KPU International

Got questions about a program? Want to know more about scholarships? Whatever your question, the KPU International team is here to help!

Connect with us virtually through video, email, or phone and get started on your journey to becoming a KPU student.

We're still here!

 

  • Online Drop-in Sessions

    Online Drop-in Sessions

    Our helpful International Recruitment Coordinators will be available to assist you.

    We host online drop-in sessions nearly every day, so pick a time that’s convenient for you and simply drop by.

    Schedule
    Monday – Friday (except Wednesday)

    10:00am – 12:00pm
    2:00pm – 4:00pm

  • Video Conferencing

    Reach Us by Phone

    Prefer to call?

    We’re available by phone almost every afternoon.

    Schedule
    Monday – Friday (except Wednesday)

    1:00pm – 4:00pm

  • Email Us

    Send Us an Email

    Got a quick question or a general inquiry?

    Contact us by email at any time and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

COVID-19 Updates

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KPU Agents

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Global Partners

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Current Students

Whether you're looking for academic or non-academic support, we're here to make sure you're successful inside and outside of the classroom. We have many resources to support current international students, including our iCent App.

Study Abroad

Have a case of wanderlust? There’s lots of opportunity to travel when you go to KPU. As a KPU student, you can join a field school, go on exchange, or study abroad for a summer! All while earning KPU credits and paying KPU tuition.

There's A Place For You @ KPU

You're about to begin your educational journey at one of Western Canada's largest teaching- and learning-centred universities. At KPU, we offer you a university experience that's relevant, challenging and hands-on. Each year we get thousands of students job-ready and prepared for success.

KPU International provides you with continuous support and care from the time you apply, right through to graduation. We understand the challenges of moving to a new country and starting life at a new school. Rest assured that our dedicated team at KPU International will support you, making your transition to life as a KPU student as easy as possible.

Find out more about why you should study at KPU, how to apply, and the incredible programs that make KPU the place where thought meets action.

 
  • Over 90% of our students find work in their chosen field within a year of completing their program

  • 88% of KPU’s undergraduate credential programs offer work-integrated learning opportunities, like co-op, study abroad, and more.

  • A maximum of 35 students per class allows you to transition nicely into university studies and connect one-on-one with our expert faculty.

Why Study at KPU?

Why Study at KPU?

You can gain valuable Canadian work experience during and after your studies. There are also permanent immigration options for international students who have graduated from post-secondary programs in Canada.

For full information about your options, please visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website at www.cic.gc.ca/study.

As a polytechnic university, we're dedicated to ensuring you get a wealth of hands-on experience that enhances your education. Dozens of our programs offer multiple opportunities for experiential learning including:

  • Practicums
  • Applied research
  • Field schools
  • Co-operative education
  • On-campus studios and labs

KPU is well connected to industry leaders and professional organizations throughout the region. You’ll have the opportunity to gain real-world experience, while making genuine contributions to the communities you’ll be part of.

Plus, KPU's campuses are located just outside the city of Vancouver in Richmond, Surrey and Langley. Each of these vibrant cities proudly reflect the amazing diversity of Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, and Canada, and are great places to call home.

Beyond the classroom, KPU International is here to provide you with non-academic support, such as mental health, work permits, finance, travel, medical, etc. Check out our FAQ for more information or contact us.

Virtual Campus Tours

Due to Covid-19 we've suspended all on-campus tours for the season. Please enjoy these virtual campus tours, exploring KPU's 5 campuses across Metro Vancouver.

Need More Info?

Interested in a program, but still not sure? Learn more about programs, courses, fees and how to apply by attending an Information Session.

Register for Information Session

Who Studies at KPU?

Who Studies at KPU?

A KPU student is someone who wants more out of their post-secondary education than just textbooks and lecture halls. If you want to learn through hands-on instruction, gain experience in the real world, and build connections to industry employers, you'll fit right in at KPU.

Whether you have a eye for design, a head for business, or a desire to help others, you can pursue a wide range of disciplines at KPU. From the social sciences to laboratory science to farrier science, KPU offers academic and trades programs, including preparatory, vocational, undergraduate and graduate, that you won't find at a traditional university.

Over 140 programs, endless possibilities…

Invest in Yourself

A KPU education is a valuable investment, and one that's more affordable than you think. KPU's international tuition rates are highly competitive compared to other post-secondary institutions in Metro Vancouver and beyond.

Our online tuition estimator can help you calculate the approximate costs for your specific situation and provides a full breakdown of fees. Tuition and student fees are calculated based on your specific program and courses, and how many credits you’re taking each term.

As an international student, it’s important to have a good understanding of the expenses you’ll have beyond tuition and fees. While living costs vary from person to person, here are some things you should consider: moving costs, accommodations, transportation, medical insurance and food.

While your education is an investment in you and your future, it shouldn't break the bank.

We’re proud to be the first institution in Canada to offer courses with zero textbook costs, providing you an alternative to buying expensive books every semester.

You can also earn while you learn through co-operative education. Co-op is a paid-work experience that allows students to get a taste of their profession before they graduate, while making valuable industry connections, and discovering the wealth of possibilities ahead. Why wait to start your career?

Upon enrollment at KPU, international students can access many student awards administered by KPU, including entrance scholarships and emergency financial assistance.

International students may apply for any scholarships and awards that do not include the criteria of “financial need,” as the Canadian government student financial assistance programs, and federally sponsored undergraduate scholarships are only available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

 

Becoming A KPU Student

Becoming A KPU Student

Ready to become a KPU student? Getting started is easy, and we're always here to help if you've got questions.

Find out more about applying to KPU or Contact us to learn more about becoming a KPU student

#kpulife

  • International Student Life

    Your university experience goes beyond the classroom. From exciting events on campus to field trips off campus, our fun and dedicated student life team is always planning something for you to have a good time and make a new friend, or several!

  • Sport and Recreation

    Take a study break and get moving! KPU has fitness centres on multiple campuses and a gymnasium at KPU Surrey. Drop in for classes like yoga, strength training, and dance, or sign up for an intramural league or tournament with friends.

  • Beautiful British Columbia

    You will be pleasantly surprised by the endless multicultural events and activities just steps away from your new home in British Columbia – from parades, sporting events, concerts and food fairs to museums, movie theatres, micro-breweries and wineries.

    While studying and living in Metro Vancouver, chances are you will choose to live in Richmond, Surrey or Langley – depending on the location of most of your program courses. But no matter where you decide to live, you're highly encouraged to explore as much of this magnificent province as possible. There is so much to see and do – go find yourself an adventure.