Basic Student Supports

Basic Student Supports

University is challenging. Fortunately, at KPU, there are resources that can help students be successful. KPU has a full range of services and departments that students can access when they need support or assistance.

Additional resources for international students: New International Students | International Student Hub

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  • Health and Wellness

    Health and wellness is an integral part of succeeding in university. KPU provides all students with access to a wealth of resources and information spanning across the six dimensions of wellness, including emotional, financial, mental, physical, social, and spiritual wellness:

  • Accessibility

    If students are experiencing challenges related to health (mental or physical) or they have learning disabilities that are impacting their studies, KPU’s Accessibility Services will work with students to confidentially develop a personalized plan to ensure access to the University and to support them in achieving their academic goals:

  • Financial Hardship

    Emergency bursaries are available to any student experiencing an unexpected financial hardship. These bursaries provide a limited amount of financial assistance to students based on assessed financial need and do not need to be repaid:

    International students may also be eligible for limited financial assistance from the KPU International Emergency Fund. For information, email

  • Food Insecurity

    Any student having difficulty affording groceries or accessing sufficient food to eat every day can access the Kwantlen Student Association’s Student Food Bank service. Students can confidentially order a food hamper online or make emergency food requests:

    Students are also encouraged to contact Student Awards and Financial Assistance at or by visiting their website at

  • Counselling Services

    KPU’s Counselling Services provides individualized and confidential counselling support to students on a wide range of challenges, including adjusting to university life, stress management, grief, anxiety, relationships, family, and any other mental health challenges:

    Connect 24/7 through the TELUS Health Student Support app to get personalized support:

  • Housing Resources

    Information and referral to a broad range of community, government, and social services: or Surrey Libraries - Housing Supports and Outreach

    For adults (19+ years old) who are in need of emergency shelter: Options BC - Finding Housing

    If you are new to Canada and Vancouver, you will need to find a place to live. While KPU does not have on-campus residences, there are many great housing options available, including Homestay and student accommodations: Housing & Transportation Options | - Kwantlen Polytechnic University


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