Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is a public and fully accredited post-secondary institution in British Columbia, Canada. KPU has 4 campuses located throughout the Metro Vancouver region in Surrey, Richmond, Cloverdale, and Langley.

  • Average Tuition CAD 11,996
  • Students 20,000
  • International Students 28%
  • Total Annual Cost CAD 29,416
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

With a student population of over 20,000, KPU is among the leading higher education providers in British Columbia. KPU has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened the doors to success for more than 250,000 people. As a polytechnic university, KPU provides high quality education that blends traditional theory with practical learning and experience.

Students at KPU can choose from over 120 unique programs, including bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Our university is comprised of seven Faculties: the Faculty of Arts, School of Business, Faculty of Health, Wilson School of Design, and the Faculty of Trades and Technology, Faculty of Science and Horticulture, and the Faculty of Academic and Career Advancement. 

  • 013rd largest University in metro Vancouver Over 70 different countries are represented at KPU. Maximum class size of 35 students. One-on-one counseling. There is a special team for international students available on campus. KPU's Career Service Department can help you coaching and offer job-finding resources for graduates or summer employments 6,000$ home-stay program off campus is the cheapest accommodation
  • 02Innovative programs: Diploma in Brewing and Brewery Operation; BA of Applied Science in Sustainable Agriculture; Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Technical Design KPU offers 10 Co-op programs School of Business: available intake in September (opens Nov 1)/January (opens May 1)/May (opens July 1) School of Design: September (very famous!)

Bachelor Programs

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    Accounting

    CAD 10,299 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarized, interpreted and communicated. Please visit http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2017-18/business/accounting/index.html for more information on the different credentials KPU offers in this program. Tuition fees are based on one year's tuition at 9 credits/semester. Tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic years are $572.20/credit.

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    Anthropology

    CAD 10,299 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs. Please visit http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2017-18/arts/anthropology/index.html for more information on the different credentials KPU offers in this program. Tuition fees are based on one year's tuition at 9 credits/semester. Tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic years are $572.20/credit.

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    Biology

    CAD 10,299 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations. Please visit http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2017-18/science-hort/biology/index.html for more information on the different credentials KPU offers in this program. Tuition fees are based on one year's tuition at 9 credits/semester. Tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic years are $572.20/credit.

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    Criminology

    CAD 10,299 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of crime as a sociopathological phenomenon, the behavior of criminals, and the social institutions evolved to respond to crime. Includes instruction in the theory of crime, psychological and social bases of criminal behavior, social value systems and the theory of punishment, criminal law and criminal justice systems, penology, rehabilitation and recidivism, studies of specific types of crime, social attitudes and policy, and applications to specific issues in law enforcement administration and policy. Please visit http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2017-18/arts/criminology/index.html for more information on the different credentials KPU offers in this program. Tuition fees are based on one year's tuition at 9 credits/semester. Tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic years are $572.20/credit.

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    English

    CAD 16,500 Tuition Fee

    The main aim of a degree in English is to provide students with a broadly based but detailed understanding of the history of English literature and the literatures of Canada, the United States, and other English-speaking countries around the world. Students are encouraged to examine literature in its social, historical, and cultural contexts, and to relate the literary works they read not only to the historical periods in which they were produced, but also to the world in which we live today. Please visit http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2017-18/arts/english/index.html for more information on the different credentials KPU offers in this program. Tuition fees are based on one year's tuition at 9 credits/semester. Tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic years are $572.20/credit.

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    Entrepreneurial Leadership

    CAD 10,299 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. Includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills. Please visit http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2017-18/business/entrepreneurialleadership/index.html for more information on the different credentials KPU offers in this program. Tuition fees are based on one year's tuition at 9 credits/semester. Tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic years are $572.20/credit.

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    Fashion Marketing

    CAD 10,299 Tuition Fee

    Fashion marketing is the process of managing the flow of merchandise from the initial selection of designs to be produced to the presentation of products to retail customers, with the goal of maximizing a company's sales and profitability. Successful fashion marketing depends on understanding consumer desire and responding with appropriate messages, materials and execution of marketing plans. Please visit http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2017-18/design/fashionmarketing/index.html for more information on the different credentials KPU offers in this program. Tuition fees are based on one year's tuition at 9 credits/semester. Tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic years are $572.20/credit.

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    Graphic Design for Marketing

    CAD 10,299 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations. Please visit http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2017-18/design/graphicdesignmarketing/index.html for more information on the different credentials KPU offers in this program. Tuition fees are based on one year's tuition at 9 credits/semester. Tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic years are $572.20/credit.

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    History

    CAD 16,500 Tuition Fee

    In the History program you will study the peoples, cultures, economic, and political systems that have, cumulatively, shaped the world in which we live today. You will also study the many ways in which the history of the past has been told. Please visit http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2017-18/arts/history/index.html for more information on the different credentials KPU offers in this program. Tuition fees are based on one year's tuition at 9 credits/semester. Tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic years are $572.20/credit.

