• Premier's Scholarship Recepients

      Three Capilano University students receive $6,000.00 from the Premier's International Scholarship towards their Study Abroad program.  Full story found in our Study Abroad News

    Cost and Funding

    • One of the benefits of studying abroad with one of our exchange partners is that you continue to pay your tuition fees for the semester abroad to Capilano University. Once selected, students will pay:

      • Study Abroad Fee: $375 for a fall or spring term exchange / $250 for a short summer term (rate for 2017/2018 academic year)
      • Tuition Fee for 12 upper level credits: this is the tuition fee and tuition surcharge that will be specific to your program of study.  Please see Tuition and Other Fees for further details
      • Incidental Fees for the term excluding the UPASS.  Please see Incidental Fees for further details
      • Nominal fees may be charged by the host university such as student club fee or student transit fee

      You will also need to budget for travel and living expenses, such as airfare, accommodations, visa processing, medical costs, health and other insurance.  Please review some of our returning student reports to give you an idea of how to budget, cost of living and any unexpected costs while abroad.

      To help ease these costs, consider applying for one of the many financial awards or scholarships available to Capilano University students.

      External Awards

      These Study Abroad scholarships are awards, scholarships and grants offered by external organizations for students participating in an international experience as part of their post-secondary education.

    • Ernst Mach Grant

      The OeAD (Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research) and the BMWF (Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Science) award the Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences to selected students based on the results of the assessment procedure. The program is open for applicants from non-EU countries going on exchange to an Austrian University of Applied Sciences for one or two semesters (max. 10 months). Note: An extension of stay is not possible and grants are only awarded to students once.

       For further information please refer to the OeAD Grants and Scholarships website.

      Application Process

      Capilano University students selected for exchange to FHWien University of Applied Sciences or Management Center Innsbruck will submit their application for admission to the respected host institution. Once accepted by the host institution, students will then apply through the OeAD for the Ernst Mach Grant. 

      British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarships

      The British Columbia Study Abroad (BCSA) Consortium is a group of BC post-secondary institutions that work together to encourage students to gain international academic experience by offering short term study abroad programs across disciplines and countries around the world.

      Stories from Abroad - $ 1000 British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunity

      Are you interested in studying abroad? If you are currently enrolled in, or have applied for a study abroad program you may be eligible to apply for the $1000 Stories from Abroad Scholarship.

      Eligibility:

      • You are currently enrolled at a BCSA Consortium Institution
      • You are currently enrolled in a study abroad program, or have applied to study abroad in a program in the next calendar year (in which case the scholarship will only be awarded upon acceptance into the program of choice)

      How to Apply: Download the application from BCSA and email the application requirement materials in one pdf with the subject line reading "Stories from Abroad: British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship Application" to info@bcstudyabroad.ca .

      For more information about this British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship, visit BC Study Abroad Financial Aid

      Export Development Canada (EDC) International Business Scholarship

      EDC created the International Business Scholarships because international trade is critical to Canada’s economic prosperity and we’re dedicated to helping students – the next generation of business leaders – to succeed.

      We award up to 30 scholarships annually, 25 of which go to undergraduate university or college students interested in pursuing a career or furthering their studies in international business, with up to 5 additional scholarships for students in programs which combine business with environmental or sustainability studies. An EDC scholarship is worth a $4,000 cash award.

      The application process starts in November and ends in early February. Scholarships are awarded in spring, and issued in autumn at the start of each academic year.

      Please see the EDC International Business Scholarship website for more information. 

      May 2014 Press Release: Ann Karamysh, a Capilano University Bachelor of Business Administration student, is one of the thirty students who received the 2014 EDC International Business Scholarship

      Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society

      The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society, in partnership with the Victoria Foundation, hosts a suite of international scholarships designed to support students from BC in studying abroad. Successful applicants must clearly demonstrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school.

      One World International Scholarship

      Scholarships are available to students pursuing study or work abroad programs that are either:

      1. carry academic credit recognized by their home institution. (These scholarships are valued at $1,000 to $3,500 each); or
      2. offer an opportunity for experiential learning, usually involving language and/or cultural training, but does not carry academic credit . (These scholarships are valued at $1,000 each)

      Application forms, application process, and eligibility requirements can be found on the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society website.

      Completed application package should be submitted to the Centre for International Experience in LB 127

      • 2017 APPLICATION DEADLINES:
        April 1, 2017 (for students accepted to 2017 Summer and 2017 Fall experiences only) and
        December 1, 2017 (for students accepted into 2018 Spring experiences only)

      Deadline extended: December 11, 2017 at 12:00pm (for Spring 2018 semesters + field schools only)

      Premier's International Scholarship

      Premier’s International Scholarships of $6,000 to $10,000 are awarded on a competitive basis to students from all regions of the province participating in an international experience of at least three months in length. Successful applicants must demonstrate outstanding academic performance and exemplary community service. Applications should be submitted directly to the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society.

      Students must submit their Premier's International Scholarship applications directly to the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society.

      • APPLICATION DEADLINE: The submission date for Premier’s International Scholarship is May 1st each year.

      Application forms, application process, and eligibility requirements can be found on the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society website. 

      September 2015 Press Release: Cheyanne Kuckein receives the Premier's International Scholarship.

