Kwantlen Polytechnic University, established in 1981 by the government of British Columbia. It is a public type university. The university is known for its courses such as Bachelor’s degree, Diplomas, Certificates and Citation in more than 120 programs.
|Type of University||Public|
|Programs||More than 120|
|Faculty Members||More than 1400|
|Number of Seats||On the basis of First Come First Serve|
|Basic Tuition Fees, Undergraduate International Students||CAD $11,996.48|
|Language for Courses||English|
|Test Scores Accepted||IELTS, TOEFL, PTE|
|Scores Required||IELTS: 6.5 with minimum 6 in each TOEFL: 88 with no subscore less than 20 PTE: 61 or higher|
KPU is affiliated to the institutions mentioned below:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University has its campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Cloverdale, and Langley.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers more than 120 programs. All these programs include career, vocational trades, and technology programs. Students can choose courses from under 8 different levels.
|Level 1 (38 programs)||Baccalaureate Degree|
|Level 2 (5 programs)||Post Baccalaureate Diploma|
|Level 3 (16 programs)||Associate Degree|
|Level 4 (23 programs)||Diploma|
|Level 5 (24 programs)||Certificate|
|Level 6 (12 programs)||Citation|
|Level 7 (1 program)||Certificate of Completion|
|Level 8 (9 programs)||Continuing & Professional Studies|
Other than the above-mentioned programs, the university also offers unique programs namely
Students can choose their classes schedule according to their convenience. Schedule for a program can be filtered as given below:
Day of the weeks
Daytime (Starts before 4 PM)
Evening (Starts 4 PM or later)
Important dates for submitting the application form is as below:
The documents required to submit along with application form is as follows:
|Name of the Test||Scores Required|
|IELTS||IELTS: 6.5 with minimum 6 in each|
|TOEFL||88 with no subscore less than 20|
|PTE||61 or higher|
Application Fees for International Applicants:
|Confirmation Deposit for Open Intake Programs (to accept the offer)||$1,000|
|Confirmation Deposit for Limited Intake Programs (to accept the offer)||$1,500|
Estimated Tuition fee for domestic students is as below:
Estimated Tuition fee for International students is as below:
No on-campus housing facility is provided by KPU. Following is the list of housing options:
Other Housing Options
Following is the list of other housing options students can opt:
Only those students can apply for the entrance scholarships and awards who admitted for the first time at KPU. KPU offers two types of scholarships which are as following:
Major Entrance Scholarships
Donor-funded Entrance Awards
**Apply for entrance Scholarships & Awards until September 13, 2018.
Students holding a valid work permit and are studying full time are only eligible to work on or off campus which is explained as below:
Without a work permit, students can work on their school campus. But, they must fulfill following conditions:
For working off-campus, students must fulfill following conditions:
Students must fulfill the following conditions to work after graduation in Canada:
KPU has a wide network of alumni. Some of them are noted below:
|Average Cost of Attendance||$16,014 / Year|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$16,014 / Year|
|Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Engineering Programs||Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists|
|Interior Design Programs||Council for Interior Design Accreditation|
|Language Programs||Languages Canada|
|Nursing Programs||Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing|
|Programs||Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs?|
|Programs||Canada's Association of I.T. Professionals|
based on 3 students ratings
I had a good score in all of my grade 11 and 12 courses. I heard of this college through info sessions at my high school and I heard that this is one of the best universities for Nursing. Moreover, KPU offers many other programs and it is easy to shift from one program to another if our interest changes.
I wanted to do something in health care and couldn't think of any other profession better than this. I want to help people in the hospital setting, emotionally, physically and psychologically. I wanted to be in a type of profession where I can help my community and help heal them quickly and provide the best of my knowledge. I believe that when I become a nurse and if I can make a difference in any one person's life than what can be better than this.
I applied to Douglas and KPU. I get to know about all the fee structure through the website of KPU. It was close to my residence, so the daily commute was very easy. Moreover, it had all the courses available which I needed at Surrey campus with available multiple timings so it was easy for me to manage my work along with my studies. I passed grade 12 from India from Guru Nanak Public Senior Secondary School, Amritsar with all A+.
I opted for this program because I want to go further in medical school and this is a prerequisite for my further studies. Our class size at KPU was around 35 students per section which were very convenient. The minimum requirement of scores from grade 12 was minimum C+ in all the courses of sciences. I gave two maths tests- Maths Assessment test and Maths placement test and I required to get at least 11/15 till section C.
It was my last resort and I know someone that works there as a professor though not in my field. I messed up my application for my wanted university and I did not realize until later so I just applied for this one.
It is okay. It is necessary for some courses but not all and it is long. A lot of the content can be learned online without being in school. I would rather not pay and spend 4 years completing the program.