Yes, we are pleased to receive your nominations and will respond as quickly as possible. The nomination deadlines for the Summer and Fall 2021 terms are February 1 and May 15, 2021, respectively.

Yes, we are pleased to receive your students’ applications and will respond as quickly as possible. The application deadlines for the Summer and Fall 2021 terms are February 1 and May 15, 2021, respectively.

As per a recent IRCC announcement, starting October 20, 2020, international students with approved study permits, attending a designated learning institution (DLI) that has been identified by their provincial or territorial government as having a COVID-19 readiness plan, will be able to enter Canada. Capilano University has been added to the approved list of DLI's with a COVID-19 readiness plan in place, which means we are ready and prepared to help our students travel to Canada to safely start their programs.

As the situation is rapidly changing, please be sure to monitor Canadian travel advisories for ongoing updates.

(Updated November 5, 2020)

If you have been accepted into a program at CapU and have a valid study permit or have been approved for a study permit, you are now able to travel to Canada. In order to enter Canada, you will require each of the following:

Please note, as a student, your travel to Canada will not be considered essential (non-discretionary) if:

  • Your study program has been cancelled or suspended
  • You’re entering Canada for any reason other than to study

Therefore, we strongly encourage you also bring an enrollment verification letter from CapU to demonstrate that your program is still running. If Spring 2021 will be your first term, we highly recommend that you wait until you are registered for courses before you travel so that you are able to provide an enrollment verification letter in addition to the documents outlined above.

(Updated November 5, 2020)

You are required to adhere to the Quarantine Act by fulfilling self-isolation requirements upon arrival and must have this plan in place before you travel to Canada. We have provided full details on how you can meet quarantine requirements in the CapU Travel & Self Isolation Guide for International Students.

(Updated November 5, 2020)

Part of being an approved Designated Learning Institution means that we need to ensure that you are fully prepared for your arrival and safe transition to Canada. Once you have determined you meet all travel exemption requirements, please email the Centre for International Experience at (cc’ing if you are a VISP student or if you are an exchange student) to notify us of your intention to travel and provide each of the following:

After we receive these items, we will provide you with a letter of support from CapU to assist your arrival to Canada.

(Updated November 5, 2020)

Yes, you are able to pursue your studies at CapU, as a full-time exchange or VISP student, by online means from your home country and do not require a study permit to do so. To be considered a full-time student, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 9.0 CapU credits. Also, before you are able to register for your online courses, both CapU and your home institution must be in agreement that the courses you plan to complete online would transfer back and meet our partnership agreement.

Please connect with our Study Abroad Team at to learn about how we plan to support your virtual study abroad experience at CapU through online meet-ups, by matching you with a CapU buddy from our Study Abroad Ambassador network, and more.

(Updated November 5, 2020)

Yes, provided that we exchange for the term you wish to defer to, this is possible. You must inform your home institution and email by December 21, 2020 about your decision so we can guide you through the process.