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, you pay to CapU:

  • Study Abroad Fee: $375 for a fall or spring term exchange / $250 for a short summer term.
  • Tuition Fees for CapU Shell Courses, which you will register for at CapU while you are completing your term abroad. This is the tuition fee and tuition surcharge specific to your program of study.
  • Incidental Fees for the term excluding the U-Pass.

Note: Additional fees may be charged by the host university such as health insurance, student club fees, or student transportation passes.

For your study abroad participation, you will also need to budget for:

  • Airfare and other transportation costs
  • Living and other travel expenses while abroad
  • Accommodations while abroad
  • Visa processing fees
  • Health and any other insurance and any medical costs while abroad
  • Local transportation pass

To help ease these costs, consider applying for one of a number of financial awards or scholarships available to CapU 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.

Through the use of annual returns on a $13 million endowment provided by the Province of British Columbia, the BC Scholarship Society (“the Society”) manages a suite of international scholarship programs designed to assist students to participate in academic, cultural, language or experiential study programs outside of Canada and the United States.

The goal of the Society is to to inspire intellectually curious students by delivering engaging programs that expand their educational horizons. The Society is passionate about creating a globally literate citizenry and workforce for British Columbia, and is excited to help students become part of this movement.

Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students from all regions of BC who demonstrate a combination of strong academic achievement and community involvement, along with clearly defined career and educational goals. 

One World International Scholarship

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

  1. Carry academic credit recognized by their home institution. These scholarships are valued at $2,000 to $5,000 each.
  2. OR
  3. Offer an opportunity for experiential learning, usually involving language and/or cultural training, but does not carry academic credit. These scholarships are valued at $2,000 each.

For application forms and details on the application process and eligibility requirements, visit the BC Scholarship Society.

Application deadlines

  • Fall 2023 Full Term Exchanges: May 8, 2023
  • Spring 2024 Full Term Exchanges: November 1, 2023
  • Summer 2024 Full Term Exchanges: March 18, 2024

Important: Email your complete application package as a single PDF file and in a single email (with your full name and CapU Student ID in the subject line) to studyabroad@capilanou.ca. Only complete applications will be processed.

If your application is not complete, we will not be able to consider it past the deadline. Have a question? Email studyabroad@capilanou.ca.

Capilano University is pleased to announce the new Global Skills Opportunity (GSO) scholarship, funded by the Government of Canada’s outbound mobility pilot program.


The GSO scholarship aims to support Indigenous students, students with disabilities, low-income students, and all other students who have been accepted into CapU’s Field School and/or Collaborative Online Learning (COIL) study abroad programs, by covering costs associated with the participation in these programs. 

We encourage all CapU students to take advantage of this significant scholarship opportunity. Students can receive up to $5,000 in GSO scholarship funding, depending on the length of the program and assessed needs. Additional finding is available for Indigenous students, students with disability, and low income students.

How to apply

You do not have to apply for this scholarship. However, depending on which eligibility you fall under, there are specific steps you must follow to demonstrate your eligibility. We strongly encourage all accepted and eligible field school and COIL participants to explore this amazing scholarship!

  • Indigenous students: If you identify as an Indigenous student and have shared this information with CapU, you will be contacted by CapU’s Financial Aid and Awards about your funding. If you identify as an Indigenous student and have not shared this information with CapU and wish to be considered for this scholarship as an Indigenous student, please email studyabroad@capilanou.ca to let us know so that we can further connect with Financial Aid and Awards.
  • Students with disability: If you are currently registered with CapU’s Accessibility Services, you will be contacted by Financial Aid and Awards about your funding. If you are not currently registered with CapU’s Accessibility Services, but have proof of disability, please follow the current Academic Accommodation Request steps or contact Accessibility Services directly with any questions.
  • Low income students: If you think you qualify as a low income student, to find out if you qualify based on CapU’s assessment tool, please contact studyabroad@capilanou.ca for further steps on how to have your case assessed by CapU’s Financial Aid and Awards

For more information about the GSO scholarship, please contact studyabroad@capilanou.ca 

The application deadline for the Premier's International Scholarship is generally in April. For application forms and details on the application process and eligibility requirements, visit the BC Scholarship Society.

Congratulations to our past recipients:

  • December 2019: Sara N. Nguyen receives the Premier's International Scholarship to study in Germany.
  • September 2015: Cheyanne Kuckein receives the Premier's International Scholarship.
  • September 2014: Eighteen CapU students receive $1,000 for the One World Scholarship and Pacific Horizons Scholarship.
  • September 2013: Eighteen CapU students receive $1,000 - $1,500 for the One World Scholarship and Pacific Horizons Scholarship.
  • September 2013: Daniel Dubois, Megan Sadler and Clinton Shard receive $6,000 each for the Premier's International Scholarship.

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 details, see Ernst Mach Grant.

Application Process

CapU students selected for exchange to FHWien University of Applied Sciences (FHWien) or Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) 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.

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.

For details about the BC Study Abroad Scholarships, visit the Scholarships and Awards section of the BC Study Abroad site. 

Congratulations to our recent recipients: 

  • Sophia Berezowski, CapU’s Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts alumna (MCI, Innsbruck, Spring 2022), is the winner of the Fall 2021 BC Study Abroad: Stories from Abroad Scholarship. For more details about Sophia’s win, see the BCSA blog.
  • Victoria Bohl, CapU’s Bachelor of Tourism Management alumna, is the BC Study Abroad 7th Annual Photo Contest (2021) winner. For more details about Victoria's win, see the BCSA blog.


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.

EDC provides up to 25 scholarships a year to international business students at university or college, and five international business scholarships available to students in programs that combine business with environmental or sustainability studies.

Each scholarship is worth $5,000.

For eligibility, deadlines and details, visit the Scholarships | EDC page.

Ann Karamysh, CapU's Bachelor of Business Administration alumna, is one of the thirty students who received the 2014 EDC International Business Scholarship.

Internal Awards

CapU's Financial Aid and Awards department administers a variety of additional scholarships, bursaries and awards each term.

Visit the Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards page for the latest information about minimum eligibility criteria, deadline and application requirements.


Have questions?

Centre for International Experience

Study Abroad Office
604 990 7914
Library Building, room LB127