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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 for direct admission into undergraduate studies, then you may elect to study in the KPU Pathway Program. The Pathway program allows you to upgrade your English while taking select courses that fall under your desired credential. Once your English upgrading is complete, you will be eligible for entry into undergraduate studies.

3. Review application deadlines

As a result of a tremendous surge in applications, the university has closed applications for all prospective international students for both the Summer and Fall 2018 semesters.  The university is currently reassessing its capacity and will provide an update regarding the January 2019 semester in the near future.

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


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

The deadline to submit your updated results from a new official English test taken will always be by the 15th before classes commence.

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. Download the iCent app

KPU International and iCent have developed an app that is dedicated to serving incoming international students. It assists students in acclimatizing to life studying overseas, helps them navigate their new environments, and guides students through the process of coming to Canada and KPU.

Useful features include:

  • Pre-departure Checklist: Things you need to prepare and do before leaving your home country.

  • Arrival Checklist: Things you need to prepare and do for arrival in Canada.

  • Campus Services and Locations: Where KPU campuses are located, how to travel between them, and what each campus has to offer.

  • Frequently Asked Questions: Answers to questions commonly asked by international students. Topics include how to register for classes, study and work permits, scholarships, medical insurance, and much more.

The KPU International iCent App is free and available for download on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. If you don't have access to either store, please click here to directly download the apk file.

11. 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

12. 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.

13. 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