About Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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About Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is a public post-secondary institution with four campuses located in the beautiful Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia. KPU offers bachelor’s  degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations in more than 200 programs. Our programs include Arts, Business, Sciences, Design, and English as a Second Language Studies and many more.

  • A Welcoming Climate ›› Vancouver’s coastal air brings temperatures that average 20°C in summertime and 2°C during the winter months
  • Public Transit ›› Vancouver’s TransLink provides extensive bus service, seaBus, and an automated rapid transit service called SkyTrain and the West Coast Express commuter rail
  • A Multicultural Cityscape ›› Vancouver is among the world’s most multicultural cities
  • Diverse Population ›› 17,500 students annually with 800 international students from around the world
  • Small Class Sizes ›› Maximum of 35 students per class with engaging faculty
  • Hands-on learning
  • Second largest faculty of business in western Canada

Tuition Fees :

International Student School Costs (CDN Dollars)
Based on 2 semesters and ten 3-credit courses
Application Fee $120
Tuition Fees (30 credits at $525 CDN per credit) $15,750
Student Association and Canadian Student Federation Fees $647
Library, Technology and Student Life Fees ($25 CDN per credit) $750
Student Extended Health and Dental Plan $187
Books and Learning Materials $1,200
Medical Insurance Costs $798
Subtotal $19,452
  • Calculate your tuition costs at: kpu.ca/calendar/2014-15/ar/tuitionfees.html
  • All costs are in Canadian dollars and are subject to change without notice.
  • Vocational Programs do not include the cost of specialized tools, equipment or safety gear. These fees vary depending on the program.

Student fees for vocational and continuous intake preparatory programs are based on a per week calculation. Below is an approximate budget for a student enrolled in a 6 week program, and a student in a 20 week program.

Non Semester-based Programs 6 Weeks 20 Weeks
Application Fee (non-refundable) $40 $40
Tuition Fees ($114.20/week) $685 $2,284
Student Association Fees and Multipass $152 $427
Library, Technology and StudentLife Fees ($7.99/week) $48 $160
Student Extended Healthand Dental Plan $190/year $190/year
Subtotal: $1, 125 $3,111

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has the largest number of students enrolled in the institution’s 30-year history, with 14,382 students (as of September 9) attending classes this semester alone. The total number of students is several hundred higher when compared with the start of the fall 2012 term, with increased enrolments of both domestic and international students. In addition to overall growth, Kwantlen Polytechnic University has seen notable increases in specific areas, as compared with fall 2012 numbers:

  • The 1,357 international students studying at Kwantlen Polytechnic University this fall is up by close to 12% compared with last year’s start of semester figures
  • Students enrolled in online classes is up by 24%
  • Those studying offsite – for work experience, clinical experience, practicum – is up 30%, with 407 students out learning in the community
  • The School of Design will now be known as the Wilson School of Design and will launch the new $36 million industry-leading facility that will be a hub for fashion and design in Metro Vancouver

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