Founded in 1981

Founded in 1981

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Founded in 1981

Founded in 1981

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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.

KPU is Canada's only polytechnic university. They 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 Kwantlen Polytechnic University's 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.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University works closely with industry partners and organizations to ensure their graduates are well prepared to enter the workforce.

Off-campus accommodation

annual rent in Surrey
based on univly research


Shared house

$10,116 CAD


Shared house

$6,744 CAD


Entire house

$20,232 CAD


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