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Capilano University


Capilano University
  • Capilano University shortly known as CapU is a research-oriented Public University located in the heart of Metro Vancouver in British Columbia.
  • The University is named after the leader of Squamish people, Chief Joe Capilano.
  • Capilano University's main campus is located in North Vancouver, British Columbia surrounded by lush green bushes providing a calm environment provides top-notch facilities to students.
  • The other smaller regional campus is known as the Sunshine Coast Campus located in Sechelt, British Columbia serving the Sunshine Coast's local communities. The new campus is also introduced in North Vancouver's lower Lansdale.
  • Capilano University offers numerous undergraduate, postgraduate, and dual degree programs, including a wide range of school of study.

Faculties and Departments

  • Faculty of Arts & Science
    • School of Social Science, Psychology and Liberal
    • School of Humanities
    • School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (S.T.E.M)
  • Faculty of Business & Professional Studies
    • School of Business
    • School of Communication
    • School of Legal Studies
  • Faculty of Education, Health & Human Development
    • School of Access & Academic Preparation
    • School of Allied Health
  • Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts
    • IDEA School of Design
    • School of Motion Picture Arts
    • School of Performing Arts
  • Faculty of Global & Community studies
    • School of Global Stewardship
    • School of Human Kinetics
    • School of Outdoor Recreation Management
    • School of Public Administration
    • School of Tourism Management

Why study at Capilano University?

  • Capilano University has 25:1 student-faculty ratio, which lead to one-on-one interaction between students and teachers.
  • B.C Students Outcomes Baccalaureate 2017-2019 says 95% of graduate students at Capilano University are satisfied by the education.
  • Last year, around 3,242 international students choose to study in Capilano University from 86 different countries.
  • Capilano University is the first University in Canada to receive accreditation from Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) in 2012 for its quality of teaching


Capilano University offers over 250 scholarships and funding for international students which includes:

  • Capilano University Achievement Access Award
  • Wong and Trainor Award
  • Capilano University Athletic Award
  • Xat's alanexw Siyam Award
  • Indigenous Students Bursary
  • Borden Lander Gervais Scholarship
  • Mary Neil Bursary
  • Neptune Terminal International Experience Award

Scholarships are provided to students with academic excellence records, and performance in extra-curricular activities.

College Life

  • Capilano University is known for sports excellence, as the University's sports team “Capilano Blues” has recently won both men and women CCAA Soccer Supremacy Award.
  • “The Blues” are based in the main campus of Capilano and has six men's and women's varsity sports teams.
  • The University's leading newspaper: The Capilano Courier is staffed by students and works independently of the University and students' society, the newspaper is published twice a month.
  • “The Capilano Review”- the University's art journal highlights the visual art, poetry, drama and fiction, it was established by the University's facility and became an independent publication in 2015.
  • Capilano University's Edition was founded in 2008. It is a book publishing imprints of Capilano Press Society focusing on the Canadian Avant-garde writing and art, now operating independently by the students as Cue Books.
  • As soon as the student is admitted to the University, it is mandatory to enroll in the Capilano Students' Union (CSU). It is a resident student society of Capilano Students.

Programs offered

Capilano University offers

  • 14 Bachelor Degree
  • 7 Associate Degree
  • 26 Certificate Programs
  • 29 Diploma Programs and many more

Capilano University offer two pathway program in

  • Business Administration
  • Early Childhood Care

University also offers

  • One-year Business Administration Certificate
  • Two-years Business Administration diploma also an eight months ESL combines MBA pathway program

University offers two-years Tourist Management for International Students Diploma for international students

Capilano University also provides

  • 3D Animation Film and Games
  • 2D Animation and Visual Development



  • Capilano University residence provides accommodation to students, the university residents are known as CapU Residence located nearby the North Vancouver Campus offering inexpensive, convenient and safe housing option.
  • Amenities at Residence hall
    • Furnish rooms
    • Meal plan
    • Internet access
    • Shared TV lounges
    • Study rooms
    • Free Laundry
  • The University residence currency accommodated up to 293 students and is located at 10 minutes of walking distance from the college


  • Off-campus accommodation is also available, as there are lots of furnishes and non-furnished apartments and homestays near the universities.
  • The average house rent ranges from CAD 650 to CAD 850 for shared rooms, including amenities like Wi-Fi, Laundry and electricity.