Application and Registration Information

How to apply

  1. To start your application, go to
  2. Questions? Go to KPU application for more information or stop by the Future Students' Office for one-on-one assistance.
  3. Sign up for an English Language Studies Test or send in your IELTS or TOEFL scores.
  4. Check out How to Register and Register for courses through your Online Self-Service Portal

When to apply visit here

International students

If you require international student support, please contact our international office

Financial Aid and Tuition

As of September 1, 2017, tuition for ELST and ELSQ is free for Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Convention Refugees. All other fees may be covered by applying for the Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) – for those who qualify or StudentAidBC

Important Information


If you are unable to register for classes on your registration date, please add your name to the waitlist. If any seats become available, a limited number of seats offers may go out to students before or on the first day of classes. Please monitor your KPU email regularly for any seat offers. For more information about waitlist, please

Need a credit limit increase to take ELS courses in session 2?

If you are only taking ELS courses and need an increased credit limit so you can register in session 2, please see an International advisor (for International students). For domestic students, please see ACA's advisor or a Central Advisor. Only by reviewing your learning plan can the advisor recommend a credit limit increase.

If you require further information regarding studying in our English Language Studies (ELS) Department at KPU please contact our Academic Advisor at 604-599-2063 or e-mail: