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Capilano University, North Vancouver, British Columbia

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Institute Mission

Capilano University is a teaching-focused university offering programs and services that enable students to succeed in their studies, ongoing education, chosen careers, lifelong pursuit of knowledge, and in their contribution as responsible citizens in a rapidly changing and diverse global community.

Institute Overview

Founded in 1968, Capilano University is one of the oldest publicly funded post-secondary institutions in British Columbia. With more than 7,000 students, the university welcomes over 600 international students from over 45 countries each semester. Known for its reputation for teaching excellence and innovation, Capilano University has distinguished itself by its commitment to student success. Capilano's main campus is located in North Vancouver just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver.


Capilano University offers a complete range of preparatory courses, university transfer courses, business and management studies, creative and applied arts programs, health and human services programs, plus a range of services in support of student learning and success. The university offers Bachelor Degrees, Arts & Science Transfer, Associate Degrees, Career/Vocation Diplomas and certificates in unique programs including Motion Picture Production, Early Childhood Education, Music Therapy, Tourism Management, Legal Studies, Global Stewardship, Engineering Transition and more. Credentials awarded from Capilano University are widely recognized throughout Canada and credits are easily transferred to schools in Canada and overseas.

Capilano University

Program Majors

  •  Applied Health Care & Technology
  •  Business Administration
  •  Computer Science
  •  Culinary, Travel & Hospitality
  •  Design & Applied Arts
  •  Education
  •  Engineering
  •  Humanities
  •  Natural Sciences
  •  Visual Arts

Degrees & Diplomas

  •  University Transfer Programs
  •  Certificates < 1 yr
  •  Diplomas 1 - 3 yrs
  •  Associate's Degrees 2 - 3 yrs
  •  Bachelor's Degrees 3 - 4 yrs

Admissions Criteria

Minimum GPA
 Open Admissions
English Language Proficiency   (Minimum Score)
TOEFL (Computer-based):
TOEFL (Internet-based):
TOEFL (Paper-based):
   Proficiency Assessed Upon Arrival/Test Scores Not Required/Varies by Program
Application Deadline
Notification of Acceptance
Fall Semester: 
Winter Semester: 
Spring Semester: 
Summer Semester: 
Rolling Notification/Varies by Program
International Application Fee (C$): 
International Annual Tuition (C$): 
8,296 - 13,396

Provincial Accreditation

  • British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education

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