Congratulations on being accepted to CapU! Now that you've received your letter of acceptance, it’s time to prepare for your first term. Here are your next steps.

International Students taking part in a JumpStart event.
  1. Access your Welcome Guide for New International Students on eLearn

    Find resources related to your study permit, accommodation, health insurance, peer-to-peer support, transportation, working in Canada and much more to help make your journey and transition to CapU and Canada smooth and successful!

    Download the CapU eLearn App for iPhone or Android phones.

    learn about Accessing eLearn
  2. Apply for a Study Permit

    Once you receive your Letter of Acceptance, you can use it to apply for or renew your study permit (and an entry visa, depending on citizenship).

    When you receive your approved study permit or Port of Entry Letter of Introduction, please upload it to the Document Dropbox in the Welcome Guide for International Students on eLearn.

    Learn About Permits & Visas
  3. Register for your courses

    You will be emailed information about how to register for classes, along with your Registration Time Ticket which is the time you can register for classes.

    Before you register, plan which courses you need. An academic advisor can help you with building your course schedule, deciding how many courses to take and course prerequisites.

    Set your alarm!

    Vancouver, Canada is in the Pacific Time (PT) Zone, so if you are outside this Time Zone during class registration, your Registration Time Ticket may fall within the night hours of your home country.

    Be sure to set your alarm so you don’t miss your best chance to get all the courses you need.

    Visit Course Registration
  4. Pay your remaining fees

    To confirm your course registration, check your myCapU Account and pay the balance of your fees. Your initial tuition deposit will be deducted from your total fees due for the term.

    You must pay any outstanding (remaining) fees before the fee payment deadline, or you will be automatically dropped from all of your courses.

    Learn about Fees & Finances
  5. Consider funding options for international students

    Be sure to check out the resources available to you as an international student.

    Find out about funding options
  6. Find a place to live

    Live just minutes from campus in our CapU Residence. It’s affordable, safe and convenient.

    Or explore other housing options while studying at CapU.

    Visit Accommodation
  7. Learn about your medical insurance requirements

    If living in British Columbia for longer than six months, all international students must enrol in BC's basic health insurance, called the Medical Services Plan (MSP), as soon as they arrive to Canada. MSP covers the cost of medically-necessary insured doctor services.

    There is a waiting period before MSP takes effect. To ensure your well-being during this period, we will automatically enrol you in guard.me, a private insurance plan contracted by CapU to provide you with basic health insurance coverage before your MSP starts.

    Learn about Health Insurance for International Students

What's next?

Students at orientation talking

Attend International Student Orientation

Designed specifically for international students, this event provides you with everything you’ll need to know to start your time at CapU off right.

Sign up
Students at orientation talking

Attend New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is for all new students and is a chance to learn about CapU and participate in on-campus events to get in the CapU spirit!

Learn More
CapU students reading books.

Buy your books

Buy new or used textbooks at the Capilano University Bookstore or used textbooks at the Capilano Students’ Union (CSU).

Find Textbooks - CapU Bookstore Directory

Related Links

CapCard photo ID

The CapCard is your official CapU photo identification (ID). It’s also your library card and door access card.

ID Cards

Parking, carpooling and transit

How do you plan to get to campus? Learn about your options.

Parking Services

Arrange for Accessibility Services

For students with disabilities or other accessibility issues, the Accessibility Services department is here to help.

Accessibility Services


Have questions?

Wong and Trainor Centre for International Experience (CIE)

604 990 7914
604 983 7576 (fax)
Library Building, room LB127

India office: subcontinent1@capilanou.ca