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    Quest University Canada (QUC) Squamish Courses, Rankings, Admission Criteria, Fee & Scholarships

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    The Quest University Canada is a private not-for-profit University located in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. The University is a focused university on the liberal arts and sciences and offers one degree i.e. Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree. The University has around 600 students representing around 40 countries around the world. Around 70% of the students get the opportunity to go abroad at least once.

    Quest University was accredited by the Degree Quality Assessment Board (DQAB) under the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education in 2006, a status renewed in 2016 following rigorous review of policies and programs. The University is one of the best British Columbia Education Quality Assurance approved post-secondary private institutions. The University ranks at the top in almost every category in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

    Quest University Campus


    University Type Private
    Establishment Year 2002
    Location Squamish, British Columbia
    Campus Setting Urban
    Campus Accommodation Available
    Level of Program Undergraduate
    Total Enrollment 600
    Maximum Class Size 20
    Work Study Available
    Financial Aid Scholarships

    Quest University Campus

    • The Quest University campus is at a distance of 45 km north from Whistler and 60 km north of Vancouver.
    • The University supports sustainable construction through geothermal heating and cooling.
    • Vancouver is recognized as one of the best cities in Canada and around the world that offers great cultural offerings and healthcare, dining, shopping.

    Quest University Residence

    • Quest University provides accessible on-campus housing for students, including priority for a private bedroom in Quest’s student housing.
    • Other requirements such as parking privileges for a vehicle required by an applicant or Student as a result of his or her protected characteristic services, assignment to a certain floor or unit.
    • The Peaks Residence comprising Ossa, Red Tusk, Ionia and Serratus is the most preferred accommodation for students. It is named after the 4 Tantalus range peaks.

    Quest University Courses

    • Quest University offers only one interdisciplinary degree i.e. Bachelor of Arts and Sciences.
    • The course duration is divided into a foundation program (year 1 and 2) and a concentration program (year 3 and 4).
    • The block plan allows students to take one course at a time for 3.5 weeks.
    • The University offers courses such as Commedia (also known as the Divine Comedy).
    • Quest also offers Leaders in Elite Athletics and Performance program (LEAP) in which high-level performers and athletes have a chance to get a great education while thriving in their sport or art.

    Quest University Application Process

    Quest University welcomes applications from students all around the world given they fulfill entry requirements for the choice of program.

    How to Apply?

    Applicants seeking admission to Quest University must take note of the following points:

    Application Portal: Quest Application or Common Application

    Application Fee: 20 CAD

    Application Deadline: The following deadlines must be followed for submitting applications:

    Early Action Deadline December 1
    Early Decision Deadline December 1
    Regular Decision Deadline February 15

    Admission Requirements: The following documents must be submitted along with the application for admission:

    • High school transcript
    • Long and short application essays
    • Bursary application form
    • Scholarship application form
    • Interview

    Optional documents:

    • Original work piece such as artistic portfolio, video statement or project
    • Reference letters from educators or community members
    • SAT/ACT scores
    • An additional writing pieces
    • Your professional resume or CV

    English Language Proficiency

    The minimum score required to prove proficiency in English language are as follows:

    Test Minimum Requirements
    TOEFL 580 (Paper-based)
    90 (Internet-based)
    IELTS 6.5
    Duolingo 110

    Quest University Cost of Attendance

    • The cost of attendance for Quest University is given in the table below. Students must note that the cost of living in Canada is a variable expense as it depends on the personal preferences of the students.
    Expense Canadian (in CAD) International (in CAD)
    Tuition 35,000 35,000
    Accommodation 8,200 8,200
    Unlimited Meal Plan 5,680 5,680
    Books 350 350
    Student Association Fee 200 200
    Medical Insurance - 650
    Personal Travel 0 – 2,500 0 – 2,500
    Personal Expenses 2,000 2,000
    Total 49,430 – 53,930 50,0800 – 54,580

    Quest University Scholarships/Financial Aid

    • In the form of financial support, Quest University offers scholarships, bursaries, student line of credit, Quest fee payment deferrals, Government student financial assistance programs, campus employment program, student budgeting etc.
    • 85% of the students receive financial aid from the university. To apply for Quest scholarships, students must submit an application at the time of admission.
    • International students at Quest University are eligible to receive the Presidential Scholarship. The details of this scholarship are as follows:
      • Presidential Scholarship is awarded to students who have outstanding academic records as well as demonstrate curiosity, leadership qualities and willingness to contribute towards the university. This award is available for all applicants and the value ranges between 2,000 to 8,000 CAD per year.
      • LEAP Scholarship (Presidential) is awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence as well as art or sport and designed for athletes and performers of the professional level. The value of this award is 5,000 CAD per year.
      • GAP Year Scholarship is awarded to successful applicants renewable for four years. The value of this award is 5,000 CAD per year and constitutes the first portion of Presidential Scholarship.

