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Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Surrey Campus

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Rank: 5,068
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Our faculty have extensive real-world experience in their field, and a passion for teaching

Student Experience
  • Enrolment and Admission
  • Tuition and other fees
  • Life experience
  • Job opportunities
  • Ability to settle


General Decription

Established by the government of British Columbia in 1981, Kwantlen, now Kwantlen Polytechnic University, has five campuses located in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia. KPU offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations in more than 140 programs. Almost 20,000 students annually attend courses at KPU campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Langley, Cloverdale, and Civic Plaza.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University currently offers a range of credentials, many of which are completely unique, to successfully meet the evolving needs of regional and global employment markets. Students have the opportunity to bridge certificate and diploma credentials into bachelor's degrees, creating the option of academic and professional enhancement of applied and technical programs.

Why choose Surrey Campus

Innovative Highlights

  • Open lab system with access to standard industry equipment such as optical microscopes, UV-visible spectrometers, centrifuges, atomic absorption spectrometers, gas chromatographs, telescopes and environment chambers
  • Psychology labs to conduct computer simulation exercises and research studies
  • Visual arts studios that accommodate many specialties including painting and ceramics and a public art gallery that showcases installations by students and visiting artists

Where thought meets action

  • KPU is Canada's only polytechnic university. We focus on hands-on skills, in addition to traditional academics.
  • Your education will go beyond books, with experiential learning opportunities like group projects, presentations, guest speakers, and more
  • Many of our programs include work experience terms, practicums, or cooperative education options
  • International learning opportunities all over the world through field schools, exchanges, study abroad opportunities, and more
  • We work closely with industry partners and organizations to ensure our graduates are well prepared to enter the workforce


  • KPU was formed in 1981, after separating from Douglas College. The university then took over the campus south of the Fraser River, where KPU continues to be present today.
  • In 1995, the institution became a degree-granting university college, and in 2008 became a polytechnic university
  • More than 20,000 students annually (over 12,000 full-time equivalency students)
  • 60,000+ registered alumni around the world
  • Over 200,000 students educated at KPU to date

Teaching-focused university

  • Our classes have a maximum of 35 students.
  • Student-centered learning environment that brings together students, instructors, guest lecturers, and industry experts
  • Our faculty have extensive real-world experience in their field, and a passion for teaching
  • Over 1,400 faculty and staff members
  • 70+ researchers working on active sponsored research projects
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Av Cost of Tuition/Year CAD$21,975.9
Cost of living/Year CAD$10,000
Application fee CAD$120
Estimated Total/Year CAD$32,095.9

Main majors

  • Accounting
  • Arts
  • Business Management

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