COVID-19 Important Notice
For the latest visiting international student or exchange student program updates related to COVID-19, please visit COVID-19 FAQs for Inbound Exchange and Visiting (VISP) Students.
Accepting nominations and applications now!
|Summer 2021||February 1||February 15|
|Fall 2021||March 15||March 31|
We’re thrilled to meet you and support you in making your study abroad exchange journey at CapU exceptional.
If you are currently studying outside of Canada and your home university is a partner institution to CapU, we invite you to apply as an exchange student.
Connect with the study abroad team at your home university to begin your global adventure!
What you could study at CapU
Bachelor programs you can take as an exchange international student include:
- Bachelor of Business and Administration
- Bachelor of Tourism Management
- Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts*
- Bachelor of Communication Studies
- Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication (IDEA)*
- Bachelor of Arts with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies
- International Management Graduate Diploma*
- Bachelor of Early Childhood Care and Education*
*upon departmental approval
You’re welcome to mix and match courses within above-listed programs. Specific courses outside these programs are limited and seats are subject to approval.
Most importantly, be sure to work with your home institution to ensure that your credits earned at CapU are transferrable back to your home institution. We strongly recommend that you do this before arriving in Canada.
We also recommend that you take 9-12 credits (3-4 classes) per term. Full-time status at CapU is a minimum of nine credits. Check with your home university for their requirements though, as these may be different.
We are excited to receive your nomination from our partners and your subsequent application. In addition to the application deadlines, take a note of our term, orientation and exam dates.
|Term (Semester)||Term dates||Orientation dates||Exam dates|
|Spring 2021||January 4 – April 22||January 4||April 13 – 22|
|Summer 2021||May 10 – August 20||May 2021 (date TBA)||To be Announced|
For more detailed information on academic dates, visit our Academic Schedule and Important Dates page.
How to apply
We've also created an Exchange Student Application Example (pdf) to show you how to complete this application.
Submit proof of English Language Proficiency based on regular English Language Requirements or a letter of reference from your home institution that guarantees your level of English.
Submit post-secondary transcripts, including certified translation in English, where applicable. Scanned copies can be accepted at the time of application. High school documents are not needed.
Submit a Letter of Permission from your home institution. This letter must indicate the program that you are permitted to take at CapU and the term in which the program may be taken.
Visa and Study Permit
As per the current travel ban exemptions, only international students issued study permits or study permit approvals on or before March 18, 2020 can travel to Canada at this time.
If students do not have a study permit or were not approved for a study permit before March 18, 2020, they cannot currently come to Canada.
Note: Exchange students intending to study at CapU for only one term (less than six months) can study at CapU via online means from their home country without a study permit.
Before applying, students should find out if they need a study permit or visa.
A CapU student registered in a minimum of 9.0 credits is classified as a full-time student. Most CapU courses have 3.0 credits.
Prior to registering for CapU courses, all your courses must be pre-approved through the Exchange Student Course Approval Form (pdf).
Following course approvals, you will register online on your own, using the myCap Schedule.
Fees and payments
At CapU, fees are charged on a per term basis. Each term is four months in duration.
In most cases, as an exchange student you will pay tuition to your home university. You should also plan for books and supplies.
As an incoming exchange student, you must be enrolled in guard.me health insurance, a private insurance company contracted by CapU.
This basic health insurance, costing approximately $2.00 per day, is mandatory and ensures you have adequate coverage for the duration of your stay, regardless of your individual extended health plans.
CapU offers student residence close to campus. Rooms in residence start at $4,606 per term*, including meals. You will receive information about application deadlines with your Letter of Acceptance.
You also have other options for accommodation: host family in a homestay environment or fully furnished shared housing with other students, which you may contact directly.
*fees are subject to change without notice.
Study Abroad Ambassador (Buddy) Program
Upon arrival, you will be matched with a study abroad ambassador (buddy) who already experienced a term abroad at one of CapU’s partner institutions.
Our Study Abroad Ambassadors are a friendly and dedicated group of CapU students eager to extend their global adventure by introducing incoming exchange students to all the exciting aspects of living in North Vancouver and Canada and studying at CapU!
Transcript and Course Transfer
CapU uses a letter grade system to determine a student’s grade point average (GPA).
Our Study Abroad Team will also email a digital copy of the official transcript directly to your home institution.
Prior to arriving in Canada, be sure to work with your home institution to ensure the credits earned at CapU are transferrable back to your home institution.