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Capilano University was established in 1968 and is based out of North Vancouver and has regional campuses in Squamish and Sechelt. Known for its reputation for teaching excellence and innovation, Capilano University has distinguished itself by its commitment to student success.

 Nearly 1, 000 international students from 67 countries are enrolled on various programs at Capilano University.

Credentials awarded include bachelor degrees, associate degrees, post-baccalaureate diplomas, advanced diplomas, certificates and statements of completion. Credentials awarded from Capilano University are widely recognized throughout Canada and credits are easily transferred to schools in Canada and overseas.

 At Capilano University, students are safe, comfortable and challenged, and find the individual attention that can make a difference to their achievements.

All students must have a level of English sufficient to write assignments, understand class lectures, and take part in class discussions.

•             Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.5 overall and no one score less than 6.

Successful Completion of secondary school (Grade 12) or equivalent with a minimum 2.0 (60%) GPA calculated on top three academic Grade 12 courses. (Minimum 50% in main subjects based on standard Indian scale).

Completion of an undergraduate degree from a recognized institution with a cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 2.0 or higher with preference given to students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher on the final two years of study.

Associate Degrees

Capilano University offers the following associate degrees and associate degree specializations:

•             Associate of Arts

•             Associate of Arts - Applied Ethics

•             Associate of Arts - Art History

•             Associate of Arts - Creative Writing

•             Associate of Arts - English

•             Associate of Arts - Global Stewardship

•             Associate of Arts - Psychology

•             Associate of Science

•             Associate of Science - Biology

Bachelor Degrees

Capilano University offers the following bachelor degrees:

•             Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behaviour Analysis - Autism 

•             Bachelor of Arts with a major in Liberal Studies

•             Bachelor of Business Administration

•             Bachelor of Communication Studies

•             Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication

•             Bachelor of Early Childhood Care and Education 

•             Bachelor of Legal Studies (Paralegal) 

•             Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts 

•             Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies 

•             Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies - Performance/Composition 

•             Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies - Education

•             Bachelor of Music Therapy 

•             Bachelor of Performing Arts

•             Bachelor of Tourism Management 


•             Accounting Assistant

•             Acting for Stage and Screen

•             Advanced Arts & Entertainment Management

•             Advanced Wilderness Leadership

•             Applied Science: Engineering

•             Business Administration - Advanced

•             Business Administration

•             Cinematography for Film and Video

•             Conducting in Music

•             Documentary

•             Early Childhood Care & Education

•             Early Childhood Care and Education - Infant & Toddler

•             Early Childhood Care and Education - Special Needs

•             Education and Employment Access

•             Education Assistant

•             EAP - English Language Foundations I

•             EAP - English Language Foundations 2

•             EAP - English Language Fundamentals

•             EAP - Capilano Academic English Preparation I

•             Health Care Assistant

•             Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking Advanced

•             Legal Administrative Assistant

•             Lil’wat Nation Language & Culture

•             Local Government Administration

•             Local Government Administration - Advanced

•             Local Government Leadership Development

•             Magazine Publishing

•             Motion Picture Arts

•             Paralegal Certificate and Certificate Online

•             Retail Business Fundamentals

•             Sechelt Nation Language & Culture

•             Squamish Language and Culture

•             Theatre Institute - Directing Concentration

•             Theatre Institute - Production Concentration


Capilano University offers the following diploma programs:

•             Academic Studies 

•             Accounting Assistant 

•             Acting for Stage and Screen 

•             Arts and Entertainment Management 

•             Business Administration 

•             Advanced Business Administration - Accounting 

•             Advanced Business Administration - General Management 

•             Advanced Business Administration - International Business Studies 

•             Advanced Business Administration - Marketing 

•             Advanced Business Administration - Strategic HR Management 

•             Animation, 2D and Visual Development 

•             Animation, 3D for Film and Games

•             Communication Studies 

•             Community Leadership and Social Change

•             Costuming for Stage and Screen 

•             Digital Visual Effects 

•             Early Childhood Care & Education 

•             Engineering Transition 

•             General Studies 

•             Human Kinetics (Exercise Science Stream) 

•             Human Kinetics (Physical Education Stream) 

•             Illustration/Design: Elements & Applications (IDEA) 

•             Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking

•             Jazz Studies

•             Legal Administrative Management

•             Local Government Administration

•             Motion Picture Production 

•             Music 

•             Musical Theatre 

•             Outdoor Recreation Management 

•             Paralegal 

•             Rehabilitation Assistant 

•             Technical Theatre 

•             Tourism Management Co-op 

•             Tourism Management for International Students 


Graduate Diplomas

•             International Management graduate diploma

•             North American and International Management graduate diploma


Post Baccalaureates

•             Applied Behaviour Analysis (Autism) certificate

•             Applied Behaviour Analysis (Autism) diploma

•             Early Childhood Care and Education diploma

•             Hotel and Resort Management diploma

•             North American Business Management diploma

•             North American Business Management Applied diploma

•             Tourism Marketing and Development diploma


A short distance from campus, the CapU Residence holds approximately 250 students, in a mix of furnished  single and shared accommodation, three meals a day , offers a vibrant and mixed student community.

Students have other options for accommodation: stay with a host family in a homestay environment, stay in fully furnished housing pre-arranged by an accommodation company, or make arrangements for rental accommodations.

The Students’ Union has tied up with a number of housing services agencies in Vancouver to provide accommodation options for students.


Financial Aid and Awards is committed to supporting students and assisting them in formulating a plan to finance their education

Capilano University administers a variety of scholarships and awards each term that may be open to international students, including CIE International Student Awards and CIE International Student Scholarships.  Applications may be required.

Entrance Awards recognize excellence in scholastic, athletic and artistic achievement as well as demonstrated leadership and community involvement.

Entrance Scholarships and Awards open to international students include:

•             Athletic Entrance Awards

•             Canadian Offshore School Entrance Awards

•             Capilano Achievement Scholarships (CAPA)

•             Capilano Program Awards (CAPP)

•             Capilano Excellence Scholarships (CAPX)

•             Capilano University Graduate Program Entrance Awards

•             International Students Entrance Awards

•             Maple Leaf Education Systems (MLES) Entrance Awards


Quick Facts





Tuition and other fees varies by program with the most popular programs ranging from $11,200 to $ $28,500 per year (estimate of yearly fees is available on the website). You will also be required to pay for textbooks and mandatory international student health insurance coverage.


Students can expect to budget approximately $1,000 per month for ALL living costs. In addition to your tuition fees, the cost of living will depend on your personal circumstances.



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