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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

  • Public University, Estd 1981
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • 37 Courses

University Highlights

  • Canada's only polytechnic university
  • In-school apprenticeship and foundation training
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Work and volunteer opportunities on and off-campus
  • More than 30 student services
  • Provides almost $2 million in scholarships and awards
  • Learning Centre and advising available
  • Resources for Aboriginal students
  • High-tech labs, classrooms, studios, and facilities
  • 21 externally funded projects
  • Accessible to those with visual and mobility impairments
  • An acceptance rate of 73%

University at a Glance

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University started its journey as Canada's only polytechnic university in 1981. Commonly known as KPU, this university is a public undergraduate university in British Columbia, Canada. It celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2021. Over 200,000 students have graduated from this university in these forty years. Currently, it has around 20,000 students and a large part of them are international. Now, 60,000+ registered alumni around the world call KPU their alma mater. Over 1,400 faculty and staff members are responsible for making the university what it is today.

The university is set across 5 campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Langley, Cloverdale, and Civic Plaza. The main campus is the one in Surrey. All five campuses are part of a wider community and are easily accessible. Accessibility services, academic advising, bookstores, and libraries are available on-campus. Students can also access a learning centre and counselling services. Multifaith centres, prayer rooms, and health and dental benefits are some other perks of the campuses. Kwantlen Polytechnic University also emphasizes sports and recreation and thus, has a gym on its main campus. The campuses also house high-tech labs, studios, classrooms, and facilities as well as fitness centres and workout spaces.
KPU offers 140 bachelor's, certificate, associate, diploma, apprenticeship, and citation programs. The following faculties overlook these programs:

  • Faculty of Academic and Career Advancement 
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Trades & Technology
  • Faculty of Science & Horticulture
  • Faculty of Health
  • School of Business
  • Wilson School of Design

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is a place where thoughts meet actions and education goes beyond books. Students have the opportunity to engage in experiential learning. International learning opportunities are also readily available. Students can gain work experience through the university too. They may also apply for scholarships and other forms of financial aid, whether they are local or international students. Some scholarships cater to Indigenous and Aboriginal students.70+ researchers are working on active sponsored research projects at KPU. 21 of the ongoing projects are externally funded. This university is also associated with the following organizations:

  • Universities Canada
  • International Association of Universities
  • Post-Secondary Employers’ Association
  • Canada-India Business Council
  • Vancouver Board of Trade
  • BC Association of Institutes and Universities
  • Business Council of BC
  • Trades Training Consortium British Columbia
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment

Fees & Admissions Requirements

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Admission Requirements
Application feesCAD 120 - 120
  • Undergraduate
    Duration: 4 Years - 7 Years
    1st Year Tution Fees: $2.6K


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    12666, 72nd Avenue, Surrey BC, V3W 2M8, Canada
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