways of meeting the English Proficiency requirement, please refer to the online calendar at

7. Receive your Offer of Admission

Once we have received all required documents you will receive an offer of admission. Included in this offer will be a request to pay a non-refundable confirmation deposit of $1000 for open registration programs or $1500 for limited registration programs.

*note – the confirmation deposit is transferable to another semester and refundable only in the event that your study permit is denied by CIC.

8. Accept your Offer of Admission

Accept your Offer of Admission by submitting the confirmation deposit payment. You can make payment online through your Online Self Service (OSS) account.

9. Receive your Acceptance Package

Upon receipt of the confirmation deposit we will send you an acceptance package. In this package you will receive:

  • Letter of Acceptance
  • Budget Sample Letter
  • Immigration Letter

Once you have received your acceptance letter and immigration package from KPU, you will need to apply for your study permit right away. It is your responsibility to ensure that you apply with sufficient time to obtain a study permit. Please refer to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website for processing times and a list of required documents needed to apply for your study permit at

10. Access your Registration Time and Enrol in Classes

Information regarding how to access your registration time and how to register into your classes can be found here

11. Pay Your Tuition Fees!

Make sure you pay your tuition fees before the Fee Payment Deadline. Failure to pay your fees on time will result in late penalties fee.  Please, go to methods of payment for more information on how to pay your tuition.

If you would like to pay your fees via wire transfer please email us at and we will forward to you the necessary information and instructions.

12. Attend Orientation

Each student's successful transition to life at KPU starts with a mandatory, informative and fun-filled event called New Student Orientation. Current KPU students will introduce new students to the campus, answer questions, and help with preparations for the first day of class. New students are asked to bring their student number, photo identification and study permit in order to get their KPU student ID card and learn more about the benefits you will receive as a KPU student.

The New Student Orientation schedule is available online