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How to Apply | Brewing & Brewery Operations Diploma

The Brewing and Brewery Operations (BBO) Diploma program is a limited-intake program and successful applicants must meet KPU's general university admission requirements, as well as requirements specific to the BBO program (see below). For general university requirements, visit

Applications open October 1st each year and for limited-intake programs remain open until July 1st or until seats are filled. To apply early, the early-bird application deadline is March 1stHowever, the Brewing program will continue to accept applications beyond the deadline, if space permits. You're encouraged to apply as early as possible for early course registration times. 

The application process:

Click on each drop-down title below for more information.

1) Admission Requirements

Visit or for the most up-to-date information on admission requirements. Please be sure you are looking under 'Limited Intake Programs' for the Faculty of Science and Horticulture to find the Brewing Diploma information. For more information on upgrading your high school program requirements or English proficiency testing, visit

2) Apply Online

To apply to the program, you can apply online at Click 'Online Application' and create an account. When you get to the Program Selection page, choose Science and Horticulture under the Faculty area. Once the application session is open, the Brewing and Brewery Operations Diploma Program will be available in the drop down menu.

Once you have officially submitted your application, you must submit your portfolio documents as soon as possible, as these are required as part of the application process for this program. Please review the Portfolio Submissions instructions.

For more information regarding the application process, deadlines, etc., please refer to International applicants can contact the KPU International office by calling 604-599-2866 or emailing

3) Complete the Application Process & Portfolio

You will be notified through your email account about next steps in completing the admission process, including details on:

  • Submitting Documents: All applicants are required to submit official transcripts of secondary and/or post-secondary courses (Note: official transcripts MUST be mailed directly to our admissions office and will not be accepted in person; photocopies are also not accepted), and must be at least 19 years of age by the first day of classes.
  • Portfolio Submission: A portfolio is required as part of the BBO Diploma application process. Your portfolio should be submitted electronically to Details on what to include in your portfolio are listed below.  
  • Requirement Upgrades: Applicants who are in the process of upgrading admission requirements may submit final grades for consideration. Transcripts received after our March deadline will be considered, pending availability.

Portfolio Submission & Selection Process
Applicants will participate in a selection process that includes a portfolio review and possibly an interview. Selection will be made by an Admissions Selection Committee composed of faculty, staff, and external members from the Brewing Program Advisory Committee.

Your portfolio should include letters of reference or additional documents to enhance your application, including:

  • Cover letter which describes your:
    • Reasons for your interest in this program
    • Career goals and how this program will factor into reaching those goals
    • Experience with brewing and/or brewing-related industries (e.g., hospitality)
    • Why you are an ideal candidate for this program
  • Resume detailing your:
    • Work experience 
    • Post-secondary and/or continuing education
    • Proven leadership skills and professionalism
    • Other evidence of achievements

Click here to download the portfolio instructions as a PDF. 


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