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Learn About Your Options

Making the right choice for you on the path through post-secondary is important but also presents options that can be hard to pick between. Capilano University has a dedicated team of professionals focused on getting you through those uncertainties feeling confident you've selected the best path for academic progress.



About Capilano University

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

Our main campus is in North Vancouver, located in a natural environment on the slopes of the North Shore and only a 20-minute drive from downtown Vancouver. The beauty of the campus and the quality of education attract students from around the world. Capilano University also has a regional campus in Sechelt that serves the community of the Sunshine Coast. 

Fast Facts:

  • 9,556 Students enrolled in credit programs
  • 97 Programs to choose from
  • 15 Bachelor's Degrees

    (Capilano University announced in October of 2020 that a Bachelor of Kiniesiology degree will be available starting in the fall of 2021)

  • Capilano University is a member since 2012 of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and a member since 2020 of Universities Canada
  • 25 Diplomas offered
  • 20 Certificates offered
  • 25.4 Average class size
  • 95% of CapU Bachelor's Degree grads are satisfied with their education
  • 96% of CapU Bachelor's Degree grads are in the labour force



The following links provide information on the academic credentials offered at Capilano University. 

Capilano University Viewbook

CapU's Viewbook includes details on all of CapU's programs as well as admission deadlines and fees, statistics, and student testimonials.


International Student Guide

The International Student Guide illustrates the academic programs available and English-language requirements for entry to the University. The Guide also has facts on the CapU community, campus facts and figures and international student testimonials.

Centre for International Experience (CIE)

CapU is home to a vast and diverse body of students from all over the world. Learn more about support services and initiatives at your 'home away from home'.

Financial Awards Applications

Taking time to put forward an application for a financial award can make a big difference to your post-secondary education. For current and returning students, click the link directly below. For future students, see the link below that.

Current and returning students - visit this information page to find out deadlines and application guidelines

Future CapU studentsvisit this information page on the official University website for details.

Other options include external awards opportunities made available through government, non-profit organizations and private interests. Click the following link for more information: External Awards 

Capilano University Calendar

The university calendar contains academic information, as well as the details of specific courses at Capilano in all programs. There is also a link to the Academic Schedule, which includes important dates for the 2020-21 academic year.

Visit CapU: Tours & More (Currently not available)

There are several ways to visit and get to know Capilano's beautiful campus in North Vancouver. You can sign-up for a student-led campus tour, register for one of the several Explore CapU Open House events held throughout the year, or attend a program's Special Event or Open House.

Apply Now

Follow the link above to the Capilano University online application.