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    Horticulture

    CAD 10,299 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of plants, related microbial organisms, and plant habitats and ecosystem relations. Includes instruction in plant anatomy and structure, phytochemistry, cytology, plant genetics, plant morphology and physiology, plant ecology, plant taxonomy and systematics, paleobotany, and applications of biophysics and molecular biology. Please visit http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2017-18/science-hort/horticulture/index.html for more information on the different credentials KPU offers in this program. Tuition fees are based on one year's tuition at 9 credits/semester. Tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic years are $572.20/credit.

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    Human Resources Management

    CAD 10,299 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations. Please visit http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2017-18/business/humanresourcesmanagement/index.html for more information on the different credentials KPU offers in this program. Tuition fees are based on one year's tuition at 9 credits/semester. Tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic years are $572.20/credit.

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    Information Technology

    CAD 10,299 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs. Includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design. Please visit http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2017-18/business/informationtechnology/index.html for more information on the different credentials KPU offers in this program. Tuition fees are based on one year's tuition at 9 credits/semester. Tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic years are $572.20/credit.

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    Journalism

    CAD 10,299 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news and that prepares individuals to be professional print journalists, news editors, and news managers. Includes instruction in news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism. Please visit http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2017-18/arts/journalism/index.html for more information on the different credentials KPU offers in this program. Tuition fees are based on one year's tuition at 9 credits/semester. Tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic years are $572.20/credit.

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    Marketing

    CAD 10,299 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets. Please visit http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2017-18/business/marketing/index.html for more information on the different credentials KPU offers in this program. Tuition fees are based on one year's tuition at 9 credits/semester. Tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic years are $572.20/credit.

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    Mathematics

    CAD 10,299 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations. Please visit http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2017-18/science-hort/mathematics/index.html for more information on the different credentials KPU offers in this program. Tuition fees are based on one year's tuition at 9 credits/semester. Tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic years are $572.20/credit.

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    Music

    CAD 10,299 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting. Please visit http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2017-18/arts/music/index.html for more information on the different credentials KPU offers in this program. Tuition fees are based on one year's tuition at 9 credits/semester. Tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic years are $572.20/credit.

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    Philosophy

    CAD 10,299 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines. Please visit http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2017-18/arts/philosophy/index.html for more information on the different credentials KPU offers in this program. Tuition fees are based on one year's tuition at 9 credits/semester. Tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic years are $572.20/credit.

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    Physics

    CAD 10,299 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods. Please visit http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2017-18/science-hort/physics/index.html for more information on the different credentials KPU offers in this program. Tuition fees are based on one year's tuition at 9 credits/semester. Tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic years are $572.20/credit.

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    Political Science

    CAD 10,299 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes. Please visit http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2017-18/arts/politicalscience/index.html for more information on the different credentials KPU offers in this program. Tuition fees are based on one year's tuition at 9 credits/semester. Tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic years are $572.20/credit.

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    Psychology

    CAD 10,299 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity. Please visit http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2017-18/arts/psychology/index.html for more information on the different credentials KPU offers in this program. Tuition fees are based on one year's tuition at 9 credits/semester. Tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic years are $572.20/credit.

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    Sociology

    CAD 10,299 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems. Please visit http://www.kpu.ca/calendar/2017-18/arts/sociology/index.html for more information on the different credentials KPU offers in this program. Tuition fees are based on one year's tuition at 9 credits/semester. Tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic years are $572.20/credit.

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  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 86
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50

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    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    KPU offers a wide range of scholarships, bursaries, and awards to provide dedicated students with financial assistance. Over $2,000,000 in donor-funded awards are available annually for all KPU students, including international students. International students are encouraged to apply for scholarships and awards; however, they are not eligible for bursaries or awards where criteria includes financial need.

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          • Testimony
            2010-2016

            My experience at KPU in the 4 years I have been attending has been phenomenal! Small class sizes help learning and really connecting with all the students in your program. Also, the KSA is always putting on great events in the courtyard that bring the entire campus together. All campuses have unique layouts and the atmosphere is very positive and friendly.

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            2010-2015, BBA

            The learning criteria set by the Kwantlen School of Business requires students to perform at industry standard in order to be successful in their degree programs. I have learned and applied these experience through the partnerships with local businesses in various audit projects. Being immersed in these various industries gave me an amount of knowledge that can't simply be learnt through lectures and textbook. I highly recommend students who want on-the-job experience to seek this institution for your future!

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            1996-1999, Marketing

            I learned so much from Art Coren and David Ross while I was at Kwantlen. Both professors had quite different , but engaging ways of leveraging their past experiences to tell great stories. David was very hard on us at times, but his intentions were always clear. He wanted to prepare us for the reality of the job market. Art was a little more creative in his ways of teaching but just as effective. He made us think outside the box. Both of these guys helped me evolve as a Entrepreneur . They laid the foundation for who I am as a leader today. I cannot express how much I appreciate , how much they inspired me to do more and expect more of myself and the people around me. All the above said the best part of learning from them , was it was a lot of fun. If Kwantlen Polytechnic University hired these guys, I am sure they have hired a few more.