    Quest University Alumni Network

    The Quest University Canada Alumni Association (QUCAA) organizes a number of special events for alumni throughout the year. Some notable alumni of Quest University are:

    • Juan Pablo Alcocer - Sustainability and Strategy Analyst at Grupo Alego
    • Isha Aran - Staff Writer at Splinter
    • Michalina Hunter - Co-founder of Squamish Food Policy Council
    • Taylor Lehnhart - Fisheries Management Officer at Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Calum Matthews - Community and Industry Specialist at Tourism Vancouver Island

    Quest University Placements

    • The Campus Employment Program of the Quest University provides an opportunity for students to work on campus while continuing their educational programs.
    • All campus employment positions pay an hourly wage (+ 4%vacation pay).
    • A limited opportunity for full-time working or part-time generally available beyond the standard academic year following the end of the spring term.
    • Since there are a limited number of campus positions students who are receiving a Quest Bursary are given priority in the hiring process but cannot be guaranteed a job.

    Quest University Career Services offers one-to-one support for a week of career skill and career exploration panels and career development related programming workshops, Job Fair, workshops on marketing, Quest degree online resources, job listings, etc.


    Ques. What is the total enrolment of the students in the University?

    Ans. The University has a total of 600 students enrolled.

    Ques.Where can the students apply for admissions to the University?

    Ans. The international applicants can apply through the online portal present on the University’s website. The students can apply through the Common application or the Quest application.

    Ques. Does the University offer on-campus housing opportunities?

    Ans. Yes, the University offers on-campus opportunities along with off-campus options as well.

    Ques. What is the cost of attendance for international students attending the University?

    Ans. The cost of attendance is 50,800 CAD to 54,580 CAD.

    Ques. What is the application fee of the University?

    Ans. The application fee is 20 CAD.

    Ques.What does the cost of attendance include?

    Ans. The cost of attendance for the University includes the tuition and fees along with the meal plans and housing expenses including other expenses and costs as well.

    Ques.What is the international student percentage of the university?

    Ans. The University has 46% of the international students in the student body.

    Ques. What are the scholarships or financial aid options available for the international students?

    Ans. The University offers financial aids in the form of loans, scholarships, grants, and many more. Some of the examples include LEAP Scholarship, Presidential scholarship, GAP Year scholarship, and many more.

    Ques.Is there any helpdesk for the students to clear their queries?

    Ans. Yes, the students can contact the University through or through the telephone at 604.898.8000.

    Ques. Does the University offer diploma courses?

    Ans. No, the University does not offer the diploma courses.


    $ 26,9101st YEAR

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 15

    Application Deadline



    7.2 / 10

    Quest University Canada Overview

    Insitution type
    Private (Not for Profit)
    Student Population
    DLI Number
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $26,910 / Year

    Admission & dates

    Test Scores For International Applicants

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    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    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

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $26,910 / Year
    On Campus
    Riverside and Peak side Residency
    $6,200 / Year


    College Rating

    Based on 3 Students Rating

    7.7 out of 10
    9.0/10Social Life


    7.2 /10

    It is because of the block program and the small size community. The immersion in class and diversity drove me to this wonderful place. There is immense learning every day and that is what I find phenomenal.

    Course Curriculum :

    I think this course is fantastic and special caters to what the 21st century if education should look like. There is so much immersion in the studies. Most things are practical and students based discussion as well.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    7.2 /10

    I really liked Quest because it is different from every other college, students study through a Block Program and can focus on one class at a time. Quest also gives you the freedom to design your own degree and really really cares about its students.

    Course Curriculum :

    Quest operates on a Block Program so you take a credit class for a month, work hard learn everything there is to learn, and move on to another class, this is a great format as it helps students focus on one thing at a time and give it their best as well as learn a variety of subjects. It has really helped me critically think and actually understand concepts instead of learning only to worry about grades.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8.8 /10

    I chose this school because of the soccer team, the block program, and because it is close to home. also because it is a liberal arts and sciences school that allows me to receive an interdisciplinary education

    Course Curriculum :

    great curriculum because it is interdisciplinary and so you get a variety of different courses and get to test all the different subject matters before really choosing what you want to specialize in.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    3200 University Blvd, Squamish, BC V8B 0N8,

    Nearby this campus

    • Bus Station
    • Pharmacy
    • Shopping Mall
    • Hospital
    • Airport

    Bus Station

    University at The Crescent (NB)0.10 km
    Quest University0.18 km
    University at The Crescent (EB)0.32 km
    Boulevard at Kintyre Dr0.40 km
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    Shopping Mall

    One Small Room2.34 km
    Squamish Station5.14 km
    Chieftain Centre5.46 km


    Squamish Airport (YSE)6.48 km


    Kaya Clinics2.33 km
    Independent Grocer Pharmacy2.36 km
    London Drugs2.37 km
    Loblaw pharmacy2.38 km
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    Hilltop House5.16 km
    Mountain Maternity5.52 km
    Physiofocus Squamish5.59 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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