Exchange Handbook 17/18 (pdf)
Immigration Information (.pdf)
Pre Arrival Checklist .(pdf)
Capilano University welcomes Study Abroad students who wish to study for one or two semester in our beautiful park like campus nestled between Vancouver's beaches and mountains.
Please note the summer term is divided into session 1 (May-June) and session 2 (July - August). Limited course selection during the Summer semester.
Complete the Capilano
University International Application for Admission (.pdf)
This is a
general application form for all international students seeking admission to
Capilano University. Please only complete sections:
See the study abroad template (.pdf)
for further instructions on how to complete this Application.
Complete the Preliminary Course Selection Form (.pdf)
We recommend that exchange students take 9-12 credits (3-4 classes) per term.
Full time status at Capilano University is 9 credits. Please note that your home
university may require you to enrol in a specific number of units, or courses
during your time at Capilano University, which may be higher than our
A course guide is included in our application package. Students can only take courses in the approved programs for which each partner institution is particularly well suited for.
Student’s English aptitude must be sufficient to participate in course work conducted in English. Capilano University recognizes the following English assessments:
For a detailed list of all ways to meet the Capilano University English Language requirements, please see our website at www.capilanou.ca/admission/requirements.
For Exchange students from our Partner Institution, you may submit a letter of reference stating the student's level of English. This letter can be written by the International Exchange Coordinator, institution instructor or English professor.
Completed applications for students from a partner institution can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed applications for visiting international students studying for one or two semesters can be emailed to VISP@capilanou.ca. Official documents may need to be submitted at a later date.
Capilano University | 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V7J 3H5 Tel: 604.986.1911
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Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.