      2014 One World and Pacific Horizons Scholarship Recipients: Eighteen Capilano University students received $1,000 for the One World Scholarship and Pacific Horizons Scholarship.

      2013 One World and Pacific Horizons Scholarship Recipients: Eighteen Capilano University students receive $1,000 - $1,500 for the One World Scholarship and Pacific Horizons Scholarship.

      September 2013 Press Release: Daniel Dubois, Megan Sadler and Clinton Shard received $6,000 each for the Premier's International Scholarship.


    • Internal Awards

      Capilano University administers a variety of scholarships, bursaries, and awards each term. Review the Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards page for most up-to-date information about minimum eligibility criteria, deadline and application requirements.

    • Business Management Link Award

      An educational join venture between Capilano University School of Business, specifically the Marketing Management option, and community businesses have established a permanent fund with the Capilano University Foundation. The purpose of this fund is to provide awards to Business Administration students at Capilano University.

      Selection Criteria

      1. given to student with career goals in Marketing who are selected to participate in the Capilano University School on Business International Exchange program to study abroad on an interim basis and return to Capilano University to complete their BBA
      2. minimum award eligibility criteria, as established by Capilano University

      Hungarian Exchange Fund

      Capilano University is committed to attracting international students. International students enrich classrooms and broaden perspectives within our learning community. Visiting students present approaches – ways of thinking, seeing and understating issues – that are outside common Canadian points of view. These important interactions often lead to the development of new, shared meaning and can be immensely valuable “on the job” for students post-graduation when they find themselves in a diverse work environment or dealing with colleagues and clients in other parts of the world.

      The Hungarian Exchange Fund was been created by Catherine and Les Vertesi in the names of Les’ parents, Miklos and Anna Vertesi. The Vertesi family escaped and came to Canada when the USSR control of Hungary was secured in 1949. As new Canadians, they both worked hard to provide their two children with the kind of educational opportunities they would never had if they had stayed in Hungary.

      Both Dr. and Mrs. Vertesi have had a commitment to student mobility and internationalization and so established the Hungarian Exchange Fund to assist students who wish to participate in a study abroad opportunity between Canada and Hungary through a Capilano University program. 

      Selection Criteria

      1. open to an exchange student from Hungary as recommended by a Hungarian exchange partner OR open to a Capilano University student visiting Hungary through a Capilano University study abroad program 
      2. GPA as required for acceptance to the international program (generally at least 2.67)
      3. generally supports students at the 200 level of study or above
      4. current enrollment

      Margaret Fane-Rutledge Foundation Award

      Margaret was a Canadian aviation pioneer. She was the first female to hold a commercial pilot’s license. Margaret began her aviation career with a bush pilot company in the north and she became friends with Amelia Earhart. She formed a group of female aviators called the “group of seven” and finished her career as the founder of Canadian Pacific Airlines where she led the Human Resources division. Margaret never regarded herself as special because she was a female aviator; she believed that people can achieve what they set out to do.

      Minimum Eligibility Requirements

      1. current enrollment in the Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
      2. preference for female student
      3. acceptance into Study Abroad program
      4. demonstrate financial need (as determined by Financial Aid and Awards
      5. meets minimum award eligibility criteria, as establish by Capilano University, unless otherwise specified above

      Neptune Terminals International Experience Award

      This award was established in 2009 by Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. as part of their commitment to supporting education on the North Shore in the field of international trade. The award supports Capilano business students who have been selected to participate in an international field school or other international education experience at Capilano University, with a preference for North Shore residents.

      Minimum Eligibility Requirements

      1. current enrollment in a Capilano University business program
      2. selected to participate in an international field school or other international education experience at Capilano University
      3. preference given to North Shore residents
      4. minimum award eligibility criteria, as establish by Capilano University, unless otherwise specified above

      Professor Nishio Award

      This endowment fund was established to honour Professor Nishio, a pivotal member of the Aichi Gakusen/Capilano University Exchange program. For the first 25 years of the Exchange, Professor Nishio contributed to the program in countless ways including teaching and helping all students who participated in the program. His invaluable contributions have ensured the long term success of the program.

      The Professor Nishio award will provide financial assistance to Capilano University students who are selected to participate in the Aichi Gakusen/Capilano University Exchange program.

      Selection Criteria

      1. Open to students enrolled at Capilano University
      2. Accepted into and participates in the Aichi Gakusen Exchange program
      3. No minimum GPA required
      4. Minimum award eligibility criteria, as established by Capilano University, unless otherwise specified above

      Study Abroad Award

      Capilano University recognizes the importance of international experiences for our students and has established this award to support those who are participating in a Capilano University Study Abroad program.

      Selection Criteria

      1. Open to all students enrolled at Capilano University including international students
      2. Selected to participate in a Capilano University Study Abroad Program
      3. Minimum award eligibility criteria, as established by Capilano University, unless otherwise specified above

      Students will be nominated in accordance with the above-noted criteria and then based on highest cumulative GPA; no more than two students per program may be nominate top receive this award.

      ACDEG International Scholarship

      The ACDEG International Scholarship supports students pursuing opportunities for international experience while studying at Capilano University.

      Selection Criteria

      1. Enrolled in a study abroad program or other international education experience administered by Capilano University;

      2. Minimum scholarship eligibility criteria as established by Capilano University.