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Why Choose KPU

From certificates to bachelor degrees, to small class sizes and flexible scheduling - KPU has something for you!

Transfer to KPU 

See how easy it is to move over to KPU with your existing credits

How to Apply 

Find the entrance requirements for all of our programs

Financial Assistance & Awards

Students who are being admitted to KPU for the first time are invited to apply for entrance scholarships and awards


Find upcoming info sessions and campus tours to get all of the information you need

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Why Choose KPU

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

Applied learning in each class including projects, group work, presentations, guest speakers, and field trips. Built-in practicums allow you to get practical experience and network with professionals. Find a program with a practicum component

Flexible Scheduling allows you to take courses full-time or part-time with classes in the morning, afternoon or evening. Some online courses are also available. 

Highly Transferrable programs at KPU, recognizing previous education within BC and around the world. Learn more about Transfer Options with KPU.

Study abroad and field school opportunities prepare you for a global marketplace and incorporates travel in your education!

Sport and Recreation activities for all students! Register for free fitness classes during trials week, or train on campus at our fitness centre

Student Life & Orientation - Learn more about student life at KPU including orientation, clubs and events and get involved!

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Transfer to KPU

  1. Find your program
  2. Determine entrance requirements and deadlines
  3. Submit your transcripts
  4. Accept your admissions offer
  5. Register for courses
  6. Pay tuition

Flexible Options & Life Balance - At KPU we understand our students have many responsibilities and thus we created flexible and supportive student experience. 

  • Course times - At KPU, YOU pick and choose course times that fit your schedule
  • Online learning - Some courses are offered online. Learn more
  • Location - You can take classes at any one of our four campuses - Surrey, Langley, Richmond, or Cloverdale. We have a shuttle that runs between campuses
  • Laddering - KPU offers over 140 programs ranging from 1 year certificates to 4 year bachelor degrees. Laddering allows you to build onto a post-secondary credential you already have and enables you to complete your KPU education in a shorter period of time. As an example, a student who has completed a 2 year diploma in business management at KPU or another college could "ladder" those credits into a 3rd year of one of our BBA degree programs. Note that in some cases "bridging courses" may need to be taken and that not all programs at KPU offer laddering and each situation is reviewed to determine transferability.
  • Student Services - We have over 30 student services including counselling, advising, and our learning centre dedicated to help you be successful in your studies. Learn more

Resources for Transfer Students

  • BC Transfer Guide - See how courses and credits transfer between institutions in British Columbia.
  • Upgrading Courses at KPU - find out how KPU courses can help you upgrade and improve your previous classes.
  • Prior Learning Assessment - Have significant experience through work, training or informal experiences? It's possible to receive university credit for it!

How to Apply

KPU is a proudly open access university where learners benefit from inspiring educators, a vibrant campus and community life, open and creative learning environments and relavent research and scholarship. Our programs blend academic excellence with hands-on, experiential learning and purposeful community engagement.  

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Financial Assistance & Awards

Students who are being admitted to KPU for the first time are invited to apply for entrance scholarships and awards. KPU offers two types: 

  • KPU Major Entrance Scholarships
  • Donor-Funded Entrance Awards

The application deadline for all scholarships is April 11, 2017. For full details, required documents, and application procedures, go to 

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Events and Campus Tours

We have Info sessions, campus tours, open houses and tons of other events so that you can get acquainted with us. Check out our calendar to find out what's coming up next!

Calendar of Events  Campus Tours 


Contact Us

Drop-In Sessions - Not sure who you should contact for help? If you are a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident and: 

  1. Are interested in learning about KPU
  2. Have not yet applied to KPU
  3. Have questions about your KPU application
  4. Have been admitted but have not yet accepted your offer

You can meet with one of our knowledgeable Recruitment Coordinators who will answer your questions and provide you guidance and advice to make your application to KPU smooth and successful. No appointment necessary, just drop in and visit us!

KPU Surrey 

(Main, 104)

KPU Richmond 

(Room 1566)

KPU Langley

(West Building, 1059)

KPU Tech (Cloverdale)

(Room 1122)

Tuesdays, 2-6pm

Thursdays, 1-4pm 

Mondays, 1-4pm

Fridays, 1-4pm

Wednesdays, 1-4pm Wednesdays, 1-4pm


We're here to help!

If you have questions about programs, how to apply, or where you'll fit in here, the Future Students' Office is the place to start.



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